Epic’s Fortnite has greater than 350 million registered gamers, the sport developer announced on Wednesday. That makes the free-to-play battle royale sport one of the standard titles ever made, rating up there with the ubiquity of Minecraft and among the most downloaded cell and free-to-play PC video games of the final 15 years. Whereas we have now no indication as to what number of gamers log in daily or month, as Epic doesn’t launch these stats, the studio did say that in April alone, gamers logged 3.2 billion hours of Fortnite.
The final participant depend stat we heard from Epic was about 250 million in March 2019, indicating that the sport remains to be rising a yr later and greater than two and a half years after its preliminary launch. That’s partly as a result of sport being so available on all platforms — PC, console, and cell — and since Epic continues to replace it continually.
Most just lately, the developer added celebration royale, a gun-free social house inside the sport that permits gamers to log in and hang around with associates, watch live shows from big-name music acts, and interact in quite a lot of theme park-style actions. It’s all a part of Epic’s quest to construct a metaverse-style social community that lives completely inside its 3D world. After a large and surreal Travis Scott live performance final month and final Friday’s Diplo present, Epic says it’s going to host a mini music competition that includes DJs Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and deadmau5 beginning at 9PM ET.