Fortnite Celebrates “Biggest Month Yet” With 78.3 Million Players In August

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Epic Games has revealed that August was Fortnite’s “biggest month yet,” with 78.3 million players competing in the free-to-play battle royale game.

Back in June, the developer had announced that the player base had “grown to 125 million players,” but, it had been unclear how many were actively playing the game each month.

Now, in a new blog post about the Fall Skirmish series, they write:

“Beginning in October, we’re opening up inclusive competition, where everybody can play and compete. To make that possible we’ve had to harden and scale our systems and infrastructure.

“For example, August was Fortnite’s biggest month yet, with 78.3 million of you showing up to play. This exposed weak points and allowed us to make targeted improvements to critical systems, such as stats and servers.”

Epic Games is now working to address problems with performance and spectating that had plagued the Summer Skirmish, especially with Season 6 to start in the coming week.

Fortnite is now available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Alex Seedhouse
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