(you might be surprised to learn the extent of Epic’s true ambitions.

Fortnite’s*)If you still think of Fortnite as a colorful, cartoony battle royale game big, chaotic fight to the death matches may still get top billing, but Epic has steadily been expanding the horizons of its marquee game to be more of a game platform than a standalone game that is simple. Fortnite’s psychedelic real time activities, kaiju Ariana Grande shows and its particular endless* that is( were all hints about its final destination.

X may never be an everything app, but Fortnite is already an everything game. And it just got a complete lot larger.

Rapid fire over successive times week that is last Epic launched three new games within the game, starting with the survival title Lego Fortnite on Thursday. Fortnite Festival, a rhythm game from the studio behind Rock Band, and Rocket Racing, a racing that is fast-paced through the producers of Rocket League used rapidly thereafter.

While Fortnite’s regular settings like Zero develop and classic Battle Royale racked up good figures on the week-end and folks additionally dipped their particular feet in to the various other two brand new games, Lego Fortnite premiered on an entire level that is different

Epic and Lego’s Minecraft/Animal that is new Crossing (more about that inside our review later) peaked at 2.45 million concurrent players soon after launch. Within the week-end it regularly floated around those same peaks that are lofty by Monday sat around 1.1 million players — itself an epic tally that would put plenty of hits on the Steam charts to shame. The“Big that is live Bang occasion that launched the trio of brand new games only a little over this morning saw 11.6 million concurrent people, attendance when you look at the ballpark of Fortnite’s concert events for music artists like Marshmello or Travis Scott.

Lego Fortnite is merely one spot of Epic’s multiverse, however it’s obviously the latest one at present. Fortnite’s grand total of concurrent internet based people sits somewhere way above that (combining all Fortnite imaginative settings, rated play, Battle Royale, etc.) but mainly it’s noteworthy that a family-friendly online game in a completely various style is getting this buzz that is much. The game, its free-to-play, fun for the whole family multiplayer experience may have nowhere to go but up.(* if Lego Fortnite can maintain its momentum with a steady drip of compelling content that deepens