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Fortnite’s in-game purchases have made Epic over $1 billion so far

23 July 2018

It's easy to imagine Funko-fied versions of the game's most recognizable bits, like a vinyl keychain Battle Bus or a Pop! version of the supply llama.

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According to SuperData Research, Epic Games has ridden the battle royale wave to over $1 billion in Fortnite, and that could be just the beginning.

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Superdata attributes Fortnite's rapid success to the fact that it is free and is available on a wide variety of platforms, from Nintendo Switch to XboxOne to even a mobile version for iOS.

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Fortnite is more popular than ever, but it's not without its share of bugs. The company plans to take the game servers down again for maintenance this week, but this time players are getting a warning before it happens. "It represented the first time we've been able to bring together a high concentration of some of Fortnite's most talented players and community creators all in one game". Though the figures, apparel, and more have not been shown, fans of Funko's merchandise know distorted proportions and cute aesthetics are in store. You can shell out your hard-earned cash for everything from new outfits to dance moves for your character, and it won't give you any advantage whatsoever in the game.

For those who need a reminder, The Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks and you can buy a bundle of 1,000 V-Bucks for roughly £8, or earn the V-Bucks in-game through various activities.

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Fortnite’s in-game purchases have made Epic over $1 billion so far