Fortnite’s creative director, Darren Sugg, has taken to Twitter to share with gamers the news that Fortnite managed to sell over 500,000 copies of the game in digital pre-orders alone and that, with some refreshing optimism, they’re just getting started.
Absolutely humbled by the response to this week's @FortniteGame launch. 500k+ digital pre-order sales and just getting started! Thank YOU.
Fortnite is going to be a free-to-play game when it officially rolls out, though that clearly hasn’t deterred people from paying to get in early.
If you’re keen to opt in, Fortnite has a range of packs. They start at $52.45 and scale up all the way to $215.95 The latter, though still digital, contains all kinds of bonus loot to give you a real head start in the building-action game.
The game’s free-to-play roll out is confirmed for 2018, though a ballpark date is unknown at this stage.