Forty million downloads. That’s the staggering number that Epic Games is tossing around concerning its incredibly successful Fortnite after a busy holiday season. That’s 10 million up from a month ago, by the way — and it’s only 100 days into the game’s live operation.
“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,” said Lead Systems Designer Eric Williamson. “Some people are saying we could be the biggest and best-played game in the western world.”
So what’s next for the game? The Map Update is coming to the Battle Royale mode with a city and new named areas to flesh out the landscape as well as more distinct biomes.
Success does draw unsavory elements, however, and Epic Games ended up levying a lawsuit against yet another individual who found and broadcast an exploit to gain premium currency.
Thinking about jumping on board the Fortnite express but don’t really know what it’s all about? Check out VG247’s FAQ on the game, the first dev diary of the year, and the latest trailer below!
Map Update dropping next week for FNBR, including new spots to juice up the current map. Dive into our first Dev Update of 2018! pic.twitter.com/A8SVxD3IhM
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