Fortnite Records 8.3 Million Concurrent Players Worldwide: A New Milestone
Fortnite, a Battle Royale game that can be played on smartphones, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC as well as Mac, just crossed a new milestone. They reported that they had 8.3 million concurrent players worldwide. This came after their release in South Korea. It means that more than 8 million people were logged in to the game at the same time. This, by no means is a small feat. Specially considering it’s rival PUBG had around 797,000 peak concurrent players as of November 8.
How Are Fortnite And PUBG Similar?
Both Fortnite and PUBG share similar play-styles but the similarities end there. PUBG is a more true to real life game whereas Fortnite has a more fast paced nature with it’s fort building abilities and has cartoonish graphics. They have been locking horns for a long time now and have been in constant competition. Both have in-game purchases and both Epic Games (Fortnite) and Tencent Games ( PUBG) have constantly been pushing updates with new maps and new items to keep the game interesting. PUBG has recently launched Harley Quinn and Joker outfits whereas Fortnite has added NFL Jerseys.
How Are Fortnite And PUBG different?
PUBG has peaked at 3 million concurrent players which is quite low if we compare it to Fortnite’s recent achievement. Steam, which is a gaming digital distribution platform, averages about 5 million concurrent players across all of its games. Steam has about a 16 million peak in terms of concurrent players. This includes players who are just logged in to the screen. It is also noteworthy that Steam sells PUBG for a price of Rs 999 at the moment in India, whereas Fortnite is a free to play game with in-game purchases.
Fortnite’s minimum requirements for PC is an Intel HD 4000 and Core i3 2.4 Ghz processor. On the other hand PUBG has a higher Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB with an Intel Core i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300 and 8 GB RAM requirement. The massive differences in PC requirements can also account for lower concurrent as well as overall player count.