Fortnite’s Concurrent Player Count Breaks 8 Million | Gaming News
Fortnite’s concurrent player count has hit a staggering peak of 8.3 million.
Following the rollout of Fortnite’s Korea-only challenges this week, that has players visiting internet cafes, Epic Games Korea’s Sung Chul Park revealed the number in an interview with Inven (via VG247).
It’s an astonishing achievement, particularly when you remember that, back in February, the game hit an all-time high of 3.4 million concurrent players. At that time, it caused some serious server problems for Epic – it seems that the developer’s invested in some backup tech since then.
Bear in mind that, this time last year, Fortnite had managed to amass over 7 million players in total, never mind playing at the same time.
As the game’s popularity has grown, it’s seen mash-ups with the various cornerstones of pop culture, with an Avengers: Infinity War crossover and, more recently, an NFL tie-in.
Players can grab a themselves a football-themed skin and customise it, choosing from all 33 teams and an additional Fortnite team.
Meanwhile, if you’re all sorted on the cosmetics front and want a leg-up with Week 7 challenges, you can check out our guide right here.
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