Fortnite rakes in a staggering $1 billion from in-game purchases

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During the month of May, viewers watched 700 million hours of battle royale games, with 83 percent of that time being spent watching Fortnite. The game has gained a lot of praise and recognition worldwide within a year.

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Epic Games had planned on hosting the Summer Skirmish events on a Saturday as to not clash with NerdOut's Sunday tournament and Keemstar's Friday tournament. Yes, according to a new report: the game has generated a massive $1 billion worth of sales through microtransactions.

If you're scratching your head about how they grow up so fast, yes - Fortnite launched on July 25, with the massively popular battle royale mode following on September 26.

The success of Fortnite is largely due to its accessibility and cross-play availability on platforms like PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and iOS.

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In case you haven't heard, Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the videogame world right now. For anyone bemoaning the increasing reliance of games on pushing in-game purchases, this is why we can't have nice things! Though the figures, apparel, and more have not been shown, fans of Funko's merchandise know distorted proportions and cute aesthetics are in store.

Fortnite Battle Royale is now the most popular game in the genre, taking over from PUBG earlier this year.

A post to the games Twitter account revealed that there will be a limited time in-game event involving rewards, challenges, and more.

A new report estimates that "Fortnite: Battle Royale" has generated a billion dollars in revenue. The celebration will start on July 24th and will have tasks for players to complete, both in Battle Royale and Save the World. In-game purchases include player skins, new maps and custom vehicles etc.

Fortnite is a bit more accessible than PUBG, both in the way its played and the fact that Fortnite is free to play, while PUBG costs money up front.

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