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AdvertisementNonTitle/NARITAYUTAKA Akasaka

Famitsu conducted a survey on the players of Fate/Grand Order to commemorate the game’s fifth anniversary, and published the results in the 8/13 2020 issue of the magazine.

The survey was conducted from 17-25 July 2020 and answered by 6698 people, consisting of 3271 male and 3260 female users (167 answered “other”). 3181 surveyees were in their 20s while 1762 were in their 30s, 1261 were 10-19, 450 were in their 40s, and 44 were above 50. Not all surveyees answered all questions.

Also see: Fate/Grand Order 5th Anniversary Q&A With Nasu and Takeuchi

Only 410 (6.1%) surveyees had master levels of 120 and under, with 2765 (41.7%) at 146-150, 1964 (29.7%) at 121-140, and 1481 (22.4%) at 141-145.

3134 (48.7%) of players chose a male master, while 3297 (51.3%) chose a female master.

When players first started playing the game:

  • Pre-registration: 1280 (19.3%)
  • Within 2015: 646 (9.7%)
  • Within 2016: 901 (13.6%)
  • Within 2017: 1765 (26.6%)
  • Within 2018: 1008 (15.2%)
  • Within 2019: 775 (11.7%)
  • Within 2020 (up to 25 July 2020): 255 (3.8%)

Reasons for why players started playing the game:

  • Because they are fans of the Fate series: 2817 (42.5%)
  • Because it was recommended to them: 1364 (20.6%)
  • Because it is popular: 895 (13.5%)
  • Other reasons: 668 (10%)
  • Because they were interested in the characters: 663 (10%)
  • Because of the commercials: 224 (3.4%)

Players were also asked what Fate-related work was their first, and the top ten answers were:

  • 1: Fate/Grand Order: 1616
  • 2: Fate/Zero (anime): 1187
  • 3: Fate/stay night (anime): 1009
  • 4: Fate/stay night (PC): 904
  • 5: Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works (TV anime): 593
  • 6: Fate/stay night [Realta Nua] (PS2): 200
  • 7: Fate/EXTRA: 127
  • 8: Fate/Zero (novel): 86
  • 9: Fate/Apocrypha (anime): 84
  • 10: Fate/stay night [Realta Nua] (PSV): 80

The ten most popular main story chapters are:

  • 1: Part 1 singularity 7 Babylonia: 1292 votes
  • 2: Part 2 Lostbelt 5 Atlantis: 1165
  • 3: Part 1 singularity 6 Camelot: 607
  • 4: Part 1 final singularity Solomon: 604
  • 5: Part 2 Lostbelt 4 Yuga Kshetra: 477
  • 6: Part 1.5 singularity 3 Shimousa: 464
  • 7: Part 2 Lostbelt 5 Olympus: 441
  • 8: Part 2 Lostbelt 1 Anastasia: 349
  • 9: Part 1.5 singularity 1 Shinjuku: 346
  • 10: Part 2 Lostbelt 3 SIN: 203

The ten most popular events are:

  • 1: SE.RA.PH: 1154 votes
  • 2: Servant Summer Festival: 847
  • 3: Aeaea no Harukaze: 69
  • 4: Kenzan! Las Vegas Gozenjiai: 253
  • 5: Gudaguda Teito Seihai Kitan 1945: 215
  • 5: Kara no Kyoukai/the Garden of Order: 215
  • 7: Apocrypha/Inheritance of Glory: 184
  • 8: All Nobunaga Soushingeki Gudaguda Final Honnouji 2019: 181
  • 9: Merry Christmas in the Underworld: 180
  • 10: Fate/Accel Zero Order: 174

The top five servants that players want are:

  • 1: Arjuna (Alter) (510)
  • 2: Merlin (322)
  • 3: Scathach Skadi (260)
  • 4: Kama (229)
  • 5: Edmond Dantes (165)

The top five servants players would recommend to new players are:

  • 1: Zhuge Liang (1000)
  • 2: Herakles (540)
  • 3: Merlin (503)
  • 4: Mashu (432)
  • 5: Arjuna (Alter) (300)

