Fortnite on iOS has hit a massive revenue milestone after only 200 days - Dexerto
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Fortnite on iOS has hit a massive revenue milestone after only 200 days

Published: 6/Oct/2018 17:14 Updated: 6/Oct/2018 17:19

by Calum Patterson

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Fortnite Battle Royale has now been available on iOS devices for more than 200 days, and in that time has smashed the record for revenue earned.

Now available on just about every platform you can think of, Fortnite’s free-to-play revenue model quickly proved it could be successful by earning $300 million in a single month in April 2018.

Now available on Nintendo Switch and Android, in addition to consoles and PC, the popular battle royale game shows no signs of slowing down, with its biggest month ever in terms of total players in August.

On iOS specifically, Fortnite has made $300 million in its first 200 days (released March 15 2018), beating even the massive mobile game Clash Royale, which hit $228 million in the same amount of time, according to SensorTower.

It should be noted that these figures do not include Chinese sales, because Fortnite is not available on iOS in China.

Rival battle royale game PUBG has also been available on iOS for just over 200 days (released on March 19), has generated $47 million, but only started in app purchases 173 days ago, on April 15.

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SensorTower says that roughly 65% of this $300 million was generated from players in the United States.

They also estimate that $20 million has been generated in the past week alone, since the start of Season 6, which added a host of new cosmetic items. It is estimated that Fortnite players have spent an average of $2.5 million per day since Season 6 dropped.

Fortnite’s monetary success on iOS isn’t actually the record holder however, as Pokémon Go hit $300 million in revenue in only 113 days.

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Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce

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After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.