Apparently, this genre is very much on the rise.

Epic games tweeted a message boasting about the number of players that engaged with their title. The figure stands at seven million.

Part of that must be attributed to the recently released, free-to-play mode for the game modeled very much after another hugely popular smash hit PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Epic doesn’t seem to be slowing down in their efforts to cut as big a piece of a market share as possible. They already released a patch for the Battle Royale mode that allows players to fight in Duos and brought back supply drops.

“Our goal is to provide a competitive experience without losing our unique playstyle and crazy over-the-top moments that Fortnite Battle Royale brings to the table. We look forward to your help as we continue to hone the experience.”

Hopefully, the competition benefits the players.