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Battlefield 5 player count 2021: how many people play Battlefield 5?
Last updated: June19, 2021

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Battlefield started as a war recreation project in 2002 and almost twenty years later, it’s one of the most influential first-person shooter video games of all time. We’re here today to have a closer look at how things are going for the latest installment of the Battlefield series. How many people play Battlefield 5 in 2021? The Battlefield 5 player count might surprise you.

According to the latest game demographics statistics, 90% of the people who play first-person shooter video games are male. Is this the case with Battlefield 5? Read on and find out today. The Battlefield series let 21st century video gamers immerse in the world of WWII and try to survive. BF5 has been on the video game market since 2018 and after almost three years the BF5 player count has changed a bit. You will find the latest Battlefield 5 statistics on and more. 

Battlefield 5 player count 2021

Battlefield 5 is one of the popular first-person shooter video games in 2021. It’s never been as popular as Apex Legends or Counter-Strike of course, but it’s still a favorite among shooter game fans. How much exactly? Let’s see:

1. In June 2021, the peak number of Battlefield 5 players on Steam was 22,890.

(Source: Steam Charts)

Battlefield 5 PC is one of the top 100 most popular games on Steam! It’s true that BF can’t compete with games like Apex in popularity — according to the latest Apex Legends player count, the game ranks #5 on Steam and around 80,000 play the game on Steam (on average). Still, BF5 enjoys moderate popularity with its 22,890 peak number of players which came in April 2021.  

2. In June 2021, Battlefield 5 ranks #59 on Steam.

(Source: Steam Charts)

As you may already know, CS:GO has been at the forefront of that chart for years now. According to the latest CS:GO player count, there were more than 730,000 people who played CS:GO concurrently in March 2021. In comparison, BF5 is still in the Steam top 100 most popular games but hasn’t reached the top 10. 

3. In February 2021, people watched 327,000 hours of Battlefield 5 gameplay on Twitch. 

(Source: Twitch Tracker)

Many people love watching gameplay of their favorite video games nowadays. In Q1 2021, people spent thousands of hours watching Battlefield 5 gameplay on the best video game live-streaming platform — Twitch. 

4. As of June 2021, the 24-hour peak of Battlefield 5 players on Steam is 16,078.

(Source: Steam Charts)

BF5 is not extremely popular on Steam but there is some loyal fan base out there that still keeps the numbers up. In February 2021, the interest in the game suddenly doubled and the number of BF5 concurrent players on Steam went up. 

5. In June 2021, Battlefield 5 ranked #159 on Twitch. 

(Source: Twitch Tracker)

According to the latest Twitch statistics and charts, Battlefield 5 doesn’t rank in the Twitch top 100 games in 2021. The number of live viewers has gone below 1,000 and there are currently 107 BF5 live channels on the platform. In March 2021, Battlefield V ranked #262 on Twitch so it seems that the numbers have doubled.

6. Most Battlefield 5 players come from the US and Russia. 

(Source: Playercounter)

According to the latest video game statistics, a major percentage of video gamers in the world come from the US. In the case of Battlefield 5, 17.11% of all BF5 players come from the US, 7.86% - from Russia, 7.05% - form Brazil, 4.92% - from Germany, and 4.82% - from the UK.

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Battlefield 5 stats & facts

Now, let’s have a look at some Battlefield 5 stats and facts from 2020 and prior so we can put things in perspective. How many people play Battlefield 5 on PlayStation? Was the game nominated for a prestigious gaming award? Let’s find out: 

7. More than 26% of all Battlefield 5 players are male. 

(Source: GameFAQs)

Most Battlefield 5 players are male between the age 30 - 40. According to game demographics, 90% of all people who play FPS games are male. Almost 16% of all Battlefield 5 plyers are male above the age of 40. Female Battlefield 5 players are less than 1% in any age group.

8. As of November 2020, a total of 7,400,000 people had played Battlefield 5 on PS4. 

(Source: Gamstat)

According to the 2020 BF5 player count, in Q4 2020, there were already 7.4 million Battlefield 5 players on PlayStation 4. BF5 is currently available on Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The next Battlefield installment is going to be available only on the next gen consoles and on PC.   

9. In 2020, Battlefield 5 was nominated for a Steam Award. 

(Source: Steam Awards) 

The Steam Awards 2020 happened to be very dramatic. There were so many fan favorites among the competitors that we held our breath for almost two months before the winners were revealed. In 2020, Battlefield 5 was nominated for a Steam Award in the category ‘Outstanding Visual Style’. The other competitors in this category were none other than Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Black Mesa, Marvel’s Avengers, and There Is No Game: Jam Edition 2015. Unfortunately, Battlefield 5 didn’t win — the award went to Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and in all fairness, the game won fair and square. It’s easily one of the most beautifully designed games ever created. 

10. Battlefield 5 was released on November 9, 2018. 

(Source: EA)

More than two years after the Battlefield 5 release, the game is still on the Steam top 100. Fans have been faithful to the franchise since the release of Battlefield 1942 twenty years ago. In 2021, we’re already expecting the release of Battlefield 6. (Scroll down to read more.) 

11. Battlefield 5 is the 16th installment of the Battlefield series. 

(Source: Battlefield Fandom)

As incredible as that sounds, the game has had 16 installments so far. Their system of numbering the game is weird, to say the least. The one before BF5 was Battlefield 1…  (There’s some similarity with the naming of the Xbox consoles if you think about it.) We’ll cover the most important Battlefield series in a minute. 

