Fortnite Battle Royale Pulls In Female Gamers | CNBC

“Fortnite” is on pace to become a billion-dollar title in 2018, thanks in no small part to surging use by female gamers. When Epic Games first released “Fortnite” in 2017, it was only compatible with PCs, the Xbox and PlayStation. Its first version was a pay-to-play game mode known as “Save the World.” A few months later, Epic released the free-to-play “Battle Royale” version, which became a viral hit among casual and hardcore gamers. In April, Epic took a major step toward diversifying its user base when it released “Battle Royale” on iOS, luring people who don’t typically play games on consoles or PCs. According to Apptopia founder Jonathan Kay, the game’s mobile version is used largely by female gamers, who make up 46 percent of total gamers. Historically, women have dominated mobile

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