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Fortnite is home to over 200 million players

Fortnite has over 200 million registered games, a 5x increase over the 40 million in January

By Anthony Garreffa on Nov 27, 2018 08:30 pm CST - 1 min, 18 secs reading time

Fortnite is unstoppable, where it was only back in January that the game was home to 40 million players, 125 million in June, and now the phenomenon has passed 200 million players.

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The news comes at a time when Fortnite is seeing 8.3 million concurrent players, and it is easily going mainstream on TV shows and real-life sporting events. It's on as many platforms as you can imagine: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS. The constant refinement and tweaks and new content that Epic Games is putting into it helps, as it doesn't let Fortnite players get bored.

Epic Games recently announced the $1 million Winter Royale tournament, something it has using its new $100 million injection of funds for esports tournaments for. It was only a couple of days ago mega star Drake reportedly had his Fortnite account hacked, with Twitch champion Ninja noticing Drake joined his Fortnite game, but it wasn't really Drake. The user had hacked his account and then started throwing racist remarks out, which is a big no-no on Twitch, and anywhere really.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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