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Fortnite launches in South Korea, hits 8.3m concurrent users

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Interior of a PC Bang in Fortnite: Battle Royale
Fortnite: Battle Royale

Ever since it launched, Fortnite has been going from strength to strength and despite gamer forecasts, or more like desires, prophesizing that Epic's monster will be put out of business by whatever new game comes next, it's not stopping.

Let's face it, how many times have you heard that a game is coming to put Fortnite out of business? How far along are they with killing Fortnite? Well, the game doesn't seem to care about competition because it's business as usual - racking up them numbers.

Epic's launch of Fortnite: Battle Royale in South Korea came with news of the game hitting 8.3 million concurrent players across the globe, which is truly a figure to behold. In fact, these sorts of numbers would make you wonder whether there's any competition at all.

At the same time, this means that the game added 5.1 million since the 3.4 million that it reached in February. At the time, those numbers killed its server hamster but Epic have upped their server game since then.

Fortnite's launch was accompanied by a new map location, or more precisely - a store. Epic actually opened up a store in Paradise Palms just for the occasion, dubbed Keyboard Kings, with a sign on the side saying PC Bang in Korean. These are the country's internet cafes and as you can see, the interior shows it.

Epic even had a set of challenges crafted for Fortnite's launch, which could only be completed if you're in a PC Bang, the real kind. The challenges included matches, eliminations, searching treasure chests and a bunch others, while completing them earned players Fortnite's currency, XP, etc.

On the wings of Fortnite and some impressive revenue, Epic's worth went up to $5.9 billion and the launch in South Korea should make sure the upwards trend continues.

Epic GamesInterior of a PC Bang in Fortnite: Battle RoyaleFortnite, PC Bang

South Korean players are usually a force to be reckoned with in Blizzard's games and the company has a long-standing presence in the gaming community there. Whether Fortnite will reach the same popularity remains to be seen, but we've somehow grown to not doubt it anymore.