How Many People Are Playing Fortnite Right Now

By | December 16, 2020

When a new Fortnite Season starts people always want to know how many people play Fortnite right now? It is a fair question after all seeing as Fortnite game has been big for ages. Can it keep it up? Will there be a time once people one day ask do people still play Fortnite? The recent iPhone issues certainly have not dented the game’s popularity and Travis Scott was rumored to have made around $20 million from his in-game live music event so there is got to be a lot of people playing.

How Many People Play Fortnite?

The Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 5 Galactus event saw 15.3 millions players log on. That is a big jump from the recent 12.3 million concurrent players who joined into watch the Travis Scott event back in April. Also, in February 2019, there is an increase from the 10.8 million players who logged on for the in-game live Marshmello concert. So, we are able to say that there are still many people playing Fortnite.

How Many People Play Fortnite

One stat we have not seen updated for a while is the total player count. There is no a news talk about the total player right now. Until now, the number or registered accounts overall still stands at 250 million players in total, Since March 2019. That stats counts every registered account, active or not active. The fact that it has not been updated for a while so it might have gone down or up. But, it is a not really an accurate measure because there is probably a big percentage of people who logged in to see what the fuss was about and never game back. Another recorded statistic mentions that the highest number of players active in a month, that was 78.3 million, recorded in August 2018. Again, that is not all at once but that still many people actively playing

Now, we are going to give you a comparison. Apex Legends reached 70 million players in October 2019, while the original Battle Royale, Player unknown’s Battlegrounds, reach 400 million player peak in June 2018, and 3.24 million concurrent in January 2018. However currently has a peak monthly players count around 886,255 for April 2020.

KEY FORTNITE USER STATISTICS

Fortnite Users, Millions

August -17 1
December-17 30
June-18 125
November-18 200
March-19 250
May-20 350

Fortnite Monthly Downloads, Millions

April 2019 2.2
May 2019 2.5
June 2019 2.2
July 2019 2.3
August 2019 2.5
September 2019 1.8
October 2019 2.3
November 2019 1.8
December 2019 3
January 2020 2.4
February 2020 2.1
 March 2020 2.8
April 2020 6

Fortnite Lifetime Downloads By Country, May 2020, Millions

United State 51
United Kingdom 8
France 5.7
Rest of world 64.3
Total 129

Fortnite User Demographics

18-24 62.7%
25-34 22.5%
35-44 12.7%
45-54 2%
Male 72.4%
Female 27.6%

Top Tournament Earners On Fortnite, USD Millions

Bugha 3.11
Aqua 1.92
psalm 1.87
Nyhrox 1.54
EpikWhale 1.35
Wolfiez 1.32
Rojo 1.21
Kreo 1.19
Zayt 1.18
Saf 1.12

KEY FORTNITE USAGE STATISTICS

Weekly Hours Spent Playing Fortnite, Percentage Of Users

Hours 2018 2020
0-5 hours 29% 36%
6-10 hours 33% 34%
11-15 hours 17% 17%
16-20 hours 13% 8%
21 hours + 8% 5%

Fortnite 2020 Events Cumulative Youtube/ Twitch Viewing Hours

Event Date Hours, millions
Travis Scott 23-Apr 8.1
Diplo 02-May 6
Steve Aoki 09-May 7.7
Doomsday 05-Jun 11.8

Fortnite Hours Watched On Streaming Platforms, Millions

Q1 2019 423.8
Q2 2019 431.9
Q3 2019 364
Q4 2019 307.5
Q1 2020 293
Q2 2020 560
Q3 2020 426.2

Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Facebook Gaming, and Mixer (until Q3 2020)

Fortnite Hours Viewed By Platform, 2019, Millions

Twitch 1110.1
YouTube 371
Mixer 66.3

Fortnite Hours Viewed On Twitch, Millions

Q1 2019 311
Q2 2019 300
Q3 2019 240
Dec-2019 58
Jan-2020 41
Apr-2020 87
Jun-2020 95
Jul-2020 91
Aug-2020 86
2018 1359
2019 885

KEY FORTNITE FINANCIAL STATISTICS

Monthly Spending On Fortnite, USD Millions

April 2019 35.4
May 2019 44.1
June 2019 27.6
July 2019 32.1
August 2019 35.9
September 2019 23.1
October 2019 31.8
November 2019 21.8
December 2019 31.1
January 2020 21.8
February 2020 24.5
March 2020 23.3
April 2020 44.3
May 2020 36.9
June 2020 35.7
July 2020 36.9
August 2020 15.5

Fortnite lifetime revenue, USD millions

Apr-18 25
May-18 50
Jun-18 100
Aug-18 200
Oct-18 300
Sep-19 500
May-20 1,000

Fortnite Annual Revenue, All Platforms, USD Billions

2018 2.4
2019 1.8

Epic Game revenue, USD billions

Revenue
2018 5.8
2019 4.2
2020 5

Epic Game profit/EBITDA, USD billions

Revenue Profit/EBITDA
2018 3
2019 0.7
2020 1

Epic Games valuation, USD billions

Jun-12 0.83
Oct-18 15
Aug-20 17.8

Epic Games Funding Rounds

Series type Date Amount Led by
Corporate round June 2012 $330 million Tencent
Venture round October 2018 $1.3 billion Vulcan, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Corporate round July 2020 $250 million Sony
Venture round August 2020 $1.5 billion Nine including T Rowe. Price, Lightspeed, BlackRock

About Fortnite

The game of Fortnite is developed and supported by Epic Games. It was released in 2017. The game is available in some game modes that generally share the same gameplay and engine. Those versions are Save the World, that is a co-op shooter-survival game for up to four gamers, where the players fight off zombie creatures and defend objects with custom fort structure they are able to build. The next mode is Battle Royale, a game which is free to play where up to 100 players at a time can fight to be the last gamer. And the last mode is Creative mode, where the players are given freedom to make worlds and battle arenas on their own. You have to know that in creative mode, each player has access to a private island where they are able to construct buildings and add new fort structures and objects. The players are able to invite their friends to their private island and host in games like jumping courses or racing.

Top Countries Playing Fortnite

In the text below you will be able to see the stats on the top five countries by active daily participation.

  • United States– 27.52%
  • Brazil – 8.08%
  • Russia – 5.50%
  • United Kingdom– 5.14%
  • Germany – 4.78%

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