With Season 6 of Fortnite well underway and the whole Cube thing behind us, things are slowing down a little bit. That, however, doesn’t mean that Fortnite is slowing down at all. In fact, the game has surpassed a massive new milestone that is absolutely mind-blowing to think about. Everyone and their cat knows that Fortnite is big, free, and addictive to play. But just how big is it, exactly? Well, it turns out Fortnite’s concurrent player count has reached 8.3 million!
Keep in mind that this isn’t a total of all Fortnite players, but just those playing the game at once. To put things into perspective, the Steam concurrent user count right now is just over 9 million, across all games and even counting those who just have Steam open at the moment. Mind = blown.
As reported by VG247, Fortnite launched in South Korea this week, which could be one of the reasons the concurrent player count shot up to such incredible heights. This comes from an interview with an Epic Games Korea spokesperson, Sung Chul Park, in an interview about the game. Since then, VG247 has confirmed Fortnite’s concurrent player count twice with an Epic Games spokesperson.
In February this year, Fortnite hit a peak of 3.4 million concurrent players, so the game has increased its concurrent player number with nearly 5 million. The 5 million increase is more than six times the peak concurrent player count of PUBG on Steam today. Simply put, Fortnite seems like a battle royale train that simply can’t slow down.
It’s free and everyone is getting on board it seems. It also helps that the game is available on just about any gaming device and I won’t be surprised if one day, we will be able to play it on some kitchen appliances as well.
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