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Fortnite player count reportedly hit 100 million players in November

Sam Cawley

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Fortnite player count reportedly hit 100 million players in November

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Fortnite ‘OG’ was a phenomenal success for the multiplayer battle royale, so much so that it skyrocketed the player count last month.

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A new season of Fortnite is now upon us, once again changing the game with the addition of new skins, like Metal Gear Solid’s Solid Snake and Family Guy's Peter Griffin, a new map and an upcoming LEGO mode.

Take a look at the trailer for the new Fortnite season below

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You could argue the battle royale's popularity is at an all-time high thanks to the previous season ‘OG,’ which brought the map back to its original form from when the game first released and gained notoriety. Not everyone was a fan though, as while many were filled with nostalgia seeing past locations and items make a comeback, there's an argument the update made the game far less enjoyable for those who didn't possess a pair of rose-tinted glasses.

Nevertheless, everything is, sort of, back to normal now, but the ‘OG’ season has left a lasting legacy, as the player count reportedly peaked in November thanks to the update.

According to Epic Games itself, an extraordinary 100 million players dropped into battle throughout November, with 44.7 million online on a single day. In a way, it was a stroke of genius, as the OG map catered to current fans looking for something new to try, as well as past fans who’d dropped the game following the introduction of more complex game modes and game mechanics.

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In a recent tweet, Epic Games responded to fan feedback by saying “The OG season far exceeded our expectations,” and even teased its return next year when it said “We’d like to bring it back… *opens 2024 roadmap doc*”

Whether this will be the same map but as a separate game mode or another OG season bringing back a different map from the past remains a mystery, but it’s exciting nonetheless.

Fortnite is currently in the first chapter of its fifth season, and is free-to-play on Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Nintendo platforms.

Topics: Fortnite, Epic Games, Xbox, PlayStation, PC

Sam Cawley
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