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Famitsu conducted a survey on Fate/Grand Order’s players to commemorate the game’s fourth anniversary, and published the results in the 8/22-29 2019 issue of the magazine.

The survey was conducted from 6-8 July 2019 and answered by 9356 people, consisting of 4267 male and 4923 female users (166 answered “other”). 4770 surveyees were in their 20s while 2235 were aged 10-19, and 1906 were in their 30s. Not all surveyees answered all questions.

Also see: Fate/Grand Order Interview – Nasu Kinoko Discusses the End of FGO, What Comes After

Only 9.3% of players had master levels 120 and under, with 44.6% being at levels 121-140, 29.9% being at 141-145, and 16.3% being at 146-150.

47.5% of players chose to use a male player character while 52.5 chose a female player character.

When players first started playing the game was as follows:

  • Pre-registration: 17.6%
  • Within 2015: 10%
  • Within 2016: 15%
  • Within 2017: 35%
  • Within 2018: 17.5%
  • Within 2019 (up to 8 July): 4.8%

Reasons for why players started playing the game:

  • Because they are fans of the Fate series: 37.6%
  • Because it was recommended to them: 24.7%
  • Because it is popular: 13.7%
  • Because they were interested in the characters: 11.9%
  • Because of the commercials: 2.9%
  • Other reasons: 9.2%

Players were also asked what Fate-related work was their first, and they answered:

  • Fate/Grand Order: 2349
  • Fate/Zero (anime): 1691
  • Fate/stay night (anime): 1651
  • Fate/stay night (PC): 1108
  • Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works (TV anime): 870
  • Fate/stay night [Realta Nua]: 291
  • Fate/EXTRA: 188
  • Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works (movie movie): 179
  • Fate/Zero (novel): 117
  • Carnival Phantasm: 107
    There were other answers not given vote numbers as well, such as for the numerous manga adaptations, radio programmes, or action figures.

The five most popular main story chapters are:

  • Part 1 chapter 7 (Babylonia): 2931 votes
  • Part 1 chapter 6 (Camelot): 1028
  • Part 1 chapter 7 (Solomon): 995
  • Part 1.5 chapter 3 (Shimousa): 827
  • Part 2 chapter 4 (Yuga Kshetra): 648

The five most popular events are:

  • SE.RA.PH: 1517 votes
  • Servant Summer Festival: 1165
  • Gudaguda Teito Seihai Kitan: 613
  • Kara no Kyoukai/the Garden of Order: 302
  • Merry Christmas in the Underworld: 280

The five most popular noble phantasm animations are:

  • Karna’s Vasavi Shakti: 635 votes
  • Abigail’s Qliphoth Rhizome: 552
  • Okita Alter’s Zekken Mukyuusandan: 395
  • Katsushika Hokusai’s Fugaku Sanjuurokkei: 335
  • Nobunaga (Avenger)’s Hajunhenjou Sanzendaisentenmaou: 326

Surveyees were asked which class of servant they would like to summon if they were to participate in a grail war, and the answers were:

  • Saber: 1556
  • Archer: 1366
  • Lancer: 857
  • Caster: 787
  • Rider: 779
  • Assassin: 725
  • Avenger: 706
  • Berserker: 552
  • Ruler: 527
  • Foreigner: 365
  • Alter Ego: 230
  • Shielder: 169
  • Moon Cancer: 87
  • Other: 227

Surveyees were asked which servants they would like to see get new costumes, and their answers were:

  • Okita Souji: 525 votes
  • Cu Chulainn: 277
  • Ereshkigal: 230
  • Gilgamesh: 182
  • Miyamoto Musashi: 179

Surveyees were asked which Type Moon characters they would like to see implemented in FGO, and the answers were:

  • Arcueid Brunestud: 635 votes
  • Emiya Shirou: 303
  • Senji Muramasa: 280
  • Charlemagne: 263
  • Matou Shinji: 148
  • Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald: 139
  • Kotomine Kirei: 137
  • Bazett Fraga McRemitz: 134
  • Archimedes: 122
  • Oda Nobukatsu: 119

Surveyees were asked which servants they raised to level 100 using grails, and the top five answers for 5, 4, and 1-3 rarities were:

5 stars

  • Jeanne d’Arc (Alter): 436
  • Gilgamesh (archer): 372
  • Edmond Dantes: 254
  • Cu Chulainn (Alter): 182
    Ozymandias: 180

4 stars

  • Herakles: 111
  • Emiya (archer): 98
  • Gilgamesh (caster): 80
  • Nero Claudius (saber): 40
  • Tamamo Cat: 39

1-3 stars

  • Okada Izou: 143
  • Robin Hood: 131
  • Arash: 79
  • Antonio Salieri: 76
  • Bediviere: 70

Finally, surveyees were asked for comments regarding the anniversary or what they would like to see in the future. Some of the answers chosen by Famitsu and published in the magazine included:

  • “Hurry up with a Tsukihime collaboration!” -Age 20s, Male
  • “I’d like to see a Fate/Prototype: Sougin no Fragments collaboration” -20s/F
  • “I’d like to see anime adaptations of part 2 chapters as well, and a console version of the game.” -30s/F
  • “It’s sad that the game will be ending with part 2, but I’m looking forward to a story that will remain in my memory and heart.” -30s/F
  • “I hope the data remains after the story ends.” -10s/M
  • “I’d like it to be easier to get materials.” -10s/M
  • “An ending even greater than part 1’s in part 2.” -20s/M
  • “I learned about Stay Night and other past Type Moon works because of FGO. Please remake Tsukihime.” -20s/F
  • “There are many players around me and it gives us something to talk about. I hope it continues longer.” -10s/F
  • “Please continue making what you want, how you want. That’s what I want to see.” -20s/M
  • “Please add more pretty girl characters.” -10s/F

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