Fortnite Is Broadcasting Emergency Alert In Game And On Twitter

The rumored event Epic Games has in store for Fortnite players has finally begun.

Canadian rapper Drake streamed the game along with popular "Fortnite" player Tyler "Ninja" Blevins to 628,000 concurrent viewers back in March.

SuperData's analysis of the worldwide digital games market for March 2018 shows continued growth in the segment, with consumers spending $8.9 billion globally across PC, console, and mobile platforms.

The astounding growth of Fortnite: Battle Royale can be attributed to the fact that its free-to-play nature means the barrier to entry is extremely low. Players can purchase V-Bucks, Fortnite's in-game currency, which can be used to buy new players skins and costumes, and gives players the ability to customize their avatar. On other platforms, this mode allows up to four players to team up online, but the Switch version is slated to support local play between four consoles (which will apparently play as a large part of the port's selling point in promotional material).

It isn't the first time that the game has required emergency maintenance to fix various issues, and it was down for a significant amount of time earlier this month.

Fortnite's season 3 isn't ending until May 3, but that hasn't stopped Epic Games from hyping up the community for what comes next.

It's not just buildings that have been destroyed either.

The majority of the most interesting information about this is actually about Save the World. One of our most trusted sources pointed to us that this game's version local Switch-to-Switch Save the World. We're ready to get off of this merry-go-round for the time being. Fortnite is continuing to expand its offerings, with new updates coming soon.

  • Fernando Stephens