While Fortnite’s PvE mode, now coined Save the World, lingers in paid early access until next year at some point, the game’s PvP mode, Battle Royale, is available for anyone to play, and play it they have.
The servers were a bit on the rocky side this weekend, and on Monday, Epic Games offered up an apology, and a good reasoning behind the issues: On Sunday, the game saw 811,000 players online at one time.
While you might look at PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS’ concurrent player peak, which is just about 2.5 million, and scoff at a measly 811k, but even that number is impressive, and would put it in the running for second place on Steam. Of course, PUBG has a price tag, and for the moment, is only available on PC (It’s coming to Xbox One in December). Fortnite: Battle Royale is free, and also on PS4. Still, though, 811k is nothing to scoff at, and chances are, it’ll only rise from here.