The newly released survival game Fortnite: Battle Royale made its way onto gaming platforms yesterday and much to everyone’s surprise, the game has reached a player count of one million during its first 24 hours. The “battle-royale” style game which mimics the ever-so-popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, drew large crowds of new and experienced PUBG players simply wanting to experience something fresh and diverse, the game does offer a wide-range of fun ways players can win their match with unique abilities and power-ups.

In a tweet from Epic Games official Twitter account, the developer was static to announce their game reached a whopping 1 million users its first 24 hours since launch. The free-to-play title even reached Top 5 on the video game streaming site Twitch. Despite the game’s controversy—which has raddled many to side with one game—the game has brought in a good amount of players, it’s only now and the weeks that follow that we see how the developers will continue its content, support, and feedback from the community.

Over 1 million players have partied on the Battle Bus during the first day of Battle Royale! Thank you and party on! 🙌🎉🚍

— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) September 27, 2017

Fortnite is now available on Early Access for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. At the moment, its “Battle Royale” mode is now available free-to-play on all platforms.

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