Published: Sat, September 22, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

‘Fortnite’ Has 78 Million Month, Epic Details Fall Skirmish

‘Fortnite’ Has 78 Million Month, Epic Details Fall Skirmish

Epic Games has announced that Fortnite enjoyed its "biggest month yet" in August, attracting a head-spinning 78.3 million players, prompting the developer to shore up the game's systems and infrastructure to support the huge influx of folks jumping into the game.

Season 5 of the incredibly popular battle royale is coming to a close on or before Tuesday, September 25, and most players assumed that Season 6 would begin on the same day as part of a major patch (because Tuesdays are normally update day). As a result, there will be additional opportunity for players to max out their current Battle Pass before it ends.

More than three weeks after the Fortnite cube first appeared it moved into Loot Lake where it melted and created a big, purple bouncy area on Wednesday. But what could be taking its place?

The news means it looks like the start of Fortnite season 6 has been delayed, with the end date for Fortnite season 5 also pushed back.

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Fortnite Hits 78 Million Monthly Active Users, Fall Skirmish Detailed, Season 6 Delayed

Anyway, the new Battle Pass theme should tie in with the story between the two Seasons, but we'll get a pretty good idea of what that is when Epic release a cinematic. The XP boost will be available all weekend long, ending on Monday, September 24 at 8 AM Eastern.

What do you think about this news? What do you think will happen to Loot Lake?

Fortnite Season 6 will begin on 27 September for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile versions of the battle royale game.

Fortnite is now available on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile platforms.

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