Fortnite is unstoppable. Fortnite is the definition of popular gaming in 2018. It has taken over the relatively new game genre of Battle Royale and crowned itself king. As the downloads of this game continue to grow so does it’s concurrent players.
As of today, November 9th, Fortnite has reached 8.3 million concurrent players. To put that in perspective, that is more than the population of Hong Kong. It’s more than the population of Ireland where I live. It is more than the population of every US city except for New York City. Even that won’t remain true for long if the game continues to grow as NYC’s population sits at around 8.5 million.
Can you picture an entire city stopping to play one game together? The same game over such a huge amount of people? Fortnite is an epidemic. It’s taking over the world like a disease or a virus in a way. And I don’t mean that as a bad way, and I’m sure Epic Games don’t mind. It’s something you can’t escape and it’s something I don’t see stopping anytime soon. If only I was on their payroll.
This growth is huge for the game because back in February it had only reached a peak of 3.4 million concurrent players. In 9 months the game has more than doubled that record. I hate to pick on PUBG but their peak player count is at 3.2 million and they reached that in 2017.
How far will Fortnite rise? Will it continue to be the most popular videogame throughout 2019? What could possibly replace it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below