Top 10 Most Played Video Games 2020, Ranked by Daily Player Count

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People love to play those multiplayer games which have a thriving community. In the list below, I have listed top 10 most played video games 2020. These list titles are ranked according to the daily player counts in the first month of year 2020.

The information to create this list is sourced from GitHyp, Steam Charts, Wikipedia and other official numbers given from the company who developed these games. The data might not be 100% true or exact, but it provides the information which we require for the analysis.

If any particular game is missing from the list which you think should be present, feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below. So let’s begin the list of most played video games by monthly active player count.

10. Destiny 2 – 50,290 Average Daily Players

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Last on the list is a free-to-play online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game Destiny 2. The game was developed by Bungie in 2017. The game was published and released by Activision on Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4 and Xbox One in the same year. But, after two years in 2019 Bungie acquired all rights of the game and become its publisher from then.

Game Description

Dive into the free-to-play world of Destiny 2 to experience responsive first-person shooter combat, explore the mysteries of our solar system, and unleash elemental abilities against powerful enemies. The players can create their Guardian and collect unique weapons, armor, and gear to customize their character looks and play style. Experience Destiny 2’s cinematic story alone or with friends, join other Guardians for challenging co-op missions, or compete against them in a variety of PvP modes. You decide your legend.

Destiny 2 was critically acclaimed and has won many awards. It won the best PC game award in 2017 by Game Critics Awards. It also won Best Community Award in 2019 from The Game Awards 2019. The game has an average player count of 50,290 everyday as checked in the September of 2020. No wonder this game is among the highest player base games of 2020.


9. Football Manager 2020 – 60,000 Average Daily Players

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Football Manager 2020 is a successor to Football Manager 2019 and was released worldwide in November 2019. The game is a football management simulation video game developed by Sports Interactive and was published by Sega.

Game Description

In this game you hold the position of Manager of the team. You can run your football club in your own way. Every decision regarding Buying players or selling players, it’s all you’re to take. You will get to know the role of the manager what are his duties for the team. The game is very popular with approximately 90% positive review on Steam.

Since its release the game has become very popular and defeated some big games and took it spot in the list of top 10 games by player count playing the game every day. It has an average of 60,000 players playing concurrently every day.


8. Warframe – 61,300 Average Daily Players

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Developed and published by Digital Extremes, Warframe is a free to play, role playing, action, third person shooter multiplayer online video game. The game was released for Windows in 2013, on Playstation in 2014 and on Nintendo Switch in 2018.

Game Description

The player who joins the game has to control one of the members of the ancient race, Tenno. The Tenno character includes a basic armor unit called the “Warframe”. This Warframe provides player with special abilities and weapons. The player is tasked with the mission on different planets and moons across the space. The game can be played alone or with a party of four people.

Initially the growth of the game was slow buy as years pass it gained huge popularity. In 2019 the game had approximately 50 million players.
Now in 2020 the game has defeated some famous games in most daily played games online. The game has beaten Rust and took an eight spot in the list of games with highest player count 2020. It has averagely 61,300 concurrent players each day.


7. Fall Guys – 62, 820 Average Daily Players

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Fall Guys was released on August 3, 2020 is tremendously loved by many gamer. This massively multiplayer, Battle Royale game has more that 80% positive reviews on the Steam. In some peak hours this game has most active players playing at one time. The game is developed by Mediatonic and was published by Devolver Digital.

Game Description

Fall Guys is a massively multiplayer party game which starts with 60 players competing to take the first spot. There are different stages or maps which somewhere in the sky. Players who are in the role of minions, starts the race and only the ones which are able to reach the finish point progresses to the next round, stage or map. Every stage is given limited amount of time and players have to won the race in specified time.

The last one who is left at the end of all the stages won the game. Some of the stages are very similar to the popular game show Takeshi’s Castle. The game is very funny and there is absolute chaos all around. Many famous twitch streamers like Gorgc, Admiral Bulldog and many more also enjoyed playing this game.

