Fortnite had its biggest month yet in August with 78.3 million players

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 20 September 2018 21:36 GMT

Fortnite. There’s no stopping it.

Epic Games said in a new blog post that in August Fortnite had its biggest month yet with 78.3 million players logging into play.

That’s on all platforms, too.

The stats were posted alongside information on the upcoming Fall Skrimish. In the post, Epic discusses how it is working to make sure there aren’t performance or spectating issues. Basically, it doesn’t want a Summer Skirmish repeat.

“Beginning in October, we’re opening up inclusive competition, where everybody can play and compete,” reads the post. “To make that possible we’ve had to harden and scale our systems and infrastructure.

“For example, August was Fortnite’s biggest month yet, with 78.3 million of you showing up to play. This exposed weak points and allowed us to make targeted improvements to critical systems, such as stats and servers.

“The Summer Skirmish also, as you all probably noticed, highlighted problems with performance and spectating, which we’ve been working on ever since. We’re excited about kicking off the new competition system and we’ll have details dropping in the weeks ahead.”

Fortnite Season 6 is just right around the corner. It kicks off next week on September 25.

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