Fortnite is a free-to-play third-person shooter with building mechanics. The title has become a cultural sensation due to its unique blend of expressive gameplay. Back in February 2018, Epic Games stated that the title was played by roughly 3.4 million gamers concurrently. Since then we haven't heard much about the game's figures, and many assumed that it's popularity was affected by other battle royale titles on the market.
According to a report by VG247, Fortnite's current concurrent player count is 8.3 million. This is a massive jump over February's figures. Since the number is so high and downright unbelievable, the outlet reached out to Epic Games twice and confirmed the number.
This massive increase could be attributed to Fortnite's mobile ports which have taken iOS and Android by storm. There are probably millions of gamers who play on a smartphone or tablet. Unfortunately, as is the problem with almost every multiplayer game, Fortnite suffers from cheating on almost every platform it's available on.
Consoles are affected the most it seems. An XIM Adapter allows console gamers to "trick" an Xbox One into thinking a mouse and keyboard is really a controller. This allows certain gamers to aim with more precision and use other tricks to execute moves that are impossible with a controller. Luckily, the company seems to be cracking down on this because individuals who use an XIM Adapter are reportedly getting banned.
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