Hot on the heels of the release of its Battle Royale mode, Fortnite has now reached seven million players across all platforms, Epic Games announced today.
Fortnite: Battle Royale released as a free-to-play mode on Sept. 26, and the game has found a foothold in online popularity. The paid version of the base game features base-building and tower defense-style gameplay, but the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds-inspired Battle Royale mode has brought a whole new audience to the game.
In Fortnite: Battle Royale, players airdrop into an area to loot weapons and gear and fight against each other to become the last man standing. As part of the announcement today, Epic Games also revealed that Duos and Supply Drops are being added to the game.
The importance of Fortnite’s availability on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as PC can’t be underestimated. The Battle Royale mode has essentially beaten PUBG to the punch when it comes to consoles, and the install-base there will grow while players on both PS4 and Xbox One await PUBG’s arrival.
Previously, PUBG’s executive producer—who is now the CEO of PUBG Corp.—voiced his displeasure with Fortnite mentioning PUBG in official press releases.