Fortnite is now in Early Access and launches on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2018.
Fortnite's new Battle Royale variant has only been around for a couple of weeks, but Epic Games took to Twitter yesterday to announce that the mode has already hit 525,000 concurrent players. When the free mode was launched, it was only to be expected that an influx in player numbers would appear.
The infographic shares how there has been a total of 44,494,571 hours played in Fortnite Battle Royale which is the equivalent of 1,483 college degrees that could have been earned in that same time.
Perhaps, another reason why the game is so well-received because it is a free-to-play title at the moment.
What have you thought of the Fortnite Battle Royale mode? However, Epic Games has previously said that they plan to include a microtransaction system for cosmetic items which will happen at a later date. However, it would seem that that pretty much all of the new players are flocking to the game exclusively because of the PUBG-inspired feature.
Fortnite's battle royale mode has come under fire from rival Bluehole in recent weeks, who claimed the mode was far too similar to the battle royale behemoth PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
"Fortnite: Battle Royale" has its share of controversy in the gaming community though. "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" is often compared to "Fortnite: Battle Royale" for the references in the latter game. They said that they have made a decision to respond to growing concerns about the similarities between the two games. "He has also continued to cheat and to induce others to cheat at Fortnite".
With this being the case, many publications are now wondering if the publisher of PUBG, Bluehole, will actually follow through on its threats of filing legal action.