Fortnite is the newest Battle Royal game that has made a huge impression on the gaming community, and is free-to-play. Being free-to-play has alot to do with the number of people playing the game, especially with kids that maybe dont have money and also that you can play Fortnite on console.
Thanks to over 7 million of you who have played Fortnite! We want to keep the Battle Bus flying, so Duos and Supply Drops are available NOW. pic.twitter.com/sRx767u4aG
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) 4 oktober 2017
Making the Battle Royal mode free-to-play is a way for Epic Games to try and bring people to play the PVE mode of the game were they make money from the microtransactions in-games. Having Fortnite reaching those kind of player number puts them in competition with Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.