A video game called Fortnite Battle Royale is smashing it on YouTube and battle events. This looks like an amazing turn of events for gamers since movie stars are the only stars that are used to breaking records. The game; Fornite, has broken YouTube record for the most uploaded videos of a video game in a single month, in the history of YouTube.
Ryan Wyatt even Tweeted the news on his account. He also mentioned the massive turnout at the Battle Royale event this week:
How big is @FortniteGame on YouTube? Fortnite holds the record for the most videos related to a video game uploaded in a single month EVER. Yesterday, the Battle Royale tournament had over 42M live views, and set a record for biggest single live gaming stream @ 1.1M concurrent.
— Ryan Wyatt (@Fwiz) March 26, 2018
The event attracted 100 of the top Spanish-speaking Fortnite streamers together on the platform, and drew in 42 million live views. It also set the record for the “biggest single live gaming stream” with 1.1 million concurrent views on Spanish YouTuber elrubius’ stream alone.
Catch the Fortnite Battle Royale here
The game is not widely available on Android or iOS, it’s in an invite-only pilot program, where developer Epic Games is strictly controlling who can play the game in order to test and fine tune the controls, gameplay and backend before opening the floodgates. The invitations were sent earlier in the month, and anyone who got an invite also received a few extras to bring their friends along: right now, those are the only people that can play this game on mobile. The game is not on Android supported devices but it will eventually…there is no current timeline for it.
The pilot program is currently on iOS and not everyone with an iPhone can play Fortnite Battle Royale since it’s an intense game. You can only play the game if you have at least an iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 or any 2017 iPad. Earlier this month, Fortnite contributed to a record breaking Twitch stream featuring Fortnite streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Canadian rapper Drake, garnering over 600,000 views. “Ninja” is reported to be making $500,000 a month streaming Fortnite on Twitch.