Although the current global lockdown no doubt plays a part, the number of people competing in Fortnite right now is pretty impressive.
Since the conclusion of the World Cup last summer, it became somewhat of a trend to label Fortnite as a “dying game”. Whist the situation was nowhere near as dire as many made out, it is true that the play base was slowly shrinking.
However, as of late, the Battle Bus stop has been packed with players. Of course, the ongoing pandemic is partly responsible for this, but it’s not the only reason. The recent Travis Scott Astronomical event was a huge success, and the increase in platform specific competition is also an incentive for console and mobile users to get back on Fortnite.
IT'S HISTORICAL pic.twitter.com/mqDqA2p9zA— Fortnite Competition (@FNCompetition) May 16, 2020
During last week’s Solo Platform Cash Cup, over a million people took part across the world. This included a staggering 400,546 EU console players, who helped to put the total number for Europe well over 600k. The second biggest region, NAE, had over 300,000 entrants, again largely thanks to those on PS4 and Xbox.
If competitive Fortnite is seeing such a massive influx of players, it is logical that the amount of people in casual games is also on the rise. This can only be a good thing for fans of the Battle Royale, and with Season 3 just around the corner, it will be exciting to see what Epic Games have up their sleeve to keep these players coming back.