Fortnite has "biggest day" with 44.7m players

Fortnite has "biggest day" with 44.7m players

Battle royale blockbuster Fortnite had a record-breaking day over the weekend.

In a post on Twitter, developer Epic Games revealed that on Saturday, November 4th over 44.7 million people jumped into the title. This was due to the launch of the Fortnite OG, aka Chapter 4: Chapter 5, which is set to be a celebration of the battle royale giant's history. To start with, it has taken Fortnite back to the state it was in back when it launched.

Epic says that 102 million hours were collectively played on Saturday November 4th. Unofficial tracker reckons that the game boasted a record of 6,172,463 concurrent players following the launch of Fortnite OG.

At last official count, Fortnite boasted 500 million players.

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