Fortnite tops 8 million concurrent players, more than all Steam games combined


Since its introduction in South Korea earlier this week, the game's peak concurrent players has hit an astronomical 8.3 million. With Epic Games' Item Shop rotating nightly, it's easy to see how Battle Royale fans get in touch with their creative side but it seems that one concept in particular is the chosen one. This is an increase from the 3.4 million global concurrent users reported in February, which means that the number has more than doubled in a span of seven months. At that time, it caused some serious server problems for Epic - it seems that the developer's invested in some backup tech since then.

This week saw the introduction of Fortnite's Battle Royale mode in South Korea, where players were encouraged to play at PC Bang cafes to complete PC Bang challenges.

We all know that Epic's Fortnite is unfathomably popular. Hearthstone recently celebrated having 100 million total players and that game has been declining in popularity as of late. At least according to famed Fortnite streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins.

As the game's popularity has grown, it's seen mash-ups with the various cornerstones of pop culture, with an Avengers: Infinity War crossover and, more recently, an National Football League tie-in.