Fortnite introduced a new Battle Royale mode not too long ago that was inspired by PUBG. In fact, the folks behind PUBG let it be known that they were unhappy with the move. Fortnite Battle Royale has proven to be very popular with the game racking up 10 million players in two weeks.
Fortnite is a free to play game and only launched in late September. It still has a way to go before it hits the sort of numbers that PUBG is putting in right now. On launch day, Fortnite had 1 million players reports Gamespot
. On October 8, which was last Sunday, Battle Royale had 3.7 million players and 525,000 peak players that day.
Some stats about the game have been offered up with matches starting 292.7 million times. Players have spent a total of 44.5 million gameplay hours so far. Battle Royale is from Epic and as of now, it is free, which certainly helps gather up gamers.
That said, there are plans for microtransactions for cosmetic items later. Some gamers get annoyed at microtransactions. It's too early to tell if the game has the sort of staying power that PUBG and other games offer. Fortnite also had a configuration error that showed the only thing stopping cross-platform play
on consoles was Sony.