Top 10 Most Played Video Games 2020, Ranked by Daily Player Count (Updated)
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. Path of Exile – 50,823 Average Daily Players
Path of Exile is a free role-playing video game which is developed and published by Grinding Gear Games. It was released on Windows in 2013 and on Xbox in 2017. It was released on PlayStation 4 in 2019.
In this game, player controls a single character from an overhead perspective and explores outdoor areas, caves, and dungeons. He battles with monsters fulfilling quests from non-player characters (NPCs) to gain experience points and equipment.
Path of Exile was named 2013 PC Game of the Year by GameSpot and best PC role-playing game of 2013 by IGN. By February 2014, the game had five million registered players.
In the first month of 2020, game has 50,823 daily players count on an average. These counts are expected to increase, according to the reports. If you are interested in free to play category games thendo check out this game.
9. Rust – 58,194 Average Daily Players
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.
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 daily players count in 2020, then the game has an average of 58,194 active players in a day.
8. Team Fortress 2 – 65,440 Average Daily Players
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.
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.
7. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 61,761 Average Daily Players
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.
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 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 dollarin the first half of 2015. Up till now, the studio has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.
The game has an average of 61,761 daily players in the first month of the year 2020.
6. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – 82,722 Average Daily Players
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.
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.
5. Destiny 2 – 88,290 Average Daily Players
Fifth 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.
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 create their Guardian and collect unique weapons, armor, and gear to customize their character looks and playstyle. 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.
Game 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 a average player count of 88,290 everyday as checked in the first week of 2020.
4. Grand Theft Auto V – 116,527 Average Daily Players
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.
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. Well, some people also have criticized this game because its gameplay, which might encourage some racism. It is also considered as one of the racist video games.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
6 Recently Trending Video Games of 2020
Well, above list was created during the start of 2020, now when the year is coming to its end there are some newly released games which have grown its popularity among video games lovers. Below is the list of some newly trending games of 2020 which has grown its popularity recently.
Crusader Kings III – 49, 789 Average Daily Players
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.
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.
So in this game, if you make right decisions you can do whatever you like.
Football Manager 2020 – 60,000 Average Daily Players
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.
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.
Warframe – 61,300 Average Daily Players
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.
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.
Fall Guys – 62, 820 Average Daily Players
Which 2020 released game has has recently grown its popularity on twitch?
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.
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.
Monster Hunter: World – 59,234 Average Daily Players
Monster Hunter: World is a action role play game which is developed and published by Capcom. This is the fifth game in the series of Monster Hunter. The game was initially released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox in January 2018. Later in August it was also released on Microsoft Windows.
During the gameplay the player has to play as an hunter and kill different monsters found in different maps. The players can either kill or trap monsters. By killing monsters players receive rewards or material from the body of that monsters which are used in making different weapons and ornaments or armory. The main idea behind the game is to craft perfect gears and weapons so that players can kill even difficult monsters.
Monster Hunter: World was critically acclaimed all over the world and even players love the games because of its outstanding and unique monsters and gameplay. The game has become the highest selling game in Capcom history with approximately 15.5 million copies sold worldwide up till March 2020.
Among Us – 112,234 Average Daily Players
Among us is a social destruction online multiplayer game developed and published by an American game studio named InnerSloth. The game was released in 2018 but did not gain much popularity. Instead in 2020 some world famous twitch streamers and Dota 2 pro players started playing this game which made this game quite popular.
This multiplayer game takes place in the space theme map, where players are given either of the two roles. The players may be given a role of Crewmate or an Imposter. More players are given the role of Crewmates and only a couple are given the role of Imposter.
Crewmates have to find out the imposters to kill hem and complete the tasks on the map. While imposters have to secretly kill the crewmates and not let them complete the tasks. If all the tasks are completed and imposters are detected then crewmates win and if imposters are not caught then imposters wins.
The game was not that famous during its release but in 2020 when famous twitch and YouTube steamers started playing this game it gained humongous popularity.