— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 11, 2017
These aren’t precisely comparable metrics, since Fortnite: Battle Royale is free-to-play and PUBG retails for $30, that means the latter has already amassed a ton of cash whereas the latter spins up its microtransaction income streams. For an apples-to-apples comparability, although, Epic estimated that three.7 million folks performed Fortnite: Battle Royale on Sunday, whereas PUBG has almost 2 million every day players based on Steam Charts.
The brand new child on the nascent ‘battle royale style’ block is severely difficult the reigning champ — however PUBG may not take the usurpation mendacity down. Its studio Bluehole loudly complained in regards to the overt similarities between its sport (launched final March) and Epic’s new spin-off, and even vaguely threatened the latter in a press release when it mentioned the corporate would “ponder additional motion.”