The popular genre of the battle royal in the performance of Fortnite has overcome another psychological threshold, leaving behind the main competitor. In the official Twitter account, it is reported that the total number of unique players in this free mode has exceeded 20 million.
This means that Fortnite’s “Battle Royal ” is more popular than PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the success of which, without a doubt, was inspired by Epic Games (a week ago PUBG sales exceeded 17 million copies). Of course, for such impressive results, there are at least two reasons – firstly, the “Battle Royal ” Fortnite is completely free, and secondly, it is also available on the PS4 and Xbox One consoles, not just on a PC like PUBG.
In addition, this regime did not develop from scratch, but already had an audience that received early access to Fortnite itself. Of course, PUBG is almost certainly more profitable: selling 17 million copies of the game at a price of up to $ 30 is an impressive achievement. As you know, the creators of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are unhappy with a direct attack from Fortnite: Bluehole vice president and executive producer Chang Han Kim believes that competition with Epic Games can seriously harm the game.
Both projects show themselves excellently. However, Fortnite is still far from PUBG in terms of the number of simultaneously playing users. Recently it became known that in the first this figure exceeded 800 thousand players, whereas PUBG, according to official statistics Steam, in peak for the current day could boast more than 2.3 million simultaneously playing.