Fortnite Stats On YouTube Are Seriously Impressive

Someone streamed from their bedroom and 1.1 million people watched, so yeah, Fortnite is popular.

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Fortnite is one of the most talked about and played games on the planet right now, and this popularity has of course extended to where people watch gaming footage: YouTube.

The Google-owned video streaming giant has released some statistics on the battle royale's game YouTube popularity--and they are seriously impressive. For instance, in January 2018, Fortnite had more video uploads related to a video game than anything else. The game also set a record for most gaming videos uploaded in a single month (February 2018), while a streamer hit 1.1 million concurrent viewers playing Fortnite earlier this month. You can see all the big stats below.

Fortnite YouTube Stats:

  1. Fortnite had the most global uploads related to a video game in January 2018
  2. Fortnite holds the #2 spot when it comes to watchtime related to a video game (as of Feb 2018).
  3. Fortnite holds the record for most videos related to the video game uploaded in a single month (globally, February 2018).
  4. Last weekend over 100 creators joined a massive Battle Royale in Fortnite and broadcast their play, generating over 42M live views combined.
  5. During that event, ElrubiusOMG set the record for biggest single gaming stream from a creator (not an eSports tournament). Streaming from his bedroom, he reached more than 1.1M concurrent viewers

In other news, Fortnite's newest Starter pack is available now. Available for $5, the add-on gets you the Rogue Agent outfit and the Catalyst Back Bling, along with an allotment of 600 V-Bucks to spend on whatever you want.

You can now purchase the Starter pack on all platforms, including mobile (which remains an invite-only test on iOS). Meanwhile, a new weapon called the Guided Missile has been added to the game as part of the 3.4 update.

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