Fortnite Statistics For 2024 (Active Players, Revenue & More)

It’s been 6 years since Fortnite’s launch, and the game still holds a significant amount of userbase.

Out of the 500 million registered players to date, 236 average million players play the game every month.

It is predicted that the game has made over $26 billion in revenue in the span of 5 years (2017-2022).

With the stable number of MAUs, the future looks stable for the game, too. We have uncovered all the aspects of Fortnite in this post. Right from its user’s habits to the company’s financials. Let’s get into them, shall we?

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Fortnite Statistic (Top Picks)

  1. Fortnite has 500 million registered players, out of which 236 million are its monthly active players.
  2. Fortnite has generated a revenue of over $26 billion to date. Out of this, over $6 billion worth of revenue came in 2022 alone.
  3. Fortnite has 55.7k concurrent viewers and 6.1k concurrent streams on Twitch.
  4. The United States has the most number of Fortnite players, accounting for 21.64% of the total player count.
  5. Fortnite players spend around 6 to 10 hours weekly on the platform on average.
  6. 62.7% of the Fortnite players are from the age group of 18 to 24.
  7. Around 90% of Fortnite players are male.
  8. 78% of Fortnite Players prefer to play the game on a console.
  9. Fortnite remains one of the top 10 games on Twitch in terms of viewership rates as of September 2023.
  10. Fortnite has one of the biggest servers on Discord in the gaming community, with over 958K members.

Fortnite In A Nutshell

Launch DateSeptember 26th, 2017
FounderTim Sweeney (CEO and founder), Donald Mustard (CCO)
Parent companyEpic Games
HeadQuarterCary, North Carolina
IndustryGaming
Number of players500 million
Number of Monthly Active Players70 million 

Fortnite Statistics (In-Depth)

We will discuss the important Fortnite facts and figures in a detailed manner below:

How Many People Play Fortnite?

Currently, Fortnite has an average of 236.19 million monthly active players.

The number of active Fortnite players peaked in August 2020, when the game had around 292 million monthly active players. This mainly had to do with the COVID-19 pandemic going on back then. Most of the world was under lockdown, and people were spending time online more than ever.

Even though the pandemic is long gone, the number of active players is well over 230 million.

This table shows the number of active Fortnite players over time:

TimeFortnite Monthly Active Players
December 2023235,145,877
November 2023231,081,822
October 2023223,483,387
September 2023231,349,262
August 30, 2023237,524,910
July 30, 2023239,199,305
June 30, 2023242,989,948
May 30, 2023234,546,282
April 30, 2023233,068,627
March 30, 2023237,360,837
February 28, 2023235,865,450
January 30, 2023252,600,145
December 2022251,656,507
November 2022250,144,756
October 2022251,025,598
September 2022253,565,010
August 2022257,404,123
July 2022255,014,413
June 2022264,501,166
May 2022269,155,466
April 2022268,051,143
March 2022271,011,546
February 2022269,057,706
January 2022272,710,226

Source: activeplayer.io

  • Fortnite gets around 15 million daily active users.

Fortnite All-Time Player Count

Epic Games GDC 2023
Source: Epic Games GDC 2023

Fortnite has 500 million active players as of 2023

On Wednesday, March 22, Epic Games held a live stream introducing Unreal Editor. During this live stream, the game’s developers also revealed much interesting information on Fortnite’s user base, including the all-time player count.

Fortnite All Time Player Count

The following table displays the registered users of Fortnite over the years:

YearFortnite All Time Registered Players
2023500 million
2022450 million
2021400 million
2020350 million
2019250 million
2018125 million
201720 million

Countries With The Most Fortnite Players

  • The majority of Fortnite players (21.10%) are from the United States. That accounts for 108.2 million players.
  • Russia has the second most number of Fortnite Players with a 7.54% share.

Here is a table showing the number of Fortnite players by countries:

CountryPercentage Of Players
United States 21.10%
Russia7.54%
Brazil5.5%
Poland5.4%
Mexico3.36%
other57.1%

Source: ActivePlayer.io

Fortnite Player Average Play Time

  • Fortnite users spend a median time of 6 to 10 hours every week on the platform.

