Fornite keeps breaking player count records since releasing its nostalgic OG season

Fortnite players are definitely here for the new throwback season. Since the release of “Fortnite OG” at the end of last week, public player counts have reached new all-time highs, according to trackers like — peaking on Saturday with over 6.1 million concurrent players. With Chapter 4 Season 5, or “Fortnite OG,” Fortnite is dipping back into its Chapter 1 glory days to bring players back to the original 2018 island map and reintroduce gear and other elements from its past.

The season started with an update designed around Chapter 1 Season 5, and subsequent updates will pull from other phases of the game’s history. But, it’s only expected to run for about a month, and players aren’t wasting any time getting in on the battle royale action. The number of concurrent players has been rising all weekend, continually breaking the previous record highs. Within hours of the update’s release, the player count had spiked to over 3.9 million. Already today, there were 5.5 million players on Fortnite as of 11AM.

The number of concurrent plays for a single day nearly doubled on Friday, after the update was announced, from those seen earlier in the week, to hit nearly 1.5 million. Saturday logged over 1.8 million concurrent plays. It’s been years since Fortnite has seen numbers like this, but there’s no telling whether it’ll be able to keep it up.

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