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Fortnite's Travis Scott Astronomical event concludes with record numbers

Published: 11:20, 28 April 2020
Epic Games
Fortnite: Astronomical poster with Travis Scott
Fortnite: Astronomical

Fortnite's Travis Scott: Astronomical event has officially ended and Epic Games posted the new impressive numbers to go with the earlier stats snapshot.

If you've been following Astronomical, you know that Epic reported record numbers after the first in-game show. At the time, Fortnite hit 12.3 million concurrent players , which is almost 2 million more than their earlier record that was set with Marshmello's event. 

Now, this record still stands as Fortnite's highest concurrent player record, but Epic's updated figures make for equally as impressive viewing. 

"Over 27.7 million unique players in-game participated live 45.8 million times across the five events to create a truly Astronomical experience", the company wrote, thanking everyone who took part in the event.

Just looking at these figures makes Astronomical a pretty appropriate name for the event. If you don't think so, feel free to ask any musician you know what he'd do for such a crowd. I mean, 12.3 million people on your show?  Yeah, exactly. 

Epic certainly didn't skimp on the production value and while it's a bit strange discussing a virtual event, there's no doubt Fortnite's developer went above and beyond to make it a spectacle worth watching. 

Whether you were there for the music or just out of boredom, there was a lot on display. You can check it out from yourself from the above video.

There's been a lot of talk as of late about Fortnite's playerbase and supposedly dwindling numbers, both in terms of revenue and players. Epic even accused market intelligence firm SuperData of "wildly inaccurate" methodology in their reports, and Astronomical's figures certainly lend credibility to the company's criticism.

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