It appears that the Fortnite developers have some huge ideas for Chapter 2 that are yet to come to life.
May 3rd marks the beginning of what promises to become a historic multi-week trial between Epic Games and tech giant Apple. The future of Fortnite on iOS hangs in the balance as Epic CEO Tim Sweeney fights to end Apple’s “anti-competitive” app policies.
With online proceedings underway, hundreds of files have been uploaded as evidence and are available for public viewing. The documents contain plenty of Fortnite-related information, including a brief roadmap for 2021 and a recap of performance in previous years.
Recent tournament participation stats had some people claiming once again that Fortnite is dying, but this fresh data tells a different story. For 2020, Epic reported an estimated 81 million monthly active users, though this news hasn’t done much to reduce the negative comments on social media.
2020 Fortnite Baseline Revenue pic.twitter.com/SBCveIrBkx— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) May 3, 2021
A table detailing the “2020 Fortnite Baseline Revenue” demonstrates just how crucial console players are to the game’s success. PlayStation 4 users alone were projected to contribute upwards of 1 billion dollars in revenue, more than 40% of the total revenue across all platforms.
According to a breakdown by @iFireMonkey on Twitter, “26% of all money made in Fortnite is from the Battle Pass, 67% is from the Item Shop, and 7% is from Real Money Bundles”.
When it comes to big name collaborations, it’s hardly surprising that Marvel generated the most revenue, given that the integration lasted an entire Season. Travis Scott clocked in at number four following his Astronomical event, which broke every Fortnite user record and sent the artist flying to the top of all the streaming charts.
The documents also highlighted a series of scrapped or future crossovers, from Naruto to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. One such collab that may well still go ahead is with NBA superstar LeBron James.
It seems that there are plans for a LeBron Icon Series Outfit, as well as a collection of NBA skins similar to the “Gridiron Gang” NFL and “Kickoff” Football sets. Additionally, the release may coincide with the launch of a first-of-its-kind Party Royale sports event and Basketball Minigame.
Stay tuned for further updates as the trial unfolds.