There seems to be a bit of a tug-of-war between the two hot battle royale titles as of late, which of course refers to Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
PUBG’s rise to fame has been well-documented, smashing records left, right and centre across the board, even in such an early stage. However, with the release of Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode, which released months after its competition, it has seen it take the crown for the most players out of the two.
Epic Games cartoon-y offering has now managed to attract over 20 million players, which was confirmed by their Twitter account yesterday:
We just passed 20 million players across all of Fortnite since launch! Thanks from the bottom of our 💗💜💚 pic.twitter.com/LuVV5vb7wj
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) 6 November 2017
PUBG meanwhile sits in second place with around 10 million players, though there are a number of reasons as to why they are sitting so far behind. Fortnite offers players a battle royale experience in a more than similiar style to PUBG, although their particular rendition is free-to-play, which is always going to have an advantage of a $30 price tag.
Not only that, but Fortnite is also available on both PC and consoles including PS4 and Xbox One, as opposed to PUBG which is currently only available in Steam Early Access. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds does have time to catch up, next month in particularly, when the title releases on Xbox One, followed by the 1.0 version launching on PC. However, for the time being, it looks as if Fortnite will be sitting to of the pile in the battle within this sub-genre.
Considering that Fortnite is a new IP also, it should also be commended for reaching the heights of over 20 million players, so congratulations to Epic Games.