Epic Games has revealed that downloads of Fortnite have surpassed 40 million on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. That’s some impressive numbers!
As of December 2017, downloads of Fortnite were sitting at around 30 million, so a further 10 million downloads have been added in less than a month. Epic Games also stated that the game recently peaked at 2 million concurrent players.
However, Epic Games didn’t make it it clear how many of those downloads are for the paid Save the World version of Fortnite, which sees players teaming up with other survivors to fight against the undead, or how many are for its free Battle Royale mode. At a guess, we’d say that the Battle Royale mode has the most downloads judging by how popular it has been.
The Save the World version of Fortnite released in Early Access last summer and received mixed reviews. Fortnite’s popularity has risen substantially though since the release of its Battle Royale mode which came out in September on PC and consoles. Later this year, Epic Games are planning on making the Save the World version free-to-play.
Speaking to Glixel, Eric Williamson, lead systems designer for Battle Royale, stated, “Since we launched Battle Royale at the end of September last year, to hear people say we’re basically one of the biggest, if not the biggest Battle Royale games in the western world in terms of numbers of player is amazing.”
“We’re really excited about the number of players and how much they like the game.”
A major update is scheduled for the Battle Royale mode later this week which will rework the look of most of the map, add biomes and will build out two major play areas. Right now, there are no new maps planned, but it isn’t something Epic Games is ruling out in the future either.