XMPP provides a scalable platform for real-time signaling, chat and online status (presence). This is used by an increasing number of online games for matchmaking, in-game chat and other activities.

Online Games using XMPP

There is a growing number of games adopting XMPP for real-time signaling, push notifications and chat:

Users Game / Community Description Since
~34 million Nintendo Switch The Nintendo Switch video game console uses the Ejabberd XMPP server for push notifications. 2019
~27 million League of Legends One of the largest online video games using XMPP for chat and game invitations. 2009
~1 million EVE Online EVE Online has switched to XMPP for the in-game chat backend 2018
~250 million Fortnite A cooperative survival game using XMPP for presence, push, whispers and group chat 2017
~16 million Neverwinter Neverwinter is a free-to-play, action MMORPG based on the acclaimed Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game using XMPP for chat, presence, group chat 2013
~40 million Origin Origin is an online gaming and game distribution platform. XMPP is used internally for the buddy and chat system. 2011
~900k Star Trek Online A free-to-play sci-fi MMORPG game based on Star Trek using XMPP for chat, presence, group chat 2010
~345k Champions Online Champions Online is a free-to-play superhero MMORPG based on the Champions role-playing game using XMPP for chat, presence, group chat 2010
~300k 0 AD A free, open-source game of ancient warfare using XMPP for their multiplayer lobby 2010