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How many people play Valorant? Player count tracker: 2022

Published: 1/Apr/2022 5:00 Updated: 1/Apr/2022 3:01

by Connor Knudsen

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It’s always tough to conceptualize how many people play one game or another, especially a newer one like Valorant. But, when you start to look at the player count, you start to realize just how impressive Valorant’s player base truly is.

Valorant, once codenamed Project A, was officially released in June of 2020 following an immense amount of hype.

Hype which was justified, seeing as it was produced by Riot Games, capturing a lot of the same elements of classic FPS titles like Counter-Strike and Overwatch. It appeared to be the perfect storm at the perfect time.

Keeping the momentum going for almost two years now, the game continues to thrive. But exactly how many people jump into Valorant today? Here’s everything we know about the active Valorant player count in 2022.

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How many people play Valorant?

Valorant's monthly player count graph
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Valorant’s monthly active players from late 2020 all the way to now in 2022.

Valorant maintained an estimated total of at least 12 million active players throughout each month of 2021, according to Active Player. In 2022, figures have only continued to climb with each passing month.

Roughly 16 million players have jumped into at least one game of Valorant over the past 30 days, based on the available data. This balances out at around 1.5 million active players per day.

While these numbers are just an estimate for now, these are seriously impressive numbers for Valorant, especially considering it more than doubles Overwatch’s average player base in 2021.

But, just because it trounces on a 5-year-old game in viewership doesn’t mean it’s top dog. Here’s how Valorant’s best month (March 2022 – 16 million players) stacks up with other games in the same month, all according to Active Player’s statistics.

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  • League of Legends: 128 million
  • Overwatch: 7 million
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: 8.5 million
  • Apex Legends: 120 million

So, while it may be doing well in some regards, the game clearly still has a great deal of developing to do if it wants to catch up to the industry’s all-time highs.

The future of Valorant

Valorant shows no signs of slowing down in the near, or far, future.

Riot Games has proven the ability to produce and support their games reliably, with the tactical FPS shooter genre standing the test of time.

art work for neon in Valorant
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Neon is the latest duelist to join the rank of Agents in Valorant.

As the esport continues to take shape, more new agents are added, and major influencers like Shroud and Ninja continue to support the game, there’s no reason that esports and gaming fans alike shouldn’t have Valorant on their radar of top games throughout 2022.

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We will continue to update this chart as numbers change throughout the year, so stay tuned to see how your favorite tactical FPS stacks up against the competition!