How many people play Guild Wars 2? Player count & population tracker (2023)

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Guild Wars 2 continues its run despite being over a decade old now – but how many people are playing the MMORPG in 2023? Here’s the player count for Guild Wars 2 for May 2023.

It’s no secret that the MMORPG space is extremely competitive, with many enjoying the likes of Elder Scrolls Online, Lost Ark, and New World. However, with so many MMOs out there, the likes of Guild Wars 2 can easily get forgotten.

Luckily, when looking at the population tracker, it’s clear Guild Wars 2 is anything but dead. So, here’s the player counter for Guild Wars 2 in May 2023.

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How many people play Guild Wars 2: Monthly count

For May 2023, it is estimated that around 345,484 players logged into Guild Wars 2 per day, with the number of players decreasing slightly from April’s data.

Noting that “the Players and Daily login numbers are estimations based on subscriber numbers and online sentiment,” it’s worth remembering that these are just estimates, as no official count has been released.

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With the release of End of Dragons, Guild Wars 2’s player count remains healthy.

How many people play Guild Wars 2: Daily count

Numbers from the past 30 days indicate that the most log-ins in one day were around 345,694 on May 16. 

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Guild Wars 2’s population compared to competitors

With all eyes on the decline of World of Warcraft and New World, just how well is Guild Wars 2 doing in comparison?

MMORPG Total Players (millions)
Guild Wars 2 18.17
Final Fantasy XIV Online 42.76
New World 14.88
World of Warcraft 126.08

While Guild Wars 2 lags behind its two biggest competitors, a player count of over 18 million players is nothing to sniff at. Again, these numbers are mostly estimates.

Is Guild Wars 2 a dead game?

From the stats above, it’s pretty clear that Guild Wars 2 is anything but dead. It remains one of the largest MMORPGs out there – and it’s continuing to expand.

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The playerbase stays strong and the player count continues to rise, rivaling the likes of New World, Lost Ark, and Elder Scrolls Online.

So that’s how many people play Guild Wars 2 in 2023, with up-to-date stats for the number of monthly and daily player counts.

For more tips and tricks on everything Guild Wars, make sure to check out our guides:

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