Is Fortnite Dead? Here Are The Facts!

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The numerous characters of Fortnite Season 9.

Developers will have to keep coming up with exciting and new content to keep players playing.

With Fortnite working its way into Week 8 of Season 9, it’s time to start wrapping up the challenges and looking forward to the release of Season 10.  However, there are some concerns as to whether Fortnite can and will hold up to all of the hype. Is Season 10 worth the money? Is it going to be just as good as the “jump to the future” theme that Season 9 has given us?  Well, here is a little insight on just how booming Fortnite really is.

When The Game Launched

Fortnite was originally released back in 2011 with the Save the World edition where the player can fight single player and co-op against zombie aliens to you name it...save the world.  In June of 2017, Fortnite became a re-released game with the Battle Royale edition which allows up to 100 players on the map at one time to battle it out to the last one standing. With the release of the Battle Royale edition, Fortnite became an immediate hit and continues to rise in the online gaming world.

The Latest Data 

Recent statistics had around 250 million players registered and playing Fortnite in March of 2019.  Another impressive accomplishment is that 10.8 million players were logged on at the same time for the live Marshmello concert not too long ago.  The Battle Royale segment of Fortnite scored Epic Games 2.7 billion dollars in 2018 and is projected to earn 6.9 billion dollars by the end of 2019.  This can only mean that Fortnite could be hanging around for a while longer.

Where Epic Games Stands

One advantage that Epic Games has over some of the other competitors is that they continue to surprise Fortnite players with new content on a daily basis with entirely new story lines and map layouts every 10 weeks or so depending on the season.  Epic Games is able to achieve this through the 700+ employees that work on Fortnite alone according to Tim Sweeny, not counting the other developmental teams working on some of the other games like Dauntless that just released in May of 2019.  Epic Games is a growing 15 billion dollar company that is hiring for multiple positions across multiple states. 

The Community and The Future

How is the Fortnite community faring in all of this?  They seem to be ecstatic. What with all of the new content coming out daily, players are talking non-stop Fortnite.  On Reddit alone, there are so many different Fortnite forums and posts made daily with hundreds of comments for each.  I don’t think Fortnite will be going anywhere anytime soon, not the way the revenue and player registration keeps rising.  Even if players start dropping off to play other games next week, it would take years for all 250 million people to finally migrate away from this fun and ever-changing game. 

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