Fortnite Has Reached Over 125 Million Players Worldwide; Details for 2018-2019 Competitive Season Announced

Epic Games' smash hit shooter Fortnite has reached some astounding heights, with a player base that has now exceeded 125 million players worldwide.

With the recent release of the game on Nintendo SwitchFortnite has continued to go into a global phenomenon, and if the new player count revealed by Epic Games is any indication, it’s only going to continue to grow in the coming months and (maybe) years.

In a blog post, developer Epic Games has revealed that Fortnite has now amassed a playerbase of over 125 million players across all of its platforms, which brings it an absolutely gargantuan community between its various iterations on consoles, mobile, and PC.

Alongside that, Epic Games also shared more details on the game’s forthcoming competitive season for this year and next, with Epic stating that it will be supporting “community organized events, online events, and major organized competitions all over the world,” and added that “anyone participate, and anyone can win.”

Epic stated that qualifiers for the Fortnite World Cup will begin starting this fall, and the first Fortnite World Cup is officially set to begin sometime in late 2019. Overall, Epic Games will be contributing a $100 million prize pool that will be split “between many events at different levels of competition around the globe,” and added that the competition itself will be centered around Solos and Duos, though there will also be opportunities for Squads to compete as well.

More specific details regarding the competitions will be announced at a later time regarding rules, code of conduct, platforms, and the schedule for Fall 2018’s qualifiers from Epic Games.

Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, iOS, and will be coming to Android later this summer.

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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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