For those that are curious about how much money the Battle Royale giant, Fortnite, actually makes, the answer has finally been revealed. We have the exact details for how much money Fortnite made in 2020.
The details were revealed in the recent Epic Games v. Apple trial. This wasn’t the only bit of information revealed in the trial, Epic Games also informed the trial and the public what their plans are should they relaunch Fortnite on iOS devices. Read more about that at the link below.
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Epic Games v. Apple Lawsuit
On May 3, 2021, the lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple officially began. The trial was held digitally and it get off to a rocky start after viewers of the trial were somehow able to communicate via their mics in the trial. As you can imagine, this led to some chaotic moments.
Eventually, things settled down and the trial between the two giant companies began. The lawsuit revolves around Epic Games’ challenge of how Apple handles their in-app purchases. Essentially, Epic wanted to allow Fortnite to have in-app purchases that were from a third party, and not directly from Apple.
Apple reportedly takes a 30% revenue cut from each purchase made in the App Store, and this is what Epic Games is attempting to bypass.
The Fortnite developers had originally integrated a bypass in August of 2020, which resulted in the game being removed from the iOS App Store on Mobile.
Fortnite 2020 Baseline Revenue Figures
Thanks to Fortnite leaker and news account, @iFireMonkey, we have a detailed look at the baseline revenue chart from the Epic Games trial.
The total amount of revenue Fortnite made in 2020 was a staggering $2.504 Billion USD. The majority of this revenue came from PlayStation 4 users.
You can find the full chart below to see a detailed breakdown of Fortnite’s 2020 Revenue per platform.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6
Season 6 of Fortnite Chapter 2 is now well underway, with the latest season kicking off on March 16.
Players were treated to a plethora of new content, not only are there new points of interest on the Battle Royale map, but there are also brand new skins, a new crafting system, and even animals.
Season 6 of Fortnite is set to come to an end on June 7, so make sure you jump in now and discover everything new in the hit Battle Royale.
Fortnite is available for free on PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Switch, Google Stadia, and Android.