Advertisement

News

Fortnite goes back to 2017: sets a historic record on the launch of Season 5

Millions of users played on the original Fortnite map this weekend.

Fortnite goes back to 2017: sets a historic record on the launch of Season 5
Pedro Domínguez Rojas

Pedro Domínguez Rojas

  • Updated:

Fortnite’s massive success is not a new phenomenon today. Since its launch in 2017, Epic Games‘ Fortnite has continuously gained more users, becoming one of the most played video games of all time. The combination of its artistic design, sense of humor, building mechanics, and many other factors led thousands of players to become enthralled with the game.

Fortnite DOWNLOAD

But no matter how many people play it daily, Fortnite can always surpass itself. Last week, Epic Games released Chapter 4, Season 5 of Fortnite, one of the most anticipated seasons in recent times for a reason the company hinted at just before: we would return to the game’s original map.

The rumors finally came true, and in this season called “Origins” (or “Fortnite OG”), players were able to return to the Chapter 1 map of Fortnite, also setting a record for active users. In total, on Saturday, November 4th, Fortnite amassed 44.7 million users and 102 million hours of gameplay, a historic milestone for the video game.

“We are blown away by the response to #FortniteOG,” the official Fortnite Twitter account wrote. “Yesterday was the biggest day in Fortnite’s history, with over 44.7 MILLION players and 102 MILLION hours of gameplay. To all Fortnite players, veterans and newcomers, THANK YOU!”

It’s a success story largely fueled by the nostalgia and fond memories of millions of players worldwide, many of whom continue playing Fortnite six years after its launch.

However, the original map won’t stay forever (as many might have guessed). Those who want to enjoy the features of Fortnite’s first map will have a month to do so. So, seize the opportunity and go back to the origins with your friends.

Fortnite DOWNLOAD
Pedro Domínguez Rojas

Pedro Domínguez Rojas

Publicist and audiovisual producer in love with social networks. I spend more time thinking about which videogames I will play than playing them.

Latest from Pedro Domínguez Rojas