I was wondering what "Online" actually means.

It seems to me as though people waiting in lobby are "BATTLE ROYALE LOBBY n/4", and people in a game are "PLAYING BR .." but what is "Online"? Launcher open on the desktop but game closed? Creative? STW? Or is it just the same as br lobby?


Online usually refers to console players.

It's when they exited out of Fortnite but didn't actually stop the application, i.e it's when they just press home while they were playing and are now playing a different game.

Otherwise it means that they are still entering the game.

If it isn't for the first reason i mentioned then it's because they are still entering the game (their Fortnite is launching), or that their launcher is open (a premature part of opening the game).

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    For console players: I see PC players in the lsit as "online" too For PC players: Some of them are "Online" for several hours, I don't think it's the game booting. Could it be that they just have the launcher open?
    – Athamas
    Dec 30 '18 at 22:09
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    i think i've accounted for everything now :) @Athamas
    – iVhagar
    Dec 30 '18 at 22:15

I am not completely sure but I think "online" means that they are on the loading screen or they are selecting the gamemode.

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