Back in December 2017, Epic Games announced that its free to play battle royale game, Fortnite Battle Royale, has surpassed 30 million players and 1.3 million concurrent players. And in just a month, Epic’s title was able to catch the attention of 10 million additional gamers.
As Epic’s lead systems designer Eric Williamson confirmed to Eurogamer, Fortnite Battle Royale has surpassed 40 million total players and 2 million concurrent players.
“To put it in context, some of the folk around the office are saying hey, we could be the biggest Battle Royale game in the western world, which is crazy.
Some people are saying we could be the biggest and best-played game [full stop] in the western world.”
Epic Games has also unveiled the new map that will be coming to Fortnite Battle Royale this week.
— Fortnite News (@FortniteBR) January 15, 2018