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How much money did Fortnite make in 2018?

Published: 16/Jan/2019 17:23 Updated: 16/Jan/2019 17:36

by Matt Porter


2018 was a huge year for Fortnite and its developer Epic Games, and a new report has revealed how much the game made in 2018.

Research analysis company SuperData released a new report on the gaming industry on Wednesday, January 16, and unsurprisingly, it showed that Fortnite had a massive year in terms of revenue.

The report states that Fortnite made an estimated $2.4 billion dollars throughout 2018, making it the top-grossing free-to-play game in the world.

Fortnite’s $2.4 billion revenue puts it above other free-to-play games like Pokémon Go and Arena of Valor, and even made more than League of Legends, which raked in $1.4 billion in comparison.

Much of the $2.4 billion came from players buying skins, with Epic Games constantly releasing new characters throughout the year, while also rotating popular skins back into the Item Shop to give players the opportunity to buy those they may have missed.

Battle Pass purchases were also a huge factor, with 34% of players in the US purchasing them throughout the year.

Skins are a major source of revenue in Fortnite.

Fortnite has also accrued a massive fanbase around the world thanks to its availability, with the game expanding to new platforms throughout 2018 like the Nintendo Switch and Android mobile devices.

With Season 7 in full swing and updates continuing to keep the game fresh, it seems like Fortnite’s dominance is set to continue into 2019.


How to get Hop Rock Dualies exotic weapon in Fortnite: new location

Published: 24/Feb/2021 19:34 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 19:38

by Daniel Megarry


Epic Games has thrown Fortnite players for a bit of a loop and changed the location of one of the most coveted Exotic weapons in the game right now: the Hop Rock Dualies. Here’s where you can find it after February 24, 2021.

The Hop Rock Dualies are one of the most powerful Exotic-rarity weapons in the game right now and for good reason. Not only are they incredibly powerful pistols that, essentially, fire in a two-round burst, but they also give the player a low gravity effect, allowing them to glide through the air like an action star.

While they were previously available via the NPC named Cole, who was found near Retail Row and Catty Corner, Epic Games has now switched up who sells the Hop Rock Dualies, just a few weeks before Season 6 launches.

Hop Rock Dualies location in Fortnite

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The Hop Rock Dualies can now be found with Deadfire, near the center of the map.

This time around, the Hop Rock Dualies can be found with the NPC named Deadfire, the cowboy-type character added during the game’s Season 5 launch back in December.

Luckily, Deadfire can only spawn on one place on the map as of the time as of this writing: in the Sheriff’s office near the center of the map. This means that, unlike last time, players don’t have to roll the dice landing at one spot, hoping the NPC will spawn there.

Interestingly, he hasn’t moved locations since his inclusion at the start of the season, meaning if you know where he was located before, you’ll already know where to find the Hop Rock Dualies.

That being said, if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies in Fortnite, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Head to the Sheriff’s Office near the center of the map (it’ll be the old run down building between Colossal Coliseum and the Zero Point portal).
  2. Once there, head to the first floor and find Deadfire.
  3. Speak to them and select the Hop Rock Dualies option.
  4. Click again to confirm the purchase.
Epic Games
Like before, the Hop Rock Dualies will cost players 500 Gold.

How much do the Hop Rock Dualies cost?

Just like before, you’ll need to make sure you’re loaded with 500 Gold Bars if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies. That’s not an easy amount to come by, so check out our guide for making money in Fortnite if you’re short.

The Hop Rock Dualies weapon includes two pistols, making it the perfect choice for gunslingers. They use medium bullets, deal 43 damage to players, and have a magazine size of 18 with a reload time of 2.7 seconds.

If you want to get your hands on any of the other Exotic-class weapons like the Boom Sniper Rifle or the Shadow Tracker Pistol, check out our complete guide to finding Exotic weapons in Fortnite Season 5.