Fortnite Gets Crowded with 7 Million Players Served

Fortnite hits another major milestone and does so quickly.

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Fortnite's beta has been going strong for several months, having reached one million players in less than a month. But Epic's sandbox survival shooter has blown up since then, having septupled that milestone just a mere six weeks later across all of its game modes.

To celebrate reaching seven million users, Fortnite users can find some bonuses in their Battle Royale sessions. Hitting this milestone is a remarkable feat and one that certainly won't ease tension with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer Bluehole Studios. Two weeks ago, Bluehole sent out a statement accusing Epic Games of essentially copying the PUBG formula, with producer Chang Han Kim even contemplating taking further action.

There are multiple versions of Fortnite across different pricing tiers, with the Battle Royale mode available as a free add-on. For those looking to try out Fortnite, learn how to get started and how to unlock additional hero classes going forward.

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    October 4, 2017 11:50 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Fortnite Gets Crowded with 7 Million Players Served

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      October 4, 2017 1:31 PM

      This game has the most insane marketing push. I'm pretty sure that Epic has been paying YouTubers like nobody's business.

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        October 4, 2017 1:55 PM

        Yep. As far as I can tell, the core game was looking at dim prospects... seems like they're really trying to carve off some of the PUBG user base.

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        October 4, 2017 10:56 PM

        They sort of have to, the game is on life support as it is.

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          October 4, 2017 11:02 PM

          But it's served 7 million players. Did you not read the headline. Clearly not on life support.

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          October 4, 2017 11:47 PM

          I dont think EPIC had to really worry if the OG game flopped. b/c UE4 licensing fees ya kno?

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          October 5, 2017 12:31 AM

          No one plays the portion that they spent years making haha. The only people playing are playing PUBG knockoff mode they tacked on.

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      October 4, 2017 1:43 PM

      I'm actually enjoying it more than PUBG for solo. I like the abilities for construction and traps, and I think that's something that could be expanded upon with maybe objectives and more triggered events.

      It's definitely more polished that pubg already and it's free.

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        October 5, 2017 12:34 AM

        its fun in a group too, especially if you have a person good at building fast while the others shoot

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      October 4, 2017 1:53 PM

      Is the Horde story mode part of the free game? Or is that part of the purchased option?

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        October 4, 2017 2:09 PM

        Only the Battle Royale segment is free free. The other half is retail.

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          October 4, 2017 9:39 PM

          It's going to be F2P, right now is a paid early access.

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      October 4, 2017 10:41 PM

      I heard hackers are ruining the game

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        October 4, 2017 11:51 PM

        Wow, they really are replicating the experience wholesale.

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        October 5, 2017 12:32 AM

        I watched someone tonight for 30 minutes and they had a hacker in every game. Free 2 play means no one cares about getting banned.

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      October 5, 2017 12:34 AM

      i really like it. The balance of the weapons is interesting, theyre really tuned for specific ranges, so if you have an inaccurate gun you're much better off sneaking up than trying to get into a long range gunfight.