Epic releases postmortem for Fortnite's playground mode

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A new SuperData report (via GamesIndustry.biz) shows that Fortnite has made more than $1 billion off in-game purchases alone. If it feels like the Save the World mode is getting a little more love than the Battle Royale mode, that's because this birthday is a celebration of when the game's Save the World mode launched.

Though week one of the Fortnite Summer Skirmishes was met with disaster, Epic Games took all of the issues that went wrong and applied it to this new week. Complete all three of them, and earn a Birthday Cake bling as a token for your perseverance.

Deal 1,000 damage to opponents to unlock the Fortnite Birthday!

Enemies in the game (called husks) will also be in on the action, with certain husks carrying exploding birthday cakes as you defend your forts.

Those who complete the Fortnite Birthday questline in Save the World will earn the Birthday Brigade Ramirez Hero. There's also a new Birthday Llama up for sale which contains weapons and heroes from every Fortnite event this year.

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Each time the Fortnite Summer Skirmish is run, Epic Games will change up the format to make it a little more interesting. It's a free-to-play game that is a last-man-standing game where you compete with 99 other players in PVP battle royale.

It's a particularly impressive number considering the game is free to play and has been out for less than two years.

The success of Fortnite is largely due to its accessibility and cross-play availability on platforms like PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and iOS.

Whatever you feel about Fortnite and Battle Royale games in general, they're obviously here to stay for now, and interest in them as a whole doesn't seem to be declining in the least.

Fortnite Season 5 is underway and countless players across the world are diving into the hottest battle royale game around, hoping to beat out 99 other players to claim Victory Royale!

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