The server outage following Fortnite’s “The End” event left bereft players wanting to get their end away, with Fortnite-related searches on Pornhub more than doubling across the downtime.
Searches containing the phrase “Fortnite” were 152% higher than average on Monday October 14, after spiking to 112% higher than average the day before – this represents “hundreds of thousands of additional searches”.
During the event, Fortnite waved goodbye as its original island was sucked into a black hole to be replaced by a brand-new map after a couple of days of darkness, signalling the start of Chapter 2, Season 1.
But while some players mournfully waited for the game to come back online, Epic’s official stream of the Fortnite black hole gave idle hands more than a few ideas. Searches containing the phrase “black hole” shot up as high as 9640% above average during the downtime.
Not to be outdone, the official Pornhub twitter account joined in on the action too:
We have better holes to stare at than #Fortnite
— Pornhub ARIA (@Pornhub) October 13, 2019
More generally, using Google Analytics affinity data the Phub Insights team found that at 9PM on October 13 – just after the black hole ruined (or made better…) everyone’s evening – traffic from users specifically interested in video games was over 10% higher than normal.
Now please enjoy this uncensored image of the material in question:
Fortnite isn’t the only one of this fall’s big releases that gamers are horny for. In the days following Borderlands 3’s September release, the Phub insights team found that searches for Moxxi, Lillith, and the rest of the Crimson Raiders were nearly 13,000% higher than average.
For some more SFW Fortnite fun, you can find out how Chapter 2, Season 1’s new medal-based progression system works here.
Or if you’ve already got to grips with everything and finished off your challenges, here’s where you can find the letter F for Fortnite in the Week 1 Loading Screen, or add the Downpour victory umbrella to your locker.