Is Fortnite Dying? The State of the 100 Man Battle Royale in Chapter 2 Season 8


Fortnite was released in 2017 and naturally isn’t as popular as it once was. As a result, reviewers of Epic Games’ battle royale title often claim the game is dead.

However, to say that Fortnite is dead is a far-fetched statement. Despite the decline in its popularity, it is quite widespread among the masses.

The article below explains the current state of Fortnite through reliable stats and speculation.


Fortnite still has over 2 million active players

The biggest metric for judging a game’s popularity is its active player base, and Fortnite is no exception. According to player counter, it has more than 2 million active players in several regions of the world.

Also, the statistics of Esports Graphics claim that Fortnite has been watched for over 52 million hours in the past 30 days on Twitch. On average, over 4,500 channels streamed the game, making it the eighth most-watched category on Twitch.

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The figures mentioned above are enough to prove that Fortnite is far from dead. However, it is also evident that the game is no longer as popular as it once was.


How long can Fortnite survive in the Battle Royale genre?

While there’s no doubt that Fortnite isn’t dead, many players are also claiming that the user base is shrinking at an unprecedented rate. New games such as Halo Infinite and Battlefield 2042 have been released recently, and the multiplayer gaming genre is more competitive than ever.

Again, the statistics paint a different picture. Rather, Fortnite’s player base has grown steadily in 2021. While veterans and burnt-out content creators often leave the game, new players are quickly replacing them.

Another factor that proves Fortnite isn’t dying is frequent collaborations. Movies such as Free Guy and Venom: Let There be Carnage have been promoted in-game through skins and cosmetic items.

Crossover Carnage in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 (Image via Sportskeeda)
Crossover Carnage in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 (Image via Sportskeeda)

Additionally, leaks have suggested that even bigger collaborations, including Spider-Man: No Way Home and Game of Thrones, are planned for Chapter 3.

All in all, it’s safe to assume that Fortnite will remain a top battle royale game for a long time. With Creative, players can also create their own mini-games and maps. It can help 100 man battle royale game to become a smash hit like Roblox and Minecraft.


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