July 1, 2022

Fortnite

Is The End in Sight for Fortnite?

Love it or hate it there is no denying that Fortnite has dominated the gaming market since Epic Games unleashed it upon the world in 2017. But all empires must fall.
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by Badger Nimahson

Love it or hate it there is no denying that Fortnite has dominated the gaming market since Epic Games unleashed it upon the world in 2017. But all empires must fall.

Fortnite is a complete gaming and cultural phenomenon. It’s domination spans from not just topping gaming charts and creating thousands of new streamers but spawned dance crazes, political debates about gaming addiction, Battle Royale modes in countless other games and franchises, a multi-million-pound eSport tournament and countless merchandise. But could the reign of Fortnite be coming to an end?

Epic Games behemoth hit as sat comfortably at the top of the Xbox Live’s most-played titles since summer 2018 but was recently knocked off the top spot thanks to the release of Gears 5.

Fortnite

Now Before all you Fortnite fans cry out that it is just one chart and Gears 5 was available on Xbox Games Pass. There is even more bad news for you.

There is no denying that the success of Fortnite is intrinsically tied into the sheer amount of streamers and viewers on Twitch. At any given time of the day, there are thousands of people streaming Fortnite and millions watching…or at least there used to be.

According to TwitchTracker.com Fortnite streams on Twitch have seen viewers drop by 25.4% in the last month alone. Follow the stats back further and you see that this isn’t just a monthly blip due to the release of titles like Gears 5 and Borderlands 3.

In July 2019 Fortnite streams on Twitch pulled in 1,288,630 viewers. Fast forward just three months to September 2019 and that number now sits at 335,279 viewers.

TwitchTracker Fortnite Stats

That is a drop of almost 1 million viewers in just 3 months! Can the introduction of Batman help Fortnite reclaim its crown or is the end near? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.