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.
Fiat Chrysler To Replace Ill CEO
66-year-old Marchionne has been CEO of Fiat since 2004 and has headed up the FCA Group since Fiat and Chrysler's merger in 2011. Ferrari announced Louis Camilleri, a longtime executive at Philip Morris International, to replace Marchionne as Ferrari's CEO.
They are mostly Palestinians and their descendants who remained in place after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. As absurd as it may sound, the State of Israel does not actually recognize an Israeli nationality .
The practice, known as "catch and kill" kept the story from becoming public for the remainder of the presidential campaign. But he said no money was actually ever transferred, and the recording itself amounted to "powerful exculpatory evidence".
Another 10% was also promised to the Russian government, being the original owner of the sunken ship, according to Shinil. The release was accompanied by photos and video of a wreck, including a section that appeared to show the ship's name.
They shared the recording with Trump's lawyers as well, The New York Times reported , citing three people briefed on the matter. But another source told CNN that the conversation was not as Giuliani described, saying the tape was in no way good for Trump.
The Council has also made a decision to defer implementation of reverse charge mechanism (RCM) by a year to 30 September, 2019. Asked about the revenue impact of the tax rate cut, Goyal said it will only be "nominal".
The balloons float at 60,000 feet (20 km) above the sea level - high over air traffic, wildlife, and weather events. The vast distances of the region mean that laying fibre cables or building an array of mobile masts is impractical.
He played a slow knock and scored 37 balls off the 59 balls he played. "This year is probably the best we've seen him bowl. The Indian cricket team lost the series to England and Dhoni was blamed for his slow performance.
Fury declined to provide details about the interview, including whether Jordan was accompanied by an attorney during the session. Representative Jim Jordan , whose tenure as an assistant wrestling coach at the university overlapped with Strauss' time there.
Trump on solutions for the four-year, Russian-backed insurgency in eastern Ukraine, which has killed more than 10,000 people. She said the US hopes Putin will have the indicted Russians "come to the United States to prove their innocence or guilt".
Spieth shares lead after third round
I kind of enjoy just hanging back and relaxing, sort of the San Diego, Southern California vibe, whatever you want to call it. Woods has been waiting for a round like this in a major championship for a long time and he made no effort to hide his glee.
China's ambassador to the U.S
President Donald Trump's economic adviser said American gross domestic product (GDP) may reach a growth rate of 4 percent or more. On the note of trade, Kudlow said he wasn't a fan of blanket tariffs, reiterating his standard position on trade and tariffs.
No major public health threat from steam blast in NYC
The explosion caused disruption amongst New Yorkers trying to make their way to work and those who live in the Flatiron District. At least 11 buildings in the surrounding area have been evacuated as a precaution, according to officials.
Survivor: Duck boat captain said life jackets not needed
He said he and his wife decided not to take the tour because of the weather. "It was just suddenly and out of nowhere". Among the boats passengers was a sheriffs deputy, who immediately assisted in the rescue effort, according to Rader.
US officials in the dark over Trump's Helsinki deals
US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he wished to have a second meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin . US officials have been mum on what, if anything, the two leaders agreed to in Helsinki during a two-hour, one-on-one meeting.
Man with knife attacks bus passengers in Germany, 10 hurt
More details are awaited. "Authorities were still trying to determine the circumstances of the attack", writes the Daily Mail . Allegedly wearing a "smouldering backpack", the suspect reportedly also pulled a gun on bystanders, but did not fire.