Roblox Sets Its Eyes on Fortnite, Warzone and Apex Legends After Pulling In Nearly 50 Million Players in August

Published 09/16/2021, 11:48 AM EDT


An unlikely name has surged ahead of everyone in the modern landscape of video gaming. Titles at Roblox have certainly figured out a way to engage with the audience that other titles have failed to do. Thus far, the community merely mulled over Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Warzone being on the top. However, all that has become a thing of the past, as Robl0x has turned out to be a new contender. The title has pulled in an insane number of players in August with nearly 50 million flocking to the game.

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A report suggests Roblox has seen a massive surge in player count

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According to a report by Gamespot, the massive online multiplayer title continues to grow year by year. The title raked in between $160-170 million each month, which is exponentially higher than the previous year’s earning. This shines a bright light on the title’s rapid growth and its rise in popularity that seemingly went unnoticed by many. It could be attributed to the fact that such titles attract a much younger audience as compared to Warzone, Apex Legends, and Fortnite.

The title previously recorded an active player count of 41 million in May, and it has grown considerably as it stands at an active player count of 48 million in the last month. The title’s rise to the top can be linked with the global isolation and the outbreak of COVID-19. With the world shutting its doors for every major event, along with schools and offices, life became quite stale.

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Kids found more time on their hands than they ever did before, which allowed them to hop into these virtual games alongside their friends. The teams behind this title also brought forward a unique collaboration last year with pop music icon Lil Nas X. It managed to bring even more eyeballs to the game and made it one of the best live events. Now, more news from the community suggests there will be a similar concert in 2021 featuring the popular musical duo Tyler Joseph along with Nick Thomas, 21 Pilots.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is a senior writer for eSports at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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