Enthusiasm for the ubiquitous, free-to-play Battle Royale game hasn't died down over the course of 2018, and plenty of retailers are cashing in on what is sure to be a Halloween trend. Not only are there already plenty of costumes available for Oct. 31 celebrations, but real-world interest in them has skyrocketed.
Fortnite remains the biggest game in the world in terms of cultural impact. Developer Epic Games announced that it had 125 million users in June, only one year after the game launched. And with it now available on Android mobile devices, that number has grown. And, as the calendar pages keep turning, it's a forgone conclusion that trick-or-treaters will ring doorbells with their harvesting tools (you know, the pickaxes used to collect resources) in tow.