Is Fortnite dying? 2023 player count

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Fortnite is one of the most popular battle royale games ever since it came out in 2017. However, some players are curious if Fortnite is losing its appeal or has already become a dead game. To verify these claims, let’s take a look at the number of players who are playing Fortnite in 2023.

Fortnite is a free-to-play game that attracts millions of players with its diverse and exciting features. You can earn V-Bucks by playing the game and use them to buy the Battle Pass, which gives you access to amazing skins.

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The game stays fresh with regular updates that change the map, NPCs, XP quests, and other aspects. It also has crossovers with popular brands that bring in characters from Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, My Hero Academia, Transformers, Spider-man, and more, who are available as cosmetic skins that make the game more fun.

With so much to offer, many people still ask if Fortnite is dying. Numbers are the best way to answer this objectively, so let’s take a look at Fortnite’s player count in 2023.

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Every Fortnite season arrives with a new theme and challenges.

Is Fortnite dying?

Fortnite has consistently had over 220 million active monthly players which is enough to prove that it is not even remotely close to dying in September 2023. Epic Games doesn’t track the active player count itself but the developer confirmed in 2021 that over 400 million unique players have registered to play its Battle Royale game since launch.

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And as per Twitch Metrics, Fortnite is also one of the most watched and streamed games on Twitch and the title is continuing its glorious run with the latest Chapter 4 Season 4.

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How many people are playing Fortnite right now?

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Fortnite has released over 25 seasons so far.

According to, Fortnite had more than 230 million active players between August and September 2023, and over 1.15 million players are playing the game right now. The active player count changes frequently due to live events and in the past 30 days, it peaked at 15 million.

What is Fortnite’s peak player count?

Back in May 2021, Fortnite‘s player count peaked at 290 million monthly active players and over 35 million players played the game together during this time. Only a handful of games have displayed such colossal numbers, especially after five years of release.

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It’s clear that people still love Fortnite, and there’s plenty more content to come in the near future. For more Fortnite guides, check out our abundance of content below:

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