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KEEMSTAR Releases the Impressive Viewership Figures for the Second Friday Fortnite Tournament

Published: 23/May/2018 10:09 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:57

by Ross Deason


Popular YouTuber, and the brain behind the “Friday Fortnite” tournaments, Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem, has shared the viewership figures for the second iteration of the competition.

KEEMSTAR is best known for being the host of “Drama Alert”, a YouTube show that covers the daily news and dramas from the online entertainment and gaming community.

He also has his fingers in a number of other pies, though, and one of his most successful projects of late has been the Friday Fortnite tournament, hosted by UMG.

The premise is a simple one: bring together the biggest names in the online entertainment and video game streaming industry and have them play one of the most popular games in history, Fortnite Battle Royale.

The second Friday Fortnite tournament took place on Friday, May 18th, and was won by YouTuber Typical Gamer and SoaR Gaming’s Thief. It also featured the likes of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, and Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani.

With names like those, viewership was bound to be high. However, KEEMSTAR’s announcement of the figures on May 21st took everyone by surprise:

As KEEMSTAR points out, some viewers may have been counted twice if they switched between two streams, but the estimate of seven million is an impressive one nonetheless.

The individual numbers for Ninja and Typical Gamer are truly staggering and once again go to show that the Fortnite hype is not about to slow down any time soon.

Don’t be surprised if the May 25th Friday Fortnite tournament breaks 10 million unique viewers.


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
Epic Games
These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!