Battlefield vs Call of Duty

We already compared Destiny 2 vs Warframe, Paladins vs Overwatch, and GTA 5 vs Watch Dogs. It’s time for another clash of titans: Battlefield vs Call of Duty. Let’s have a look at some of the most important details, pros and cons about both games so you have the full picture. We’ll focus on Battlefield 5 & Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — the latest installments of both franchises. Many gamers compare the long-time rivals, and we decided to have a closer look. Here we go:

First things first: in terms of video game genres, both games are first-person shooter games so no surprises there. Based on the number of players, there are some major differences between those two though. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare came out on August 23, 2019 — by November 2020, the game was already played by more than 23 million people on PS4. (See stat #7 for Battlefield 5.) In other words, the Modern Warfare player count is significantly higher than the fan base of Battlefield 5. 

In terms of setting, both games are very different. Battlefield 5 takes place during World War II — the developers have done a fantastic job researching costumes. The Call of Duty outfits on the other hand are much more diverse based on the fact that the game is set in modern days but not so meticulously designed as clothes in Battlefield 5. The Modern Warfare environment looks awesome in every way — every detail feels awesome! There is no huge difference in terms of weapons in the games — actually, most of them look and feel quite similar. 

And of course, when it comes to gameplay, both games sport some pretty awesome features. In Battlefield 5, players can fight in a wide range of World War II locations which are designed super convincingly and the game feels super immersive. Fans of both games compare them by the visual effects and more often than not, Battlefield 5 wins more points in the visual department (remember that Steam Awards nomination for visual effects?).

Bottom line: 

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the game with the bigger fan base.
  • Battlefield 5 offers amazing WWII experience.
  • Different clothing styles of characters due to the different time periods.
  • Game weapons feel almost the same in both games.
  • Battlefield 5 is slightly better in terms of visual effects.

Battlefield series

Let’s take a short trip down memory lane. The history of the Battlefield video game series takes us back almost 20 years — the first Battlefield installment was released back in 2002 and was called Battlefield 1942. The original Battlefield was a hit from the start and there are still several servers which support the game.  

The evolution of the Battlefield franchise is spectacular to say the least. The development of the game definitely influenced the video game industry. Let’s check out the Battlefield timeline and see the most important Battlefield release (how many of those did you play?):

Battlefield 1942 (2002)

Battlefield Vietnam (2004)

Battlefield 2 (2005)

Battlefield 2142 (2006)

Battlefield Bad Company (2008)

Battlefield Bad Company 2 (2010)

Battlefield 3 (2011)

Battlefield 4 (2013)

Battlefield Hardline (2013)

Battlefield 1 (2016)

Battlefield 5 (2018)

Battlefield 6 (2021)

Now that you’ve seen the most important Battlefield installments since the initial release of the first Battlefield game, let’s have a look at what’s going on with the latest launch:

Battlefield 6

Battlefield 6 is one of the most anticipated video games of 2021. We don’t know the exact release date yet, but according to EA the next Battlefield installment is expected at “Holiday 2021” — so October-November 2021. What transformations are we going to see in the game? The Swedish developers DICE have promised bigger maps and maybe more players per map but nothing is said in stone yet. The next installment of the Battlefield series will be available on the next gen consoles — PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, as well as on PC (Windows).

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Battlefield V Firestorm battle royale

Battle royale games are super trendy in 2021 and their player base is usually larger than that on many other games nowadays. The online multiplayer video game genre became wildly popular with the release of PUBG and Fortnite in 2017 and is still one of the favorite video game genres today. In 2021, the PUBG player count is more than 400,000 people on Steam. 

Battlefield is a World War II shooter game — each of the numerous installments and chapters offer different mods, weapons, and maps. However, Battlefield 5 Firestorm is the only one that sports a battle royale mode so far and it was long overdue. Fans of battle royale games went crazy when Counter-Strike came up with CS:GO Danger Zone and the CS:GO player count went through the roof. There is a reason why game developers invest in battle royale modes and Battlefield didn’t disappoint in that department.  

The Battlefield 5 Firestorm came out as a multiplayer mode in the BF5 chapter Trial By Fire. It was released on March 25, 2019 and was only available for Battlefield 5 owners. The only map that’s available for the battle royale on BF5 is called Halvoy — the 64 players airdrop and compete against each other in the hope of becoming the last man standing. The map features multiple terrains, weapon vaults, and sporadically distributed vehicles. The battle royale mode received high scores among the critiques and is still a favorite among fans. 

Key takeaways

In the years after the release of the first Battlefield installment back in 2002, Battlefield evolved and became one of the popular first-person shooter video games in 2021. The game is often compared to Call of Duty because of their similar gameplay and setting. In terms of number of players, Call of Duty is definitely the more popular one, but Battlefield players claim that the game is more visually appealing. 

How many people play Battlefield 5 in 2021? The Battlefield 5 player count is not impressive nowadays. I can't compete with games like CS:GO or Apex Legends in that department. In 2021, more than 7 million people have already played the game on PlayStation 4 and around 18,000 people play the game on Steam daily. BF5 is one of the top 100 Steam games but it’s not on the Twitch top 100. The next Battlefield installment is just around the corner in 2021 – we’re looking forward to Battlefield 6 and what new features it will offer. 

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