How many people play Fortnite in 2024? Player count for Chapter 5 Season 3

How many people play Fortnite in 2024? Player count for Chapter 5 Season 3
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Written by 

Tom Chapman & Tarran Stockton

Last updated 

7th Jun 2024 10:30

Contents

Highlights:

  • Fortnite's player count is maintaining its course, entertaining millions of players each month
  • This is likely driven by new content updates and crossover events, which are very popular with the community

Fortnite will likely outlive us all, but how many people are playing it right now? Fortnite has been one of the world's most popular battle royales for years now, and the train doesn't appear to be slowing down any time soon following the launch of Chapter 5 Season 3.

The additions of LEGO Fortnite, Rocket Racing, and the Fortnite Festival Main Stage, have given players even more to do in the game than ever before - so with all that considered, here are all the estimated details on Fortnite's player count.

How many people play Fortnite daily?

According to Fortnite.gg and its player count page, Fortnite has a daily average player count of between 1.17 million players over the past 30 days, which is an increase of 23% in the last 30 days.

In this same period, the peak player count is noted as 2.48 million, which still seems like nothing next to the peak record of 11.6 million players in December 2023.

Fortnite monthly player data for 2024
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In November 2023, the game broke its concurrent peak player count record according to the official Epic Games player counter, reaching over 5 million players - but it didn't take long to break it again. Could we see another record set in 2024?

Monthly player count

According to ActivePlayer.io, Fortnite had an estimated monthly average player count of 222 million in the last 30 days. 

Fortnite monthly player count
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Every time a new season drops, there is an increase in players with only a small amount of drop-off. However, the inclusion of multiple new crossovers and modes introduced in 2023 has seen the game maintain a constant and extraordinarily high player base.

Looking at the bigger Fortnite picture, the original player base peak was 78.3 million in August 2018. As well as being the school holidays, it's thought this milestone was thanks to Fortnite's inclusion on the Nintendo Switch.

This was then eclipsed by Travis Scott's 12.3 million concurrent players, and then, the Galactus live event that pulled a record-breaking 15.3 million.

Is Fortnite still popular in 2024?

To put it simply, Fortnite is still incredibly popular in 2024, and possibly the most popular game in the world still, with it continuing to break records seven years following its release.

Just looking at the menu screen below, you'll see that thousands of players continue to flock to the assortment of modes within the game, with Battle Royale, Zero Build and LEGO seeing some of the highest numbers.

The opening menu for Fortnite, showing various player counts in their respective mdoes
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In May 2020, Epic posted on Twitter and confirmed Fortnite had a massive 350 million registered accounts. Although it's an eye-watering number that would account for around 4% of the world's population, it's important to remember that registered accounts don't mean active players. Added to this, some players might have multiple Fortnite accounts.

Epic previously emphasised these figures in its legal battle with Apple, as the two sides went to war over Apple's cut of in-game purchases.

During the Apple vs Epic case, the latter claimed its iOS player base is made up of 116 million players out of a total of 350 million. The court documents also revealed that there were 25 million daily average users (DAU), with 2.5 million of these being from iOS.

Even if you completely remove the iOS demographic, there would be at least 22.5 million DAU trying to score Victory Royale daily. We should also take into account those who would've played on iOS but have now moved to a different platform.

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Tom Chapman
About the author
Tom Chapman
Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.
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