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Fortnite Players, Growth and Revenue Statistics 2022

Is Fortnite still as popular as it once was in 2018?

Fortnite is a Battle Royale game with the most innovative gameplay, launched on July 21, 2017. Its free-to-play format allows players to enjoy all modes of Battle Royale ‚Äď from day one. Whether you just started playing Fortnite for the first time or you’ve played since launch, there is an epic battle waiting for you right now!

An Epic-quality player ranking system and a large community of casual or competitive players make Fortnite Battle Royale one of the most popular games. Millions of people have played Fortnite across all platforms since its initial release date.

Let’s dive right into Fortnite users and growth statistics for 2022.

Fortnite Key Statistics 2022

  • As of 2021, There are over 400 million registered users on Fortnite.
  • Fortnite has over 83.3 million monthly active users as of June 2021.
  • As of August 2020, Fortnite has around 25 million daily active users, including 2.5 million using iOS.
  • On average, Fortnite currently has approximately 3 million concurrent players.
  • 27.52% of Fortnite players are from the United States.
  • 67.2% of Fortnite players are aged between 18-24.
  • The majority of Fortnite players are male (72.4%), while only 27.6% are female.
  • 70% of Fortnite players play under 10 hours per week.
  • As of 2020, the average Fortnite player’s in-game spending has reached $102.42.
  • In May 2019, Fortnite earned a record $420 million in revenue in a single month.
  • Fortnite generated annual revenue of $5.1 billion in 2020.

Fortnite registered users

After the launch of Fortnite, PUBG, and Garena Free Fire in 2017, battle royale became one of the most popular video game genres worldwide. Since then, more and more battle royale games have been released every year.

Fortnite registered users refer to all accounts created even though people never played them after signing up once.

According to Epic Games, Fortnite had 350 million registered users in 2020, which grew to 400 million by 2021. As of 2022, we don’t know Fortnite registered user numbers since Epic does not reveal them.

During the first year of its launch, there were 30 million registered users on Fortnite, and within the next two years, it grew to 250 million.

Fortnite registered users graph

Here’s a full breakdown of Fortnite registered users since 2017:

YearRegistered Users
201730 million
2018125 million
2019250 million
2020350 million
2021400 million
Source: Epic Games

How many people play Fortnite?

The current Fortnite player count is around 83.3 million, with roughly 3 million concurrent players at any specific time.

Like many other well-known game publishers such as Roblox, Epic Games doesn’t regularly share Fortnite player statistics publically. They usually shout about significant stats and release new numbers only when they reach a new record, so it isn’t easy to get the exact numbers. However, we compiled some statistics from Epic and different authentic sources.

Fortnite daily active players were disclosed in the lawsuit between Apple and Epic Games over the game’s status on the app store in August 2020. The average daily active users on Fortnite were 25 million, including 10% (approximately 2.5 million) iOS users daily.

In 2020, Epic reported that Fortnite is the “largest game in the world,” with over 80.4 million monthly active players. As of June 2021, 83.3 million people play Fortnite monthly. Yet the current figures for 2022 are not published by Epic.

In 2018, Fortnite had 78.3 million active players worldwide, and the game only engaged 6.38% more monthly players till 2021.

How many people play fortnite monthly

Here is an overview of Fortnite monthly active players since 2018:

YearMonthly Players
201878.3 million
201975.5 million
202080.4 million
202183.3 million
Source: Epic Games

Fortnite player count is between 2.5 million and 4 million concurrent players means that all are logged on and playing Fortnite simultaneously. At the time of writing, the Fortnite player count is around 3 million concurrent players. 

It is the third-party statistics by playercounter.com; however, this estimated number may not be completely accurate as Epic hasn’t officially revealed it.

These numbers tend to increase during Fortnite live events. The Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 Galactus event in December 2020 resulted in 15.3 million concurrent players logging in to help conquer Galactus. This is a significant increase from the reported 12.3 million players who joined simultaneously to enjoy the Travis Scott event in April 2020.

That’s also a substantial increase from the Marshmello concert in February 2019, resulting in¬†10.8 million¬†concurrent players. We don’t know why Epic has not released new stats; maybe new events failed to beat already released concurrent numbers as all the numbers shared by Epic constantly went up. However, that may not be the case, as registered users and active monthly players increased during the same period.

Fortnite Player Count by Country

Fortnite is a free-to-play battle royale game with 27.52% of its total player count coming from the United States. After the US, 8.8% of players come from Brazil, 5.5% from Russia, 5.14 % from the United Kingdom, and 4.78% from Germany.

The rest of the world has approximately 48% Fortnite player count of its total user base. According to these third-party statistics, Fortnite is mainly played by players based in US and Brazil.

Here’s full breakdown of Fortnite player count by country:

United States27.52%
United Kingdom5.14
Rest of World48.28
Source: Playercounter

Fortnite players age Demographics

According to the 2018 survey in the US, over 62.7% of Fortnite players are aged between 18-24 years, dominating the rest of the other age group players. 22.5% of Fortnite players are aged between 25-34 years, while the rest are above 35 years old.

Eight years old Joseph Dean is the youngest professional Fortnite gamer, who signed with eSports organization Team 33 in December 2020. Even in 2019, the first and only so far Fortnite World Cup winner was 16 years old “Bugha.” Also, the Fortnite world cup solo qualifiers’ average age was between 16 and 17 years.

According to these statistics, many players are younger than 18 and have entered fake ages to access the game. Hence, Fortnite is populated by younger players.

