'Fortnite' Celebrates Hitting 7 Million Players
Epic Games' sandbox survival game Fortnite now has over seven million players, the studio recently announced on Twitter. The news comes about a week after the game's new Battle Royale mode debuted on PC and consoles.
Thanks to over 7 million of you who have played Fortnite! We want to keep the Battle Bus flying, so Duos and Supply Drops are available NOW. pic.twitter.com/sRx767u4aG— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 4, 2017
Fortnite's Battle Royale mode drops players into a large map where they must scrounge for weapons and use their building skills to be the last man (or woman) standing. It's similar to the massively popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds – so similar, in fact, that PUBG publisher Bluehole threatened legal action. Neither PUBG nor Fortnite are the first games to feature battle royale elements, however, and it's unlikely a lawsuit will happen.
Meanwhile, Epic is celebrating its new milestone with some new Battle Royale features – Duos and Supply Drops. The developer is also working on leaderboards and stats. "As soon as they are finished and working properly, we will announce them," it tweets.