Fortnite now has nearly 250 million registered players, Epic Games announced on Wednesday at GDC 2019.
During its summit, the match also strike 10.8 million parallel players, the company revealed. These numbers are massive to say the least, especially if you consider the fact that Fortnite launched only around 18 weeks ago. Fortnite’s player base has been growing rapidly ever since. Fortnite Battle Royale is a free-to-play battle royale game in which up to 100 players are paradropped on an island and the previous individual or group standing wins.
Fortnite approaching 250 million gamers had been reported by Engadget by GDC 2019. The game had hit 200 million gamers back in November 2018, and it was just at 125 million players in June 2018.
Fortnite’s 10.8 million concurrent player figure, just above the 10.7 million markers it hit 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 stream. Fortnite’s concurrent player statistics are right up there with international sports live streaming records, among the reasons why Netflix sees Fortnite as a biger rival than HBO.
Fortnite’s ability to attract casual players is well-known as a large part of its player base comprises people who wouldn’t consider themselves hardcore players. Its diversity numbers are also striking. The Engadget report said above also quotes Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney saying that approximately 35% of Fortnite’s player base is female — much larger than what many other shooting games visit.
Fortnite had grossed over $500 million on iOS alone in 2018, even though a recent report said that Fortnite’s revenue declined 48 percent month on month. Fortnite year 8, that started recently, has a pirate motif and a great deal of fun in-game content for the players.
Battle royale as a genre has removed massively, with games such as Battlefield V Firestorm, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout, and Red Dead Online linking the party.