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.