The Fortnite Galactus event was a big hit
Epic Games hosted the Fortnite Galactus Event on December 1. The event saw Fortnite fans from all around the world battling super-villain Galactus on the Fortnite island. The event marked the ending of Fortnite Season 4. Now, Epic Games has announced that its Fortnite Galactus event was a big hit.
Epic Games in a tweet announced that 15.3 million players joined forces concurrently to fight back Galactus at the event. What's more? While more than 15 million players participated in the event, over 3 million fans, 3.4 million to be precise, cheered and watched the Fortnite Galactus event on YouTube and Twitch.
Those are some pretty big numbers, especially when compared to some of the older events that the gaming company has hosted. To give you some idea, the Travis Scott concert that was held back in April this year saw 12.3 million players participating concurrently, while in the case of the Marshmello show, these numbers stood at 10.7 million, The Verge noted.
After the event ended, Fortnite shut down to pave way for Season 5. The Fortnite website now shows the trailer for Chapter 2 Season 5: Zero Point. Fortnite says that in the upcoming season, Agent Jones and the greatest hunters from across realities like Mandalorian will shape the future of the island.
We defeated him! A record 15.3 million concurrent players joined forces in our biggest event ever to fight back Galactus in today's in-game event, while more than 3.4 million cheered and watched on @YouTubeGaming and @Twitch! pic.twitter.com/IAcNpcPKEw— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) December 2, 2020
The new season will also bring new locations from beyond the loop including an ancient arena, jungle and crystalline sands. The upcoming season will also include new weapons and new tricks.