It’s finally clear if Fortnite continues to be popular. This many people were playing at one point yesterday

Epic, for some reason, gave players access to statistics tied to the number of people in Fortnite.

It’s unclear why, but Epic launched a special experiment where about 10% of players could preview how many people are playing Fortnite at any given time. From the leakers’ posts, it seems that the developers were strictly concerned with Creative Mode, but there was an option to preview how many players are in Battle Royale mode.

Access to these statistics was supposedly 10%, then it was expanded to include everyone. However, this makes it clear how many people are actually playing Fortnite.

How many people are playing Fortnite in 2023?

This is actually the first time Epic has shared such data during a “regular day.” At one point, at around 11 a.m. ET, after the 21.40 update, just under half a million people were playing Fortnite.

  • About 321 thousand in Battle Royale mode
  • About 166 thousand in the no-build mode

Whether that’s a lot or a little – it depends. It certainly can’t be said that Fortnite has died or anything like that. Nor is it probably the peak number of players.

Instead, this can be compared, for example, to CS: GO, which has been setting records recently. In the last 30 days (you know, CS2’s exit) there were an average of 837 thousand players.