Since its release the game has grown in tremendous popularity with approximately 62, 820 average players daily. This game has taken the seventh spot in most played games daily on steam. Fall Guys have defeated Witcher 3 in popularity with a tremendous margin.


6. Team Fortress 2 – 65,440 Average Daily Players

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Team Fortress 2 is a multiplayer first-person shooter game developed and published by Valve. The game was released on Microsoft Windows in 2007 and on Mac OS in 2010.

Game Description

The most highly rated free game of all time, Team Fortress 2 delivers constant free updates—new game modes, maps, equipment and, most importantly, hats. Nine distinct classes provide a broad range of tactical abilities and personalities, and lend themselves to a variety of player skills.

In Team Fortress 2, two teams compete for a combat-based objective. Players can choose to play as one of nine character classes in these teams; each has its own unique strengths, weaknesses, and weapons.

It won the award of “Best Multiplayer Game of the Year” in 2007 from Game Spy. The game has average of 65, 440 players everyday in the first month of 2020 and may increase according to the reports. The game has made $150 millions in the year 2019 according to the sources. This game deserves a good spot in the list of top games by player count because of its ever recorded largest player base.


5. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – 82,722 Average Daily Players

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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is an online tactical shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. The game was released for Windows Microsoft, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2015.

Game Description

The game is developed in such a way that it puts heavy emphasis on environmental destruction and cooperation between players. Each player assumes control of an attacker or a defender in different gameplay modes. The gameplay modes are rescuing a hostage, defusing a bomb, and taking control of a capture point.

The game was nominated for the “Best PC game of the Year” in 2015 by Game Critics Awards. At the end of the year 2019 the game has more than 70 million registered users. In the first month of 2020, game has an average daily player count of 82,722. This game is among the most played games in the world in 2020.


4. Grand Theft Auto V – 116,527 Average Daily Players

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Fourth on the list is Grand Theft Auto V which is an action adventure game developed by Rockstar North. It was published and released by Rockstar Games in 2013. You can play the game in either first person or third person perspective.

Game Description

Players control the three lead protagonists throughout single-player and switch among them, both during and outside missions. The story is centered on the heist sequences, and many missions involve shooting and driving gameplay. A “wanted” system governs the aggression of law enforcement response to players who commit crimes.

The game has broken all the records and became the fastest selling entertainment product in history. The game earned $800 million on its first day of release and more than $1 billion in three days. The company has made more than $6 billion and with more than 115 million copies sold worldwide. It has an average daily player count of 116,527 everyday as checked in the first month of 2020.


3. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – 312,277 Average Daily Players

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Which game has the biggest player base in 2020?

Third on the list is the most famous game of 2019 which is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) developed and published by PUBG Corporation. PUBG Corporation is a subsidiary of South Korean company Bluehole and is inspired by 2000 Japanese film “Battle Royale”. It comes in the category of online multiplayer battle royale game.

Game Description

In the game total of one hundred players connect online and parachute onto an island. These players scavenge for weapons and fight among themselves. The area of the map decreases as time progresses which forces players for more encounters. The last player or a team standing wins the game.

The game was released in 2017 on Microsoft Windows, Mac and Xbox. A free-to-play version of it was released in 2018 on Android and IOS platform. By 2019 game became the best selling and most played game of all time. The company has sold more 70 million copies worldwide up till now, with more than 500 million players if mobile version included. The game has an average player count of 312,277 everyday as checked in the first month of 2020. This game has a biggest player base from any other online video game.


2. Dota 2 – 387,966 Average Daily Players

Dota 2 a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) ranks second on the list. The game is a sequel to Defense of the Ancients (DotA) and was published by Valve. The game was developed by a famous anonymous developer IceFrog and was released on Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux in 2013.

Game Description

Dota 2 is played in between two teams of five players. Both teams fights in between themselves occupying and defending their own separate base on the map. Each of the ten players independently controls a powerful character, known as a “hero”, who all has unique abilities and differing styles of play. During a match, players collect experience points and items for their heroes to successfully defeat the opposing team’s heroes in players versus players combat. A team wins by being the first to destroy the other team’s “Ancient”, a large structure located within their base.

