Fortnite is never out of the news and whether you like it or not, the game isn’t going anywhere (for now).
Epic Games recently – and very subtly – announced that August 2018 brought the most monthly players to the game since it first launched.
In a blog post on its site, Epic wrote: “August was Fortnite’s biggest month yet, with 78.3 million of you showing up to play.”
Of course, that’s across all the platforms Fortnite is playable on – PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS. Still, nearly 80 million players in August is nothing to be sniffed at…
It was expected that Fortnite might see a drop in numbers thanks to the launch of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta going live, but it seems that’s not even touched the surface of the Fortnite fandom.
There’s a lot about to happen in the game right now as Season Five is due to wrap up, with the next season kicking off next week.
We’ve also got the Fall Skirmish set for the start of October, so Epic is still giving you plenty of reasons to stick it out for that Victory Royale.
According to Epic’s blog the team is working to use its huge fanbase to make nothing but improvements.
The blog states: “Beginning in October, we’re opening up inclusive competition, where everybody can play and compete. To make that possible we’ve had to harden and scale our systems and infrastructure.
“For example, August was Fortnite’s biggest month yet, with 78.3 million of you showing up to play. This exposed weak points and allowed us to make targeted improvements to critical systems, such as stats and servers.
“The Summer Skirmish also, as you all probably noticed, highlighted problems with performance and spectating, which we’ve been working on ever since. We’re excited about kicking off the new competition system and we’ll have details dropping in the weeks ahead.”
Are you still playing Fortnite?