Fortnite Is The Most-Watched Game On Twitch For The First Half Of 2018

By Intan Mawarni on Aug 6, 2018

It’s hard not to miss Fortnite in every major media outlets nowadays and it looks like that streak isn’t ending as Fortnite is the reigning champion for the most-watched game on Twitch. According to the data analysis from StreamElements, Fortnite takes first place on Twitch, knocking out MOBA game League of Legends for the second quarter of the year on the famous live streaming platform to the second place

The popular battle royale game was watched for over 630 million hours, which is equivalent to 71,900 years. Fortnite does takes the cake as the most-watched game on Twitch especially since it just celebrated its first birthday along with the return of the Playground mode. Although PUBG is the major battle royale hit among players, PUBG suffered a 9 percent drop compared to a 74 percent growth for Fortnite in terms of hourly viewership on Twitch.

It is understandable why Fortnite rose to the top for the most-watched game on Twitch. One of the reasons is the game is free-to-play, albeit there is money to be made in terms of cosmetic purchases and battle passes. Not to mention, there are so many celebrities who play Fortnite including Drake who appeared in Ninja’s Fortnite live stream.

The celebrities’ participation contributes to the high counts of viewership, which had catapulted the popularity of Fortnite ever since then. In tandem with Fortnite’s popularity on Twitch, Ninja garnered tons of subscriptions that translated to a whole pile of money from the leading live stream platform. Ever wondered how you can earn money from Twitch? Here’s a how-to from our local Twitch streamer.

While Fortnite is booming on Twitch, Fortnite is expanding to Android smartphones but it may not be on Google Play Store. Another juicy rumor is that the game may be released as a timed exclusive for Samsung Note 9. Fortnite is now available to play through these platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and iOS.

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