With Battlefield 2042 bringing a range of odd dilemmas for players, many have chosen to revert back to Battlefield V – creating a whirlwind of new dynamics and a ton of questions to match. As a result, the player count for Battlefield V is much higher than one might expect.
Steam Charts reported an average of 8,448.6 Battlefield V players within the last 30 days while Active Player reported an average of 22,409 players within the last 30 days. These averages represent a slow dip in the total player count since the spike in 2021, but the game’s player count may still see 5-figures on a daily basis.
Although Battlefield V has been out for quite some time, it may appear that the amount of players joining the game seems to be on the rise. Stick around to find out how many people play Battlefield V, and how the game’s user and growth stats have shifted over the past few months.
How Many People Play Battlefield V In 2022?
Battlefield V is a well-loved FPS shooter game and is the 16th installment of the game franchise developed by EA DICE. Battlefield V is set in a never before seen World War 2 scenario, where players can create their own companies based on four class types, namely:
Players can choose missions based on three primary locations in the game, namely North Africa, Norway, and German-occupied France. According to EA’s official description of Battlefield V:
“Enter mankind’s greatest conflict across land, air, and sea with all gameplay content unlocked from the get-go. Choose from the complete arsenal of weapons, vehicles, and gadgets and immerse yourself in the hard-fought battles of World War 2. Stand out on the battlefield with the complete roster of Elites and the best customization content of Year 1 and Year 2.”
Battlefield V is available for various platforms, meaning that the total player counts will generally span across multiple gamer communities:
- Xbox One
- PlayStation 4
- PlayStation 5
EA and DICE’s Battlefield V is still dominated by first-person shooter icons such as Apex Legends and Warzone. However, this beloved game still has a surprisingly healthy and lively player base and community overall.
Despite the launch of Battlefield 2042, many players still stand by Battlefield V. According to Steam Charts, Battlefield V saw a maximum player count of 89,814, hovering around 80,000 active players between August 2021 and September 2021, and the total player base reached an estimated count of over 30,000 monthly players on average towards the end of 2021.
The player count was expected to slowly decrease towards the very end of 2021, as players geared up in preparation for the switch between Battlefield V and Battlefield 2042 after launch. But, surprisingly, the count for Battlefield V only continued to rise, reaching over 31,000 in December 2021.
Although Battlefield V did not have the most renowned launch itself, it was still well-loved for the time being. With Battlefield 2042 being cast into the shadows by a whole bunch of issues that absolutely irked players from the very start, it’s no surprise that Battlefield V saw a resurgence in players.
The growth in user stats showed that players were not only continuing to play Battlefield V despite Battlefield 2042’s release – it showed that Battlefield 2042 players were actually switching to Battlefield V. From there, the count only continued to soar, starting off 2022 with a bang.
Battlefield V User & Growth Stats
The community has been gifted with some highly detailed insight into the specific user growth rates for Battlefield V over time. Although, it is worth noting that the in-continuity between sources and platform counts does create some room for question – one of the reasons people are still not quite sure how many people are actually playing actively in 2022.
That being said, Steam Charts can be seen as quite reliable – at least in terms of accounting for players on this specific platform. Below are all of Battlefield V’s user and player gains occurring in 2022 so far, according to Steam Charts:
|Avg. Battlefield V |
|Last 30 days||8,446.9||+680.5||+8.76%|
However, it is important to note that the above figures may only account for players whose data and activity are accessible on Steam, possibly leaving quite a few players unaccounted for. On the other hand, Active Player collects data from various public sources to produce the most probable and possible figures that extend across Battlefield V’s available platforms, all compiled into one neat and comprehensible package.
Active Player reports much higher player counts for Battlefield V in 2022 – which tells a different story overall. They have reported a total of 1,244, 700 active players within the last 30 days.
Below are Active Player‘s active player counts and stats from March 2021 right up until the present day:
|Avg. Battlefield V |
|Gain||Gain (%)||Max |
|Last 30 Days||1,244,700||0||0||248,940|
As of September 2022, Battlefield was still continuing to rise in terms of player counts and active fans. Many players and onlookers have said that the main reason for Battlefield V’s sudden spike in user and active player stats is the result of Battlefield 2042’s underperformance since its launch, while others feel Battlefield V is still worth playing in 2022.
Below are the top 5 geographical locations for the current Battlefield V player stats, thanks to Player Counter:
|Rank||Top Country Playing Battlefield V||Percentage of Total Players|
While the devs have worked on ongoing updates, bug fixes, and much more within Battlefield 2042, it seemed none of these attempts were successful in luring the total community away from Battlefield V. Contrary to the community’s initial expectations, Battlefield 2042 actually lost over 80% of its players on Steam after its initial launch.
Still, it would be bold to say that Battlefield V will kill off Battlefield 2042 altogether. Battlefield 2042 may just be up to par in fans’ eyes within a few months of ongoing fixes, updates, and patches, which can turn the tide. Although, it’s also unlikely that Battlefield 2042 will kill off Battlefield V, as there is still a rather large sum of dedicated fans who seem happy with Battlefield V in general.
Since April 2022, the player count has begun to dip back down below the 5-figure mark. At the time of writing, Battlefield V has seen an average of 8,446.9 players within the last 30 days, a +8.76% gain in player gains from previous months.
However, also at the time of writing, Player Counter reported around 22,696 Battlefield V players within the past hour or so. At the same time, Active Player reported over 22,714 Battlefield V players within the past hour.
Battlefield V continues to grow in popularity, despite the release of newer variants within the franchise. The reasons for this are debatable, but it’s safe to say that Battlefield V will remain a classic amongst first-person-shooter fans for the foreseeable future.