Several days ago, Epic Games confirmed that it banned “thousands” of cheaters in Fortnite‘s Battle Royale game mode, and that it has plans to roll out even more anti-cheat tools in the future. Despite the rampant use of exploits by some of the user base’s morally dubious fans, the popular free-to-play mode continues to grow, as the developer has now announced that Battle Royale has surpassed more than 10 million players in just two weeks’ time.
As seen in the infographic attached to the tweet below, Epic Games and People Can Fly decided to not only announce the player milestone that Fortnite has hit, but also figured that fans could use some additional statistics about the game’s free-to-play PvP companion mode. For starters, 44.9 million cumulative hours have been spent playing Battle Royale, and during this time, 58.9 million traps have been found, while over 797 million stairs, walls, ceilings, and floors have been built, and 292.7 million jumps from the battle bus have been taken.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 11, 2017
For those unaware, Epic Games and People Can Fly revealed just a week ago that Fortnite‘s Battle Royale mode had garnered upwards of 7 million players, and went on to offer bonuses to fans in order to celebrate the accomplishment. With this being the case, considering the most recent figures released for the game, it means that the mode has seen growth of more than 3 million users joining in on the free-to-play mode’s action since then.
Taking all of this into account, it will be interesting to see if this positive turn of events for Fortnite‘s Battle Royale mode will cause PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds‘ developer Bluehole Studios to actually follow through on its warning that it is “contemplating further action” against the Epic Games title for “replicating the experience for which PUBG is known.” Of course, considering the fact that PUBG‘s sales recently hit 15 million, it looks as if Battle Royale in Fortnite isn’t necessarily horning in on the Bluehole Studio’s business.
Fortnite is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Fortnite – Twitter