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Fortnite sells over 500k copies in its first day in early access

Fortnite is going free-to-play next year, but that won't stop people spending their money on it.

Fortnite is an action building game that has been in the works for over five years, and while it still hasn't been released, it hit Early Access last week.

The game will be free-to-play on release, but you can buy-in to play early, dropping between $39.99 and $149.99 on the various editions available.

If you're still sitting on the fence, torn between fun-looking gameplay trailers and the lukewarm reviews, perhaps the sales numbers will help tip the balance, if you go for that sort of thing.

Darren Sugg, Fortnite's creative director, tweeted that the game sold over 500k copies in 24 hours.

His tweet was met with a shower of praise, so there are a lot of happy campers out there.

There's not a lot else out at the moment, so whether the impressive sales were due to genuine excitement of players who have been waiting years to get their hands on it, or because it breaks up the tedium of watching tumbleweed roll past in the summer dry spell remains to be seen.

A 2018 release window has been confirmed for the final free-to-play release, but an actual date hasn't been nailed down just yet.

Have you been swayed? Let us know what you think of the game if you bought in to early access to help the rest of us decide whether we should follow suit,

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