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Fortnite Battle Royale Sees 10 Million Players in 2 Weeks

October 11, 2017Written by Anthony Nash

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In a recent infographic shared by Epic Games, it was revealed that Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode has seen a huge amount of people playing.

According to the company, 10 million players have jumped into a game of Battle Royale in just 2 weeks time, with nearly 45 million hours being played in total. There’s some other nifty stats found in the infographic (below) including how many traps and walls have been made all the way down to how many people have jumped out of a parachute.

Needless to say, it’s been an incredible pivot for Fortnite, as it seems the game is gaining more popularity thanks to its Battle Royale mode than anything else. If you somehow haven’t heard of Fortnite Battle Royale, check out this helpful FAQ from Epic Games:

What’s Fortnite Battle Royale?

It’s a 100-player PvP mode in Fortnite that will be free for everybody on Sept. 26. One giant map. A battle bus. Fortnite building skills and destructible environments combined with intense PvP combat. The last one standing wins.

So, what’s the catch? 

No catch. Fortnite Battle Royale is free and we will not sell items that give a competitive advantage. At some point in the future we will sell other things including cosmetics or compendium-like content.

Squads are Coming!

On September 26, Fortnite Battle Royale will introduce squads. Also, we’re working to improve the feel of combat, controls, weapons, movement and inventory.

“Save the World” PvE Updates

Fortnite’s “Save the World” PvE campaign remains in paid Early Access and we have lots of great updates in the works including the previously announced “Block Party” mode and some spooky October content.

How Can I Play?

On September 26, Battle Royale will be available as a free download on the Epic Games PC launcher, PlayStation Store and Xbox Store.

Fortnite Battle Royale is available now for free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.