Despite the recent controversy involving PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds‘ developer’s criticism of Fortnite‘s decision to introduce a free Battle Royale mode into the title, Epic Games’ and People Can Fly’s co-op sandbox survival release has managed to hit a mighty big milestone. As it so happens, the creators have now revealed that the game has more than 7 million active players, and as a result, the development team is set to offer celebratory bonuses to fans of the Battle Royale mode.
As seen below in the tweet from Fortnite‘s official Twitter account, the developers thank all of the fans who have experienced the title, and as an additional show of appreciation, announce that Duos and Supply Drops are now available. Not only is this a great way for the team behind the game to thank existing fans, but also such an action will likely assist the company in garnering more players in the future.
Thanks to over 7 million of you who have played Fortnite! We want to keep the Battle Bus flying, so Duos and Supply Drops are available NOW. pic.twitter.com/sRx767u4aG
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 4, 2017
As it so happens, this is merely the latest achievement for Fortnite, for after it was decided to release Battle Royale for free about a week ago, Epic Games went on to announce that there had been over one million players at launch of the mode. Without a doubt, the developer’s choice to make the mode available at no cost to gamers was able to help the studio cross the seven million user mark.
Thankfully, for the huge amount of players who have been enjoying Fortnite so far, Epic Games intends to keep expanding the title by adding even more content as time progresses. In fact, the company recently revealed that it plans on putting out a Horde Bash update tomorrow, October 5, 2017, that introduces the Challenge the Horde game mode, new loot to collect, new heroes with new perks, and 25 new progression quests, which gives Battle Royale players even more reason to upgrade to the full game.
Fortnite is available now in Early Access on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: FortniteGame – Twitter