Developed by Epic Games (‘Gears of War’) and People Can Fly, Fortnite has become a global sensation and a, now, history making game as it shatters the record for the most viewed game in Youtube history.
Fortnite – originally conceived as a fort-defence, survival shooter – adopted a Battle Royale mode a month or so after its release taking notes from the popular ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’.
It’s a free-to-play shooter where you battle 99 other combatants solo or as a team by shooting, building and strategising your way to victory. It’s available on all console, PC and mobile platforms.
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Historically, Minecraft has dominated Youtube as the reigning champ of gaming views. However, Fortnite reached over 2.4 billion views in February alone, reports Rolling Stone.
Now, Youtube’s director of VR/AR Gaming has revealed that Fornite “holds the record for the most videos related to a video game uploaded in a single month”.
How big is @FortniteGame on YouTube? Fortnite holds the record for the most videos related to a video game uploaded in a single month EVER. Yesterday, the Battle Royale tournament had over 42M live views, and set a record for biggest single live gaming stream @ 1.1M concurrent.
— Ryan Wyatt (@Fwiz) March 26, 2018
Fortnite’s accessibility and ease-of-play has made it a phenomenon that’s impossible to ignore. Recently, Drake broke a Twitch record after playing the hugely popular game and livestreaming it.
The rapper recently teamed up with famed Fortnite gamer Ninja as well as Travis Scott and NFL player JuJu Smith-Schuster, with Ninja livestreaming the game on his Twitch channel. Drake shared the stream via his Twitter account.
Ninja’s stream went on to break the record for most concurrent viewers, reaching a high of 635,429 viewers. The record was previously 388,000 viewers.