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Fortnite Battle Royale has drawn in 10 million players since launch

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Poster for the game Fortnite Battle Royale
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Epic have announced that Fortnite Battle Royale has had 10 million players since it launch roughly 2 weeks ago. PUBG's current chief competitor still has a long way to go before it can contest the crown of the current king of the growing battle royale genre.

In spite of lagging behind PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in many areas, Epic's Fortnite Battle Royale seems to be drawing in a considerable number of players. The studio and industry powerhouse have now published some stats after the game has been out in the wild for a little over 2 weeks.

Bringing 10 million players to the table is no small feat, but still pales in comparison to PUBG's recent record of 2 million concurrent users and over 16 million units sold.

Fortnite BR does have a few advantages on PUBG. The biggest ones would be the fact that it's a free-to-play title and that it is already available on consoles. PUBG is still targeting an Xbox One release before the end of 2017, and its roughly £25 price tag might still go up once the game leaves Steam Early Access.

EpicA female character in Fortnite standing on a wooden platform holding a rifle.Fortnite Battle Royale

Another thing to consider is that players from China generally prefer free-to-play titles, and most of the recent PUBG newcomers happen to be from that corner of the globe. When I say corner, I mean the largest gaming market on the planet.

Bluehole Studio have already voiced concerns regarding the upcoming competition between PUBG and Fortnite BR, as Epic Games are the ones providing the technology on which their game is based on.

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