- The author, Tom Richardson
- responsibility, BBC Newsbeat
Epic Games, the company responsible, said that 44.7 million players have recorded a total of 102 million hours of play in Fortnite OG’s new season on Sunday (5/11). This is even if some people have access problems or get stuck in virtual queues.
Fortnite, first released in 2017, pits up to 100 players against each other in a fight to be the last one standing.
The game is now in its fourth chapter, divided into short seasons, with each bringing changes and new features.
Fortnite OG brings back fan-favorite locations and weapons, but will retain some of the updated gameplay – features added for later seasons.
The new season aired on Friday (3/11) and seems to be a hit with fans.
According to unofficial statistics site Fortnite.gg, the game recorded a combined 6.2 million players – an all-time high – on Sunday.
And the number of people watching Fortnite on the streaming site Twitch has increased, according to tracker SullyGnome.
Epic wrote on Saturday (4/11) on X, previously Twitter, that it was monitoring its servers due to high demand and warned players to expect queues before accessing in competition.
Despite the success of Fortnite’s latest update, Epic has recently announced a major project. The company’s chief executive Tim Sweeney said the company “spends more money than it gets”.
It’s not the only game company that has lost many employees despite the year’s competition for big games – Halo and Destiny developer Bungie is the most famous brand to lay off people.
In addition to Fortnite, Epic also runs its online store, publishing titles from well-known developers.
He recently released the highly acclaimed Alan Wake 2 and created a special Fortnite map with a preview of the game.