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.
Over 1 million players have partied on the Battle Bus during the first day of Battle Royale! Thank you and party on! pic.twitter.com/Tdqnk8YClb— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) September 27, 2017
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.