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Famitsu conducted a survey on the players of Fate/Grand Order to commemorate the game’s 8th anniversary, and published the results in the 17-24 August 2023 issue of the magazine.

Also see: Fate/Grand Order 7th Anniversary Player Survey Results

The surveyees

The survey was conducted from 4-9 July 2023 and answered by 9008 people, consisting of 3714 male and 4325 female users (969 answered “other”). 46.6% of surveyees were in their 20s while 24% were in their 30s, 9.9% were 19 and below, 6.3% were in their 40s, and 1.3% were above 50. 11.9% surveyees did not provide their age range.

Not all surveyees answered all questions.

7.3% of surveyees had master levels under 120, 13.9% were at 121-140, 24.2% were at 141-150, 21.3% were at 151-159, 22.7% were at 160, and 10.6% were at 161 or above.

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45.9% of players chose a male master, while 54.1% chose a female master.

When players first started playing the game

  • Pre-registration: 12.7%
  • Within 2015: 8.2%
  • Within 2016: 11.4%
  • Within 2017: 21.7%
  • Within 2018: 13.5%
  • Within 2019: 10.1%
  • Within 2020: 8.9%
  • Within 2021: 6.2%
  • Within 2022: 5.4%
  • Within 2023: 1.9%

Main story progress

Surveyees were asked what the latest main story chapter they have cleared is.

  • Ordeal Call 1: Paper Moon – 73.7%
  • Ordeal Call prologue – 4.9%
  • Lostbelt no. 7: Nahui Mictlan – 6.3%
  • Part 2 chapter 6.5: Traum – 5.4%
  • Lostbelt no. 6: Avalon le Fae – 3.6%
  • Part 2 chapter 5.5: Heian-kyo – 0.9%
  • Lostbelt no. 5: Olympus – 0.7%
  • Lostbelt no. 5: Atlantis – 0.6%
  • Lostbelt no. 4: Yuga Kshetra – 0.6%
  • Lostbelt no. 3: SIN – 0.5%
  • Lostbelt no. 2: Götterdämmerung – 0.3%
  • Lostbelt no. 1: Anastasia – 0.3%
  • Up to the end of part 1.5: 1%
  • Have not cleared part 1: 1.2%

Ten most popular main story chapters

  • 1: Part 2 Lostbelt 6 Avalon le Fae: 3116
  • 2: Part 2 Lostbelt 7 Nahui Mictlan: 1185
  • 3: Part 2 Lostbelt 5 Atlantis: 871
  • 4: Part 1 singularity 7 Babylonia: 797
  • 5: Part 1 singularity 6 Camelot: 377
  • 6: Part 1 final singularity Solomon: 303
  • 7: Part 2 Chapter 5.5 Heian-kyo: 284
  • 8: Part 1.5 singularity 1 Shinjuku: 253
  • 9: Part 1.5 singularity 3 Shimousa: 195
  • 10: Part 2 Chapter 6.5 Traum: 186

Chapters that players would most like to see as an anime next

  • 1: Part 2 Lostbelt 6 Avalon le Fae: 3145
  • 2: Part 2 Lostbelt 5 Atlantis: 911
  • 3: Part 1.5 singularity 3 Shimousa: 888
  • 4: Part 2 Lostbelt 7 Nahui Mictlan: 775
  • 5: Part 1.5 singularity 1 Shinjuku: 700
  • 6: Part 2 Chapter 5.5 Heiankyo: 466
  • 7: Part 2 Lostbelt 1 Anastasia: 336
  • 8: Part 2 Lostbelt 4 Yuga Kshetra: 191
  • 9: Ordeal Call 1 Paper Moon: 181
  • 10: Part 2 Chapter 6.5 Traum: 172

Ten most popular events

  • 1: Lilim Harlot: 1146
  • 2: SE.RA.PH: 998
  • 3: Gudaguda Ryoma Kiki Ippatsu:533
  • 4: Servant Summer Festival: 501
  • 5: Servant Summer Camp – Chaldea Thriller Night: 352
  • 6: Gudaguda Shin Yamatai-koku: 340
  • 7: CBC2023: 292
  • 8: Gudaguda Yamatai-koku 2020: 269
  • 9: Sea Monster Crisis: 258
  • 10: Aeaean Spring Breeze: 246

