Another grand milestone that Fortnite has achieved, and it's hardly surprising. Fortnite is currently a free-for-all game, spreading over so many platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Android, iOS. Due to the accessibility of the game, Fortnite has netted in a huge number of players.

Just a while ago, Epic Games has announced that Fortnite, their battle royale phenomenon has reached 8.3 million concurrent players. And this is not the numbers of registered accounts, but the peak number of players currently playing.

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The reason for this giant figure presumably comes after the official release of Fortnite for South Korea market. Along with the release is a huge amount of events, alongside local challenges for Korean players. Back in February, the number of Fortnite's concurrent players was around 3.4 million.

When comparing with their strongest competitor, which is PUBG, the game still holds a substantial lead. As of this writing, the all-time peak of PUBG's players on Steam is 3.4 million players, and even plus with the players from PUBG Mobile, is still only half the number of Fortnite's players. Of course, this is easy to understand, since PUBG is only available on PC, Mobile and Xbox One, which is pretty limited. If PUBG spread to almost all platform with cross-play supported like their competitor, then maybe the result will see a huge difference.

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Although, the number of platforms is just one reason for Fortnite's success.

Other factors that drive the total number of players are the constant content updates with so many references of pop culture. Along with that is the push from celebrities and other uber-famous KOL like Ninja - the #1 streamer of the game. All these factors lead to Fortnite as a money-printing game's title for Epic Games Corporation.

Fortnite is available now on PS4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android devices.