100-player Fortnite livestream held on YouTube hit 1M views

Glen Norman
March 29, 2018

It also set the record for the "biggest single live gaming stream" with 1.1 million concurrent views on Spanish YouTuber elrubius' stream alone. The multiplayer shooter game, which lets players navigate a vast landscape, has racked up a huge following.

According to a YouTube press release distributed this week, Fortnite broke the all-time record for most uploads for a video game in a single month in February.


YouTube Gaming has been doing plenty of big numbers for live streams as well. Teaming up with prolific Battle Royale streamer Ninja, the pair accrued upwards of 630,000 concurrent viewers on Twitch-smashing the platform's record viewer count in the process.

Earlier this month, Fortnite contributed to a record breaking Twitch stream featuring Fortnite streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins and Canadian rapper Drake, garnering over 600,000 views. The rise and rise of streaming means that more and more people are watching other people play video games. The multiplayer shooter game, which lets players navigate a vast landscape, has racked up a huge following since its release as an early access game a year ago.


Fortnite may have borrowed a few ideas for its Battle Royale mode, but the constant deluge of updates, changes, polish, community interaction and base price of absolutely nothing have propelled it to being the most popular video game on the planet right now. "The last one standing wins", explains Epic Games, on its website.


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