FORTNITE is one of the most popular video games in the world – despite being relatively new.
So how many people actually play it, and is it the biggest game in the world?
Fortnite is an iconic video game loved by hundreds of millions of peopleCredit: Epic Games
What is Fortnite?
Fortnite is an online video game that’s been taking the world by storm for the past few years.
It came out in 2017, and has three distinct game modes.
But the most popular (and famous) is Fortnite Battle Royale.
The game takes place on an open-world island brimming with secrets – and guns!Credit: Epic Games
Up to 100 players are dropped onto an island, forced to battle it out to be the last person standing.
It has colourful cartoon graphics, endless replayability, and an adoring fan-base.
Major events – including movie premieres and virtual concerts – are even held inside Fortnite.
The Battle Royale mode is totally free to play, although you can spend money on cosmetic upgrades.
And it’s available on almost every console, computer and mobile platform.
How many people play Fortnite?
It’s impossible to know exactly how many people play Fortnite at any given time.
Like for most games, we have to rely on infrequent official figures or expert estimates.
According to Epic Games, around 350million people play Fortnite in a given month.
And in December last year, Fortnite broke its own record for concurrent players.
During the Galactus event, a staggering 15.3million players were logged in all at once.
Fortnite began as a simple Battle Royale shooter, but has developed into a cultural phenomenon with an intricate storyline and spin-off eventsCredit: Epic Games
But believe it or not, Fortnite isn’t the world’s most popular game.
Here are the top 15 most played video games, according to Wikipedia:
- CrossFire – 1,000million
- Dungeon Fighter Online – 700million
- PUBG – 636.6million
- Minecraft – 600million
- Pac-Man Doodle – 505million
- QQ Speed – 500million
- Candy Crush Saga – 500million
- Among Us – 500million
- Microsoft Solitaire – 400million
- Mini World – 400million
- Crazyracing Kartrider – 380million
- Fortnite – 350million
- Fantasy Westward Journey – 310million
- RuneScape – 280million
- Rules of Survival – 230million
Is your favourite game on the list? Let us know in the comments!
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