Updated:Yes, Fortnite has officially hit 200m players.
PCGamesInsider.biz has received confirmation of this fact from Epic Games themselves, with a rep for the middleware and games development giant that its battle royale title boasted 200m unique accounts.
Original story: Epic's battle royale title Fortnite shows no sign of slowing down as the game hits 200m players.
That's according to Bloomberg, which reports that the battle royale behemoth has seen a 60 per cent increase in players since the last official count in June of this year. At that point, the title had 'just' 125m users.
However, Bloomberg doesn't cite a source for the figure and Epic Games hasn't officially put anything out. We've reached out to check this stat is legit.
Fortnite launched in July 2017 as a survival game - Save the World - with the battle royale portion of the title being released a few months later in September. Before it even rolled out, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds maker PUBG Corp decided to sue Epic over the similarities between its project and Fortnite, a suit that has since been dropped.
Recently Fortnite had a high of 8.3m concurrent players following the game's Korean launch - a frankly astonishing feat.
Still, this success has come at a price. Earlier this year, the game was the centre of a media storm over whether it is addictive or not. Speaking to PCGamesInsider.biz at GDC, boss man Tim Sweeney said that the game was a social and healthy experience.
Epic Games recently managed to land $1.25bn in funding. Estimates also peg the company as being worth a cool $8.5bn off the back of Fortnite's success.