Escape From Tarkov player count in 2023: Overall & daily players

Escape From Tarkov player count in 2023: Overall & daily players
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Written by 

Harry Boulton


19th May 2023 12:32

You might be wondering what the Escape From Tarkov player count is in 2023, as the hardcore extraction shooter has over the years grown to become one of the most popular FPS games out there. While Escape From Tarkov might not be for all players, it has piqued the interest of so many out there that love the heart-pounding combat that remains punishing no matter how many hours you put in.

As the game runs on its own client outside of the Steam ecosystem, it is quite difficult to get an accurate count of how many players are actually in the game at any one point in time.

However, we have collated all of the information that is out there at the moment, so make sure to keep reading the rest of this guide below to find out the latest Escape From Tarkov player count.

How many people play Escape From Tarkov in 2023?

Screenshot of the IDEA entrance in Escape From Tarkov
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According to MMO Stats, the estimated total Escape From Tarkov player count in 2023 is around 14.4 million players, with the estimated daily numbers being at around 122,000 too.

These are of course unofficial numbers, as Battlestate Games does not publish these details, but this estimate does line up with the Twitch viewership relative to other FPS games like Apex Legends or Dead by Daylight.

The only official information we have received regarding the Escape From Tarkov player count is within this Reddit post from the game's director Nikita Buyanov, who stated on May 30, 2020, that the game had reached a concurrent peak record of 200,000 players.

As the game has grown quite dramatically since then, it thus makes sense for the daily average to be around 120,000 as MMO Stats estimates - but of course, we will not know for sure outside of BSG releasing further details.

What are the Escape From Tarkov Twitch numbers?

Screenshot of the Escape From Tarkov Twitch numbers
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As you can see from the graph above, the game has huge viewership spikes at certain points in the year, which are unsurprisingly after every wipe. Currently, the peak concurrent viewership of the game was achieved on January 7, 2023, when the game hit 566,684 viewers.

It is still unknown whether Escape From Tarkov will come to Steam when it reaches its 1.0 release, but if it does, we will then be able to fully track the concurrent and peak player numbers.

So, that wraps up everything we currently know about the Escape From Tarkov player count, but don’t be surprised if this goes up even more in the future.

For more Escape From Tarkov news and guides though, make sure to check out our dedicated game page as we've got plenty more content waiting for you.

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