Oh, Fortnite! How you’ve managed to bewitch the gaming world with your battle royales and stylish dance moves! Fortnite created by Epic Games has evolved into a gaming titan, exploding onto the scene in June of 2017. It’s not just a game; it’s a digital playground, where creativity mingles with competition.
On this article we are going to discuss on Fortnite amassed a massive amount of players over the years across all platforms it supports.
Jaw-Dropping Download Figures since 2018
Feast your eyes on this: base on Statista a comprehensive stats database, Fortnite amassed over 350 million downloads across all platforms in 2020. No, you didn’t misread that. It’s like everyone in the United States decided to download Fortnite and invited their Canadian neighbors to join the party.
This game projected to continue to climb the ladder to up to 500 million downloads in 2023 but sadly, in 2020 the game was removed from App Store and Play Store.
The 2020 Removal of Fortnite from App Store and Play Store
Remember when I said Fortnite was on all platforms? This diversification played a key role in Fortnite’s skyrocketing download numbers. Well, in 2020 Fortnite is available on almost all platforms that includes Android and iOS. However, there was a slight hiccup. You see, due to a spicy disagreement over payment systems, Fortnite was removed from both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Yup, that happened. Despite this setback, Fortnite’s download numbers remain impressive. You can’t keep a good game down!
Base on Sensor Tower, Fortnite leaves $1.2 Billion in the mobile market due to this disagreement. The game accumulated $283 of player spending in App Store alone in 2020. Fortnite was downloaded 133 million times in Apple App Store and 11 million times in Google Play Store before it was removed from both store.
But, not all the loss will be from Fortnite alone, as Google and Apple both lost a valuable game title from their stores that users are willing to spend money to. Google lost more than $50 million from this removal.
Now, back on our topic a big chunk of this download figures has gone now.
Number of Downloads Fortnite Has Before it Was Removed from Mobile Stores.
More than 133 million of Fortnite’s downloads as of 2020 were on mobile platforms alone. That’s the equivalent of stuffing the whole of Japan and South Korea into a mobile Fortnite bus. Also, it’s worth mentioning, if only they didn’t have got into squabble with Apple and Google. Imagine what these numbers are now!
Number of Downloads Does Not Mean Active Players
As we’ve seen, Fortnite’s download numbers are stupefying. These figures show Fortnite’s hold on the gaming universe. Yet, it’s crucial to remember, these are downloads we’re talking about. Each download doesn’t necessarily mean an active player, much like owning a gym membership doesn’t equate to a six-pack!
|Month||Average Monthly Players||Monthly Gain / Loss||Monthly Gain / Loss %||Peak Players In a Day|
|April 30, 2023||233068627||-3693489||-2.00||15537908|
|March 30, 2023||236762116||6895984||3.00||15784141|
|February 28, 2023||229866132||-22734013||-9.00||15324409|
|January 30, 2023||252600145||943638||0.00||25260015|
|December 30, 2022||251656507||1511751||1.00||25165651|
|November 30, 2022||250144756||-880842||0.00||25014476|
|October 30, 2022||251025598||-2539412||-1.00||25102560|
|September 30, 2022||253565010||-3839113||-1.00||29582585|
|August 30, 2022||257404123||2389710||1.00||27456440|
|July 30, 2022||255014413||-9486753||-4.00||28051585|
|June 30, 2022||264501166||-4654300||-2.00||30858469|
|May 30, 2022||269155466||1104323||0.00||24223992|
|April 30, 2022||268051143||-2960403||-1.00||24124603|
|March 30, 2022||271011546||1953840||1.00||24391039|
|February 20, 2022||269057706||-3652520||-1.00||24215194|
|January 30, 2022||272710226||-2356191||-1.00||24543920|
On this table we can see that the active players of Fortnite does not necessary mean it will match the number of downloads the game has.
In certain months, the game experienced negative values, indicating a decline in the player count. Notably, February 2023 stands out with a substantial loss of 22,734,013 players, which may be because of massive server errors not to mention the aftermath of Fortnite’s removal from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
On the flip side, months like March 2023 witnessed impressive gains, with 6,895,984 players joining the Fortnite community.
Notably, Fortnite consistently achieves impressive peak player counts, with figures ranging from 15,324,409 to 30,858,469. The peak players in a day reflect the excitement and fervor surrounding the game, often driven by highly anticipated events, new content releases, and in-game competitions.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How many Downloads Fortnite has in Android?
After the removal of Fortnite in the Google Play Store in 2020. Player count of Fortnite suffers a major loss. At the time, more than 11 million download times was recorded in their Google Play Store page. Right now, while the game can still be played on Android using some other means, it is unclear how many times it has been downloaded.
How many People Download Fortnite in iOs?
After the removal of Fortnite in Apple App Store in 2020. At the time, Fortnite has been downloaded more than 100 million times. As of this moment, you cannot play Fortnite in iOS. Though, there may be some workarounds with this.
How many People playing Fortnite Right Now?
This page, offers live player tracking statistics on the game. As of this moment, we can that there are 1.6 million live active people playing Fortnite right now.
Fortnite Total Download Count in 2023
As of the last data shared on the graph above in 2021 Fortnite accumulated 400 total registered users. This number goes up year by year by 50 million when we base it on the previous years. No official record shows the exact numbers of how many people downloaded Fortnite, however, it is safe to assume that Fortnite has been downloaded more than 500 million times and more than 400 million registered users.
It is important to note that download count and number of registered users may differ as they are not technically equal. A user may download the game more than 1 time.
Wrapping it Up
Fortnite’s download figures give us an extraordinary glimpse into its global impact. This is one mammoth of a game that has blazed a trail in the digital landscape. In the world of gaming downloads, Fortnite stands tall and proud from competitors such as PUBG, Apex Legends, Warzone and more.
One can’t ignore the colossal impact Fortnite downloads have had on the gaming industry. But, all is not smooth especially when disagreement with the Giants. So, as we keep our eyes peeled for the next download milestone.
Remember, folks, “The storm may come, but we’ll weather it together, on the Battle Bus!” – a quote that only Fortnite fans will appreciate.