It appears that the ever-popular battle royale game, Fortnite, is invading China next. Developer Epic Games posted an image on Twitter yesterday showing the fictional passport of Jonesy, one of the game’s famous characters. The interesting part of the image is that the passport is stamped for entry into China on April 23, which is probably a clue on the game’s release date in the country.
It is not a surprising fact that Epic Games would like to release their game in China given that the country is a massive market for games. However, just as Fortnite’s competitor PUBG learned, hacking and cheating are major concerns in China. In fact PUBG previously reported that around 90% of cheaters in the game came from China. Given Epic Games’ stance on cheaters in the past, it will definitely be interesting to see how Fortnite will handle the Chinese market.
Besides the tweet suggesting Fortnite’s attempt to enter China, not much details were released. We don’t know in which platforms Fortnite will be available in. However, Chinese gamers prefer PC and mobile gaming rather than home consoles such as the Xbox One and PS4
GameTyrant have contacted Epic Games for more information on this and we will update this article if we hear back from the developer.