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Fortnite Tops 350 Million Registered Players

Fortnite Tops 350 Million Registered Players - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 May 2020 / 3,733 Views

The official Twitter account for the hugely popular free-to-play battle royale game, Fortnite, announced the game now has over 350 million registered players. In April, players spent over 3.2 billion hours in game. 

Epic Games plans to "the party going with our Party Royale Premiere LIVE on May 8 at 9pm ET." It will feature Deadmau5, Steve Aoki and Dillon Francis. The Party Royale will last an hour and take place on the big screen at the Main Stage. 

If you miss the Party Royale it will be rebroadcasted on May 9 at 2pm ET. 

Read an overview of the Party Royale below:

Let’s get ready to party! The Party Royale Premiere arrives on Friday, May 8, at 9 PM ET.

Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and deadmau5 are coming to Party Royale with back-to-back-to-back sets LIVE on the big screen at the Main Stage. Hit the dance floor, chill with friends, or jump into activities in Party Royale.

No RSVP Necessary

If you can’t make it right at 9 PM ET, you can still catch the rest of the live show as long as you join before it ends at 10 PM ET.

Bring on the Encore

If you're still busy, don’t worry — the Party Royale Premiere will return for a rebroadcast. On May 9 from 2 PM to 3 PM ET, you can catch the full show once again at the Main Stage.

And just like the first airing, you can still jump in during the show. 

Party Favors

The Party Royale Premiere also has a party favor. Anyone who logs into Fortnite from Friday, May 8 at 6 PM ET to Monday, May 11 at 10 AM ET will get the new, music-reactive Neon Wings Back Bling for free! Perfect for wearing at the show.

Beyond the Main Stage

Shows at the Main Stage are just some of the many attractions at Party Royale. In this new experimental and evolving space, there are many things to do and places to explore. For example: take on aerial obstacle courses at Skydive Rift, participate in boat races at Fishsticks’ Boat Race, and grab items at The Plaza such as the new Paint Launcher.

There are no weapons or mats in Party Royale — it’s all about just hanging out and having fun. No Sweat. All Chill. Let’s Party!

Fortnite is available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, iOS, and Android.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Cerebralbore101 (on 06 May 2020)

If kids grow up thinking Fortnite was the peak of gaming, then I fear for future generations of gamers. Yes, it has 350 million users, but it's free and on every platform known to man, so who cares?

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nantonaku Cerebralbore101 (on 07 May 2020)

In Japan, major publishers are already releasing only F2P games from their own franchises. That's why the game is offered for free, and there are quite a few players who take it for granted that they'll pay for it at the root box. It's not uncommon for them to pay a few hundred dollars a month, but they won't buy a console game because it's expensive. As you can see from the Japanese rankings, there aren't many third parties releasing games on consoles, so Nintendo's titles dominate the ranking.

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That sounds really sad if true. I understand they gravitate towards mobile games, because they don't have time for anything else anymore. The Japanese need more free time. Their culture of working until after the boss goes home needs to end. They work so much that they don't have time for relationships or family, hence their low birth rate, and upside down population pyramid. Hence the Japanese government's crushing debt.

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hush404 (on 07 May 2020)

Eh, technically I count as part of that number and I played the game for maybe an hour before realizing I didn't care about it. I'm willing to be there's a few more like me.

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Chazore (on 06 May 2020)

You know what's sad?, the fact that I was original hyped for the actual Fornite game, but instead it got a quiet launch, limped for a bit, then was malformed into a trend chasing game, with the actual part of the game I liked being largely neglected and constantly left in a state of "early access".

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The Fury (on 07 May 2020)

I'm pretty sure I'm one of those players but I downloaded the game when it was first F2P in 2017 but didn't even play a game. Guess that counts though.

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hunter_alien (on 06 May 2020)

Massive... I still remember when we were amazed by the impact WoW had on one genre, but Fortnie pretty much has an impact on gaming's status on a global scale.

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Azzanation hunter_alien (on 06 May 2020)

Yeah, however I doubt Fortnite will last as long as WoW has.

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hunter_alien hunter_alien (on 06 May 2020)

Only time will tell. It's already turning 3 and there is no sign of it slowing down yet.

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If Fortnite has any impact, it will be that the next generation of gamers, wholly accepts microtransactions, cosmetic or not.

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hunter_alien hunter_alien (on 06 May 2020)

That's already a given in the FTP industry, every since we ahve seen the social and mobile "revolution". It's the standard in live services, and that won't change. Luckily the market, in general, is huge and there are plenty of younger gamers who are willing to play full-fledged games.

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@hunter_alien Yeah, but we'll still have to put up with constant news articles, and artificial hype about some lame F2P game. It's like the mobile gamers that everybody hates have started seeping into mainstream console/PC gaming. 20 years ago if you told somebody that this free thing was tried out millions of times, nobody would be impressed. These days though it's suddenly news worthy. What's next, an article about how many users Raid Shadow Legends has?

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hunter_alien hunter_alien (on 07 May 2020)

Yeah... that's an industry for you. The same happened in the movie industry, but that didn't stop good films from coming out, so I'm hopeful that will be the case with games as well :-)

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