Fortnite Battle Royale Passes 10M Players

Fortnite Battle Royale Passes 10M Players

Epic’s free-to-play Battle Royale mode for Fortnite appears to be doing well for itself. In an infographic shared by the developer, 10 million people have given it a try, just two weeks since its launch.

According to Epic’s data gathering efforts, players have also poured a combined 44 million hours into the mode.

While these numbers are high, it should be noted that Fortnite does have advantages over the competition. The mode is completely free-to-play, and is available across three different systems: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – which recently just eclipsed 2 million concurrent players on Steam – is only available on one platform, and comes with a traditional price-point.

PUBG’s developer Bluehole hasn’t been happy with Epic’s free-to-play mode. “After listening to the growing feedback from our community and reviewing the gameplay for ourselves, we are concerned that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known,” vice president Chang Han Kim said last month.

As of October 9, Epic placed Fortnite Battle Royale at 3.7 million daily active users, with 520,000 peak concurrent players.

Source: Gamasutra



 

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Comments Comments (4)

 
Posted by Outlaw213
On Friday 13 Oct 2017 10:43 AM
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Being free and stand-alone helps
 
 
 
Posted by toner
On Friday 13 Oct 2017 11:50 AM
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13 October 2017, 10:43 AM Reply to Outlaw213
Being free and stand-alone helps
And getting publicity from Blue Hole CEO helps, too
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Friday 13 Oct 2017 4:20 PM
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13 October 2017, 11:50 AM Reply to toner
And getting publicity from Blue Hole CEO helps, too
Yeah that was really stupid.
 
 
 
Posted by Meanvision
On Sunday 15 Oct 2017 8:17 PM
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They are in a good position at the moment; all the have to do it release things for it every so often to keep people interested, a new map would be nice but I suppose it is only the beta.