Epic Games has over 500 million accounts. Together, they would be linked through friendships 2.7 billion times in Fortnite and Rocket League, the company says. The number of downloaders of the Unreal Engine is also increasing.
Developer Epic Games mentions those numbers in a blog post about the future of the Unreal Engine. The company says there are more than 500 million Epic Games accounts as of January, but the developer does not specify how many unique accounts are involved. The company also makes no distinction in how those accounts are used, for example whether they are players of Epics games such as Fortnite or players who only have an account to download games from the Epic Store. The accounts have 2.7 billion connections between them, according to Epic. These are divided over the various platforms, so via Fortnite and Rocket League as well as via the Store.
A lot of those accounts come from Fortnite anyway. In May 2020, Epic announced that the free-to-play shooter had 350 million registered players. To play Fortnite, you need to create an Epic account. It is not known how many specific Fortnite players there are in 2022.
Epic says it wants to focus more on developing metaverse applications with the Unreal Engine. Meanwhile, the number of downloads of the engine is said to have increased by 40 percent compared to a year ago, although the company does not disclose exact figures. The Matrix Awakens demo of the Unreal Engine 5 has been downloaded six million times since its release in December, the company says.