LEGO Fortnite has just debuted today as a new survival crafting game within Epic Games’ ultra-popular battle royale title, and it appears to be going strong.
At the moment of this writing, the game has reached (to our knowledge) its highest simultaneous player count yet, at 2.3 million players.
Of course, this isn’t the total number of players who tried the game, which is likely much higher. It’s just the number of gamers playing it at the same time, as you can see from the screenshot below, straight from my client. And yes, if you’re wondering Omegarok looks really cool as a minifigure.
If you’re wondering, this is more than the Battle Royale and Zero Build modes combined, including both ranked and unranked. At the moment of this writing, they count roughly 1.8 million players if you sum them up together.
Interestingly, the splash screen of the game within the client mentions that the current build of the game is “only just the beginning,” and “new world building, gameplay features, and more” will be implemented in updates that will start in early 2024.
Incidentally, if you want a taste of what’s included in the game, a trailer was released earlier today and you can watch it below. It appears that Mojang’s Minecraft will finally have to contend with a solid competitor going forward.
LEGO Fortnite is available as a free-to-play game-within-a-game on all platforms that can access the basic Fortnite.
It was announced a few days ago during the Big Bang Live event alongside Rocket Racing by Rocket League developer Psyonix and Fortnite Festival by Rock Band developer Harmonix. Both will launch over the next two days on December 8 and December 9 respectively.
Incidentally, you can get a new character skin for Fortnite named Explorer Emilie simply by connecting your Lego Insider account with your Epic Games account.
This comes after a month of records for Fortnite, with the OG season (which will return at some point in 2024) contributing to bringing over 100 million players to the game in the month of November, of which 44.7 million in a single day.