Known primarily as the hub of gamers all around the world, Discord has now grown into a platform where people build communities around anything they want.
Name it, there’s probably a Discord server for it. From outdoor activities such as hiking to coding and programming, you will surely find a community for that. YouTubers, podcasters, and Twitch streamers use Discord to interact with their fans. Lastly, teachers and study groups take advantage of the platform, too, to host classes and allow students to seamlessly connect with other students.
And believe it or not, servers like those I’ve mentioned (which are obviously not related to gaming) have thousands of members who are regularly active, too.
While a Discord server with thousand members can already be considered quite a large one, there are those that go beyond that. Some servers have tens of thousands. Some Discord servers have hundreds of thousands. Some have reached Discord’s limit of member count that they were always full, and getting inside the server is quite difficult.
These mega servers, so to speak, are the most populated servers on Discord. For the past few years ago, Fortnite has been the undisputed, largest Discord server there is. However, because Discord steadily attracts new users every day from all different walks of life, well, that may be bound to change. Other new, ultra-popular games are building large dedicated communities. Needless to say, they have lots (and I mean nearly a million) members.
Ready to know which Discord servers are the largest? Here’s our list of the top ten most popular Discord servers in 2022.
Top 12 Largest Discord Servers
Current Number of Members: 586,241
Date Created: 25 Feb 2016
Run by the developers themselves, Psyonix, the Rocket League official Discord server has more than half a million members and counting. The server is dedicated to the Rocket League, wherein players compete in soccer and vehicular video gameplay.
The game is exactly as it sounds: you will be controlling a rocket-powered car while it plays soccer against other players. It has amassed a large following, and since the server’s launch in 2016, the number of its Discord server members is steadily growing. Here, you can discuss all things related to Rocket League. You can also look for groups to play within the server and trade with other players.
Current Number of Members: 641,316
Date Created: 03 Apr 2017
This is the official Discord server of YouTuber TommyInnit, whose real name is Thomas Simons. Born in the UK, TommyInnit became famous for his Minecraft-related videos on YouTube and Twitch. The server has several public chat channels where you can pretty much talk about anything, as long as it doesn’t violate the rules, of course. Plus, it has an announcement channel where fans will be notified if TommyInnit has uploaded a new video on YouTube or currently streaming on Twitch.
Current Number of Members: 663,199
Date Created: 06 Feb 2018
The idea of playing a video game while earning money is quite tempting, to say the least, and that’s how Axie Infinity became so popular. Axie Infinity is an NFT-based online game developed by Sky Mavis, where players collect and use “axies” to earn cryptocurrency.
Needless to say, Axie Infinity is an entertaining and rewarding game which is why even its Discord server has gathered hundreds of thousands of members. Their official server on Discord allows you to chat and trade with other players, plus tons of other cool features.
Current Number of Members: 714,857
Date Created: 04 May 2020
Just launched in the middle of 2020, the MrBeast Gaming Discord server members rocketed to almost a million. What only prevented it from achieving that number is Discord’s limit, which is why the server is always full.
Jimmy Donaldson, known as MrBeast, is an American Youtuber and philanthropist who became widely known for doing incredible stunts and difficult challenges as well as giving donations. This particular server is for his gaming challenges, yet it’s larger than his official Discord server. Still, his official Discord server has more than 460,000 members, which is a staggering number on its own.
Current Number of Members: 790,639
Date Created: 05 May 2020
Being the only music server on this list, Lofi Girl is a server made for the YouTube channel of the same name. Lofi Girl is originally a channel on YouTube that uploads low-fidelity music that anyone can listen to while studying or chilling.
The server has a warm and friendly vibe in it, which makes it inviting for a lot of people who just want to hang out with friends. Aside from having its own radio channel where members can listen to lofi music nonstop, there are also text channels made for other topics such as anime, gaming, art, cars, and memes. There’s even a study room on this server. If you’re looking for a chill server to meet new people from all over the world, you must check out this one.
Current Number of Members: 899,016
Date Created: 13 Apr 2017
Minecraft’s Official server has maintained its position as one of the largest Discord servers of all time. It’s not surprising considering the game is still popular ten years after its release, and a lot of big-name YouTubers such as TommyInnit (whose server I mentioned above) and PewDiePie are still making videos about it. Minecraft is here to stay, and so is its official Discord server. Here, you can find all sorts of discussions related to Minecraft. You can also share your creation with the world through the server’s dedicated channels.
