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Fortnite Phenomenon Explained
Battle Royale genre revolutionized the video game industry.
Inspired by the Japanese action-packed movie Battle Royale and the success of its largest competitor, PUBG,
is played by over 250 million concurrent players today.
The first million came on the launch day, 10 more during the first two weeks. It’s an absolute industry record.
In Fortnite, 100 players land on an island where they fight each other to survive. Only the last man standing wins.
Unlike PUBG, Apex Legends, and other huge titles, Fortnite is free-to-play, which makes it more appealing.
Fortnite is the most dynamic TPS with incredibly simple gameplay that attracts both children and adults.
The game is available for PC, Mac, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch, bringing cross-platform matchmaking to a new level.
Fortnite is a celebrities’ favorite game. You can watch streams by Drake, Lil Yachty, Travis Scott, Finn Wolfhard, Josh Hart, and others.
The international community of influencers around Fortnite unites over 150 million viewers on YouTube and Twitch.
Many developers copied the concept of a simple dynamic Battle Royale, but none of them got close to such a success.