Fortnite Battle Royale has surpassed 10 million players

Mindy Sparks
October 12, 2017

From a business point of view, we should start seeing Fortnite esports competitions starting up soon, and it should indicate that investments and gambles on battle royale games seem to be safer than at first thought.

Today, Epic Games announced Fortnite Battle Royale has surpassed 10 million players. This is also technically the same number for how many players have won a game as that's the only way you can earn an umbrella.


Fortnight Battle Royale is a completely free mode that's anyone can download and play, only tangentially related to the base game which is a craft 'em up survival game that had some muddy messaging and launched to a muted reception. With this being the case, considering the most recent figures released for the game, it means that the mode has seen growth of more than 3 million users joining in on the free-to-play mode's action since then.

There's no love lost between PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fornite Battle Royale right now, as the former accuses the latter of blatantly copying it and the latter simply shrugs and tries to catch as many players as possible. For starters, 44.9 million cumulative hours have been spent playing Battle Royale, and during this time, 58.9 million traps have been found, while over 797 million stairs, walls, ceilings, and floors have been built, and 292.7 million jumps from the battle bus have been taken. That being said, PUBG does have about a six month lead on Fortnite Battle Royale, which itself has only been available for a few weeks.

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