Fortnite gamers are undoubtedly right here for the brand new throwback season. Because the launch of “Fortnite OG” on the finish of final week, participant counts have reached new all-time highs — peaking on Saturday with 44.7 million gamers complete, in line with a tweet from the Fortnite workforce. Gamers reportedly clocked a cumulative 102 million hours of play, making it the sport’s greatest day ever. With Chapter 4 Season 5, or “Fortnite OG,” Fortnite is dipping again into its Chapter 1 glory days to deliver gamers again to the unique 2018 island map, and reintroduce gear and different components from its previous.
Option to begin issues off with a giant bang 💥
We’re blown away by the response to #FortniteOG. Yesterday was the largest day in Fortnite’s historical past with over 44.7 MILLION gamers leaping in and 102 MILLION hours of play.
To all Fortnite gamers, OG and new, THANK YOU!
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) November 5, 2023
The season began with an replace designed round Chapter 1 Season 5, and subsequent updates will pull from different phases of the sport’s historical past. However, it’s solely anticipated to run for a couple of month, and gamers aren’t losing any time getting in on the battle royale motion. The variety of concurrent gamers — or those that are actively taking part in on the similar time — has been rising all weekend, regularly breaking the earlier report highs.
Inside hours of the replace’s launch, the concurrent participant depend had spiked to over 3.9 million, in line with trackers like Fortnite.gg. Yesterday, concurrent gamers peaked at over 6.1 million, and already in the present day, there have been 5.5 million gamers on Fortnite as of 11AM ET.
The variety of concurrent performs for a single day almost doubled on Friday, after the replace was introduced, from these seen earlier within the week, to hit almost 1.5 million. Saturday logged over 1.8 million concurrent performs. It’s been years since Fortnite has seen numbers like this, however there’s no telling whether or not it’ll be capable to stick with it.
Replace, November 5 2023, 1:32PM ET: This text has been up to date to incorporate new data launched by the Fortnite workforce after publication.
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