Fortnite's Galactus event attracts a record-breaking 15.3 million concurrent players

By Sean Carey,
Epic Games has revealed that Fortnite's latest in-game event attracted an insane 15.3 million concurrent players with a further 3.4 million people tuning in to watch the event live on Twitch and YouTube.

The Fortnite Galactus event drew Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 to a close and saw players join forces with Marvel superheroes such as Iron Man, Thor, and Wolverine to fight Galactus in-game. To defeat the gargantuan Galactus, players piloted a Fortnite Battle Bus, equipped with high-powered laser cannons, to shoot the Marvel bad guy out of the sky.

After a brief period of downtime following the Galactus event, Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 started. Fans of the Disney Plus show The Mandalorian will be happy as both Mando and Baby Yoda can be unlocked through this season's new Battle Pass. There are also new areas on the map to explore, with Tilted Towers making a comeback as the newly named Salty Towers, some new Mythical Weapons, and a new bounty system that rewards players with Gold Bars — a new in-game currency.

Fortnite's previous biggest in-game event was a Travis Scott concert that saw 12.3 million concurrent players logged into the battle royale game.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.