Fortnite was released five years ago and to this day, it is one of the most popular games in the world. There are always rumors that Fortnite will be shut down permanently, and we’ll break down if there’s any truth to those claims.
Very few games can replicate the long-lasting success of GTA V, Minecraft, or Roblox. However, Fortnite is really close to becoming an evergreen game if the implementation of Creative 2.0 goes as planned.
In the world of the internet, popularity is accompanied by criticism and Fortnite is no exception. While some claim that the battle royale title is ‘dead’, others have a problem with the ‘sweaty’ player base.
Let’s take a look at Fortnite’s current state and anticipate if it will ever end forever.
Is Fortnite shutting down in 2022?
No, Fortnite is not shutting down in 2022. Chapter 3 of the game began with massive storyline twists and crossovers, and to be fair, the quality of live events have improved. We are closer than ever to meeting Geno (leader of the Imagined Order) and it appears to be the ideal time for Epic Games to make new content.
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In fact, Fortnite seems to have caught a second wind with Chapter 3 and the Zero Build mode. The faction of players who’ve always complained about the unfair competition can now switch to Zero Build mode which is much easier to learn.
Lastly, Fortnite has massive plans for Creative 2.0 and Epic Games has confirmed that the mode will be out this year. Creative 2.0 will allow Fortnite to incorporate countless genres of gaming like Minecraft and Roblox. Accordingly, the game will have the potential to survive even if the battle royale modes don’t perform well.
How many people play Fortnite: Active and monthly players in 2022
As per activeplayer.io, Fortnite has over 257 million monthly players in August 2022. At its peak, the active player count touched 23 million in July 2022.
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The active and monthly player counts are the best way to judge a game’s potential and the probability of it shutting down. Clearly, Fortnite is nowhere near ‘dead’ status and is comfortably one of the most-played games in the world.
From the facts mentioned above, it is safe to assume that Fortnite isn’t ending forever anytime soon. The battle royale title still boasts a massive player base and Epic Games can sustain it with constant updates, new content, crossovers, live events, and of course, Creative mode.
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