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LEGO Fortnite attracts jaw-dropping player count numbers

LEGO Fortnite is attracting enormous player counts, beating out even modes like Fortnite Live and OG Fortnite.

Fortnite and LEGO is a match made in heaven. Fortnite boasts hundreds of millions of players and is without a doubt one of gaming’s biggest success stories. From its humble beginnings as a PvE game, the Battle Royale mode slowly turned into a phenomenon. While Fortnite doesn’t have the mainstream visibility it did in 2019, its player count has actually continued growing since then.

With all of its success, Fortnite started to make waves with its crossovers. While partnering with the likes of Star Wars and Dragon Ball Z is a massive coup for crossovers, Lego Fortnite has fundamentally reimagined the game. The crossover with the world of LEGO has proven just how successful these collaborations can get, which is shown with the player counts.

How many players does LEGO Fortnite have?

LEGO Fortnite has maintained an average player count of around 2 million, and peaked over 2.3 concurrent million players.

LEGO Fortnite was initially leaked in November before finally being revealed at The Game Awards. This is more than twice the number of active players the Battle Royale mode has currently, which is sitting at just over 850,000 daily players.  This is a testament to just how much hype the surprise game mode has generated since its launch trailer during The Game Awards.

The collaboration is also impressive due to the breadth of its cosmetic changes. Far from just being skins of the iconic LEGO toy brand skins plopped into the existing game, the developers went out of their way to make a lot of the map and building mechanics LEGO-themed as well. Several of the OG skins also wound up getting LEGO treatment, and it’s likely more will be coming in the future. 

Is LEGO Fortnite free-to-play?

LEGO Fortnite is free-to-play. 

Unlike its branded predecessors like the LEGO Harry Potter and LEGO Star Wars games, LEGO Fortnite is free to play from the get-go. Making a title free-to-play is typically a risk, especially when an audience willing to buy into microtransactions doesn’t exist yet. However, Fortnite’s massive fanbase means that being free-to-play had practically no risks at all.

Fortnite has become a billion-dollar franchise, mostly thanks to the aforementioned crossovers and the hundreds upon hundreds of cosmetics. It is currently unknown if LEGO Fortnite will be here to stay. That said, it’s hard to believe the mode won’t stick around after how much people seem to be loving it.

Steven Rondina is a long-time gamer who loves the Persona series, but not quite as much as he loves all things Pokemon. He has a background in writing about video games, gaming culture, and combat sports.