10 million players have played Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode
If there was any doubt left that Fortnite’s recently launched Battle Royale PvP mode would be able to garner a similar level of success as other battle royale-style games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and H1Z1, it has certainly been done away with now that Epic Games has announced over 10 million players have given the mode a try.
Epic made the announcement via a recent press release, saying that Fortnite’s unique Battle Royale experience has already smashed the 10 million players milestone, an especially impressive feat when you consider that the mode only just launched two weeks ago on September 26. Along with the 10 million players announcement, Epic also shared some other interesting stats about the Battle Royale mode, including the following additional milestones:
- 44,494,571 total hours played
- 58,925,337 traps found
- 797,785,423 structure pieces built
- 6,957,908 umbrellas earned
- 292,715,319 Battle Bus jumps made
Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode is available now for free on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The game’s default co-op mode can currently only be accessed through the purchase of a founder’s pack, but when Fortnite fully launches next year, it too will be entirely free-to-play (with optional microtransactions).