Source: Business of Apps

  • 70% of the Fortnite players in the United States play Fortnite for less than 10 hours a week. Besides, only 5% of the players said that they played more than 21 hours a week. 
Fortnite Player Average Play Time

The following table displays the average number of hours spent by Fortnite players in a week on the platform:

The Number Of Hours Per Week.Percentage Of Fortnite Players
Less than 5 hours 36%
6 to 10 Hours34%
11 to 15 Hours17%
16 to 20 Hours8%
21 Hours or More5%

Fortnite E-sports Stats

  • In 2022, Fortnite had around $16.2 million in the cumulative tournament prize pool. While in 2020, it had more than $8.3 million in the prize pool. 

The following table displays the Annual cumulative tournament prize pool worldwide over the years:

YearAnnual Cumulative Tournament Prize Pool
2018$19.92 million
2019$72.8 million
2020$9.09 million
2021$19.96 million

Source: Statista

Fortnite Revenue Statistics

Fortnite has generated a revenue of over $26 billion to date. The largest portion of this revenue (over $6 billion) is predicted to have come in 2022.

  • Fortnite generated a revenue of $5.8 billion in 2021.
Fortnite Revenue Statistics

The following table displays the revenue generated by Fortnite over the years:

YearRevenue Generated
2018$5.4 billion
2019$3.7 billion
2020$5.1 billion
2021$5.8 billion
2022> $6 billion
  • Fortnite generated $1.1 billion in mobile revenue in the year 2020 before being removed from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. 

The following table displays the mobile revenue generated by Fortnite over the years:

YearRevenue
2018100 million
2019450 million
20201100 million 

Source: business of apps. 

Fortnite Players Demographics

  • More than 60% of Fortnite players are aged between 18 to 24 years. Although many younger users lie about their age to get access to Fortnite, the percentage is calculated according to the DOB entered while registering as a user.  

The following table displays the percentage of Fortnite users in different age groups:

AgePercentage Of Fortnite Users
18 to 24 years62.7 %
25 to 34 years22.5%
35 to 44 years12.7%
45 to 54 years2%
More than 55 years0.1%
  • Almost 90% of Fortnite players are male. This large difference occurred since mobile games were banned. 

The following table displays the percentage of Fortnite users according to their gender:

GenderPercentage Of Users
Male89.7 %
Female10.3 %

Source: business of apps. 

  • Fortnite is the second most popular video game among Pre-teens. 26% of the preteens under the age of 13 play the game. 

Source: Statista. 

  • 53% of Fortnite gamers are in the age group of 10 to 25 years. 
  • 40% of Gen Alpha prefer Fortnite over other video games. 

Fortnite Usage By Device

  • 78% of Fortnite players prefer to play the game on a console

Source: Newzoo

  • Fortnite is available across various devices except for iOS. You can play Fortnite on Xbox, Play Station, Mac OS, and other PC devices.
  • Moreover, Fortnite can run on four PlayStation units which include 4, 4 Pro, 4 Slim, 5, and on later versions as well.

Besides, it can run on four versions of the  Xbox as well. They include one, One S, S all-digital edition and One Series X|S. Also, Fortnite is available on two Nintendo Switch models, that are Switch and Switch Lite. On the other hand, Fortnite is available on more than 30 android devices. 

  • PC and Mac are able to support all four Fortnite game modes. 
  • 46.8% of Fortnite’s overall revenue was generated from PlayStation 4 from March 2018 to July 2020. At the same time, Xbox One contributed towards the generation of 27.5% of the game’s revenue. Besides, the remaining 18.7% of revenue share was generated by Nintendo Switch, Android, and PC.  

Source: Finance online

The following table displays the availability of Fortnite on different platforms. 

Devices/ PlatformAvailability
AndroidUnavailable
WindowsAvailable
iOSUnavailable
MacAvailable
LinuxAvailable
Xbox OneAvailable
PS3Available
PS4Available
PS5Available
Nintendo SwitchAvailable

Source: active player.io. 

  • 46% of teenagers in the United States play Fortnite on smartphones, while 69% of teens play it on a console. 

