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“Fortnite” now has more than 200 million players



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  • “Fortnite” is stronger than ever,
    with more than 200 million registered players.
  • That’s a huge increase from June, when just 125 million
    players were registered.
  • Additionally, “Fortnite” has more than 80 million
    monthly players.

The biggest game in the world — “Fortnite” — is showing no signs
of slowing down. 

That’s clear from the latest statistic to come out of “Fortnite”
creator Epic Games: More than 200 million players have registered
accounts, Epic Games confirmed on Tuesday.

Between June 2018 and November 2018, 75 million new
players registered, putting the total at more than 200 million.

That’s a pretty remarkable number. It puts “Fortnite” registered
player numbers in the same realm as the most popular games of all
time — games like “Tetris” and “Minecraft” and “Grand Theft Auto

Fortnite High Stakes“Fortnite:Battle
Royale”/Epic Games

That said, there’s a big difference between “Fortnite” and those
games: “Fortnite” is free, and available on pretty much anything
that will play video games. It also doesn’t hurt that the focus
of “Fortnite” is an online-only multiplayer mode named “Battle
Royale” that’s endlessly re-playable.

It’s that mix of attributes that’s helped “Fortnite” become the
most popular game in the world since the Battle Royale mode
launched in September 2017.

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It’s been barely a year since “Fortnite” began its climb to the
top, and already its victory dances have bled into professional

It feels like months since
Drake joined up with Tyler “Ninja” Blevins to stream the game on
, thus boosting its visibility even more — but that’s
because it was months ago, way back in March. March!

ninja and drake fortnite
Ninja and Drake played “Fortnite: Battle Royale”
together on PlayStation 4, over the internet, and streamed it on
Twitch. It broke Twitch streaming records by hundreds of
thousands of viewers.

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And now, just one year after Battle Royale hit “Fortnite,” more
people are playing it monthly than there are people living in
Drake’s home country — by a factor of two! Way to make Canada
look underpopulated, “Fortnite.”

And if we’re talking about registered players? At over 200
million, “Fortnite” has a player base that’s nearly two-thirds of
the entire US population. 

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