Current Number of Members: 918,173
Date Created: 19 Feb 2016
Unlike the others on this list, this particular server is run not by the developers, but by the fans and gamers. Roblox is a platform where you can play games made by other users, so it’s logical for the server to be run by the community. The server has tons of events, plus it also has chats where you can interact with other Roblox fans who are also members of the community. Whether you are a game developer or a casual player of the games, you are welcome on this server. You may need to have a verified account before you can join.
Current Number of Members: 984,594
Date Created: 09 Jun 2017
Official Fortnite usually dominates the top as the current largest Discord server. The game is so popular that Fortnite has broken the Discord member limit time and again, and now it can host more than almost a million members.
Although other Discord servers have surpassed it as being the largest community on the platform, it still maintains its position in the top lists.
Fortnite is a battle-royale online game released by Epic Games in 2018 and continues to be an overwhelming success up to this day.
Genshin Impact Official
Current Number of Members: 997,092
Date Created: 13 Dec 2018
Genshin Impact is an open-world RPG game developed and published by HoYoverse (formerly miHoYo). Since its release, Genshin Impact has enjoyed massive popularity among gamers, and suffice to say, it has taken the world by storm. Its official Discord server has reached almost a million members, and it has a very active community.
Like other super popular servers, getting into Genshin Impact Official is quite difficult. It’s always full. Probably the only time this record was busted was when Genshin Impact hosted the 2021 Snowsgiving event, where Discord allowed the server to have more than a million members. However, other top servers (especially the anime-themed ones) have their own channels dedicated to Genshin Impact. If you’re interested in joining this server but can’t get in yet, you may want to check out other servers that feature Genshin Impact channels for the meantime until you can get in.
Current Number of Members: 999,999
Date Created: 20 Feb 2020
Even though it was only released in 2020, Valorant has recently become one of the most popular games. Published and released by Riot Games, it’s a free-to-play tactical shooting game where players team up in a group of five to fight another team. Getting into the server is difficult since it’s almost always full, so you may need to try several times to be able to join.
Surprisingly, the top two biggest Discord servers aren’t gaming-related, in the technical sense. Rather, they are both in the science and tech industry, specifically AI. Because they are quite different and remarkable from the others on this list, I put them last but not the least. What these two servers are and how they entered the league of the biggest communities on Discord, you will find out below.
Current Number of Members: 1,002,234
Date Created: 13 May 2022
AI has developed immensely in the past few years, and Discord is just one of the main platforms where enthusiasts gather. A leading research laboratory of artificial intelligence, OpenAI, has a Discord server with almost a million members.
OpenAI is the author of DALL-E, a text-to-image generator software. Among their other products are Dactyl, DebateGame, Gym, and RoboSumo.
Current Number of Members: 6,859,190
Date Created: 2 Jan 2020
AI text-to-image generation shocked the world in 2022 with how it could “create” an image just by typing a series of word prompts into the tool. Suffice to say, no one expected AI to have come this far to generate images within a mere seconds, which is probably one of the main reasons why it became popular all of a sudden.
Midjourney is an independent research lab which is also the author of an AI proprietary software that allows users to generate images using a handful of word prompts. Because it’s also a Discord bot, all of its users are relegated to the platform. To create images, they must type the command /imagine to generate one.
In just a span of half a year Midjourney overtook all of the top servers on Discord and became the largest server there is, having 6 million members in the last quarter of 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Large Can a Discord Server Be?
The biggest Discord servers have more than 800k members, and normally, they couldn’t go beyond that. A server has to contact Discord if it wants to exceed the member capacity. However, as I mentioned above, Genshin Impact broke this record when Discord allowed its official server to raise the maximum capacity to over one million members in 2021 for a special event.
What Are the Most Popular Types of Discord Servers
Here are the three most popular types of Discord servers:
- Gaming. Gaming servers can be anything from a YouTube or Twitch streamer’s official Discord server to communities specifically dedicated to video games like Minecraft, Fortnite, Roblox, Valorant, and Genshin Impact.
- Music. These servers are usually communities for the fans of artists, like Playboi Carti and BlackPink. It can also be a server for YouTube channels, fans of a specific music genre, and music bots.
- Education. This may come as a surprise, but servers primarily made as a community for learners are big on Discord. Examples of learning-focused servers are English and Study Together.
What is the Best Way to Find New Members for Your Discord Server?
One of the most effective ways to promote your server is by telling everyone about it. Post on Reddit. Share it on your social media accounts, and if you have a following there already, then great! Make sure to list your server on server directories, too. Another method you can try is to find servers you can partner with so they can promote yours. But never force other Discord users to join your server by spamming them in their DMs or anywhere.