'Fortnite' creator Epic Games touts over 500 million accounts


FILE PHOTO: The Epic Games logo, maker of the popular video game "Fortnite", is pictured on a screen in this picture illustration August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Illustration/File Photo

(Reuters) - "Fortnite" creator Epic Games, which is entrenched in a legal battle with Apple Inc, said on Tuesday it now has more than 500 million accounts.

The videogame developer said it had 2.7 billion friend connections across "Fortnite", "Rocket League" and the Epic Games Store. The company had disclosed last year that "Fortnite" had 350 million registered users as of June 2020.

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