Fortnite giant Epic has revealed that its PC storefront has attracted over 194 million users as of the end of 2021.
In a post on its website, the company reported this 21 per cent increase year-on-year, or an extra 34 million users, on the 160 million users that the firm boasted in 2020. Growth has slowed slightly, with users having previously increased by 48 per cent year-on-year from 2019.
Epic has reported that its daily active users hit a record of 31.1 million, while peak concurrent users reached a high of 13.2 million, while monthly active users in December were 11 per cent higher than the previous year, hitting 62 million.
Furthermore, Epic says that "about" $840 million was spent on its store during 2021, a 20 per cent increase year-on-year. A third of sales were for third-party titles.
"We continued to give away free games each week. Many developers and publishers collaborated with us over the year to give away 89 free games worth $2,120," Epic wrote.
"Over 765 million free games were claimed by players, bringing those titles to a new audience. 76 free games broke their peak concurrent user records on PC, with an average of 13 times their all-time records! That’s incredible engagement."