After a rapid rise in popularity in 2018, Fortnite Generated more than $ 5 billion in its first year for Epic Games, new financial documents reveal. The document, made public as part of Epic’s lawsuit with Apple over the latter’s App Store practices, shows that the game raised a total of more than $ 9 billion for Epic in 2018 and 2019.
The document does not specify how much Epic benefited specifically Fortnite, but the company reported more than $ 5.5 billion in profits over the two-year period. In the document, the company made predictions for 2020, but since Epic doesn’t usually disclose financial statements, it’s hard to say how accurate the forecasts were in the end.
The income of Fortnite far surpassed any other companies that Epic was running at the time – “other games” (such as Rocket Leagueacquired by Epic in 2019) earned $ 108 million in revenues in 2018 and 2019, and Epic’s engine brought in $ 221 million over the same period. Launched in late 2018, Epic’s Game Store grossed a total of $ 235 million between 2018 and 2019.