Fortnite Battle Royale attracts 1m players at launch

Epic Games' PUBG-inspired mode is already a hit ahead of full title's launch

For the all the frustration it may be causing Bluehole Studios, it seems the Battle Royale mode is attracting a strong audience for Fortnite.

The bulk of Fortnite is currently in Early Access, but Epic Games released the last-man-standing multiplayer slice for free yesterday - and within 24 hours, the mode has garnered an audience of 1m players.

Epic announced the milestone via Twitter.