Fortnite's end of Season 2 event saw 12 million players in-game and 8.4 million viewers

By Sean Carey,
Fortnite's "The Device" event took place last night (June 15th) and saw millions watching the event on websites like YouTube and Twitch with even more jumping into the game to view the event first-hand.

The Device was an event that signified the end of Season 2 and sets in motion the story for Season 3, which kicks off tomorrow on June 17th. Over 20 million people tuned into the event in one way or another. According to the official Fortnite Twitter account, Epic Games had to cap the number of players in the game for the event at 12 million after the game's servers filled up thirty minutes before the event began. This left many more players relegated to watching The Device on YouTube and Twitch. Around 8.4 million people tuned in on the two platforms. Epic Games has said it would be improving systems for more players to enjoy future events in-game.

The Travis Scott virtual concert currently holds Fortnite's concurrent player record with 12.3 million players. It's likely that if Epic hadn't capped the servers last night, this record could potentially have been broken.

Fornite Chapter 2 Season 3 starts on June 17th.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean joined the team as a Staff Writer for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies in 2019. He games across all platforms and is always looking for an excuse to replay any of the Metal Gear Solid titles.