Here’s an overview of Fortnite players by age group:

Here’s the full breakdown of Fortnite players age:

62.7 %18-24
22.5 %25-34
12.7 %35-44
2 %45-54
0.1 %55+
Source: Verto Analytics

Fortnite Players Gender Demographics

Fortnite has 72.4% male players while 27.6% female players according to Verto Analytics survey.

Fortnite players gender demographics

How Many Hours Do People Spend Playing Fortnite?

In April 2020, players worldwide spent 3.2 billion hours playing Fortnite, as reported by Finance Online.

LendEDU surveyed¬†1000 Fortnite players¬†in June 2018, where participants were asked about their weekly spending hours playing Fortnite. In 2020, the same survey was conducted to see the changes in players’ spending hours since 2018.

Surprisingly, the results revealed that Fortnite players spent less time playing the game in 2020 than in 2018. Fortnite players spending more than 15 hours reduced by 8% in 2020, while those spending 0-5 hours per week increased by 7%.

How many hours do people spend playing fortnite?
  • 36% of Fortnite players spend 0-5 hours per week playing Fortnite game
  • 34% of Fortnite players spend 6-10 hours per week playing Fortnite game
  • 3 in 10 Fortnite players spend more than 10 hours per week playing Fortnite game

Here’s the full breakdown of how many hours per week Fortnite players spend:

Number of Hours Per Week% Players (2018)% Players 2020Change
0 to 5 Hours29%36%7%
6 to 10 Hours33%34%1%
11 to 15 Hours17%17%No Change
16 to 20 Hours13%08%-5%
21 Hours or More08%05%-3%

Fortnite Monthly Average viewers on Twitch worldwide

Streaming and Fortnite have been in close proximity since the game’s launch. Despite a decline from its peak popularity, Fortnite ranks #10 on Twitch as of October 2022.

Fortnite has over 78 thousand monthly average viewers on Twitch during 2022.

Here’s the full breakdown of monthly average concurrent viewers of Fortnite on Twitch Worldwide:

MonthAverageGain% GainPeak
Sep 202255.6K-4,845-8%363K
Aug 202260.4K-4,002-6.2%230K
Jul 202264.4K-7,188-10%236K
Jun 202271.6K-1,864-2.5%807K
May 202273.5K-25,458-25.7%289K
Apr 202298.9K+1,420+1.5%639K
Mar 202297.5K+6,561+7.2%678K
Feb 202290.9K-4,214-4.4%381K
Jan 202295.2K+4,978+5.5%321K
Dec 202190.2K+20,526+29.5%1.07M
Nov 202169.6K-9,336-11.8%363K
Oct 202179.0K-4,740-5.7%287K
Source: Twitch Tracker

Since last 12 months, viewers have watched 686 million hours of Fortnite streams only on Twitch worldwide.

Here’s the full breakdown of the Fortnite streams monthly watch hours on Twitch Worldwide:

MonthHours WatchedGain% Gain
Sep 202239.5M-5.39M-12%
Aug 202244.9M-1.03M-2.2%
Jul 202246.0M-5.53M-10.7%
Jun 202251.5M-2.98M-5.5%
May 202254.5M-16.6M-23.4%
Apr 202271.1M-422K-0.6%
Mar 202271.5M+10.9M+17.9%
Feb 202260.6M-10.1M-14.3%
Jan 202270.7M+3.66M+5.5%
Dec 202167.1M+16.9M+33.8%
Nov 202150.1M-8.62M-14.7%
Oct 202158.8M-1.52M-2.5%
Source: Twitch Tracker

Fortnite In-Game Spending

According to the same survey LendEDU conducted in 2018, the average Fortnite player (spenders only) spent $84.67, while the average Fortnite player (Spenders + non-spenders) spent $58.25 on Fortnite in-game purchases.

However, as of 2020, the average Fortnite in-game purchase has increased to $102.42, a growth of 21% since 2018. 34% of Fortnite spenders spend money on in-game purchases for the first time in their life.

Here’s an overview of the Fortnite in-game spending:

YearAvg In-game Spendings

Fortnite Revenue

Fortnite made $9 Billion in revenue across all platforms in the first two years of its launch. In 2018, Fortnite generated a revenue of $5.4 billion; however, it decreased by 31.5% in 2019.

Highest fortnite revenue in a single month

Fortnite revenue raised again from $3.7 billion to $5.1 billion in 2020, as during Covid 19 pandemic, most players revisited the Fortnite Royal battle game. However, that revenue was still less than in 2018 by $0.3 billion

Fortnite revenue stats for 2021 and 2022 has yet to be released by Epic games. 

Here’s a complete overview of how much money Fortnite has made:

2018$5.4 Billion
2019$3.7 Billion
2020$5.1 Billion
Source: Epic Games

Fortnite FAQ

How much do Fortnite Mobile players spend on in-game purchases?

Fortnite Mobile players spent $44.3 million on in-game purchases during April 2020.

How many users played Fortnite on iOS?

Fortnite had 116 million users on iOS till the legal battle began in 2020. As Fortnite is no longer available on iOS, those iOS users now would have migrated to other platforms.

What is Fortnite Player Count by Device?

Most Fortnite players play via Playstation (42.2%) and Xbox One (35.2%). In comparison, only 13.9% of players play Fortnite on PC and 8.7% on mobile devices.

How much is Fortnite cumulative tournament prize pool?

Around 100 professional players fight against each other in the Fortnite competition. In 2018 the cumulative tournament prize pool for Fortnite competitions was over $20 million. According to Statista, Fortnite cumulative tournament prize pool is expected to reach $150 million by 2023.

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Raees Ahmad
Raees Ahmad
With a half-decade of experience working in Video Game Journalism and a constant fascination with everything connected to video games, Raees Ahmad can't even refrain from talking about video games during his sleep.


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