The following table displays the percentage of teen players that prefer different devices to play Fortnite:

DevicePercentage Of Fortnite Players
Console69%
Smartphones46%
PC28%

Source: Statista

Fortnite Streaming Stats

  • Fortnite users watched live streams for more than 320 million hours in 2023 so far.

The following table displays the hours of live streaming watched by Fortnite users over the years: 

YearHours Watched 
20191.5 billion
20201.6 billion
20211.2 billion
2022611.7 million
2023 (till September)Over 320 million
  • Fortnite audience streamed 389 million hours in quarter 1 of the year 2021 across Twitch, YouTube  Live gaming, Facebook gaming, etc.  

Fortnite Events

  • Four major live events took place on Fortnite. 

More than 5 million concurrent viewers were recorded on the Fortnite Doomsday event across Twitch and YouTube in June 2020. Besides, the in-game event accumulated more than 11.8 million hours of viewership. 

During Travis Scotts Fortnite music performance, more than 8.09 million cumulative hours were spent on live streaming by Fortnite users.

Furthermore, during Steve Aoki’s performance, people spent 7.7 million hours live streaming.

On the other hand, DJ Diplo drew the attention of live viewers for 6.01 million hours. 

The following table displays the Fortnite events streaming hours in the year 2020:

EventDateTotal Hours Streamed
Doomsay 2020June 5, 2020.11.8 million
Travis Scott and Fortnite Present: AstronomicalMay 9, 2020.8.09 million
Fortnite Party Royale Steve AokiMay 2, 2020.7.7 million
Diplo Presents Higher GroundApr 23, 2020.6.01 million

Source: Newzoo

Fortnite Global Player Spending Stats

  • The Fortnite platform has a great place for microtransactions. 77% of the players reported that they have invested in at least one in-game purchase. 

On the contrary, 21% of the players did not make any purchases on Fortnite and were successful in resisting the temptation. 

Fortnite Global Player Spending Stats

The following table displays the spending habits of Fortnite players:

Money Spent On FortnitePercentage Of Fortnite Players.
players that spent money on Fortnite77%
Players that did not spend money on Fortnite21%
Did not prefer to say.2%

Source: Statista.

  • In the year 2018, players spent an average of $84.67 on in-game purchases. Comparatively, in the year 2020, an average of $102.42 was spent by Fortnite players.

Source: Statista.

  • Fortnite gamers in the United States reported that they had spent an average of $102. 42 in the year 2020. While the average spending of Fortnite players in the year 2018 was $84.67. 
YearAverage In-Game Spending By Fortnite Players. 
2018$84.67
2020$102.42

Source: Statista.

  • 58.9% of the players spend 58.9% on outfits and characters. In contrast, 18.06% of players spend on Gliders. 

The following table displays the categories on which Fortnite players spend the most money:

CategoryPercentage Of Fortnite Players 
Outfit and character58.9%
Gliders18.06%
Harvesting tools13.52%
Emotes9.52%

Source: Statista

Fortnite Security Statistics

  • One cyber security organization rated Fortnite 703/950 in terms of security.

Additionally, another company reported that they were able to detect 53,000 sams on Fortnite. Of those, 86% of the scams were generated from social media platforms, and 11% were from web domains. At the same time, 2% of them were from YouTube. 

  • Moreover, once Epic games launch a metaverse for Fortnite, more users will be exposed to more security issues. 

Source: UpGuard, ZEro Fox

Fortnite Battle Royale 

68% of gamers worldwide play Battle Royale around the world. 89.8% of the players in China play Battle Royale. 

The following table displays the percentage of Fortnite players from different countries that play Battle Royale:

Country.Percentage Of Battle Royale Players. 
China89.8%
Germany53.6%
India82.8%
Indonesia74.6%
South Korea63.2%
United Kingdom49.4%
United States46.6%
Vietnam84.2%
Worldwide68%

Source: Exploding Topics

  • 35% of the battle royal gamers reported that they exclusively play Fortnite. Besides the other, 40% reported that they play both Fortnite and PUBG. 
  • Battle royal gamers who choose both titles are reported to be esports fans who usually watch plenty of live streams of the games. 

