Fortnite has officially hit a peak of 350 million registered users. In the month of March 2019, Fortnite had 250 million registered users. This means, over the course of one year, the game has gained a massive 100 million unique new users. Just to put the number of players in view, it is bigger than the entire population of the United States of America.
The humongous growth of Fortnite has started to rival other online games which hold the position of the most popular online games in the world.
The current number of Fortnite users rivals the statistics of industry-leading esports titles like League of Legends. An estimation suggests that players have already spent over 3.2 million hours in-game in Fortnite.
Epic Games being as active as they are will be marking this achievement with the Party Royale Premiere. The premiere features an hour’s worth of live party music coming from Steve Aoki, Deadmau5, and DJ Dillon Francis on 8th May at 8 pm CT. The show will be rebroadcast on May 9th from 1 pm CT in-game for those who might end up missing the live event. Players logging into Fortnite between 8th May 5 pm CT and 12th May 9 am CT will also get the new music-reactive Neon Wings back bling for free. Fortnite has already earned lots of praises for its previous Travis Scott live event and we can’t wait to find out how grand this one will be.
The road to become the most popular game might seem close based on the above stats but Fortnite still has a long way to go. CrossFire currently holds the record for maximum number of unique players registered, sitting at a massive summation 660 million users. Regardless, with the current pace of Fortnite’s growth, it feels inevitable that at some point it will surpass all other game titles to become the single most popular title in the history of video gaming.