Fortnite screenshot of the Save the World mode.
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How many players does Fortnite have?

New Zealand has a lower population than there are Fortnite players. Think about that.

Released in 2017, Fortnite has evolved into a gaming phenomenon over the years. A game that was once considered PUBG’s cartoonish rival became the strongest title in the battle royale genre. And Epic Games still works tirelessly to design each season better than its predecessor.

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Fortnite has a loyal fanbase of millions of players while plenty more discover the battle royale for the first time by the day. Here’s the current player count of Fortnite in 2024.

How many people play Fortnite in 2024?

Fortnite players dropping in from the Battle Bus
Drop in with your friends today and join the hundreds of thousands playing. Image via Epic Games

Fortnite attracts millions of players per day, according to stats site Fortnite.gg. After record-breaking peaks to close out 2023, the player base fluctuates between 900,000 and over three million depending on the time of the day, so you won’t be waiting long to find matches.

The battle royale peaked at over 11 million players during December 2023’s The Big Bang event and the launch of LEGO Fortnite, with the game also highly popular after the return of OG Fortnite in the back half of 2023. The game has ridden the momentum through 2024, and with its variety of modes, Fortnite caters to all ages.

Not to be forgotten, Fortnite’s continuous collaborations with names like Marvel, DC, and other artists work wonderfully to attract new players since each partner lets its follower base know about the collaboration and invites them to play Fortnite.

Fortnite streamers playing with celebrities on live occasions has also boosted the player count since lots of potential players tune in to watch how their favorite celebrities are doing while gaming.

How to check the current Fortnite player count

A screenshot of the all-time playercount recorded for Fortnite.
Screenshot by Dot Esports via Fortnite.gg

There are several publicly available sources for Fortnite player counts, but the most popular and accurate is Fortnite.gg. There, you can view detailed player count statistics such as hourly updated counts, the most popular times of the day to play Fortnite, and even Epic’s estimated earnings during each hour.

Fortnite.gg began tracking player counts in April 2023, so it won’t show the lofty heights of Fortnite’s player count before then, but you can be assured Fortnite is going strong as the stats speak for themselves.

Is Fortnite dying?

Fortnite’s popularity remains high as it enters its fifth chapter in 2024 with the return of OG Fortnite. The many crossovers with other pop culture events and brands, plus new game modes and characters, keep the game fresh and exciting.

I didn’t think Fortnite would remain as popular as time went on. But the battle royale has proven to be a force too strong to stop, and although players have been upset in the past over certain chapters and seasons, modes like OG and LEGO Fortnite see fans by the thousands return for more action every time.


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Gökhan Çakır
Gökhan is a Staff Writer and Fortnite Lead at Dot Esports. Gökhan graduated as an industrial engineer in 2020 and has since been with Dot Esports. As a natural-born gamer, he honed his skills to a professional level in Dota 2. Upon giving up on the Aegis of Champions in 2019, Gökhan started his writing career, covering all things gaming, while his heart remains a lifetime defender of the Ancients.
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