How many people play Fortnite? July 2024 player count

Matt Porter
Megalo Don Fortnite teaseer.

There are a lot of contributing factors that affect the Fortnite daily and monthly player count each month, and here’s an estimated number of players that you will see in the game this month.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 introduced a vehicle meta alongside crossovers with Fallout and Metallica. While the vehicle meta drew mixed reactions from the players, the crossovers were an instant hit.

Despite the attractions, the season also saw a drop in its player count in June, but the numbers were quickly back up again, thanks to the introduction of the new Reload mode.

Fortnite player count

There are more than 500,000 players who are playing Fortnite at the time of writing this article. When you log into the game, and you’re in the lobby, the number of players currently playing a particular mode can be seen in the bottom right corner of each tile in the Discover section.

The feature was added in March 2023 with the 24.10 update letting you explore the most popular game modes as well as estimate the queue times for each.

Fortnite Discover section with all modes.
All official and creative modes can be accessed from the Discover menu in the lobby.

Over the years, the battle royale title has expanded drastically thanks to the introduction of Creative maps, LEGO, Rocket Racking, and No Build. While you can get the player count for all these modes separately, the developers do not release info regarding the game’s cumulative player count.

Is Fortnite dying?

No, Fortnite is not dying. Taking into account all the different modes and maps available, the game sees more than a million players on average every day. So, it would be wrong to say that the game is dying.

According to Twitch Metrics, Fortnite is also one of the most watched and streamed games on Twitch and is continuing its glorious run in Chapter 5 Season 3.

Peak player count

Fortnite saw it’s highest player count of 11 million when Epic Games introduced Fortnite OG before transitioning into Chapter 5 Season 1.

As per, the game’s peak player count in the last thirty days was around 2.1 million. Epic Games does not reveal player counts at regular intervals so the numbers that you see here are based on what is reported by third-party sources.

Fortnite Wrecked cover art
The seasonal storyline and mechanics influence the player count to a certain degree.

Do note that the numbers above represent the total number of players taking part in standard gameplay modes like BR, Creative, LEGO, and Rocket Racing.

It’s clear that people still love Fortnite, with thousands of players revisiting the game every day. If you’re among them, make sure to use with best Fortnite settings for mouse & keyboard, and controller, and check out how to hire NPCs in Chapter 5 Season 3.