'Fortnite' Reaches Over 350 Million Registered Players, Celebration Event Announced
Fortnite has reached over 350 million registered users, with players spending over 3.2 billion hours in-game, according to a recent tweet.
Whether or not you've indulged in the battle royale yourself, you have to admit that those are some pretty impressive figures. Epic Games certainly seem to think so and to help celebrate the huge milestone, the new game mode Party Royale will debut tomorrow (May 8th) at 9pm ET (that's 2am GMT on May 9th for UK). The main stage will feature back-to-back live sets from Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and deadmau5. But if that's a bit late - early? - you can catch the sets again on May 9th at 2pm ET (7pm GMT).
If you haven't heard about the new Party Royale mode, it's set on a separate, smaller island from the main battle royale. There are no weapons or mats to gather here - instead, it's a place to chill, listen to music, or take to the virtual dance floor. And if that's not quite your thing, you'll also be able to participate in a number of activities around the island such as boat races, and obstacle courses.
From the official site: "Shows at the Main Stage are just some of the many attractions at Party Royale. In this new experimental and evolving space, there are many things to do and places to explore. For example: take on aerial obstacle courses at Skydive Rift, participate in boat races at Fishsticks' Boat Race, and grab items at The Plaza such as the new Paint Launcher."
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The Party Royale event continues until May 11th and if you log in during the event, you'll be able to nab yourself the music-reactive Neon Wings Back Bling cosmetic item for free.
If you're keen to get involved, you can access the event by selecting the Party Royale playlist when you log in to Fortnite.
Of course, this isn't the first time that Fortnite has hosted a virtual concert. Travis Scott performed in the game last month to a staggering 12.3 million viewers, breaking the record of 10.7 million set by Marshmello's concert the year before.
The recent numbers may well be inflated by the current global situation but whether you love it or hate it, Fortnite is clearly doing something right.
Featured Image Credit: Epic Games