Whether you love it, hate it, or are just plain sick of it, you can’t deny that Epic Games’ Fortnite is a cultural phenomenon. The Battle Royale game, which first launched back in the summer of 2017, is one of the most-played games in the world, and despite its controversies it’s still raking in the big money for Epic.
According to the developer, the game has recently surpassed the eye-watering figure of 350 million registered players, a feat which – when put into perspective – is honestly more than a little mind-blowing.
There’s around 328 million people in the United States of America, meaning that there’s more registered Fortnite players than there is US citizens.
Comparing the game to similar titles like Apex Legends is just as crazy. Apex currently boasts around 70 million registered users, though PUBG is still dominating the ranks. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hit the 400 million player mark back in early 2018.
Despite a dip in popularity for Fortnite, the game has been thinking outside of the box to bring more and more players into the action. Back in April, the game hosted an in-game music event, which saw 12 million players hop onto the game to hear music from rapper Travis Scott in a social-distancing friendly virtual concert.
Just last month it was also revealed that acclaimed moviemaker Christopher Nolan would be taking advantage of Fortnite’s huge following. Nolan will be screening a free movie within Fortnite at some point in the future, though we don’t yet know which of his classic titles will be showcased.
The news was revealed shortly after a new trailer for Nolan’s upcoming time-bending flick, Tenet, debuted on the big screen in Fortnite.
It looks as though the future is bright for Epic Games and Fortnite, despite its many controversies.
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