Facing the meteoric rise of Fortnite and criticisms of a sluggish development pace, PubG's player count has fallen significantly over the past year. According to SteamCharts, PubG had an average player count of 1.5 million in January of this year, with peaks of over 3.2 million players online at once. That plummeted to an average player count of about 420,000 in November, with a peak of just below 900,000. But with the release of a new snow-themed map, PubG seems to be gaining momentum again. The game is regularly hitting peaks of over 1.1 Million concurrent players again, easily making it the most popular game on Steam, but time will tell if that upward momentum continues into 2019.