Fortnite Surpasses 10 Million Players

Epic Games would like to mention that 10 million is the entire population of Sweden.

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Fortnite Battle Royale was released not too long ago — on September 26, 2017, to be exact. Only two weeks later, Epic Games is claiming that they’ve already reached 10 million players.Fortnite Surpasses 10 Million Players

The Battle Royale mode of Fortnite is currently free on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The developers would also like to mention that 10 million is the entire population of Sweden.

The humor doesn’t stop there, as Epic Games has plenty of other numbers for us too. According to them, these players have clocked in a total of 44,494,571 hours for the game.

In case you weren’t wondering, Epic Games states that “1,483 college degrees could have been earned in that time.” The rest of the numbers refer to stairs, walls, and floors built, along with traps found. An obligatory Star Wars reference went with the latter.

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More importantly, the number of umbrellas earned in the game are not, in fact, equal to the amount of Rhianna’s Umbrella albums sold (8,000,000). Instead, gamers came in close at 6,957,908. Surprisingly, Epic Games also gives the number of players who jumped off the battle bus as 292,715,319. Not quite 10 million, but not everyone is that brave.

For those that don’t already know, Fortnite Battle Royale is a lot like PUBG. Though we should probably refrain from making the comparison, as Bluehole Inc. was very unimpressed when Fortnite came out with the new mode that was achingly similar to PUBG.

Nonetheless in Fortnite, you and 99 other players get dropped a huge map to test your skills against each other. Last one standing wins. One of the main differences between PUBG and Fornite, however, is that the Battle Royale version is free and very much out of beta mode.

As such, if you like that sound of PUBG, you have no excuse but to go forth and play Fortnite too. Free stuff is cool! Also fun, you’ll love it.

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