While this concurrent player success for Fortnite is definitely worthy of celebration, it's important to note that this particular feat of surpassing a previous record set by PUBG is likely partially due to the fact that the Battle Royale portion of Epic Games title is free-to-play, while the latter title is not.
"#Fortnite" has gained incredible popularity since the release of its Battle Royale mode in late September past year.
Epic Games has already taken to describing Fortnite as the biggest game in the world, and now they have the stats to prove it; as the game hit a peak of 3.4 million concurrent players on Sunday. Players experienced a tremendous wait times and full online failure for the game, without a ton explanation from developer Epic Games on what the underlying issue is. "Fortnite" was released in late July, but the game became extremely popular only when its PvP mode was released a few months later. Neither game invented the idea, but PUBG's creators recently flirted with the idea of suing Fortnite for being too similar.
The video game is growing quickly and it's probably the most played game that's available on both PC and consoles.
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Fortnite, the stylized shooter from Gears of War creator Epic Games, has reached a new player milestone.
Epic Games also added that Fortnite has managed to go from 60K concurrent all the way to 3.4 million in just "a few months" which is, for lack of a better word, epic.
"It's been an unbelievable and exhilarating experience to grow Fortnite from our previous peak of 60K concurrent players to 3.4M in just a few months, making it perhaps the biggest PC/console game in the world!"