According to the data analysis firm Superdata, Fortnite earnings continue to go up, especially in March, when the game earned $223 million in just that month. Fortnite is one of the most popular battle royale games, alongside PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, so it making that much money in a month is no surprise.
Even though it originally wasn’t supposed to be a Battle Royale game, Fortnite has come into its own as a great battle royale game that rivaled PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Fortnite was originally supposed to be a zombie survival game where players could build their own fortresses to last out the night, but a mediocre performance eventually led Epic Games to develop their own Fortnite Battle Royale mode.
What makes it even better for the game is that Fortnite earnings are coming from a free to play game, meaning that people are spending enough money on it to make huge profits. While PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds also makes a large amount of money, the game is not free to play but also has microtransactions, something that was rather unpopular before the game made a full release.
Fortnite earnings for March are actually 73% higher than February’s earnings, likely because the game has been earning more not only as it became more popular but also with its recently-released mobile game. While both Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are both very popular, Fortnite’s more lighthearted tone and better quality (along with not having the hacking problem that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds does) has allowed it to narrowly surpass PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Fortnite’s constant updates and ludicrous variety of weapons are also another bit of appeal, and as long as Epic Games continues to support the Fortnite battle royale mode the same way that it has before, it’s likely that its success will only continue to go up. If its success goes up, it’s also likely that Fortnite earnings will continue to rise as well.