Epic's free-to-play shooter has just reached a new player count milestone, with the total now amassing to an impressive 40 million. The rampaging popularity of Fortnite Battle Royale has reached the same number as Rocket League, but in a fraction of the time.

The developer has also said that it achieved a record number of concurrent players at 2 million last weekend. It goes without saying that these numbers are taken from players across all formats.

Speaking with Eurogamer, lead systems designer Eric Williamson said, "...some of the folk around the office are saying hey, we could be the biggest Battle Royale game in the western world, which is crazy.

"Some people are saying we could be the biggest and best-played game [full stop] in the western world."

These figures align nicely with a big update to the map, which is apparently dropping this week.

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