Fortnite is Showing No Signs of Slowing Down, Either
We all know how popular Fortnite is but this bit of news still made us spew out a bit of morning coffee. Fortnite’s concurrent player base has hit 8.3 million, Epic Games has revealed.
Fornite launched in South Korea this week, alongside Korea-only challenges that have players visiting internet cafes. To promote the launch, Epic Games Korea gave an interview with Inven where its spokesperson, Sung Chul Park, revealed the worldwide player count for the popular Battle Royale game.
That’s 8.3 million players simultaneously by the way which is an absolutely extraordinary number of people playing a single game. This is even more impressive when you consider that Fortnite hit a high of 3.4 million concurrent players back in February. At the time, that caused major network disruptions for Epic. It’s good to know that Epic took the necessary precautions to upgrade its tech now that Fortnite is on the verge of hitting 9 million.
The game’s popularity isn’t showing signs of letting up. It appears to be everywhere these days, even having crossovers with The Avengers back in May and even recent tie-ins with the NFL for exclusive skins.
“Each Outfit can be swapped to any of the thirty-two NFL teams, plus an additional unique Fortnite team,” the news post on their official website reads. “You’ll also be able to choose any number from 0-99 to place on your jersey to complete the official NFL look.”
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