Steam worried: Epic Games users revealed

Epic Games now has more than 500 million users, according to Epic. Here’s the store’s astonishing performance.

Epic Games is running a record number of users, Epic said. While most accounts on the platform are used to buy and play computer games, some accounts are preferred on consoles and mobile devices such as Fortnite and Rocket League.

It currently has more than 500 million Epic Games accounts, and the majority of Epic Games’ user base comes from Fortnite. For example, those who play Fortnite on the console don’t need to create a full Epic account. Fortnite can be played with an “anonymous” Epic Games account without a username or email address. Fortnite had more than 350 million registered players as of May 2020, and such unaccounted players accounted for a significant portion of the 500 million figure.

Epic Games users exceed 500 million

The Epic Games Store reached more than 194 million users in 2021, an increase of 34 million from the previous year. The company said it had 62 million monthly active users in December, with 31.1 million daily active users and 13.2 million at the highest number of simultaneous users.

Epic has also invested heavily in its free computer games program, which will continue for at least the rest of this year. Last year, the company gave 89 games to 765 million accounts for free.

But offering Grand Theft Auto V for free brought 7 million new Epic Games Store users in a single day. Campaigns for games such as Civilization VI, World War Z and Subnautica have also led to significant increases in the number of new users. Rocket League’s transition to a free-to-play model was also influential in user numbers.

Gamers spent about $840 million, up 20 percent from last year. Just over a third of this was spent on third-party games, while the biggest third-party games in the store were Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, Hitman 3, Far Cry 6, Genshin Impact, Darkest Dungeon, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Chivalry 2 and GTA V.

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