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REPORT: Fortnite Brought In $1 Billion In 2 Years from In-App Purchases

Even in this economy, Epic Games is thriving. The company’s remarkably popular battle royale game Fortnite has reportedly earned $1 billion from in-app sales in just two years.

This, according to Digital Music News, which also reports the game brought in $44.3 million in April alone through its iOS and Android purchases. That’s up significantly from $23.3 million in March and year over year, as purchases added up to $35.4 million in April 2019.

Fortnite has generated over 129 million downloads. The in-app purchases can be attributed to the game’s subscription known as a Battle Pass, costumes or skins, daily items and more.

Fortnite’s business has been booming over the past two years, which goes to show people were seeking out online experiences long before the quarantine. With DJs jumping on board including Marshmello, Diplo, Dillon Franics, Steve Aoki and deadmau5, plus the all-new Party Royale mode, it seems there are endless opportunities for growth and creativity within the game.

 

Source: Digital Music News

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New Leak Reveals Marshmello Cosmetics Coming to Fortnite’s Party Royale

Marshmello was the first performer to stream inside Fortnite — and now it seems the game is gearing up to release some new Mello-themed cosmetics for Party Royale.

Party Royale is an evolving space in Fortnite meant for players to leave their weapons behind and connect with fellow gamers. The newly launched Party Royale mode allows players to hang with friends and enjoy live entertainment, such as Diplo‘s Major Lazer set that recently went down.

iFireMonkey, a well known Fortnite leaker, has pointed out code that could suggest changes coming to Marshmello-related skins and other game extras. With the Party Royale feature emerging, could this mean the DJ/producer is planning on another Fortnite set? We’ll have to wait and see!

Mello’s massive collaboration with Fortnite and Epic Games came in 2019. The in-game concert drew in 10.7 million users to the popular online battle royale game and set the bar high for virtual shows to come.

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Marshmello x Fortnite Update:

I was looking more into the files as we saw some Marshmello related stuff was added in v12.50 and I found out multiple different things such the old Weaponskin material for the unreleased Marshmello wrap was updated

Also some skin files got updated pic.twitter.com/aSagmCnQie

— FireMonkey • Fortnite Intel 🎄 (@iFireMonkey) May 6, 2020

 

Source: Dexerto | Photo via Epic Games

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Travis Scott’s Fortnite Concert Attracts Over 27.7 Million Unique Players

Travis Scott‘s Astronomical concert experience inside Fortnite was heard around the world over the weekend — and the numbers are in.

The in-game concert attracted over 27.7 million unique players, which participated a total of 45.8 million times across the five events. On Thursday night in particular, the concert broke records with 12.3 million concurrent players.

Marshmello was the first to throw a virtual concert of this magnitude in 2019, which also took place in Fortnite in collaboration with Epic Games. Mello’s concert drew in 10.7 million users to the popular online battle royale game and set the bar high for virtual shows to come.

In the recap post below, Fortnite refers to Scott’s concert series as a “truly Astronomical experience.”

Travis Scott was set to headline Saturday night of Coachella 2020. Instead, fans were able to experience his artistic vision in this virtual space.

Thank you to everyone who attended and created content around the Travis Scott event!

Over 27.7 million unique players in-game participated live 45.8 million times across the five events to create a truly Astronomical experience. 🤯🔥 pic.twitter.com/LSH0pLmGOS

— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 27, 2020