Fortnite Now Has 200 Million Registered Players Worldwide, Up 60% From the Last Count
Fortnite’s has grown so quickly and substantially that its player base population is now the size of a large country.
Fortnite is a very popular game — you may know this already — but according to a new report from Engadget, the battle royale-style game’s player base has now hit another huge milestone: 200 million registered players.
It’s a 60 percent jump in registered users since June when developer Epic Games announced it had reached the 125 million mark for Fortnite. In January, Epic said the game had 40 million players—a number that sounds paltry compared to the new figure.
It’s worth noting that not all of those accounts are active. Epic’s last update on that front came in September when it said the game had 78.3 million active players in August. Earlier this month, Fortnite hit a record 8.3 million concurrent players after launching in South Korea.
All of which means that if Fortnite’s registered player base was a country, it would be the joint sixth most populous in the world, behind only China, India, the US, Indonesia, and Brazil.
Released in its popular battle-royale mode in September of last year, Fortnite pits 100 players against one another for survival on a shrinking island. It certainly helps that Fortnite is now available on pretty much every platform, from PC to iPhone, and seems impossible to escape. It also managed to beat the competition at the Golden Joystick Awards recently, taking away Game of the Year.