Epic Games has announced another milestone: Fortnite, the popular online shooter, has exceeded 350 million (registered) gamers.
As a result, the video game that was already the most popular (and profitable) in the previous two years has grown much more popular. The project took a little over three years to reach this point, with the game being published on July 25, 2017. Over the previous 15 months, the game’s last 100 million users have joined, or rather registered in Fortnite – the game’s creators revealed in March 2019 that 250 million players have registered.
I must say that the project’s growth rate has slowed somewhat since its launch: it took less than a year to recruit 125 million players; then, from June 2018 to November 2018, the number of registered players increased by another 75 million, reaching 200 million; and from November 2018 to March 2019, the number of registered players increased by another 50 million, reaching 250 million (up to 250 million players).
At the same time, Epic Games claimed that consumers played Fortnite for 3.2 billion hours in April 2020. Epic Games will hold the Fortnite Party Royale, an online live performance starring Steve Aoki, Dillon Francis, and deadmau5 to commemorate the occasion. Remember that rapper Travis Scott performed an online concert in Fortnite at the end of April 2020, which lasted only 10 minutes but drew a record 12.3 million spectators.