The hype around patch 2.0 and the Phantom Liberty expansion has boosted the sales of Cyberpunk 2077. This has helped the game top the top-selling charts on Steam, with its concurrent player count also skyrocketting.

Cyberpunk 2077 peaks at over 200k CCU for first time since launch thanks to Phantom Liberty launch

Valve’s free-to-play shooter CS:GO remained the highest-grossing game on Steam for the week of September 19-26. It is followed by Cyberpunk 2077, which climbed 11 places and became the top premium title by gross revenue on the platform.

Its expansion, Phantom Liberty, reached #6 overall after climbing 10 places. Other games in the top 10 include EA Sports FC 24 (#3), Payday 3 (#5), Baldur’s Gate 3 (#7), Party Animals (#8), and Resident Evil 4 remake (#10).

Below are the top 10 highest-grossing titles on Steam of the week (excluding F2P games and Steam Deck):

  1. Cyberpunk 2077 (↑11)
  2. EA Sports FC 24 (↑18)
  3. Payday 3 (↑1)
  4. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty (↑10)
  5. Baldur’s Gate 3 (↓4)
  6. Party Animals (↑11)
  7. Resident Evil 4 (↑7)
  8. Mortal Kombat 1 (↓6)
  9. Starfield (↓8)
  10. Lies of P (↓3)

Top 15 highest-grossing products on Steam, including free-to-play games, for the week of September 19-26

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty received positive reviews from critics, with an average score of 89 on both Metacritic and Opencritic.

Players seem to also enjoy the expansion, as it currently holds a “Very Positive” rating on Steam (92% of the 1,431 reviews are positive). For comparison, the base game still sits at 80% positive reviews overall, mostly due to its botched launch and the many technical issues that CD Projekt RED has been trying to fix for nearly three years.

It is worth noting that prior to the launch of Phantom Liberty, the studio released Patch 2.0, which introduced major changes to the game’s mechanics and systems such as the reworked police system and perk trees. It was free for all players, making many return to Cyberpunk 2077 to try it out ahead of the expansion.

As a result, the game peaked at over 160k concurrent users (CCU) on Steam over the weekend. With Phantom Liberty’s launch on September 26, the numbers started growing even further. At the time of writing, Cyberpunk 2077 has already peaked at 208,471 CCU today (via SteamDB).

The last time Cyberpunk 2077 experienced a comparable surge in player interest was September 2022. This was around the time the Edgerunners anime series and patch 1.6 came out, helping the game break the 100k CCU mark.

Cyberpunk 2077’s lifetime concurrent player count (via SteamDB)

However, this is the first time since December 2020 that the game has crossed the 200k mark. At launch, Cyberpunk 2077 peaked at over 1 million concurrent players, making it one of the biggest Steam releases of all time by that metric — right between Dota 2 (1.29 million) and Elden Ring (953k).

After that, the numbers have steadily decreased. So the latest peak of over 200k CCU represents an impressive increase of roughly 10x the average daily peak of 20-25k throughout 2023.

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