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Battle royale title Spellbreak hits 5m players

Battle royale title Spellbreak hits 5m players

Magical battle royale game Spellbreak has brought in five million players.

That's according to developer Proletariat, who shared the milestone on Twitter (below), noting that the title has been most popular in the United States, Japan and Brazil. Spellbreak was released three weeks ago and is free-to-play, which explains why it has attracted so many players so quickly.

The studio also noted that its game has been watched for four million hours on Twitch. Its official Discord server has 300,000 members who have sent 1.25m minutes of voice chat and four million messages.

Spellbreak launched on September 3rd for the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. There's no breakdown as to what portion of that five million figure is being played on individual platforms.

There's also no word yet on how much money Spellbreak is generating just yet. The title might pop up in SuperData's report for September, which will be released at the end of October.

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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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