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Fortnite Earned an Insane, Record-Breaking Amount of Revenue in the Month of April

Published: 25/May/2018 2:03 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:59

by Albert Petrosyan


Over the past months, the popularity of Fortnite: Battle Royale has continued to skyrocket, establishing the game as one of the most successful in recent memory.

With numerous global music icons and celebrity athletes regularly playing the game, Fortnite has almost singe-handedly taken the world of online gaming to a whole new level.

As a result of its ever-growing popularity, Fortnite brought in a record-breaking amount of revenue for the month of April, despite the game’s Battle Royale mode being free to play.

According to SuperData, the game earned a whopping $296 million in April, surpassing its own previous mark of $223 million from March, and setting the record for most additional content revenue in a single month by a console game.

Source: SuperData Arcade. Top selling games by digital game sales, April 2018.

When compared to other titles worldwide for the month of April, Fortnite’s earnings made it the top grossing game in the console category, and the fifth in the PC category.

On console, it beat out the recently released God of War, as well as the likes of FIFA 18 and Call of Duty: WWII, two games that are known for their massive rate of in-game microtransactions. 

Since it is free to play, Fortnite’s sole source of revenue comes from its sale of V-Bucks, which is the in-game currency that players use to purchase cosmetic items and the Battle Pass.

The prices start at $9.99 for 1,000 V-Bucks, with the more expensive bundles offering extra V-Bucks as a bonus.


Fortnite leaker claims mods are coming soon

Published: 23/Nov/2020 11:39

by Connor Bennett


Fortnite could soon be getting support for mods if a claim from a reliable leaker is to be believed. 

Since being released over three years ago, Fortnite’s new content and changes have all come from Epic Games. The developers had added everything from new weapons to a new map, as well as unique vehicles that you won’t see anywhere else.

Though, Fortnite players have gone above and beyond with their own creations in Creative mode – using all the tools at their disposal to create wacky and huge maps that provide hours of fun. 

However, Epic Games could soon be handing players the power to use mods in Fortnite to make things a little more interesting. 

Epic Games
Epic Games have had control over all of Fortnite’s content, but that could soon change,

Reliable leaker Lucas7Yoshi made the claim on Twitter on November 23, but couldn’t explain just how far the modding capabilities would stretch. 

“Modding support will be coming to Fortnite…,” the Fortnite dataminer said, before following that up with a little bit more info amid a myriad of questions from his followers.

“Confidence for this is its 100% in the works,” he added. “To what extent you could mod the game or what you could do with it I’m not sure. But it’s definitely by definition ‘modding’.”

It could, very well, be the case that Epic makes it possible for players to use their own weapon skins in the battle royale mode, but can make bigger and bolder changes in Save the World where their mods wouldn’t influence other players as much.

The introduction of mods would certainly excite many players, but, there is a fine balance to uphold so that they don’t completely break the game.

Plus, there is also the question of whether or not they would be PC-only or work on console too. But, we’ll just have to wait and see what further info is released surrounding the possibility of mods.