Is Fortnite Truly Dying? SypherPK Visits Age-Old Question With Answers

Published 07/18/2021, 10:54 AM EDT


Fortnite has been one of the most played, if not the most played, games of recent times. But, there are rumors flying around that paint a different picture, stating the game is dying. In a recent video posted by SypherPK, it is made clear that this is hardly the case. Even though the game’s trajectory has gone has down a little in terms of popularity, that doesn’t necessarily mean the game is dead.

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Sypher explains that due to personal experiences, it is easy to think the game is dying. Like, if a player finds themselves to be the only person playing the game in their social circle, they might think the game is dying. And that judgment is based on personal perspective. In reality, the game is still doing great. Not just that, even players who quit the game are making their way back.

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Fortnite still has a super strong player base

Millions and millions of players play Fortnite every day, and that has kept the game from falling into the pit that is obscurity. To put things in perspective, in 2018, PUBG was the most played game on Steam and had over 3 million concurrent players. It was a huge deal, and the game even set a record on Steam. That was PUBG at its peak. Now, when Fortnite peaked around the time of the Travis Scott concert, the game had around 12 million concurrent players.

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Thanks to tracking websites like PlayerCounter, it is easy to find out how many players are playing the game at any given moment. And presently, no matter when you decide to check the numbers, they’re always around the 4 million players mark. This suggests that the game is still immensely popular in the gaming community.

Fortnite has a whole bunch of players playing the game on a daily basis. Content creators, like SypherPK himself, also help attract attention to the game as well as new players. The minority perception that the game is dying is anything but valid, and Fortnite is still going strong.

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An eSports writer at EssentiallySports, Soumyadyuti Ghosh is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Management. Before becoming an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, he worked as a freelance content writer, editor, and proofreader and primarily worked on projects revolving around insurance, travel, and gadgets. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things eSports, a rather unhealthy obsession with playing video games, and an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the gaming industry make him a video game aficionado.

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