The Fornite Galactus event reportedly had 15.3 million concurrent players yesterday.
This comes from the official Fortnite account that announced that the live event was the largest the game has ever had, with 15.3 million players joining forces to fight Galactus in the game, while 3.4 million people watched it on YouTube. Gaming and Twitch. Twitch reached a peak of 1.5 million viewers in the Fortnite category last night, before the site went down for a short time. It’s safe to say that Fortnite broke the internet once again.
We defeated him!
A record 15.3 million simultaneous players joined forces in our largest event to battle Galactus today, while over 3.4 million cheered by watching the event on! @YouTubeGaming Y @Twitch! pic.twitter.com/1vRAERCYXk
– Fortnite_ES (@Fortnite_ES) December 2, 2020
The Fortnite Galactus event was a special interactive mission that saw players battle the giant Galactus alongside iconic Marvel heroes, including Iron Man, Wolverine, She-Hulk, and Thor, who fought alongside you. The event even had you driving your own Battle Bus in first person while shooting down explosive drones. He even had you fly up Galactus’s arm, swinging and weaving drones while avoiding obstacles, the entire section felt like you were about to destroy the Death Star in Star Wars: A New Hope, and it was pretty impressive.
Fornite has had many live events in the past, including featuring famous voices like Travis Scott, who hosted his own in-game concert that saw 12.3 million players tune in to watch.
The Galactus event saw the end of Chapter 2: Season 4 and introduced the new Fortnite gameplay trailer, which includes the Mandalorian himself. Yes, even Baby Yoda will make an appearance.
Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 5: Zero Point is available now on all platforms, including the next generation PS5 and Xbox Series X.