Since the game release, it has been one of the most played video games on Steam, with over a million concurrent players at its peak. In 2013, Dota 2 won the eSport game of the year award from PC Game and on Gamers. The game has an average of 387,996 daily players in 2020 first month.


1. Counter Strike: Global Offensive – 513,959 Average Daily Players

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What game has the most active daily players?

Because of its popularity all over the world Counter Strike: Global Offensive ranks first on the list. The game is a multiplayer first-person shooter developed by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment. It was released for Windows, Xbox and PlayStation in 2012.

Game Description

Their are two teams Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists. Players can choose either of the roles of terrorist or counter terrorist and fight as a team. The Terrorists, depending on the game mode, must either plant the bomb or defend the hostages, while the Counter-Terrorists must either prevent the bomb from being planted, defuse the bomb, or rescue the hostages.

Since its release, the game has drawn more than 11 million players per month. The game is free to play and presently has more than 7 billion players worldwide who play CS: GO. The game ranks first in most played video game by daily player count with an average of 513, 959 players everyday as calculated in the first month of 2020.

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Crusader Kings III – 49, 789 Average Daily Players

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Crusader Kings III is a grand strategy games set in the Middle Ages, which means it is a story which starts with the fall of the Roman Empire and ends with the Renaissanse. The game is sequel to its previous games Crusader Kings (2004) and Crusader Kings II (2012).

The game is developed Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive. The game was released on 1 September 2020.

Game Description

This grand strategy game is a dynasty simulator which is dictating the time of medieval period. The whole history time run is from Viking age to the Fall of Byzantium Empire.

Players enter the game as a 3D character model and have to take decision which will grow the character stats and wrong decisions will increase character stress. As the character strength grows he can kill rulers to become kings.

The players can make their own kingdoms then defeating other kingdoms to grow. You can have your own government, religion and gods. You can marry females from your kingdom to other rulers to become wealthier.

Recently this game gained high popularity when one player during the game play eats the pope after beheading him.

So in this game, if you make right decisions you can do whatever you like.


Rust – 45,364 Average Daily Players

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Rust is a multiplayer-only survival video game developed by Facepunch Studios. Rust was fully released in 2018 on Microsoft Windows, MacOS and Linux. The Xbox and PlayStation version will be released in 2020.

Game Description

The only aim in Rust is to survive. To do this, you will need to overcome toughest struggles such as hunger, thirst and cold. Build a fire. Build a shelter. Kill animals for meat. Protect yourself from other players, and kill them for meat. Create alliances with other players and form a town.

Do whatever it takes to survive.

Within the first two weeks of Rust’s alpha release, 150,000 copies were sold worldwide. At the end of 2019, Facepunch stated that they have sold more than 9 million copies with total revenue of $142 million. When we talk about most played video games by daily players count in 2020, and then the game has an average of 45,364 active players in a day.


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 20,252 Average Daily Players

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an action role playing game developed and published by CD Projekt. The game was released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation and Xbox One in 2015. It was critically acclaimed everywhere and won numerous awards and has been cited as one of the greatest video games ever made.

Game Description

The Witcher: Wild Hunt is a story-driven open world RPG set in a visually stunning fantasy universe full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher, you play as professional monster hunter Geralt of Rivia tasked with finding a child of prophecy in a vast open world rich with merchant cities, pirate islands, dangerous mountain passes, and forgotten caverns to explore.

Before even the game was released, over 1.5 million copies were pre-ordered. It was the best selling and most played video game of the year in UK. The game sold over 6 million copies in next six weeks. The studio made the profit of 63 million dollar in the first half of 2015. Up till now, the studio has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.

The game has an average of 20,252 daily players in the first month of the year 2020.

If you think there is any other game which should be on the list then feel free to reply in the comment section. Thanks for the read!

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