Sometimes, while playing Fortnite, you might feel like the Battle Royale island is swarming with bots. Whether that is a testament to your skill level or is a sign that the game is decreasing in popularity depends on your perspective. However, if it helps, we can attest that Fortnite is holding steady with its player count and maintaining its popularity.
There are plenty of things that might change the concurrent player count, such as the time of the year, time of the week, and even the time of the day. Fortnite is unique in that at any point of the day, they have over one million players playing. This number is much higher in the evenings which kids are home from school and on the weekends when most people are off from school and work.
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The last update we received from Epic Games about the player count was in May 2020, when they stated that they have over 350 million registered players. This doesn’t mean there are 350 million active users, but we can safely assume that number has exponentially increased since it was announced almost two years ago. Given the length of time and the events that happened throughout 2020 and 2021, we estimate that the registered player count is close to or over 400 million.
It is widely believed that any point throughout the day, the active player count is over two million players. Further than that, Fortnite currently averages four to eight million players at peak times every day, assuming there are no special events.
Suffice it to say, Fortnite is one of the most popular games in the world, and its player count isn’t expected to drop anytime soon!
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