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How many people play GTA Online? 2022 player count stats

It’s no secret that GTA Online is one of the most popular multiplayer games out there, but how many people are playing it in 2022?



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Although it’s been around since 2013, Grand Theft Auto 5 Online has been kept alive through a constant stream of updates, including the next-gen remaster. But just how many people are loading into GTA Online’s Los Santos?

Grand Theft Auto 5 has been a money-making machine for Take-Two and Rockstar Games, selling over 140 million copies. And this doesn’t take into account the new next-gen editions, nor all of the in-game microtransactions.

Although being around for almost nine years, the online component continues to get more popular thanks to an active roleplaying community and regular updates and expansions.

But just how many people are playing GTA Online in 2022? Here’s everything you need to know about GTA Online’s daily and monthly player count.

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GTA Online 2022 player count

The only platform for which we can see accurate GTA Online player count stats is Steam, where over 90,000 players log in every day, with the peak hitting around 150,000. This means Steam sees roughly 2.5 million GTA Online players every month.

However, Steam only makes up a fraction of GTA Online’s player base. The game is also available on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and the Epic Games Store.

Epic Games revealed that Grand Theft Auto 5 was one of their most popular titles in both 2020 and 2021, so we can imagine the player count is similar to Steam.

It’s impossible to predict how many GTA Online players there are across consoles, but the next-gen release and all its new content has likely brought in hundreds of thousands of new and returning players. Especially with the game being free on PlayStation for the next few months.

Of course, some of these players will be playing the campaign, but with Michael, Franklin, and Trevor’s story being around for almost nine years, it’s safe to assume the vast majority of players will be playing GTA Online.

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What is GTA Online’s peak player count?

According to Steam Charts, GTA Online hit an all-time peak player count of 360,761 all the way back in April 2015 — when the game first arrived on PC.

The next highest peak player count was 267,000 in February 2020, with December 2020’s Cayo Perico update almost beating it with 258,000.

It’s safe to say that GTA Online absolutely isn’t ‘dead,’ with the game having a healthy player base across Steam and Epic Games, and the next-gen edition likely bringing in hundreds of thousands more.

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