Fortnite Battle Royale is a game that has been trending since Epic Games released it for free last September. People were skeptical about the game, but were provided with a fun battle royale. The game has been out for free on all platforms for about 5 months now, and it keeps growing. Since Epic released the battle passes, and all the new cosmetic items available to purchase. Who wouldn’t love the game? How many people are actually playing the popular battle royale though? What is the present time Fortnite Player Count?
Fortnite’s Trending Upwards
This game has exploded since it’s free release in September, and continues to gain more popularity. Ninja, a partnered Twitch streamer, has grown exponentially since he started streaming this game. He is now most known for his insane victory royale final kills. He has now surpassed 100,000 subscribers, and over 2.4 millions followers because of the Fortnite hype.
Fortnite Player Count
Now for the Battle Royale’s stats, after its release in September, Fortnite hit the 10 million player threshold in October. A month later in November, Fortnite’s official twitter account, tweeted out that they hit 20 million players. Epic games announced during their appearance at the Game Awards in December that they reached 30 million players, and had 1.3 million people playing at the same time over that weekend. In January they reached 45 million players across all platforms. Fortnite reached it’s peak of concurrent users at 3.4 million players online, at the same time! These numbers were as of February 8th, and one can only imagine that Fortnite will only continue to break records.
Although Fortnite Battle Royale is free, the PvE mode is available for purchase. They have the Standard Founders Pack that is $39.99 and the Limited Edition Founder’s Pack that is $149.99, of course they have the packs in between. Purchasing the Founders’ packs early give you an early start to the PvE mode, ‘Save the World.’ Epic has confirmed that they are releasing Save the World for free this year, although no confirmed date has been announced. To my knowledge there are quite a few people that play the PvE mode, but nowhere near what the Battle Royale mode is at. I can say with confidence that the revenue Epic makes from Fortnite is because of the cosmetic items available for purchase. All the cool, new skins and emotes/dances that they release make people want to jump on the chance to buy them.
Even Jack “Courage” Dunlop, a former CoD Caster loves the game so much, he makes sure that he has all the new skins that come out. Jack posted on Twitter yesterday:
I just spent the last 20 minutes explaining to my little sister how to turn on my home PC, launch Fortnite, and purchase more V-Bucks… All just so that I can have my character look like a little T-Rex dinosaur. This is my new low.
Fortnite is doing great in it’s popularity right now, and Epic Games has really been listening to the community’s feedback on Reddit. They stick to their word, and that is what attracts people to the game. The Fortnite player count will be constantly changing, and hopefully the player base continues to grow.