Watch the Galactus Fortnite event that attracted 15.3 million players

By Alex Calvin
2 December 2020 10:41 GMT

And huge numbers tuned in to watch the show on Twitch and YouTube.

Battle royale giant Fortnite attracted 15.3 million concurrent players yesterday as people showed up to defeat Marvel baddy Galactus.

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In a post from the game’s Twitter account, developer Epic revealed that this was an all-time high for the blockbuster. As if that wasn’t enough, the firm says that over 3.4m people watched the in-game event on YouTube and Twitch.

The battle against Marvel big bad Galactus was confirmed in November and was the latest Fortnite crossover with Marvel that have been going on through the second chapter of the battle royale’s Season 4.

The event started out chill, with players loitering on the Avengers helicarrier, before the Marvel big bad showed up, knocking the aircraft out of the sky. To defeat Galactus, players had to take the wheel of Fortnite’s iconic battle bus and blast the huge monstrosity with explosives. Totally normal Tuesday night, y’all. You can check out the full spectacle right here.

Now that Galactus has been vanquished, the game went down before Epic teased the fifth season of Fortnite: Chapter 2. That went live at 12AM ET. A new Battle Pass trailer has shown off some of the changes to the game’s map, with Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian is headlining this season. Epic also released a story trailer for Season 5.

Fortnite is no stranger to drawing huge crowds. The Travis Scott concert held in the game in April 2010, for example, attracted 12.3m concurrent users.

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