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Wildly popular ‘Fortnite’ video game breaks YouTube record

‘Fortnite’ is fast becoming a cultural phenomenon and has set a new YouTube record for live games to stream. The multiplayer shooter game, which allows players to navigate a vast landscape, has racked up a huge following.

The “Fortnite” video game, which is fast becoming a cultural phenomenon, has a new YouTube record for live games to stream.

Ryan Wyatt, YouTube’s global head of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Gaming, confirmed the game is to break the record status in a tweet on Monday.

“How big is @FortniteGame on YouTube? Fortnite holds the record for the most videos associated with a video game uploaded in a month EVER. Yesterday, the Battle Royale tournament had over 42M live images and set a record for the largest live gaming stream @ 1.1 M simultaneous,” he tweeted.

How great is @FortniteGame on YouTube? Fortnite holds the record for the most videos associated with a video game uploaded in a month EVER. Yesterday, the Battle Royale tournament had over 42M live images and set a record for the largest live gaming stream @ 1.1 M concurrent users.

— Ryan Wyatt (@Fwiz) On March 26, 2018

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Spanish YouTube gaming stars elRubiusOMG and 99 other players took part in Sunday’s streamed tournament, which lasted more than three hours, according to the Polygon website. Based in Madrid, elRubiusOMG has more than 28 million YouTube subscribers.

Epic Games’ free ‘Fortnite Battle Royale” spin-off proves hugely popular with gamers. The multiplayer shooter game, which allows players to navigate a vast landscape, has racked up a huge following since the release as an early access game last year.

Last month, “Fortnite” hit a new peak of 3.4 million concurrent users, with Epic Games’ servers are struggling to cope with the huge demand.

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“Fortnite Battle Royale” can be up to 100 players against each other, or form teams in a fast paced fighting game. “The last one standing wins,” said Epic Games, on its website.

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