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How many people play World of Warships? — 2024 statistics

Steering through the waters of analytical depth in naval combat.

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Release Date
September 17, 2015
Genre
Naval warfare MMO
Developer
Lesta Studio
Publisher
Wargaming

Dive deep into the naval waters and you’ll find a universe where strategy meets adrenaline-pumping action. This free-to-play multiplayer sensation, launched in 2015, carries the legacy of its siblings but navigates through unique waves with its diverse warship types and immersive combat modes. How many people play World of Warships? To measure its success, set sail with us as we unravel the latest World of Warships stats, and if you’re seeking an edge, don’t miss our guide on World of Warships codes.

World of Warships user stats

Wargaming has managed to capitalize on the concept of war in a way Call of Duty or battlefield never thought about. The company garnered a good amount of fans, all into war vehicles and slow-paced and strategic rhythm. This time, sailors are in the spotlight, showing off their favorite girls and their massive armament.

World of Warships had over 30 million registered users, as of 2018, .

(Source: The Indian Express)

  • The record for the highest number of concurrent players (Steam) is 379,096 on February 4, 2021.

The number of registered users is obviously higher in 2021, but Wargaming keeps a firm hold on the data regarding World of Warships. That could also mean that no significant milestone has been crossed and the company does not feel the need to update us since it did not reach ‘that’ number. Plus, there is barely any information out there on how the game is faring on consoles and mobiles devices.

Most World of Warships players are between 20-35.

(Source: World of Warships Forum)

  • Even if the game is widely popular with men, WoW also has its fair share of women.
  • 20-40 is the biggest age group throughout the years.
  • Teenagers (under 18) are the least attracted to the game.
  • Seniors (50-60+) also occupy a big chunk of the fanbase.
  • The game received a PEGI 7 and has also received a teen rating on some other platforms.

Riding on World of Tanks’ success, WoW has managed to show that, even for such a niche genre, women are not to be underestimated. Even if their number is way lower than their male counterparts, they are still really noticeable, with some of them being recognized for their skills and their involvement in the community. We can notice here the same pattern as with the other World of games, with the players being on the mature side. Also financially independent. More than ever, the 50-60+ group distinguishes itself by being really present, whether in-game or on the forums.

World of Warships key stats

With such success, everyone is a bit curious about topics focused on revenues, profits, the number of downloads, and more information around the game itself.

The mobile version World of Warships Blitz has been downloaded more than 10 million times.

(Source: Google Store)

  • It has received 476,983 reviews and a rating of 4.2. On Android, Russia is the country that has installed the game the most.
  • On the App Store, it received 86,000 reviews and a rating of 4.7. The game has been mostly downloaded from the US with this platform.
  • In October 2021, it was downloaded 60,000 times via iOS and 200,000 times via Android.
  • iOS is the go-to for the US, Russia, Japan, the UK, and France while on Android, it is Russia, the US, Germany with France, the UK, South Korea, and Japan at approximately the same level. 

Unfortunately, there is no available information for other platforms. But based on what you can glean from forums and players themselves, it seems like most players are on mobile devices and PC. And Android owners are again more active than Apple ones.

World of Warships generated $300,000 in revenue in October 2021 via Google Play and $400,000 via Apple Store.

(Source: Sensor Tower)

  • As of November 22, 2021, on iOS (US), the game is ranked #497 in the Top Free Games category.
  • It was #64 in the iPhone – Most Grossing Action Games category and #36 in the iPad – Most Grossing Action Games category.
  • Around the same date, on Android (US), the game was ranked #457 in the Top Free Games – Action category.
  • It was #570 in the Top Grossing Overall category, #423 in the Top Grossing Games category, and #32 in the Top Grossing Action Games. 

WoW does make money, but in terms of production cost, we can wonder if it is a real profit. However, let’s also remember that part of the community is “on strike” right now due to the friction between the player and Wargaming. Nonetheless, the game still ranks pretty well among its peers (action games) and has been around for 6 years already. Players do agree with the fact that they should spend money. What they do not agree with is seeing the freemium system abused by pushing people to spend more because of luck and enabling gambling addiction.

World of Warships usage stats

Time to take a closer look at how the game is consumed by the community. From the countries where the fans are the most invested to a ranking of the favorite and most efficient warships, we got it all.

The European server is most active with an average of 12K daily players and an average of daily peak players of 32K.

(Source: Stats Wotapi)

  • The Russian server has an average of 10,063 daily players and an average of daily peak players of 23,391.
  • The Asian server cumulates an average of 7,966 daily players and an average of daily peak players of 21,905 players.
  • The North American server shows an average of 7,671 daily players and the average of daily peak players was 16,092 players.

Therefore, Europe is where the game has the most active users and -surprisingly- North America is at the bottom. A surprise considering that they are usually at the top when it comes to MMO. The numbers have been pretty consistent day after day and no drastic loss has been observed for a while.

World of Warships is ranked #89 on Twitch.

(Source: Twitch)

  • Over 7 days: the average number of viewers is 3,413, the average number of channels streaming the game is 102, the average number of viewers/channel is 37.9 and the average number of hours watched is 573,901.
  • The peak number of viewers was 62,896 in December 2020 and the peak number of channels was 238 in May 2020.
  • The game is streamed by 14% more channels during the weekend, and there are 18% more viewers.
  • 1.3 million players follow the game on Twitch.

WoW is doing well on Twitch too, what with the streamers being literally from all over the world. It is really easy to find different nationalities without having to look really hard. Plus, through the Community Program, some streamers can build up their own fanbase while promoting the game.

Different platforms to play

Like World of Tanks, Wargaming made it a point not to stay active on just one platform and expand as much as possible. The result is that you can find the game everywhere, up to the all-new next-gen consoles such as the PS5. The Switch is the only one not included in the list, but that might have to do with the fact that several complaints were received with WoT since the Switch just ports mobile versions of MMO. 

The all-time peak for World of Warships on Steam is 353,413 players in February 2021.

(Source: Steam, Steam Charts)

  • The highest number of average players is 11,574 in February 2021.
  • The number of players is actually pretty much the same and balanced enough with an average of 6,900 – 8,000 players since the beginning of the year. The average during peak hours is 13,000 – 16,500.
  • 91,151 reviews have been received on Steam and globally lean toward really positive (80.08% are positive).
  • PlayTracker estimates the number of owners of the game on Steam to be between 3.60 million and 3.80 million
  • The number of followers has also been steadily rising, from 136,601 (January 2020) to 334,561 (November 2021).

Even with the lack of information, it has been acknowledged that the PC version is the most played one. Even if the numbers here are only on Steam, you can only imagine how many more players they have through the Epic Store, for example. Plus, even after 6 years, the game is still doing well in terms of active users. Hopefully, those players are also spending a bit of money since that is how the game survives.

To sum up

As the younger brother in the “World of” games, WoW has been standing its grounds pretty well. The game might have a smaller community than WoT, it is doing way better than World of Warplanes released in 2013. In fact, Massively OP decided to hold a small poll to see which one was a favorite among Wargaming’s fans and, lo and behold, WoW won by a landslide. But WoT is a veteran with years of achievements and loyalty under its belt, after all.

Other than that, the game is doing well for itself with a team always providing updates and organizing events. They have several collaborations with other industries such as anime or even other games (there is one with Warhammer 40K at the moment) and the cooperative nature of the game makes it even more interesting to come back to, as the players can literally see it as going back to their crew. 

Let’s hope that the tense situation between Wargaming and its audience will be solved in the near future, as the game is way too good to be abandoned for such a reason.

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