Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Fortnite Accumulates 10 Million Players Thanks To Battle Royale Mode, Developers Claim

Fortnite Accumulates 10 Million Players Thanks To Battle Royale Mode, Developers Claim

Let's be straight for a second, nobody likes playing with cheaters.

"To start, addressing cheaters in Fortnite is the highest priority across Epic Games", said Epic community coordinator Nathan Mooney in a statement on October 4.

While PUBG was the originator of the battle-royale craze, Epic Games saw the opportunity to benefit from the hype and released the mode both as a free-to-play - in retrospect, it was quite possibly the best thing the studio could've done.

Epic Games has announced that its controversial Battle Royale mode for Fortnite has already hit 10m players in just two weeks. As such, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is the only game that has hit the two million goal for concurrent players.


According to the complaints, both defendants offer technical support for AddictedCheats.com and, with cheats the site provides, monitor streams and intentionally prevent streamers from winning. The software that Defendant uses to cheat infringes Epic's cpyrights in the game and breaches the terms of the agreements to which Defendant agreed in order to have access to the game. The press release also noted that the developers of PUBG have no association to the development of "Fortnite". When asked why he stream snipes other players, he allegedly said, "Because its [sic] fun to rage and see streamers cry about how loaded they are and then get them stomped anyways".

"To start, addressing cheaters in Fortnite is the highest priority across Epic Games". Over Addicted Cheats' Discord channel, an affiliate said that they're not offering refunds to Fortnite cheaters who purchased their services.

In a statement to Kotaku, Epic Games says, "When cheaters use aimbots or other cheat technologies to gain an unfair advantage, they ruin games for people who are playing fairly". On the other hand, Epic's Fortnite is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Like this: