Fortnite Battle Royale Draws One Million Players on Launch Day
Ron Perillo / 8 months ago
Despite criticism’s of lacking originality, specifically from Bluehole Studio Inc, Fortnite‘s Battle Royale drew one million players at launch. Drawing a large crowd is hardly surprising if the game is free, but then keep in mind that it also has to compete with several other new game releases.
Epic Games took to Twitter to celebrate, stating that over a million players “have partied on the Battle Bus during the first day”. Moreover, Epic Games is promising more changes and improvements are coming. Customization for example. The main Fortnite game itself is still a retail game for $39.99 for the standard version. The Battle Royale mode however is a stand-alone version allowing for a single-map 100-player PvP battle.
In terms of system requirements, the Unreal Engine game is fairly light. Users can play with just the Intel HD 4000 built-in graphics at the minimum. However, users might want to spring for an NVIDIA GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD7870 video card or better.
Minimum System Requirements:
- Intel HD 4000
- Core i3 2.4 Ghz
- 4 GByte RAM
- Windows 7/8/10 64-bit + Mac OSX Sierra
Recommended System Requirements:
- Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU
- 2 GByte VRAM
- Core i5 2.8 Ghz
- 8 GByte RAM
- Windows 7/8/10 64-bit