A player record on Steam was broken over Christmas.

On Christmas Day, 23 million people were online on the platform at the same time. That is more than seven million more than on Christmas Day last year. In 2015 it was only 10.5 million, so it has more than doubled in five years. On the Boxing Day and the day after, almost 25 million simultaneous players were reached this year.

The most popular games over Christmas were PUBG, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Cyberpunk 2077, and Grand Theft Auto 5.