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Epic Games Made a Record Breaking Amount from Fortnite in May

Published: 26/Jun/2018 15:38 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Calum Patterson

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It is no secret that Fortnite is making a lot of money. In February, it generated $126 million, In March, $223 million and then $296 million in April – and has outdone itself once again in May.

After initially launching the battle royale mode in September of 2017, Fortnite was an instant hit. Within a couple of months, it surpassed the then most popular BR game, PUBG, and soon after every other game in the world.

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It owes its success to a number of factors, but in terms of revenue made it likely comes down to two things – availability and content.

Unlike most games, Fortnite Battle Royale is available on every platform – PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Mac, iOS and recently Nintendo Switch (Android users will have their hands on it soon).

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And Fortnite does content like no one else. Almost every week it seems there is a new skin, glider, emote or ‘back bling’, and everything is available to purchase with V-Bucks – there are no ‘supply drops’ or ‘loot boxes’ involved.

The content is cycled in the store daily, meaning players can only buy a particular item on a particular day, so players are more inclined to do so when they see something they like.

All of this means that finally, developer Epic Games has hit the $300 million mark in a single month, in fact, they smashed it, raking in a whopping $318 million in the month of May according to a new report from SuperData.

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“We estimate that Fortnite made $318 million across all platforms in May, up 7% from April. The majority of growth came from console, with mobile and PC both coming in flat compared to April.”

While Fortnite doesn’t make the top grossing titles on the mobile list, this is likely only due to not being available on Android, which is expected to change soon.

Fortnite continues to break records for the most additional content revenue, proving that the free-to-play model can work brilliantly if executed well.

With its success, it is no surprise to see so many other battle royale games releasing soon, but for now, Fortnite has a firm grip on the market.

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Source: SuperData

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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