Update, June 27: Fortnite has cleared $300 million in a month, but it looks like its astonishing momentum is finally slowing.
Fortnite Battle Royale made roughly $318 million across all platforms in May, breaking its own record for monthly revenue for at least the second month in a row. However, that's well off the pace of its recent growth: April's figure was $296 million, meaning Fortnite has packed on $22 million, or 7%, from April to May. That's less than a third of its March to April gains, which were a muscular $70 million.
That's not enough to take it past Fantasy Westward Journey Online II in the PC revenue stakes. For now, Fortnite remains in fifth-place among the top ten highest-earning games on our platform, ahead of Dota 2 and World of Warcraft. It is, however, the highest-earning game on console - ahead of Fifa 18, COD: WWII, and GTA V. Despite having an iOS version (with Android coming later), Fortnite is nowhere in the mobile revenue top ten.
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The findings come courtesy of US games industry analysts Superdata, where you can read more.
In some ways it's odd that Fortnite hasn't maintained its former momentum. Fortnite Season 4 kicked off early last month, making major overhauls to the map alongside the usual slew of Battle Pass items to earn and skins to purchase. It was the biggest and most-publicised season launch in the game to date, yet seems to have translated to only modest growth. Perhaps the game is approaching saturation?
And yet, publisher Epic is not slowing down. We now know the Fortnite season 5 release date (July 12) and there are hints of a space exploration theme - hit that link for all the latest. In the meantime, here's how to complete the Fortnite week 8 challenges, if you need a hand earning your battle pass tiers.