Top ten five star servants that players want

  1. Scáthach-Skaði (Ruler): 616
  2. Tezcatlipoca: 586
  3. Sodom’s Beast/Draco: 416
  4. Oberon: 332
  5. Archetype: Earth: 273
  6. Morgan: 248
  7. Ashiya Doman: 230
  8. Durga: 213
  9. Melusine: 208
  10. Muramasa: 194

Players’ predictions for servants to get swimsuits next

(Note that this survey was conducted before the announcements at Fate/Grand Order Fes. 2023)

Male servants

  • 1: Oberon: 1018
  • 2: Muramasa: 647
  • 3: Cu Chulainn (lancer): 500
  • 4: Saito Hajime: 479
  • 5: Taigong Wang: 248
  • 6: Charlemagne: 234
  • 7: Elkidu: 218
  • 8: Nemo: 200
  • 8: Arthur Pendragon (Prototype): 200
  • 10: Tezcatlipoca: 158

Female servants

  1. Morgan: 1652
  2. Ereshkigal: 1012
  3. Altria Caster: 882
  4. Van Gogh: 322
  5. Melusine: 292
  6. Baobhan Sith: 260
  7. Kriemhild: 168
  8. Archetype: Earth: 161
  9. Barghest: 132
  10. Yang Guifei: 123

Servants players want Camazotz to turn into an Alter

  1. Arthur Pendragon (Prototype): 367
  2. Karna: 237
  3. Gilgamesh (Archer): 235
  4. Ashiya Doman: 227
  5. Elkidu: 193
  6. Marie Antoinette: 157
  7. Saito Hajime: 152
  8. Boudica: 117
  9. Archetype: Earth: 116
  10. Amakusa Shiro: 114

Top ten Type Moon characters players would like to see implemented in Fate/Grand Order

  • 1: Ciel: 380
  • 2: Aozaki Aoko: 302
  • 3: Tohno Shiki: 273
  • 4: Aozaki Touko: 237
  • 5: Matou Shinji: 182
  • 6: Gilgamesh (Prototype): 178
  • 7: Sajou Manaka: 159
  • 8: Saber (Strange/Fake): 149
  • 9: Archimedes: 136
  • 10: Kishinami Hakuno (101)

The top five most popular FGO NPCs

  1. Camazotz: 1025
  2. Agravain: 283
  3. Goredolf Musik: 281
  4. Romani Archaman: 271
  5. Takechi Suizan: 243

Top ten servants for grinding

  1. Morgan: 1321
  2. Altria Caster: 1001
  3. Arjuna (Alter): 680
  4. Ibuki Douji (Berserker): 621
  5. Archetype: Earth: 474
  6. Ashiya Doman: 473
  7. Oberon: 410
  8. Tezcatlipoca: 212
  9. Arash: 169
  10. Koyanskaya of Light: 160

Top ten servants for high difficulty quests

  1. Altria Caster: 2356
  2. Oberon: 429
  3. Morgan: 321
  4. Sodom’s Beast/Draco: 260
  5. Arjuna (Alter): 243
  6. Van Gogh: 201
  7. Merlin: 185
  8. Elkidu: 172
  9. Heracles: 134
  10. Manannán mac Lir: 127

Servants players obtained with Pilgrimage Leaves

  1. Already had all: 33.2%
  2. Oda Nobunaga (Archer): 21.3%
  3. Sakata Kintoki (Rider): 12.8%
  4. Jeanne d’Arc (Alter) (Berserker): 5.6%
  5. Mysterious Idol X (Alter): 4.6%
  6. Scatchach (Assassin): 4.6%
  7. Katsushika Hokusai (Saber): 3.7%
  8. Quetzalcoatl (Samba/Santa): 2.6%
  9. Shuten Douji (Caster): 2.3%
  10. Elizabeth Bathory (Halloween): 1.5%
  11. Elizabeth Bathory (Brave): 1.1%
  12. Did not use Pilgrimage Leaves: 6.7%

Class Scores unlocked first by players

  1. Did not unlock any: 39.4%
  2. Berserker: 27.2%
  3. Saber: 9.0%
  4. Archer: 5.2%
  5. Assassin: 4.9%
  6. Extra II: 4.4%
  7. Lancer: 3.7%
  8. Caster: 3.4%
  9. Rider: 2.8%

What players want after the end of part 2

  1. The start of part 3: 51.2%
  2. For the game to end: 16.2%
  3. FGO2 with a new protagonist: 14.0%
  4. A completely new Fate RPG: 9.3%
  5. No answer: 9.3%

Some comments for each answer were also published alongside the results.

