How Much Money Has Fortnite Made (July 2018)
Fortnite has been a success story unlike any other game before it. Quickly shifting its focus from a horde based survival game to the Battle Royale genre has paid off in ways unseen by the games industry. In fact, Fortnite has brought in more money in one month than any other game has in history. According to the research done by SuperData the game brought in $318 million in just the month of May alone.
Fortnite prides itself on cosmetic only in-game purchases very similar to games like Overwatch. With player skins, different pickaxes, gliders, and emotes available to buy with the in-game currency, V-Bucks, Fortnite has made more than $1.2 billion (USD) since its Early-Access release. While on PC, juggernauts like League of Legends and DOTA 2 still remain dominant in terms for overall revenue, but for console users it’s unrivaled. In just under a year they have managed to garner a player base of 125 million players. With this current trajectory it could easily surpass the $2 billion dollar mark by the end of 2018. Fortnite is on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, PC, IOS, and soon Android users will join in which could see an even further boost to their revenue.
What separates Epic’s battle royale title from some of its competitors such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is its free price tag. Many games see large sales numbers when they are priced at $60 or even $40, but Fortnite has made all of its money strictly from cosmetic item sales. $1.2 billion in less than a year is something every game dreams to make, especially with the rising cost of game development and studio space. This game continues to rake in the cash with new skins added every couple of days and will continue to climb the charts in sales.
And there you have the grand total amount of money that the game has made thus far, alongside the latest monthly figures for the game, too. For more tips, tricks, and information on Fortnite Season 5, be sure to check out our ever-expanding wiki.