Once again, Epic Games’ battle royale manages to take the lead.
Epic Games continues to reap success with Fortnite. After capturing players’ attention again with its new no-build game mode, Fortnite has become the battle royale game with the most hours streamed in the last 30 days on Twitch.
A sharp drop in popularity
In recent months, Apex Legends, Warzone, and PUBG: Battlegrounds were the most popular battle royale games on streaming platforms such as Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Gaming. Following the departure of major Twitch streamers to YouTube such as Timthetatman and Ludwig, Fortnite‘s popularity on the purple platform had been on a downward trend for several months.
Despite the addition of new mechanics such as cars, NPCs, and a story, Fortnite‘s popularity had not seen the same popularity as in 2019 and 2020 when Ninja was at his peak. But after the arrival of the latest game mechanics, everything has changed.
Fortnite: Zero Build brought Fortnite back to the top on Twitch
The Zero Build game mode, the new game mode of this battle royale where construction has disappeared, has given it an incredible boost in popularity. So big has been the popularity boost that it has become the most-streamed battle royale on Twitch in the last 30 days according to sullygnome.
The next battle royale on the list that follows closely behind is Apex Legends, with 20 million fewer hours watched in the last 30 days. With the arrival of the new Unreal Engine 5, we will have to keep an eye on whether Epic Games can maintain Fortnite‘s popularity for the coming months, or if Fortnite‘s comeback is already a thing of the past.