The start of part 3

  • “I don’t want an end to a medium which constantly provides new Fate content. I still want to see character I like in events and swimsuits, so I hope it goes on for another decade.” (20s/F)
  • “I only just started in June 2022, so it’d be sad to see it end so soon for me.” (30s/F)
  • “A lot of great new characters and interesting new things only started in part 2, so I’d love to see a part 3.” (20s/F)
  • “I can’t bear to see it end before Han Xin is implemented” (30s/F)
  • “I want to see it keep going. I like the story including the main character, so if they change I’ll quit.” (20s/F)
  • “They keep adding stuff that Type Moon had left hanging for so long like ORT, so I want it to go on till we see everything from inside Nasu’s head.” (20s/F)

For the game to end

  • “Because it’s the sort of game that conveys how sad yet beautiful it is that the end will come someday.” (20s/F)
  • “Games should have endings.” (20s/M)
  • “Having it end in a good way would in itself be legendary.” (30s/F)
  • “Even if a Part 3 did happen, I don’t want to see the current protagonist suffer anymore, and it’d be sad to have a new protagonist.” (30s/F)
  • “I want them to do all they want here and then get back to the Tsukihime world.” (30s/M)
  • “Few story-centric phone games manage to end while the story is still good, so I’d like FGO to be a pioneer for that.” (20s/M)
  • “The size of the app takes up too much of my smartphone’s storage so I don’t want it to go on for too long.” (30s/F)

FGO2 with a new protagonist

  • “If it goes on, I want a new protagonist. Let the current one go home already.” (20s/F)
  • “Once part 2 ends I feel like the current Master will have done all they could, but I still do want more FGO, so something new would be nice.” (10s/F)
  • “I want to see the possibilities a new protagonist would bring. Or you could have Daybit as the protagonist.” (30s/F)
  • “I’d like to see the characters of FGO appear as ‘characters from the previous game'” (20s)
  • “I’d like to see a completely new story with this same system.” (20s/F)
  • “And then have them meet up with the current protagonist at the end of 2” (20s/M)

A completely new Fate RPG

  • “I want to see Servants from FGO as main characters in other games, like in Samurai Remnant.” (20s/M)
  • “I’d like to travel an open world with my Servants.” (30s/F)
  • “I’d like to see a completely new RPG, with the caveat that they also release an app that lets you read all the text in FGO.” (30s/F)
  • “I want to see a real grail war with the servants from FGO.” (20s/F)
  • “I want a game where you fight through a real grail war like in the Extra series.” (20s/M)
  • “I want a complete console game that stands on its own.” (30s/M)
  • “I’d be fine with FGO2 or part 3 but I still want a completely new game in addition to that.” (10s/M)
  • “Their patching up FGO to keep running is starting to reach its limit.” (40s/M)
  • “I want a console game that uses the FGO protagonist that lets you go on different routes for different servants like Extra/CCC.” (20s/F)
  • “I find it hard to recommend the game to people with the current system.” (10s/M)
  • “I want to see what a new Fate made by the people who worked on FGO would look like.” (30s/M)

What players are looking forwards to in FGO

  • “I want an ending that makes me feel glad that I played the game.” (40s/F)
  • “I want another collaboration with Manga de Wakaru! FGO” (20s/M)
  • “I want a mode where you can replay from the beginning of part 1 with the enemies made stronger.” (40s/M)
  • “Movies or TV special anime for part 1.5!” (30s/F)
  • “Collaborations with Strange Fake and Samurai Remnant.” (20s/F)
  • “Improved UI and playability.” (20s/M)
  • “Kadoc swimsuit or CE or both.” (20s/F)
  • “Forget a 10th anniversary, aim for a 20th anniversary.” (20s/F)
  • “The ability to do friend point gacha 100 times at a go, and an anime with the female protagonist.” (30s/F)
  • “Crypters as Servants.” (30s/F)

Comments on the 8th anniversary

  • “I want them to keep doing what they think is interesting!” (30s/M)
  • “A tenth anniversary is starting to look more realistic, so extend it to a 15th.” (20s/M)
  • “I was in high school when I started FGO in 2015, and now I’m working. Eight years is a pretty long time. Congratulations!” (20s/F)
  • “Being able to read text written by Nasu Kinoko on a regular basis made me very happy this past 8 years. I hope the game goes on for a very long time.” (30s/M)

Also see:

Event Report: Fate/Grand Order Fes. 2023 -8th Anniversary- (Part 1)

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