Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds released in March, and almost immediately it hit the top of Steam’s top-selling chart. Developer Bluehole announced today that the game has passed a significant milestone, selling over two million copies.
In response to the popularity of Battlegrounds and to celebrate the milestone, Bluehole announced that it would be holding a livestream event on Thursday, May 4, to raise money for the charity Gamer’s Outreach. Bluehole will match up to $100,000 in donations made during the event.
CEO of Bluehole Gang-Seok Kim said in a statement, “One of the main reasons we were able to hit this sales milestone is that we have a dedicated community who has helped us refine Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. We felt this invitational was a great way to give back and are pleased to make this small contribution to the cause.”
Battlegrounds is a competitive survival game, similar in concept to The Hunger Games or The Culling. Since its release, it has gained a wide following, and currently has the third most active players on Steam behind Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.