Right now it seems that everyone in the world is either loving, hating or is too busy playing the phenomenon that is Fortnite.
No matter what your opinions are, you pretty much have to agree that it’s an inescapable game right now. Which means it has to be the most played game, right?
Actually, Fortnite isn’t reaching anyone near the lofty heights of none other than Minecraft.
Yep, you might have thought the days of blocky-pixely fun were long gone, but according to a report from Business Insider, Minecraft is still boasting a whopping 91 million monthly active players.
Numbers like that are a pretty rare feat, and to put that into perspective, Fortnite gets close to around 78 million monthly players.
The Minecraft train might have seemed to have long-left the station, but it’s apparently one of the biggest games in the world. Still.
Now, although Minecraft is still pulling in the players, it seems it’s seen a massive dip in streaming popularity. Right now, Fortnite is the most popular game to stream (and watch), and boasts “100,000 concurrent viewers daily” with Minecraft pulling in 4,000 [via Destructoid].
That being said, the number of YouTube channels who are live-streaming Minecraft at the time of writing is pretty impressive, with well over 100 channels showing off their skills right now.
Fortnite is able to keep players interested with its new seasons, weekly patches, updates, exclusive items and ever-changing challenges.
The game’s sixth season has just kicked off, bringing with it the inclusion of pets, as well as some promising spooky-ness for October 2018.
Fortnite‘s seen a lot of success due to its accessibility. It’s now available to play on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, Android and pretty much everything apart from a calculator.
That could also be some of the reason behind the success of Minecraft, which is also available on just as many easy-to-access platforms.
Are you still digging around in Minecraft, or are you more set on winning yourself a sweet Victory Royale?