How many people play Guild Wars 2? Player count & population tracker (July 2024)

Lauren Bergin
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Guild Wars 2 continues to be a successful MMO despite being over a decade old, but how many people are playing ArenaNet’s classic MMORPG in 2024?

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 count for Guild Wars 2 in July 2024.

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Is Guild Wars 2 really a “dead game?”

Monthly count

Throughout July 2024, it is estimated that around 72,718 players logged into Guild Wars 2 each day, with the number of players seeing a slight increase since February, according to MMO Populations.

Noting that “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.

Daily count

Numbers from the past few months indicate that the most log-ins in one day were around 548,578 on February 28, and the fewest were recorded at 360,736 on December 1.

Playercount 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 to the industry’s other biggest MMOs?

MMORPGActive Daily Players
Baldur’s Gate III1.93M
Old School RuneScape315.9K
World of Warcraft Classic102.3K
Final Fantasy XIV Online295K
World of Warcraft193.2K
Destiny 271K
Path of Exile155.2K
Guild Wars 272.7K
RuneScape38.1K
Lost Ark66.7K
The Elder Scrolls Online18.4K

While Guild Wars 2 lags behind some of its biggest competitors, its impressive daily player count of over is still impressive and something plenty of other developers would be delighted with.

Is Guild Wars 2 a dead game?

From the stats above, it’s pretty clear that Guild Wars 2 is not dead. It remains one of the largest MMORPGs out there and will continue to be successful for years to come.

The playerbase stays strong and the player count continues to rise, rivaling the likes of Path of Exile, RuneScape, and Lost Ark.

In the meantime, do check our best Guild Wars 2 addons and Antre of Adjournment guides for more info.