Fortnite Fans Marvel at Smashing Concurrent Number of Players Record

Published: Dec 2, 2020

When Fortnite: Battle Royale announced that part of its Chapter 2 – Season 4 content would feature heroes and villains from the Marvel universe, many people expected the game to reach new levels of popularity with players and viewers.

Fortnite’s latest season-ending event, the Devourer of Worlds, has proven those expectations to be correct as Fortnite’s game owners have tweeted that an incredible 15.3 million players played the game concurrently during the Devourer of Worlds story, a number which smashes the previous record for concurrent players by over three million.

That record was jointly held by the Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 2 season-ending event “The Device” and Travis Scott’s Astronomical in-game concert back in April 2020. Both of these events pulled in what was then an industry leading 12 million in-game participants.

Marvel-ous Move

The decision by Fortnite’s owners to license the use of Marvel characters in Chapter 2 – Season 4, certainly has proven to be a very popular one. Notwithstanding the huge success of the films that are part of the Marvel Universe, anything to do with Ironman, Wolverine,  Thor and company seems to draw huge interest from players and gamers alike.

The Season Ending event for Season 2 – Chapter 4 saw one of the Marvel universe’s biggest villains, Galactus invade the Fortnite map, triggering an epic battle between millions of players as they attempted to play their part in the defeat of the famous villain.

This produces, what many experts feel was one of the most impressive gaming spectacles in history and with Galactus defeated, that brought an end to Season 2 – Chapter 4 and now Fornite is prepping for the release of Chapter 2 – Season 5, with the server update taking place on the 2nd December between 12AM ET and 4AM ET.


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What will Chapter 2 – Season 5 Bring?

At the moment, the details of what content will be part of Chapter 2 – Season 5 remain unknown, although it will not be too long before fans get their first glimpse of the new chapter. Whether the Marvel heroes and villains will be part of the game once again remains unknown, but given the spectacular success of the season-ending Devourer of Worlds finale for Season 4, if they are not back in Season 5, then the likelihood is that they could return in future seasons.

Other Records Smashed during the Devourer of Worlds Finale

It wasn’t just the Concurrent Players record that was obliterated in Chapter 2 – Season 4 finale. Team Heretics owner TheGrefg broke the record for live viewership on Twitter with 660k viewers during the event, surpassing Ninja’s record of 652k from when he famously played Fortnite with Drake.

However, streaming numbers were down at around 3.4 million, which is considerably fewer than the 8.4 million viewers of The Device event two seasons beforehand. However, it is not clear if the 3.4 million figure includes all streaming platforms.

Of course, such huge events are massively popular not just for gamers and streamers, but also for bettors too and if you would like to enjoy a wager on the game from time to time, check out this list of top Fortnite betting sites.

Three years after release, Fortnite shows no sign of relinquishing its grip on the Battle Royale genre and events like the Devourer of Worlds only cement its place as one of the most popular and played esports games in recent years.

And millions of gamers, eagerly await what is to come very shortly when Season 5 is released.

Ian John

Since: August 10, 2015

Ian is a regular contributor to EsportsBets. Ian is well-versed in the world of esports betting and casino gaming and has written extensively on the online gambling industry. Ian brings fresh insight into all facets of gaming.

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