Invite-Only Game Fortnite Has Earned an Estimated $1.5M Since Launch

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Epic Games' popular Fortnite Battle Royale game for iOS devices has grossed an estimated $1.5 million worldwide since its release last Thursday, according to figures shared this afternoon by app analytics firm Sensor Tower.

    Fortnite has topped the iPhone download charts in more than 40 countries since it was released, despite the fact that it continues to be invite only. As of now, it is the number one free app in the Games section of the App Store.


    According to Sensor Tower, Fortnite earned $1 million during the first 72 hours after in-app purchases first became live in the game for beta testers.

    In Fortnite, players can buy outfits, tools, weapons, emotes, gliders, and more using the in-game currency, V-Bucks. Players can purchase 1,000 V-Bucks for $9.99, which is the minimum in-app purchase. Higher quantities of V-Bucks are available for more money.

    Fortnite earned far more than other survival-style games that were released at the same time. Knives Out, a competing game, earned $57k, while Rules of Survival earned $39k. Fortnite could have some competition now, however, as Tencent today released the official version of PUBG Mobile, which offers the same kind of gameplay available in Fortnite.

    Compared to other popular games, Fortnite hasn't brought in quite as much money, but it is still in a beta testing phase. Pokémon GO brought in $4.9 million just four days after release, and Clash Royale earned $4.6 million four days after it was released.

    The goal in Fortnite is to be the last person standing, with players tasked with killing opponents using a variety of weapons while also avoiding death from other players. The game is also available on PCs and consoles, with cross-platform gameplay available if enabled.

    Fortnite can be downloaded from the App Store for free, but a beta invite is required to play. Epic Games plans to expand the beta in the weeks to come, but it's not yet clear when it will see an official launch. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Invite-Only Game Fortnite Has Earned an Estimated $1.5M Since Launch
  2. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

    Jun 19, 2010
    Love this game on Xbox. Controls on touchscreen are just wayyyyy too difficult to master. Bring controller support and we’re in business!
  3. GeoEng88 macrumors newbie


    Mar 19, 2018
    If only they had iPhone 6/6+ support they would be doing even better... Have never played Fortnite before and was going to give the iOS version a chance until I saw that my phone is not supported
  4. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
  5. stan1028 macrumors member


    Oct 12, 2011
    Here I am still waiting for the invite since last weekend. How long does it normally take?
  6. 1080p macrumors 68030


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
    LOL... I requested mine the day before release and got mine on release day. They also gave me 3 invites to give out... that I have already given out...
  7. Aleco macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2009
    Check your PMs, you'll find your invite there.
  8. Solomani macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
    My cat, who also has a G-Mail account, also got an invite. This game doesn't seem that exclusive at all.
  9. abstractsoftweb macrumors newbie


    Mar 20, 2018
    Love This Game, Top class feature & design
  10. IGI2, Mar 20, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2018

    IGI2 macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2015
    Can someone send an invite? : )

    EDIT: I already got it!
  11. philippp macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2014
    I would love to have one too if someone has one over :D
  12. Ballis macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2008
    Oslo, Norway
    Invite only? Im playing on PS4 with no invite at all. Whats this invite thing?
  13. IGI2 macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2015
    Invites are for the iOS version.
  14. Dreamer2go macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    which one is better? Fortnite or PUBG mobile?
  15. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Its so the special kids can feel important lol j/k it’s simply to induce exclusivity feeling this heavy demand & word of mouth. Proof is in the sales revenue for freeemium. Peeps be hooked like a fat kid on cake!!
  16. originalmagneto macrumors member


    Jun 7, 2015
    We need appleTV 4K support + controller support!

    PS: Can someone spare an invite? Thanks!
  17. RickInHouston macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2014
    My kid plays the Xbox version. He says the iOS version is not good, not good at all. The controls are horrible.

    I was wondering how it would translate because when I'm watching him play, his fingers are all over the controller like a crazy person.
  18. ikir macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2007
    Awesome but spend some money and invest in optimizing the game on macOS too
  19. DaveNinja macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2005
    I've tried both and might have to give the edge to Fortnite since its more cartoony. Enemies on Pubg were too hard for me to see on my 8+. They both are pretty unplayable compared to PC versions (in which I consider Pubg the way better game)
  20. ob81 macrumors 65816


    Jun 11, 2007
    Virginia Beach
    It took about 24 hours for my invite, and I signed up on the second or 3rd day. It is fun, but the shooting while moving is pretty difficult. Cross play is a huge disadvantage with mobile. I can see why it is so popular though.
  21. 69Mustang macrumors 603


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    For those interested, Digital Foundry did a nice video on a Fortnite comparison.
  22. Reeko12 macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2013
    Still need an invite?
    --- Post Merged, Mar 22, 2018 ---
    Still need an invite?
  23. IGI2 macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2015
    Thanks for caring, I got one by this time : )

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