Battle royale genre explodes, PUBG smashes more records

Fortnite Battle Royale hits 525,000 concurrent players with 3.7m daily active users

Epic Games has announced that Fortnite: Battle Royale has surpassed 10 million players since it released two weeks ago on consoles and PC, with the free-to-play mode surely grabbing the attention of players that either have (or haven't) played similar experiences like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and are looking for a new addiction.

As seen in the infographic attached to the tweet below, Epic Games and People Can Fly made a decision to not only announce the player milestone that Fortnite has hit, but also figured that fans could use some additional statistics about the game's free-to-play PvP companion mode.

To celebrate the milestone, Epic released an infographic, detailing (among other facts) that gamers have now racked up over 44m hours of play time. It launched for free on September 27th, but has clearly proven a hit with players. This was just the beginning, as yesterday PUBG set an impressive new record, hitting a whopping 2,016,498 concurrent players.

Last month PUBG surpassed the record for most concurrent players on Steam, a record previously held by DOTA 2 with 1.3 concurrent players.

In addition, SteamSpy shows PUBG has already surpassed 15m owners and is nearly on its way to hitting 16m, which once again puts Fortnite's achievements in stark contrast. According to Epic Games, players have already found nearly 60 million traps and were able to create nearly 800 million walls/stairs/floors/ceilings. Epic said on Monday that the game had 525,000 peak concurrent users, and 3.7 million active daily players.

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