Fortnite hits 8.3 million concurrent players

    
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Go punkin' when you get the blues

Belaying any claims that it’s last year’s fad or on the way out, Fortnite has surged forward to cross the 8.3 million threshold. And that’s not 8.3 million players, but 8.3 million people playing concurrently across the world. VG247 notes that the last concurrent numbers we had for the game were 3.4 million back in February 2018.

That’s a whole lot of people parachuting down to their deaths.

To put this number in context, this places Fortnite above and beyond other game records, such as Crossfire (8M), League of Legends (7.5M), PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (3.2M), Minecraft (1.4M), and Destiny 2 (1.2M).

Source: Invenglobal via VG247
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Rottenrotny

Lemmings gonna lemming.

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h4

I get that its cool to put down the popular game, but I am somewhat disappointed in the closed-mindedness of many posters here. Fortnite is not my type of game either. My reflexes are too slow to play shooter games effectively. Despite this, I went ahead and gave it a try due to its high popularity–and had a good time. I was particularly impressed by how fluid the shooting and building combination is compared to similar games. Most games, the building is “slow” and a period of vulnerability, but in fortnite, the player can build on the move, in the middle of a shootout. It is easy to see why there are so many players, and not just because it is F2P.

Anyway, I would like to encourage people to give it a try for science, even with no intention of actually getting into the game. As online game enthusiasts, it is better to be informed firsthand of the latest trend than bragging about not playing.

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2Ton Gamer

I cannot like your comment enough because I feel the same way you do. I come here for my MMO news, but the comments are often toxic and full of snark when another game outside of the realm of MMO’s is brought up. I suck at Fortnite, but it is very smooth and as an MMO player I enjoy the daily/weekly challenges and often just play to complete those. I get so turned off by those here who crap all stuff they either have not played or just have no interest in.

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Doubleplusgood

that’s a lot of twelve year olds!

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Utakata

I doubt this game will ever be my thing…but congrats to them, either way! :)

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Ald

I don’t get it.

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Hit yourself in the head with a brick a couple of times and the more you hit yourself, the more you begin to understand Fortnite. xD

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Randy Savage

I was not playing Fortnite before it was cool to not play it.

*sips on his craft beer*

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Doctor Sweers

ah, you got me with “craft beer”;) +1

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Sorenthaz

Not super surprising since it being worldwide + on basically every platform helps it out significantly.

Tbh I’m surprised that number isn’t higher given the mobile presence and Big Daddy Tencent runs it in China.

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rafael12104

Yeah, I’ve played it. I had fun too. I don’t anymore, play it that is. But I’m not above a quick game now and then.

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Oleg Chebeneev

And I never tried it even once.

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Godnaz

I’ve installed and played it for a total of 3 hours and while it’s not my type of game, this game is immensely simple to figure out, not terribly boring and geared toward drop in/drop out game play. For a people who don’t have more than an hour to play a game, this game is perfect. We have to remember, casual gaming is the majority in the world. Us MMO/RPG players is one of the lowest population counts, far below MOBA, first person shooter and single players.