Baldur's Gate 3's meteoric rise off the back of its PC launch alone continues unabated, breaking fresh ground by the hour and blowing minds by the second. The monstrous CRPG has been eating well, already swimming with exclusive company, heralded as one of the best video games ever made (reaching the high benchmark for quality set by a younger BioWare with its predecessor). But now developer Larian Studios has something else to brag about: Baldur's Gate 3 has officially cracked Steam's top 10 most-played games list.
According to the exceedingly useful SteamDB, BG3 currently occupies the #9 slot on Steam's most-played games list (determined by peak player count), making it one of the most successful in the platform's history, with a peak of 814,666 concurrent players at the time of writing. This underdog upset appears to have pushed less-played games like Apex Legends, Valheim, and Call of Duty into the #11, #12, and #13 spots, respectively.
To break into the top 5, BG3 would need to unhorse the last mega-RPG to release, and one which didn't enjoy such a smooth launch: Cyberpunk 2077, which has an all-time peak of 1,054,388. The revolutionary and relatively recent Elden Ring occupies the #6 spot and will need to be dealt with first, however. FromSoftware and CD Projekt Red had better watch out; there's a new player in town and one gunning for the GOAT crown!