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125M People Have Played ‘Fortnite’ over the Last 11 Months

At this point, there’s no doubt that Epic Games has achieved something of a monumental victory with its “Fortnite Battle Royale” game. It’s currently the most popular title in the world, but just how big is it? According to the latest numbers provided by the developers, it now counts 125 million players on its roster. The game achieved this number in just 11 months.

As Business Insider notes, there are a lot of developments surrounding “Fortnite” these days. One of the most notable developments is in how many players have played the game since it launched last July. For comparison, there are more registered players of the game than there are PlayStation 4 units in the market.

Of course, a lot of this likely has to do with the fact that the title’s battle royale mode is free to play. However, the constant update and the stream of new content also helped a lot in pushing the game to new heights.

These days, “Fortnite” has become practically synonymous with pop culture. Celebrities are playing it, late night talk shows are talking about it, and streamers are making money hand over fist because of it. Epic Games is pushing for an eSports ambition as well by investing $100 million for the prize pool in the process.

That last part will be largely directed at the “Fortnite World Cup,” with the qualifiers running between 2018 and 2019, Destructoid reports. Players will be competing for a position in the finals, where the final battle will occur in late 2019.

At that time, the best 100 players in the world will fight one another in one area. The goal is to eliminate the rest until only one player remains. As bragging rights go, claiming to have bested 99 other players to bag victory is certainly worth noting.

By Melvin Alfred Wong
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