Fortnite Battle Royale Reaches 1 Million Users At Launch

Fortnite Battle Royale Reaches 1 Million Users At Launch

The hunger for battle royale games is real.

It seems that a PVP mode in the style of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is just was Epic Games' Fortnite needed. The publisher has announced that Fortnite Battle Royale has reached 1 million users within 24 hours of launch. The mode was released Tuesday as a free-to-play standalone option.

Epic Games is quiet on what that "1 million players" really means, but it's likely that's total number of users. PUBG crushes that in concurrent players, with 1.4 million concurrent users on Steam as of this writing. Still it shows a level of enthusiasm for battle royale that's not being served at moment, especially on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is coming to Xbox One soon, the late 2017 if all goes to plan. Developer Bluehole has been working with Microsoft on the port, meaning there will be some exclusivity period before the game can come to PlayStation 4, if it comes at all. Until then, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners will have to subsist with a battle royale game that feels a bit different.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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