'Fortnite' (ALL) Battle Royale Mode Surpasses 10 Million Players

Joanna Estrada
October 11, 2017

According to the company, 10 million players have jumped into a game of Battle Royale in just 2 weeks time, with almost 45 million hours being played in total.

Epic's take on the Battle Royale formula takes the large-scale last man standing game mode popularised by PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and combines it with the cartoon-like destructible environments and crafting elements of Fortnite.

Fortnite's Battle Royale mode (which is definitely not cribbing PUBG) managed to reach 3.7 million daily active users over the weekend.

Needless to say, it's been an incredible pivot for Fortnite, as it seems the game is gaining more popularity thanks to its Battle Royale mode than anything else. One giant map. A battle bus.

In Fortnite, players and their friends lead a group of Heroes to reclaim and rebuild a homeland that has been left empty by a mysterious darkness only known as "the Storm". Also, we're working to improve the feel of combat, controls, weapons, movement and inventory.

This is a huge feat, just like the one million players that jumped into the game on launch day, as well as the 500,000 people that bought one of the game's paid tiers just days after the early access launch.

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