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Fortnite Played by Over Seven Million, Duos and Supply Drops Arrive for Battle Royale

Building on momentum with new updates.

Epic Games has announced that over seven million players have downloaded and played Fortnite since its release last month.

The game’s success has been hugely boosted by the addition of the Battle Royale mode, which was publically criticized by Chang Han Kim, Vice President and Executive Producer for Bluehole, the team behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Yet it seems that attention garnered over the dispute in combination with the game’s free-to-play nature and multiplatform availability has been a boon for Epic Games.


The developer thanked the community for the tremendous reception to the game last week and vowed to continue support, and today it delivered on that promise. A duos mode in which the game can be played in squads of two has been added in most regions. Supply drops, too, that disperse Epic and legendary weapons will now appear during matches. There was also an update to weapon accuracy, which is thoroughly explained on Epic Games’ website.

Fortnite Battle Royale is a one hundred player, last man standing multiplayer game in which players parachute from a “Battle Bus” and fight for survival in an island setting. The mode incorporates the base-building system from the main game, allowing players to construct defenses and traverse to different areas of the map. Twinfinite has written a strategy guide with helpful tips for new players, as well as a description of the best areas to find chests.

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