New data reveals how much Fortnite viewership on Twitch has declined in recent months - Dexerto

New data reveals how much Fortnite viewership on Twitch has declined in recent months

Published: 29/Oct/2018 17:24 Updated: 29/Oct/2018 17:25

by Ross Deason


New reports about Fortnite’s viewership on Twitch suggest that the game that has dominated all competition in 2018 is beginning to lose its stranglehold on the top spot.

According to new data that was released my StreamElements, released just before TwitchCon 2018 got underway, Twitch viewership for Fortnite peaked in July and has been on a slow but steady decline ever since.

Before you start writing up you obituary for the Epic Games title, it’s worth noting that, while viewership has declined somewhat, Fortnite is still comfortably ahead of virtually every other game on the streaming platform owned by Amazon.

However, the data does show that viewership in September was the lowest that it has been since February and around 30% lower than it was in July, dropping from the dizzying heights of 151.9 million hours watched to 105.8 million last month (a number that would still be record breaking for just about every other game).


Fortnite viewership hours skyrocketed from 65.5 million in February to 118.6 million in March – the same month that Ninja smashed the concurrent viewership record for a solo streamer while playing with Drake.

The game has remained untouchable ever since but interest seems to be shifting, especially with the release of new games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Blackout. Blackout’s incredibly popular beta took place in September, which might explain some of Fortnite’s dip in viewership for the month.

With ongoing competitions like the Fortnite Fall Skirmish Series, it’s still surprising to see such a drop-off and, as StreamElements suggests, this could be an ‘early warning sign’ of things to come.

StreamElements’ data concurs with recent findings from Thinknum that showed the average daily viewer count had dropped from 305,000 in July to 182,000 in October, even dipping below 90,000 at times in late September.

Whether this is a worrying sign for Epic Games and the Fortnite team is uncertain, but it definitely shouldn’t be taken as a sign that the game is dying – we’re willing to bet that Fortnite will be on top, or very near to the top, of the Twitch charts for quite some time.

You can read the full report from StreamElements here.


How to unlock Wolverine ‘Logan’ skin in Fortnite Season 4

Published: 22/Oct/2020 18:01

by Andrew Highton


Wolverine, the fierce member of the X-Men, has gotten himself a cool new skin to unlock in Fortnite. But you’ll need to jump through a few hoops to unlock it. This guide will tell you how to unlock the Wolverine Logan Skin in Fortnite.

Fortnite is always getting a stream of new content to unlock and obtain. The latest content, announced via Fortnite‘s Twitter, is a brand new skin for Wolverine that pays homage to his origin character – Logan.

As usual, these rare skin styles don’t come easily, so you’re going to have to work to unlock the man with dangerous adamantium claws. Luckily enough, we know exactly what you need to, and how to do it.

Wolverine outfits in Fortnite
Epic Games
You wouldn’t want to meet these two in a dark alley.

How to unlock Logan skin

In order to unlock the Logan skin, you’ll need to slice your way through 60 of the game’s weekly challenges – whichever ones you want to complete is entirely up to you.

In addition to this, you’ll also need to complete 6 of Wolverine’s Battle Pass Challenges. Again, the game doesn’t specify any, in particular, meaning you have the unbridled freedom to do the ones you want to.

Weekly challenges typically drop every Thursday, and we’ll have weekly challenge guides to get you through them all. It might take a while to grind through them, but Epic confirmed that Season 4’s Weekly and Wolverine Challenges stay available all through the rest of the Season.

It’s entirely possible that you’re already well on the way to fulfilling these demands and very soon you’ll have your very own Logan outfit.

You need Wolverine first

Superheroes posing in Fortnite
Epic Games
Wolverine has been a big part of Fortnite Season 4

Naturally, to obtain the mature version of Wolverine, you do need to already have possession of the original Wolverine costume first. Just in case you’re unfamiliar with how to do so, we do have tips on how to do that too.

You will need to complete 6 specific Wolverine challenges:

Step 1 – Complete ‘Investigate Mysterious Claw Marks

  • Jump from the Battle Bus and land at Weeping Woods
  • Use the map below to see the locations you should visit
  • Investigate each in the bathroom, on the fridge, and on the trailer

Step 2 – Complete ‘Find loading screen picture at Quinjet Patrol site

  • Exit the Battle Bus near the middle of the map
  • Land at the Quinjet ship, which spawns at different places each time
  • Enter the Quinjet, and find the loading screen
  • Search the loading screen and you’re done
  • Complete ‘Find Wolverine’s Trophy at Dirty Docks’

Step 3 – Complete ‘Launch off all Sentinel Hands without touching the ground

  • Exit the Battle Bus at Dirty Docks.
  • Glide over towards the warehouses in Dirty Docks, landing at the one with all the vases.
  • Go inside and interact with the Sentinel Head to complete the challenge.

Step 4 – Complete ‘Locate a Mutant Containment Truck

  • Exit the Battle Bus at Dirty Docks
  • Head over to the sentinel robots again, and string together launches from their hands
  • Land on the last one to complete the challenge
  • Complete ‘Defeat Wolverine’

Step 5 – Complete ‘Locate a Mutant Containment Truck

  • The Trask Transport Truck landmark can be found northeast of Coral Castle and southeast of Lockie Lighthouse. The Truck will be sitting a piece of rock that has introduced in the latest map changes.

Step 6 – Complete ‘Defeat Wolverine’

  • It would help to have a whole squad ready to take down the clawed superhero, as by far one of the most difficult bosses to kill by yourself, however, it can still be done.
  • Once you grab your gear to defeat him, you will need to track the Marvel hero down deep within the Weeping Woods POI or on the outskirts of Slurpy Swamp. You can find all spawn locations for Wolverine below.

Once you’ve completed these 6 steps, you should then unlock Wolverine.