Love it or hate it, there’s no denying the popularity of Fortnite. The third person Battle Royale phenomenon recently sucked its entire world into a black hole at the conclusion of season X, and was consequently watched by over 7 million people across Twitch, Twitter, and Youtube.
On the 13th of October, Fortnite concluded its 10th season, ‘Season X‘ by literally swallowing the entire world into a black hole. For the next two days Fortnite remained inaccessible to everyone, showing nothing but a black hole whenever the game was launched.
Of course, while we now know that Epic Games was paving the way for Fortnite Chapter 2, at the time, the future of Fortnite was unknown. This strategic form of marketing seemed to have worked in Epic’s favour, as the event managed to break viewing records on multiple platforms.
Epic Games, speaking to IGN, confirmed that the ‘End of Fortnite’ event achieved over 7 million viewers. On Twitch, the event reached a “peak concurrent record on a single game category with 1.7 million concurrent views”. The event became the most viewed gaming event on Twitter, with 1.4 million concurrent viewers and 42.8 million views in total. The End of Fortnite achieved over 4.3 million concurrent viewers on YouTube, for a total of over 7 million on all 3 platforms.
It seems like the decision to release Chapter 2 alongside a new map, new mechanics, and backed up by other major and minor changes was perfectly timed, as the month prior to Chapter 2’s release, Fortnite had its lowest monthly revenue since November 2017.
The release of Fortnite Chapter 2 has certainly helped boost the game back into the minds of gamers everywhere. How long this will last though, only time will tell.
KitGuru says: What did you think of “The End of Fortnite”? Has chapter 2 brought you back to the game? Or is the Battle Royale genre simply not your thing? Let us know down below.