Fortnite brought the creators a huge profit

While Fortnite's battle royal mode was released a year ago, it was 2018 when its adoption surged to record-breaking numbers.

Epic Games had an outstanding 2018, there's no doubt about that.

Fortnite, initially released mid 2017, has quickly become the game to play among PC, Mobile, PS4, Switch and Xbox One owners.

The TechCrunch website has reported that Epic Games has made a profit of 3,000 million dollars during 2018 - profit, not revenue.

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The game's success has been helped along by a partnership between Epic Games and Tencent, a major Chinese media company that also is responsible for helping PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds get to China and Asia in general.

While Fortnite is a free to play game, it makes money by selling digital items. Epic Games, the developer behind the uber popular game, has acknowledged the issue and said that it is investigating the issue. It's not that Epic Games is stranger to popularity as it has had titles in the past which have done quite well. For years, the company has licensed its Unreal Engine to many developers, which has gone on to be used in such notable games as the Batman: Arkham trilogy, BioShock Infinite, Borderlands 2 and the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III. The queues according to media reports, had turned to 10 minutes in some cases.

Fortnite Battle Royale itself is already a free download and that's exactly what the download code in the bundle does. As an indication though, recent data from Sensor Tower last month estimated that iOS users alone were spending $1.23 million per day on the game.

Fortnite has continued to be an overnight star for Epic Games. In terms of finance, Fortnite has been ranked as the most valuable game in the world. Customers are promised a free title every two weeks.

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