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LazarBeam apparently breaks Fortnite world record for longest game ever

by Connor Bennett

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Popular YouTuber Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott once again put the limits of Fortnite to the test as he recruited a few friends – and viewers – to try and help him set the record for the longest match to date. 

While many Fortnite players opt to show their skills in the battle royale mode or fight off waves of enemies in Save The World, there are some like LazarBeam who want to see what the game is actually made of.

In his “Dumbs**t Science” series, the Aussie content creator has pushed the game to its limit by spawning 1000 bots and seeing if it still runs. Yet, his newest experiment was put to the test during his January 27 stream, as he tried to see if he could last in a battle royale game for more than an hour.  

Fortnite player getting a Victory Royale with a sniper shot
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The aim of the game in Fortnite is to be the last man standing but LazarBeam went above and beyond with his quest.

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With a little help from his friends and fans, the YouTubers stalled for time in a battle royale match – needing to outlast the storm by gathering as many health items as possible. That included picking some up while in the storm. “That’s it, that’s it chat, surely that was an hour,” he called out as his game ended on another player being killed by the storm. “That has to be the longest game in Fortnite history.”

As the game finished up and the Aussie returned to the main menu, he quickly checked his stats to see if he had accomplished his goal. Thankfully, his time hadn’t been wasted – managing to keep the game going for almost one hour and five minutes. 

“It went for an hour!” Lannan called out, standing up from his chair with his arms raised in celebration. “An hour and five minutes! The longest game in Fortnite history! Take a look at it.” 

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Even though an hour-long game is pretty impressive and probably close to being a record, there’s no way to say for certain if Lannan actually achieved a milestone of his own or if he’ll have to retry it again. 

We’ll just have to wait and see if anyone steps up to the plate to try and knock him off his perch. For now, though, hats off to him because it is still an impressive achievement at the end of the day.