The following table displays the percentage of Battle Royale gamers on different platforms:

PlatformPercentage Of Players
Exclusively Fortnite35%
Exclusively PUBG25%
Both Fortnite and PUBG. 40%

Fortnite On Twitch

  • Fortnite ranks 10th on Twitch in terms of most-watched games as of 2023. 
  • Fortnite has 55.7k concurrent viewers and 6.1k concurrent streams on Twitch as of September 2023.

The following table displays the average number of concurrent Fortnite viewers on Twitch over the past few months. 

MonthAverage Concurrent Fortnite Viewers On Twitch. 
September 202355.7K
August 202359.1K
July 202352.9K
June 202350.9K
May 202346.4K
April 202354.3K
March 202356.8K
February 202355.5K
January 202356.5K
December 202262.2K
November 202238.7K
October 202239.8K
September 202255.6K
August 202260.4K
July 202264.4K
June 202271.6K
May 202273.5K

Who Are The Top Players Of Fortnite As Of 2023?

  • Thomas Høxbro  Davidsen is the top player of Fortnite as of 2023. 
RankPlayer IDPlayer Name 
1Th0masHDThomas Høxbro  Davidsen
2MalibucaDanila Yakovenko
3KiroTroy Alexis
4JurdyJordy Bakker
5Rise
6eomzo
7JannisZJannis Matwin
8rezon ayLennard Sill
9QueasyAleksa Cvetkovic
10VenoHarry Pearson

Source: esports earning

Epic Games Statistics

Epic Games own Fortnite. Here are some interesting stat associated with them:

  • The Epic Game store has more than 180 million users from around the globe. 
  • 31.3 million users daily access the Epic games store. 
  • The number of games available on the Epic Game store is approximately 917. 
  • The Epic Games Store has around 471 titles. 
  • $6.27 billion is the estimated revenue generated by Epic Games.
  • Annual spending on the players on Epic Games store from PC is reported to be $840 million. 

Fortnite Trends 2023

Let us take a look at some of the trends that we may see in the year 2023 on Fortnite. 

Launch of Creative 2.0

The metaverse is expected to arrive in Fortnite through Creative 2.0. It will integrate many exciting tools and a game creation module within Fortnite. This mode will reportedly be out in March 2023. 

Nothing and the Lat reality on the island. 

Seeing the plot twists in Season 4 of Fortnite, it is expected that the Nothing and the last reality may finally arrive on the island. This means loopers will need to battle them again. 

Return of the Seven 

Seven went missing in chapter 3 of season 4. However, recently Oathbound Quests hinted that they are in the other reality and in great danger. Hence, Amie went to rescue them by transferring her consciousness into a robotic body. So there’s a great chance that seven might return in 2023. 

Family Guy collaborates with Fortnite.

The most speculated and awaited collaboration will soon arrive in Fortnite. Peter griffin and his family from the animated series family guy will enter Fortnite. Most fans are excited about this collab and have started to ponder the concepts. 

Competitive season

After a long wait, Fortnite fans will finally get a tournament close to the infamous 2019 World Cup. In this tournament, all the players will have a fair chance to compete in it. 

First-Person mode in Battle Royale. 

The official mode enabling the first-person mode as the default view will launch soon, in the year 2023. The Fans have loved this mode; hence, Fortnite has worked to convert the glitch into the official mode. 

New Weapons/items

New weapons and items that will help make the gameplay more intense will soon arrive in 2023. These items will make the game more interesting and attract more players.

More live concerts and events  

In the year 2023, Fortnite users will witness more live concerts and events. Players can male their concerts and live events in the creative mode this year. 

Seeing more artists performing in the virtual Fortnite concerts would be interesting. 

More movement mechanics will be added in Fortnite

Players can expect new ways to move around Fortnite Island in the upcoming season. Moves like underwater diving mechanics, etc., can be seen. 

New Map/Chapter

Players may get a new map or an island this year. Additionally, several hints were spotted in the Kid Laroi live event, which indicates the launch of a new landing area for the players. 

Related Read:

How long has Fortnite been out?

It’s been six years since Fortnite was launched. The game came out on 26th September 2017.

How much money has Fortnite made?

Fortnite has registered a revenue of over $26 billion to date.

How many people are playing Fortnite right now?

Fortnite has around 3 million players live at any given time.

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