Still snubbing Fortnite as a kids game? You’re not alone, but you’re definitely in the minority. It turns out that Epic Games has roped in a tremendous number of players: 78.3 million in August alone, which Epic says was the game’s “biggest month yet.”
As Polygon notes, that’s now bigger than Minecraft’s monthly headcount. It’s not bigger than League of Legends’ 2016 stats, but we don’t know about League of Legends’ current playerbase size. We do know that League of Legends’ Twitch watching has fallen at least in part due to Fortnite’s popularity and “cannibilization” of the genre. And LoL slipped a bit this past July, losing its top ranking in terms of PC revenue to Dungeon Fighter Online (which is a mega-game in China).
Meanwhile, Fortnite itself has today kicked off its next big thing: the Fall Skirmish, a community-wide competition with some huge cash prizes for the winning teams.
Week One of #FallSkirmish begins with the Duos: Hold the Throne format and its starting…NOW!🍂
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) September 21, 2018