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

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Guild Wars 2 may have been released back in 2012 but the game is still incredibly popular, even over a decade later. With that in mind, we’ve taken a look at how many people are playing Guild Wars 2 in 2023 including the daily count and monthly numbers.

The MMORPG space is a competitive one with millions of players enjoying the genre every day. Since Smilegate RPG’s MMOARPG, Lost Ark, arrived in February 2022, you might be forgiven for thinking ArenaNet’s Guild Wars 2 had faded into obscurity.

Luckily, that’s not the case, as seen through the vast amount of players enjoying this fantastic MMO. Here’s how popular this game is after so many years of activity.

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How many people play Guild Wars 2: Monthly count

For December 2022, it is estimated that around 504,000 players logged into Guild Wars 2 per day, with the number of players increasing slightly from November’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.

End of Dragons was released on February 28, and as a result, GW2’s active population has continued to grow exponentially. With May 7 seeing over a million players dive back into Tyria to check out the new Living World season, the future looks bright for ArenaNet’s classic MMO.

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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 (December 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022) indicate that the most log-ins in one day were around 335,854 on December 30. 

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 17.70
Final Fantasy XIV Online 40.99
New World 15.05
World of Warcraft 124.49

While Guild Wars 2 lags behind its two biggest competitors, a player count of over 17 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.

With End of Dragons – the first expansion since 2017’s ‘Path of Fire’ – a whole slew of exciting content has been added to the game. From fishing to the multiplayer Seige Turtle mount, new traits to the brand new Strike Missions; ArenaNet continues to transform Guild Wars 2 into an MMO that can brawl with the best of them.

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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.

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