Fortnite has already been downloaded on mobile over 100 million times despite still only being available on iPhone.
Fortnite is currently celebrating its first birthday and despite only being around for a year, it has basically taken over the video gaming world. In fact, it's not only the gaming world that has been saturated by Fortnite. The first ever Fortnite Funko Pop figurine was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, and Antonine Griezmann paid homage to the game during the World Cup final.
If you're reading this and rolling your eyes, or continually seeing Fortnite clips and wondering what all the fuss is about, then you might want to jump on the bandwagon. Judging by the incredible numbers that Fortnite is currently racking up there can't be many of you out there that still haven't given it a try. As reported by gamesindustry.biz, the increasingly popular video game surpassed 100 million downloads this week.
There are a couple of things that make that number even more impressive. First of all, Fortnite is still only available on iOS. Just imagine how high that number would be if it were available on Android phones too. Secondly, the game was only made available in mobile form five months ago. It took Fortnite just 138 days to make it to 100 million downloads.
As you can see from the graphic above, only two mobile games have managed to make it to 100 million iOS downloads faster than Fortnite. Unsurprisingly, Pokémon Go is one of them, and the other is Super Mario Run which did not remain as popular for nearly as long. The best news for Fortnite though? That its fiercest rival, Player Unkown: Battlegrounds is estimated to take another 206 days to make it to 100 million downloads.
If you love Fortnite and you are fully invested in the game then the more news like this that comes your way the better. That's just 100 million more players to battle with, right? If you're already sick of it though then we're afraid you're in for a long ride. Fortnite is going nowhere for a long time yet as its popularity continues to grow exponentially. If you haven't given it a chance, we suggest that you do. It's free after all so what's the worst that could happen?