Update, June 5: Fortnite's monthly active user count is enormous.
It's no secret that there's an awful lot of people playing Fortnite. At its previously-announced peak, it had a concurrent player count of 3.4 million, and a total player count of 45 million. That would make it the 31st largest country in the world, just for the record.
But that info is now several months old, and the absolutely stellar rise of Fortnite has continued largely unchecked since the beginning of the year. Now, an earnings call from publishing giant Tencent has revealed that Fortnite has a monthly active user base of over 40 million.
Fortnite's by far the biggest, but is it the best battle royale?
Just to clarify, that information (which comes from Marketwatch) confirms that more than 40 million people are logging in to play Fortnite every single month. To put that into some perspective, that's about half of what League of Legends was reaching around its peak, and more than Grand Theft Auto V. It's also quite a lot more than Fortnite's closest competitor seems to be managing, as PUBG's player count has halved since January.
Anyway, as you scrabble for a Victory Royale alongside millions of players, it might be worth checking out the Fortnite week 6 challenges - well, it will if you want help collecting those battle stars. This week, you're vandalising posters, opening chests in loot lakes, and racing for supply drops.