How to View How Many Hours You’ve Played on Fortnite
Fortnite is undoubtedly one of the biggest phenomena in gaming industry history. Released in 2017, it took the world by storm. In the first two weeks of its release, the Battle Royale mode had 10 million people playing the game. Just a year later, the game reached 125 million players worldwide.
The success of Fortnite since its launch could be attributed to the fact that it’s free to download and play. It’s especially appealing to younger gamers who now have more powerful computers and gaming options than past generations.
But it’s the game mechanics and engaging gameplay that actually attracted the players. With its cartoonish design, Fortnite established itself as a casual, fun game, not focusing on hyper-realistic environments as a way to improve immersion.
With the game so widely accessible, chances are you’re one of the players that rode the flying bus to get to the arena. Therefore, it’s quite possible that you’d like to find out just how much time you’ve spent playing Fortnite.
Getting the Hours
- Getting the Hours
- Epic Lack of Game Stats
- Third-Party to the Rescue
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Play Time Is Essential
The best way to check your hours played on Fortnite is through Epic’s dedicated app, the aptly titled “Epic Game Launcher”. The launcher provides all kinds of information about Epic’s games, giving you an overview of all the games you’ve purchased so far. You can also buy, install, and launch Epic’s games from the app as well.
Of course, if you’ve played Fortnite on your computer, that automatically means you already have the launcher installed. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be able to play the game itself, since the only way to start is directly from the Epic’s launcher app.
Just in case you’ve played the game on your friend’s computer, and now want to play it on yours, simply download Epic Game Launcher from Epic’s website. You can also use this direct link to start the download immediately.
How to See How Many Hours Played – PC
In order to determine the amount of time you’ve spent enjoying Fortnite, simply follow these steps:
Open Epic Games Launcher.
Using your computer’s search bar, type in Epic Games Launcher. In the pop-up window, click to open the app.
In the menu to the left on the home page of the launcher, click ‘Library.’
Click the Three Dot Menu
Find Fortnite in the list of your games and click on the three horizontal dots just underneath it.
View “You’ve Played”
A sub-menu will appear giving you the exact amount of time you’ve played the game.
Depending on how long you’ve been playing, Epic Games may show you days rather than hours. If you want to know how many hours that is, just multiply days by 24. For example, if you played Fortnite for 12 days in total, that translates to 288 hours.
Epic Lack of Game Stats
With Fortnite bringing Epic $2.8 billion in revenues for 2018 alone, you’d expect nothing to be lacking in this game. As far as the gameplay is concerned, it’s been great so far. Unfortunately, there’s one thing that’s been bothering the player base that doesn’t have anything to do with the gameplay itself.
Keep in mind that Fortnite is a highly competitive multiplayer battle arena. With such a huge following, the game statistics are extremely important to players. Unfortunately, this feature hasn’t been particularly reliable, ever since the game came out.
At some point, Epic even decided to remove the play time counter altogether. They wanted to relieve the stress on their servers that this feature was causing. The counter eventually got restored, but it seemed that Epic didn’t care much for players complaining about the lack of this feature.
Third-Party to the Rescue
As with the play time counter, players have been constantly campaigning to have the game statistics improved. With Epic not providing many advancements in this field, a bunch of third-party websites appeared, offering players exactly what they needed. And, as it turned out, they kept better track of players’ in-game statistics than Epic ever did.
Websites like FortniteTracker, FortniteScout, and FortniteStats, to name but a few, offer a lot of relevant information that can easily rank all Fortnite players. This allows you to easily find your own statistics. All it takes is entering your Epic Games username on the website.
When you look at the standings table, you can see how many kills, wins, and game matches a certain player has reached. It also provides a total score for that player, as well as performance statistics.
The total score represents how many in-game points players achieved during a match. For example, when you open an ammo box, you get 25 points. If you find a gold coin, your score goes up by 100. Victory, on the other hand, grants you a massive 2000 points. And that’s if you played solo. If you were part of a squad, you’ll get double that!
Information like Kill-to-Death Ratio or Win Ratio shows you how good a player actually is. If a user played tens of thousands of matches and has a high-performance ratio, that’s a pretty good indicator that you’re looking at a great Fortnite gamer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I see how many hours I’ve played Fortnite on my PS4?
Sony hasn’t been too cooperative with showing us the details of how much we’ve played. There’s a lot you can learn about your time in the game through achievements, but there is no option for “Time Played” at the time of writing.
Sony once introduced a wrap-up feature but it didn’t last long. Theoretically speaking, if you sign up with an Epic Games account (which PlayStation should force you to do anyway), you may be able to see your Time Played in the launcher on a computer.
We do have an article with more information on PlayStation’s time played here.
Can I see the time played for Fortnite on my Xbox One?
At the time of writing, Xbox is slightly more cooperative than its PS4 counterpart. We have full instructions on how to see your Time Played stats here, but basically, you need to visit the Official Club menu and click ‘Stats.’
Play Time Is Essential
Whether you’re just starting with Fortnite, or you’re a seasoned player, it’s good to keep track of just how much time you spend playing the game. If this is something that you play casually, you should keep that time at a reasonable level, not allowing it to interfere with your daily duties. But, if you’re someone who wants to reach a professional level, play time will need to go sky high!
How useful do you find the play time statistics? Did you have to download a third-party app? Share your experiences in the comment section below?