November 27, 2018 Fortnite has reached a new milestone – it now has 200 million players.
I kind of assumed that Fortnite would have started to slow down by now, but Epic’s battle royale is managing to keep up a full head of steam as we head towards the festive period. New player count numbers have been released, confirming that Fortnite now has more than 200 million registered users.
The last figure we got – during the game’s showing at E3 – revealed an already massive player base of 125 million people. That means it’s gained 75 million players in less than six months, an increase of around 60%.
It is of course worth noting that this figure (via Bloomsbury) is the total number of registered players, a number which can’t actually decrease, but it’s still astonishingly large. In fact, if Fortnite were a country, it would now be the sixth largest in the world, only just behind Pakistan. If you want an active player count, the last we heard was 78.3 million people logging in each month.
Earlier this month, Epic also announced that Fortnite’s concurrent player count has reached a peak of 8.3 million. That means more people were playing the game at that point than the sum total of every single game on Steam combined.
While Fortnite’s player count is hotting up, the rest of the game is cooling down. Season 7 is just days away, and players think that the snowstorm lurking on the horizon is about to usher a winter wonderland in upon the battle royale.