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Fortnite Sees Over 15 Million Concurrent Players Take on Galactus, Baby Yoda Arriving in Season 5

Join Mando and The Child as Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 5 gets underway.

December 2, 2020

Fortnite is no stranger to huge events. Groups like BTS have debuted music videos and movies like Tenet from Christopher Nolan have released trailers within the game. A recent live performance from Travis Scott also reportedly grossed around $20 million for the artist and Fortnite developer Epic Games. Last night, however, saw the massively popular battle royale try out a different type of event, one that turned out to be extremely popular.

Closing out the Nexus War, a giant season-long crossover between Marvel and Fortnite, was a battle against one of the universe’s most fearsome villains, Galactus. The event saw players team up to fly modified Battle Buses through space, fighting off drones on their way into Galactus’ mouth, where they were armed to explode ending the season.

The event clearly gained traction with Fortnite fans around the globe as, in the limited window that the event was live, it achieved an astonishing 15.3 million concurrent players, with a further 3.4 million watching across YouTube Gaming and Twitch.

This event bought Chapter 2 – Season 4 to a close and after an eight hour period of downtime, Season 5, titled Zero Point began.

The new season brings together “the best hunters from around the galaxy” which include a range of original characters including Menace and Mancake, who is literally a stack of pancakes, as well as a couple of familiar faces. As part of the new Battle Pass, players will be able to unlock Mando, from the hit TV series The Mandalorian, as a skin, as well as a Baby Yoda Back Bling.

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Alongside the new skins, a range of new Season 5 locations are teased, with an official blog post saying:

“BATTLE FOR HONOR IN AN ANCIENT ARENA, SHARPEN YOUR SURVIVAL SKILLS IN THE JUNGLE, AND EXPLORE THE SHIFTING CRYSTALLINE SANDS FLOWING FROM THE EXPOSED ZERO POINT.”

Fortnite is free to download on the Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S and Series X, with significant upgrades to the game now available on both Microsoft’s and Sony’s new consoles.

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