How many people play Minecraft? 2024 player count

Aakrit Sharma
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Minecraft 1.21 brings tons of new features to the game, propelling its popularity to new levels. Minecraft has been consistently popular for over a decade, and it still has a huge number of active players, so here’s how many people play Minecraft regularly in 2024.

Minecraft lacks a proper story and extensive characters, but it does challenge you to beat The Wither and Ender Dragon and there’s a huge world to explore and survive in. You can create, build, and craft anything like swords, potions, arrows, and armor, find animals and other mobs, as well as go mining in this sandbox game.

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The goal of Minecraft is to defeat the Ender Dragon, but you have the option to sidetrack that and enjoy the game in your own way. You can play solo or with friends, in creative or survival mode, and with or without mods.

Minecraft is still one of the most popular games in the world in 2024, and here’s how many people play it.

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Minecraft is the best-selling video game of all time.

Minecraft monthly & active player count in 2024

According to, more than 169 million people played Minecraft in the last 30 days. This is less than last month, as January 2024 saw an average monthly player count of 182 million.

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Minecraft was released in November 2011.

Put simply, over 169 million players logged in to Minecraft in the last 30 days, with the highest number of players playing the game simultaneously being about 45 million.

One of the biggest reasons behind Minecraft’s popularity is the regular updates. With each content update, the developers release new mobs, blocks, biomes, and mechanics that keep attracting new players as well as veterans.

That’s all you need to know about Minecraft player count. For more Minecraft content, have a look at:

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About The Author

Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].