Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Fortnite’s 1st Birthday Means Special Challenges and Sweet Rewards

Fortnite Funko is Making a Bunch of Fortnite Toys
Troy Mann | 22 July, 2018, 07:24

Toward the latter end, the game is now offering its week 2 challenge which involves scoring a goal on five different basketball hoops spread across the Fortnite map.

Fortnite rose to an incredible degree of popularity thanks to its battle royale mode, which was originally launched back in September before being spun off into a standalone game.

Battle Royale Revenue
Source Super Data Research

It's a particularly impressive number considering the game is free to play and has been out for about a year.

While Fortnite's battle royale mode pits 100 players against each other in any given server, playground mode made matches for groups of one to four players at a time. It's expected to make $12.6 billion in revenue this year, up from just $1.7 billion in 2017, and is projected to hit $20.1 billion in 2019. Games like DayZ, H1Z1, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds popularized the "Hunger Games"-style formula, in which a hundred players are dropped onto a shrinking play area, and must scavenge for weapons and supplies in an effort to be the last man standing". To celebrate, Epic is launching an in-game promo that will serve up some limited-time cosmetics for players of both modes. Enemies in the game (called husks) will also be in on the action, with certain husks carrying exploding birthday cakes as you defend your forts. These games are part of a genre known as "battle royale", and as this chart from Statista shows, it's a genre that's working for consumers and, as a result, for creators. Hopefully, for fans, this birthday is the first of many. So much money in fact, that Fortnite has become one of the most lucrative video games of all time.

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