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Fortnite World Cup smashes esports viewership record on Twitch, beating CS:GO and LoL

Published: 30/Jul/2019 9:18 Updated: 1/Aug/2019 16:48

by Calum Patterson


The viewing numbers are in for the Fortnite‘s popularity has been the focus of debate in 2019, as some see it slipping off the very high peak it set for itself throughout 2018, but the World Cup has proven there is still plenty of interest.

Much of that will be thanks to the ridiculous prize pool, which currently holds the record for all esports events at $30 million, although DotA 2 will reclaim that crown at The International 2019 in August.

Epic GamesBugha took 1st place in the Fortnite World Cup solos, netting $3 million in prizing.

Still, with first place in the solos event, Bugha, walking away with $3 million, Fortnite fans, and many casual viewers too, had to tune in to see it go down.

Fortnite already held the overall Twitch viewership record from its Celebrity Pro-Am event at E3 2018, which attracted 1.5 million total, and although the World Cup didn’t quite surpass that, it sets a new record for esports specifically.

A whopping 1.3 million concurrent viewers watched the solos, which featured stars like Bizzle and Tfue, but many of the competitors were lesser-known, proving it wasn’t all just about big names.

Fortnite’s viewership peaked at over 1.3 million during the World Cup solos final, via GitHyp.

The duos event peaked at 1 million concurrent viewers on Twitch, still an incredibly impressive figure, considering the likes of Bizzle and Tfue weren’t even competing in that event.

  • Read More: CS:GO‘s ELEAGUE Boston Major (1.15 million) and League of Legends peak of 1.14 million.

    ELEAGUE still holds the record for an event broadcast on a single channel, while the Fortnite World Cup number accounts for all channels streaming the broadcast.

    Of course, Twitch was not the only platform for fans to watch the world cup, and many more watched on YouTube, Mixer, Twitter, and in-game on Fortnite too.

    Combining all platforms, the viewership hit over 2 million on both days, for the solos and duos events.

    The numbers were no doubt helped thanks to many streamers ‘co-streaming’ the broadcast, meaning there were numerous channels broadcasting the action, not just the official Fortnite stream by Epic Games.

    Nonetheless, the impressive bodes well for Fortnite generally, and specifically its growing competitive community, who will now be hoping Epic can put more time, resources and care into promoting the esports side of their game.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:12

by Brad Norton


Fortnite Season 4 is now entering its final week, but before it wraps up, you’ve got one last batch of Challenges to get through in order to claim some huge last-minute experience.

After what feels like forever, the current Marvel-themed takeover is about to reach its conclusion. Galactus is hurtling towards the map, and the Nexus War is finally set for a major in-game event on December 1.

If you’re worried that you might not have time to fill out your Battle Pass before then, fear not. Epic Games has come through with more XP boosts this week than any week prior. You’ll be able to catch up and finish things off in no time thanks to this week’s XP Xtravaganza Challenges.

From where you’ll need to go and what you’ll need to do, we’ve got everything broken down. Here’s how you can complete Week 14’s XP offerings.

Fortnite skins
Epic Games
Foil skins for the current Marvel lineup will soon be gone forever.

There are a whopping 12 Challenges to get through this week, plenty to keep you busy. Many of these can be kept in the back of your mind while you focus on some of the more tricky ones. However, there’s nothing too complex here, so you should be able to get them all done in barely a few hours of playing.

Some Challenges ask you to use certain weapons and items. Be sure to track down Assault Rifles and Boogie Bombs in every game while keeping an eye out for vehicles as well.

One unique task requires you to keep your full health bar intact along with full shields. Obviously, this might need you to camp things out and play it safe. Eight minutes is the set time so try to find a safe spot, barricade yourself in, and wait this one through.

For more casual Challenges like fishing from a motorboat or riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York, your best bet could be to drop into some Team Rumble. Trying these in the standard Battle Royale playlists might prove frustrating. The full list of Week 14 Challenges can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

  • Deal damage with Assault Rifles to opponents (1,000/2,500/10,000)
  • Hit opponents with Boogie Bombs or Shockwave Grenades (1/9/15)
  • Fish for items from a motorboat
  • Fish for items from a motorboat and a Choppa in a single match
  • Fish for items from a motorboat a Choppa, and a pickup truck bed in a single match
  • Maintain full shield and health for 2/4/8 minutes in a single match
  • Deliver a Small Truck from outside Upstate New York to Stark Industries
  • Generate power for Stark Industries by riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York (3)
  • Harvest Buses and RVs in native Fortnite locations (1)
  • Release Slurp into the atmosphere (3)
  • Boogie before oblivion (1)
  • Eliminate opponents outside of Stark Industries, Misty Meadows, or Weeping Woods (15)
Fortnite fishing
Epic Games
Fishing will play a big role in your XP gains in this final week of Season 4.

Whether you’re trying to complete the Battle Pass before it’s too late, or aiming for the ultra-rare foil skins, time is running out. This is your final week in Season 4 so get through as many Challenges are you can before everything’s gone.

To get ready for the new season, here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Galactus event in Fortnite.