Fortnite now has nearly 250 million registered players, Epic Games announced on Wednesday in GDC 2019.
During its peak, the match also hit 10.8 million concurrent players, the business revealed. These numbers are enormous to say the very least, particularly if you take into account the fact that Fortnite launched only around 18 months ago. Fortnite’s player base has been growing rapidly ever since. Fortnite Battle Royale is a free-to-play battle royale game in which around 100 players are paradropped on an island and also the previous person or group standing wins.
Fortnite approaching 250 million gamers was reported by Engadget by GDC 2019. The game had struck 200 million gamers back in November 2018, and it was just at 125 million players at June 2018.
Fortnite’s 10.8 million concurrent player figure, just over the 10.7 million mark it struck in February, is also a remarkable achievement. Just to put it in context, India’s Hotstar had struck 11.7 million concurrentson the IPL 2018 final live flow.
Fortnite’s capacity to attract casual gamers is well-known as a large part of its player base contains people who wouldn’t consider themselves hardcore players. Its diversity numbers will also be striking. The Engadget report mentioned previously also estimates Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney stating that approximately 35% of Fortnite’s player base is feminine — much bigger than what most other shooting games visit.
Fortnite had grossed over $500 million on iOS alone in 2018, even though a recent report mentioned that Fortnite’s earnings decreased 48 percent month on month. Fortnite year 8, which started lately, has a pirate theme and a great deal of fun in-game content for the players.
Battle royale as a genre has removed massively, with games like Battlefield V Firestorm, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout, along with Red Dead Online joining the celebration.