Published: Sun, December 30, 2018
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

‘Fortnite’ Creator Epic Games Reportedly Earned $3 Billion In Profits in 2018

‘Fortnite’ Creator Epic Games Reportedly Earned $3 Billion In Profits in 2018

Game Fortnite has become the most popular in the world and has helped Epic Games to a record profit of $3 billion.

Fortnite, which is free to play but makes money selling digital items, has popularized the battle royale category - think Lord of the Flies meets Hunger Games - nearly single-handedly, and it has been the standout title for the USA -based game publisher.

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The game was first released in September 2017, but it snowballed in 2018, as Epic brought the title to Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch. At around noon on December 26, Fortnite developer Epic Games confirmed that a glitch was keeping gamers from indulging in their favorite pass time. Because it's in 2018 that a game has really catapulted a company into the billion dollar profit club.

The company's profit could be higher thanks to China, however, emits a Fortnite in the country Tencent has been unable to obtain the income from the game. This, according to Sweeney, allowed Epic to focus on freemium games rather than big box titles. The game hauled in $385 million from iOS alone from the months of April through November. In case you are not aware of what Fortnite is, read it below.

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Fortnite Battle Royale itself is already a free download and that's exactly what the download code in the bundle does.

With over 200 Million players worldwide, Fortnite is sincerely one of the biggest phenomenon in gaming history.

Fortnite has continued to be an overnight star for Epic Games.

For context, the Eon Bundle said that it included "the full game and additional add-on content" which confused some people into thinking this included the Save the World mode. Considering that a lot of tech companies would also not hit profits of $3 billion, it's a testament to the popularity of Fortnite.

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