Fortnite sold over 500,000 digital copies before it came out

Fornite traps

Fortnite, a multiplayer crafting game with tower defence and a wacky cast of characters, has just entered Early Access. The game is going free-to-play some time in 2018, but anyone interested in an early look can buy a Founder’s Pass to get stuck in now. 

If you liked free PC games, click that link. 

Some people bought a headstart pass to play early, but Fortnite only became available to buy for everyone yesterday, July 25. Headstart pass access began on July 21, and the game sold over 500,000 copies in that time period.

The news come via the game’s creative director, on Twitter:

We reached out to Epic games and a spokesperson had this to say: “This number is for full sales that happened before yesterday, so doesn’t actually reflect the full number of sales… or take into account retail!”

The actual number is likely much higher, then. Considering its prolonged development, Epic must be relieved. If you’re wondering what it’s like, have a look at our Fortnite impressions.