09 Sep 2021 7:02 PM +00:00

Is Fortnite Dying? Not By a Long Shot

It's been a while since Fortnite has launched.

Despite having a slow period right after its launch, the game has managed to dominate the battle royale sector for good.

The basic difference between Fortnite and other games in the same genre is the building mechanic. That's what makes Fortnite so different and unique.

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That is exactly what makes Fortnite a difficult game to master.

It's been 4 years since the game first hit all devices, but is Fortnite dying?

The Fate of Fortnite

In my opinion, four years is a good amount of time for a game to run. Unless, of course, you're looking at games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I've been playing Skyrim for years now, and I haven't figured out all the builds yet.

But then again, Skyrim is an RPG. And it's something way different from Fortnite. So when some people talk about being bored with the game, I understand where they come from.

Battle royales aren't story-driven, so they do get monotonous after a point in time. As a result, you're practically doing the same thing over and over again. And that's exactly what you'd do in Counter-Strike or Rainbow Six Siege.

That doesn't have to mean that a game is dying. Like it or not, Fortnite does have a huge fan base. Although it mostly attracts young adults, thanks to the cartoon-like approach the characters have in the game, it also finds its space with adults.

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Moreover, it does have a competitive side to it as well. Yes, the competitions don't offer as much money as the Dota 2 tournaments, but they're slowly getting there.

Fortnite may have had its lows concerning the storyline, but you can't really expect the story to be gripping and attractive all the time. You've got to have fillers.

We've spoken about all the additional bits, now let's talk about a few numbers. In 2020, Fortnite was reported to have generated a revenue of $5.1 Billion. It was slightly short of the amount they generated in 2018, but still the number is pretty high.

According to Epic Games, Fortnite has recorded a total of 350 million users in 2021, and we're just halfway through the year. By the time we reach the end, I'm sure the number will grow more.

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Image via Twitch Tracker

Moreover, Twitch Tracker data suggests that over 41.2 million hours of Fortnite have been watched on Twitch alone. If you take into account Facebook Gaming and YouTube Gaming, the number will go higher.

And then we have the collaborations in Fortnite. If a game were dying indeed, it wouldn't have been financially possible for a company to sustain such collaborations.

If we really consider everything that has happened during Fortnite Season 7, it's tough to say that Fortnite is dying.

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Epic Games just organized one of the biggest concerts in the game after the Fortnite Travis Scott concert. The Ariana Grande concert was a huge hit. Moreover, Epic Games has been going on with their ever-increasing list of collaborations.

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The latest one to join that list was Free Guy, and it looks like a collaboration with Extraction is on the cards.

Keeping in mind everything that has been said till now, Fortnite isn't dying. At least the numbers don't say so. The game is very much alive and healthy, at least for now.

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