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Fortnite's Black Hole event has broken Twitch's records

Published: 21:01, 24 October 2019
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Fortnite, Season 11 - you now have two ways to carry your team

One has to wonder just how long can Epic keep outdoing themselves with Fortnite numbers, as the battle royale drew in a crowd of 1.7 million concurrent viewers on Twitch during its end-of-season event - which is now Twitch's new record.

Fortnite's Season X has been quite eventful from start to finish, although the events in question weren't always met with cheering. We're talking about B.R.U.T.E. mechs, of course, which were Epic's attempt to help newer players, but they clearly didn't detract from the numbers. 

Fortnite's black hole drew a crowd of 42.8 million views, with the peak at 1.4 million concurrent viewers. Quite expectedly, YouTube didn't give Twitch any reason to worry but 4.3 million concurrent viewers is nothing to be smirked at. Note that the aforementioned concurrent viewer number is a record for a single game that took place on 13 October 2019.

With the dev hinting at a goodbye of some sort for most of the season, the final event saw asteroid showers destroy Fortnite's island and everything collapsing into a black hole. The game was offline for a few days, or an eternity depending on who you ask, which coupled with the season's figures once again reaffirms the game's dominance. 

Jolly colours, Disney-esque visuals and a relentless updating schedule by Epic continue to reap rewards, leaving behind a number of reports that tried to diminish Fortnite's success using short-term player tendencies.

Fortnite: Chapter 2 has officially kicked off and it'll be some time until we can compare their final events' numbers. Epic have been going from strength to strength each season, and they sure don't seem like they're planning to stop anytime soon. 

Epic Games Three Fortnite characters looking at the new island Fortnite, Season 11 - here we go again!

We must admit it's almost become a game in itself - trends suggest that Fortnite keeps growing, but logic says that the train has to stop sometime.

Fortnite: Chapter 2 - Season 11 has finally arrived

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