Fortnite officially became the hottest game in the world, surpassing Minecraft. Suddenly in February Fortnite overtook Minecraft with over 2.4 billion views and is even growing very fast this month.
Fortnite officially became the hottest game in the world, surpassing Minecraft
We now know that Fortnite is the hottest game in the world, most viewed based on the stream data. Specifically, streamers Ninja and Drake recently broke the record of viewers on Twitch with over 630,000 viewers at the same time. Even 630,000 were beaten this week by a Spanish streamer on youtube (attracting 1.1 million views).
That’s amazing numbers, but according to Matchmade, Fortnite even surpassed Minecraft to become the most viewed game on Youtube. For a long time now, Microsoft’s innovative square box game dominates the YouTube game category, reaching billions of views every month.
Although last summer, it was showing signs of decline, but Fortnite was not ‘old enough’ to compare. Yet suddenly in February Fortnite overtook Minecraft with over 2.4 billion views and is even growing very fast this month.
Fortnite has been completely outstripped by its direct competitors. Clash Royale, the hottest mobster on Youtube since March 2016, has begun to cool down as Fortnite appears, and the view of another hot boy, PUBG, has dropped.
Fortnite views increased drastically: “In January and February, FORNITE viewership increased by 151%,” said Matchmade. “In the past six months, FORTNITE’s monthly average of up to 97%.” Content producers said: “We’ve seen a jump in the number of Fortnite videos, from 9945. (February 1) to 12762 (March 1), equivalent to 28% in a month. ”
Matchmaker has pointed out some of the factors behind the spectacular growth of Fortnite on Youtube. There is something very clear: Fortnite is free and available on all platforms while PUBG is limited to PCs, Xbox One and you have to spend $ 30 to own it. Fortnite is clearly new to Minecraft.
Youtube also made a change in their algorithm in August 2017, and affected how the content was discovered by users. Combined with Minecraft and Clash Royale’s decline, Fortnite has surpassed.
There is also a very clear explanation: You can ride your rocket like in the Fortnite, or as Matchmaker states, “Perhaps the most important thing is the fun of the game.”