Another Fortnite event, another record-break. Yesterday, Fortnite’s latest in-game occasion, Galactus, saw millions of concurrent players battling the giant villain. The fight was watched live by more than 3 million viewers on Youtube Gaming and Twitch combined.
Season 4 of Fortnite Chapter 2 said goodbye to fans with a huge in-game event in which the players saved their world. The Devourer of Worlds event started with the appearance of Galactus, a megalomaniacal creature who wanted to destroy the Fortnite world. But, thanks to the game’s brave players alongside Marvel’s heroes, things didn’t go as it expected.
When Fortnite players were falling down due to Galactus’ attack, Iron Man came and saved them by giving them jetpacks. At the same time, the villain had already begun to collapse the Zero Point, completing his plan. Still, the genius hero Iron Man had another idea to stop Galactus. He hacked the time loop and teleported the players into an alternative reality which was full of Battle Bus clones that were actually bombs.
From there, Galactus sent a bunch of drones to hamper the Battle Busses; however, players could control the busses, managing to destroy the drones with laser guns and enter the arm of Galactus thanks to Thor and Wolverine. Millions of Battle Busses reached Galactus’s mouth, entered into it, and exploded at once to wipe out the giant. After the villain disappeared, a crack occurred in the air, and a countdown for season five appeared following a black screen.
After a couple of hours, Fortnite shared the numbers through its official Twitter account. “We defeated him!” they said. “A record 15.3 million concurrent players joined forces in our biggest event ever to fight back Galactus in today’s in-game event, while more than 3.4 million cheered and watched on YouTube Gaming and Twitch.”
In July, Fortnite’s “Device” event had around twelve millions concurrent players alongside more than eight millions viewers by combination of YouTube and Twitch. We can’t wait to see what insane event Epic Games will host next.