Love it or hate it, there’s one thing that you can’t deny, Fortnite is hugely popular. A recent report from Bloomberg backs up this claim; according to their research, Fortnite now has over 200 million registered players. This is an impressive number for any game and has increased by 60% compared to the previously released figure in June (125 million).
I have a feeling that one of the biggest drivers of new users here is the release of the mobile versions of the game, including a Switch version that released earlier this year.
It’s almost certainly been helped along by it’s dominance of the streaming sites, with some of the top streamers pulling in thousands of viewers every day. This, coupled with Drake officially making gaming cool when he was on stream with Ninja, equals more players.
Fortnite gets a lot of hate from some gamers, but there’s no arguing that it’s done good for the gaming industry, even managing to twist Sony’s hand to implement cross play.
It’s important to note, however, that this number is just the ‘registered players’, not the active user base. I would imagine a chunk of these accounts will be inactive. The most recent active player count we have is 78.3 million, which was released by Epic back in August.
The active player base will most definitely have grown, but I’m not convinced that it’s reached the levels of Minecraft at 91 million active players per month; but going by the registered player count it’s only a matter of time before it does.
In other Fortnite news, there’s only 6 days left of the season and players are hoping for a white Christmas this year (next season) as a snow storm is brewing on the horizon. There better be Christmas trees and snowball guns.
What are your thoughts on Fortnite? Are you still enjoying it? Let us know in the comments.