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Number of players concurrently playing Fortnite has reached insane heights

Published: 8/Nov/2018 22:03 Updated: 8/Nov/2018 22:05

by Albert Petrosyan


The number of players who are concurrently playing Fortnite Battle Royale has reached unbelievable new levels.

According to a statement put out by Epic Games Korea CEO Sung Chul Park, a whopping 8.3 million people worldwide are simultaneously playing the popular BR title. 

This figure is more than double the total number of concurrent players recorded in February, which was 3.4 million at the time. 

There are certainly several distinguishable factors that have played a key part in this meteoric rise of the concurrent player count.

One was the recent Butterfly Event, a one-time worldwide event which players had to queue into a match at a specific time to experience in-game.

While the number of users during the event has not been reported, there were 1.5 million who watched it live on Twitch and another 2.1 million on YouTube. 

This drastic rise in the concurrent player count comes at the heels of a very successful August for Fortnite, which Epic Games are reporting was their biggest month yet in terms of users.

Reports reveal that Fortnite had over 78.3 million players across all platforms during the month of August. Although the highest number of downloads in a single month is still 100 million, this figure is the highest total of active users ever over the course of a month. 

It’s clear that Fortnite’s popularity continues to rise, and the statistics are backing that up. 

Despite the release of Call of Duty’s new Blackout battle royale mode, it appears that Fortnite has remained unscathed, even when many had predicted that Blackout would put a hurt on Fortnite’s numbers. 

Source – VG247


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
Epic Games
These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!