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.
That said, it still has some way to go before it even comes close to the might of PUBG, as Bluehole also announced yesterday (perhaps in a cynical game of one-upmanship) that the game had passed the two million concurrent player mark - making Fortnite's achievement look rather pitiful by comparison.
In other Fortnite-related news, the game has also surpassed 10 Million players! Epic Games filed two lawsuits with a North Carolina federal court against two players accused of cheating in Battle Royale and violating Epic's copyrights.
One defendant was banned from Fortnite nine times, according to the complaint, but he registered other accounts under different names to continue playing. Epic's move toward legal action wasn't without warning, however. These axioms are particularly true in this case. Both defendants face a fine of $150,000.
As seen in the infographic attached to the tweet below, Epic Games and People Can Fly made a decision to not only announce the player milestone that Fortnite has hit, but also figured that fans could use some additional statistics about the game's free-to-play PvP companion mode.
"Let's be straight for a second, nobody likes playing with cheaters", wrote Epic Games in a blog post last week outlining the company's stance against cheaters. However, it would seem that that pretty much all of the new players are flocking to the game exclusively because of the PUBG-inspired feature.