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Fortnite’s battle royale mode hits 10m players in two weeks

Epic Games has announced that its controversial Battle Royale mode for Fortnite has already hit 10m players in just two weeks. The game also peaked at 525,000 concurrent players on Monday, with 3.7m active users on that day alone.  To celebrate the milestone, Epic released an infographic, detailing (among other facts) …

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Battlegrounds gets review bombed over Chinese in-game VPN ads

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the hottest game around right now, selling around 1m copies a month, and just last week hitting 1.5m concurrent users, a peak that is now the new normal for the game as it climbs towards an even higher player cap. In fact, it’s doing so well that …

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Bluehole confirms Tencent interest as reports suggest stake has already been acquired

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer Bluehole has confirmed that it is indeed in discussions with Chinese gaming giant Tencent about a possible equity acquisition. Bluehole last month denied reports that Tencent had already invested in it, telling Games Industry that such reports were “not accurate”. However, speaking to Bloomberg, Bluehole co-founder and …

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Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode welcomes 1m players on day one

Epic’s controversial foray into the battle royale genre has got off to a very strong start. Fortnite Battle Royale enjoyed a possibly unexpected marketing boost when it became the subject of some debate following criticism from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer Bluehole earlier this week. The result? 1m players tried the game …

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Fortnite’s battle royale mode launches for free, despite PUBG dev’s objections

Epic Games’ new battle royale mode for Fortnite has launched for free today, despite objections made by PUBG developer Bluehole at the end of last week. The mode, which is now available for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac owners, sees 100 players duke it out to be the last …

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DOTA 2 players slump to lowest level in three years as PUBG cannibalises game time

The meteoric success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is not happening in isolation – several games are suffering player declines in its wake. Chief among them seems to be Valve’s DOTA 2 which, as spotted by Game Debate, recently saw active players dip to its lowest number since 2014, falling to 214,155. That’s …

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PUBG devs elaborate on Epic Games dispute

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer Bluehole has stated that its public grievances with Epic Games are specifically related to the pair’s business relationship. Last week Bluehole’s VP and executive producer Chang Han Kim slammed Epic for its introduction of a new battle royale game mode in Fortnite. Some were quick to question …

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PUBG devs have concerns over Epic Game’s upcoming battle royale mode in Fortnite

The developers behind Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds have called out the recently-announced battle royale mode in Epic Games’ Fornite as being too similar to its own survival shooter title. Concerns have been raised over the gameplay, UI and structure of the Fortnite’s battle royale mode, but Bluehole Inc has stressed that the …

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Bluehole say Battlegrounds vaulting system won’t be in-game until November, at least

In a blog post outlining the game’s new update, the PUBG team have shed light on the progress of vaulting. “There are some challenges to introducing the feature as soon as people are requesting,” said the blog post, written by the PUBG development and community team. “First of all, our …

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