Fortnite Battle Royale claims more than ten million players

Last week, Epic announced that Fortnite, it's multiformat game of building and defending bases, had amassed more than seven million players. Today it claimed an even meatier figure, saying that the standalone Fortnite Battle Royale mode has pushed past ten million players, all by itself, since its debut two weeks ago. 

"Ten million players" isn't the most precise measure, and Fortnite isn't on Steam so it's impossible to verify the figure, although I can't imagine that Epic would throw it around if it wasn't accurate. But what's really interesting is that it's specific to Fortnite Battle Royale: I assumed that last week's player count was driven largely by the Battle Royale mode, but this would indicate that it's almost all coming from that direction.   

I've reached out to Epic to see if we can get a little clarification on the number, and I'll let you know if it's forthcoming. In the meantime, check out some other big numbers in the infographic below.  

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Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.