Epic Games’ blockbuster Fortnite racked up over $296 million in sales in the month of April, according to digital game sales tracker SuperData Research.
That sum is more than double what the game registered in February, when it earned $126 million. Epic’s free-to-play model means the game makes its revenue from selling in-game items to players.
Since its September 2017 launch on Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, the game has steadily picked up steam and is now firmly established at the vanguard of the online multiplayer universe. Recent estimates suggest the game has more than 45 million players. In February, it outstripped rival Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds in monthly sales.
However, The Korea Times reports that PUBG – alleging copyright infringement – has filed a lawsuit in the Seoul Central District Court to determine whether Fortnite has copied PUBG.