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How many people play Fortnite? It's a lot and the numbers are going up

Fortnite Galactus
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When a new season starts people always want to know how many people play Fortnite? and Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is no different. It's a fair question after all seeing as the game has been huge for ages. Can it keep it up? Will there be a time when people one day ask 'do people still play Fortnite?' instead? The recent iPhone problems certainly haven't dented the game's popularity and Travis Scott was rumored to have made around $20 millionfrom his in-game live music event so there's got to be a few people playing. 

How many people play Fortnite?

The Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 Galactus even event saw 15.3 millions players log onm at once, or concurrently if you want to get technical. That's a big jump from the recent 12.3 million concurrent players that joined into watch the Travis Scott event back in April. 

That's also an increase from the 10.8 million concurrent players that logged on for the in-game live Marshmello concert in February 2019. So there's a lot of people playing still and the numbers appear to be going up/   

One stat we haven't seen updated for a while is the total player count - so the number or registered accounts overall. That still stands at 250 million players in total, as of March 2019. That counts every registered account, active or otherwise and the fact that it hasn't been updated for a while suggests it might have gone down. However it's a not an accurate measure really as there's probably a huge percentage of people who logged in to see what the fuss was about and never game back. 

Another recorded statistic mentions the highest number of players active in a month, which was 78.3 million, recorded in August 2018. Again, that's not all at once but that still a lot of people actively playing

For comparison, Apex Legends boasted '70 million players' in Oct 2019, while the original battle royale, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, hit a 400 million player peak in June 2018, and 3.24 million concurrents in January 2018,  but currently has a peak monthly players count around 886,255 for April 2020.

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