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Fortnite's Battle Royale Passes 10 Million Players

13 October 2017, 01:57 | Lucia Cruz

Fortnite Battle Royale hits 525000 concurrent players, with 3.7m daily active users

Fortnite Battle Royale hits 525,000 concurrent players with 3.7m daily active users

On the other hand, Epic's Fortnite is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. To architect cheats for Fortnite's new battle royale mode, which now boasts over ten million players, the cheat-makers would have to reverse-engineer and modify the game's source code. 10 million players turn up in two weeks since the mode launched. 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. 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.

According to the game's official stats page, PUBG hit 2,016498 million players yesterday, beating its own record of 1.3m concurrent players it set just a month ago. The game also peaked at 525,000 concurrent players on Monday, with 3.7m active users on that day alone. And now, Epic Games is doing something about it - legally. "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" is often compared to "Fortnite: Battle Royale" for the references in the latter game.

"Fortnite: Battle Royale" has its share of controversy in the gaming community though.

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But anyway, this is great news for all battle royale fans as it will show publishers - and developers - that there is a big marker for this kind of games.

This led Bluehole, the game's developer, to release a statement sharing their reaction to the announcement made by Epic Games. "He has also continued to cheat and to induce others to cheat at Fortnite". Epic's move toward legal action wasn't without warning, however.



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