The top ten servants that players want new costumes for are:

  • 1: Gilgamesh (340)
  • 2: Cu Chulainn (269)
  • 3: Ereshkigal (238)
  • 4: Elkidu (219)
  • 5: Artoria Pendragon (180)
  • 6: Arjuna (170)
  • 7: Karna (155)
  • 7: Emiya (Archer) (155)
  • 9: Elizabeth Bathory (138)
  • 10: Mandricardo (132)

The five most popular noble phantasm animations are:

  • 1: Abigail’s Qliphoth Rhizome (384)
  • 2: Gilgamesh (Archer)’s Enuma Elish (332)
  • 3: Voyager’s Pale Blue Dot (310)
  • 4: Artoria Pendragon (Saber)’s Excalibur (308)
  • 5: Achilles’ Troias Tragōidia (249)

The top ten first Servant players used visionary flames on are:

  • 1: Zhuge Liang (487)
  • 2: Arash (332)
  • 3: Merlin (310)
  • 4: Scathach Skadi (243)
  • 5: Gilgamesh (Archer) (184)
  • 6: Herakles (148)
  • 7: Jeanne d’Arc Alter (Avenger) (134)
  • 8: Emiya (Archer) (125)
  • 9: Edmond Dantes (119)
  • 10: Artoria Pendragon (Saber) (115)

The top ten Servants players used beast’s footprints on are:

  • 1: Gilgamesh (Archer) (254)
  • 2: Arjuna (Alter) (185)
  • 3: Edmond Dantes (130)
  • 4: Jeanne d’Arc Alter (Avenger) (112)
  • 5: Elkidu (100)
  • 6: Karna (96)
  • 7: Meltryllis (83)
  • 8: Merlin (79)
  • 9: Emiya (Archer) (74)
  • 10: Cu Chulainn (Alter), Mashu Kyrielight (73)

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

  • Gilgamesh (archer): 350
  • Jeanne d’Arc (Alter): 205
  • Karna: 193
  • Edmond Dantes: 171
  • Elkidu: 167

4 stars

  • Emiya (archer): 114
  • Herakles: 79
  • Gilgamesh (caster): 73
  • Ryogi Shiki (assassin): 56
  • Siegfried: 40

1-3 stars

  • Cu Chulainn (lancer): 103
  • Mandricardo: 80
  • Okada Izou: 66
  • Robin Hood: 64
  • Antonio Salieri: 58

The top three craft essences players would like to see on friends’ support servants are:

  • Chaldea Teatime: 1999
  • Kaleidoscope: 1364
  • Bella Lisa: 1129

Which Type Moon characters players would like to see implemented in Fate/Grand Order:

  • Arcueid Brunestud: 456
  • Charlemagne: 232
  • Aozaki Touko: 211
  • Emiya Shirou: 182
  • Aozaki Aoko: 128
  • Bazett: 124
  • Gilgamesh (Prototype): 120
  • Senji Muramasa: 105
  • Matou Shinji: 105
  • Caren Ortensia: 100

Surveyees were asked what they look forward to in Fate/Grand Order and some of the comments were:

  • “More events having servants who usually aren’t seen with each other interacting.” (30s/F)
  • “More male servant costumes and swimsuits for different classes” (20s/M)
  • “The implementation of Kayneth Archibald El-Melloi” (30s/F)
  • “More beast’s footprints handed out, or exchangable.” (20s/M)
  • “An anime with the female main character” (30s/F)
  • “A Fate/Prototype collaboration” (30s/F)

Finally, surveyees were asked for comments for the anniversary and some of the answers were:

  • “Aim for a 10th anniversary!” (30s/M)
  • “Part 2 is reaching its climax, and I hope to see a story that matches part 1’s.” (20s/F)
  • “I never thought it would last this long when it first started. I hope that it goes all the way and reaches a satisfying conclusion.” (40s/F)
  • “Thank you, FGO” (20s/M)
  • “Give us 500 million QP” (20s/F)

Also see: Fate/Grand Order 4th Anniversary Player Survey Results

 

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