Fortnite needs no introduction. Having dominated battle royal games for many years, this free-to-play shooter practically inspired every other developer to pursue a free-to-play model of its own.
While the title found success due to its unique building mechanic early on, Epic Games moved away from these systems in recent years. The developer took this game in a new direction after removing core mechanics like building and introducing different weapons.
However, these mechanics have gradually returned to the game, and the latest update has marked the biggest return to form. Epic Games has brought back the original map that made this title so popular, reaching millions of players after the update.
Why it matters: Fortnite dwindled in popularity a bit after the height of its success in past years, but such measures appear to be working in bringing millions of players back to the game.
Since the latest update has gone live, Fortnite has reached over 6 million concurrent players. This is a massive number for a game that initially blew up as early as 2018.
At the time of writing, over 2.1 million players are enjoying fond memories of the best period of Epic Games’ battle royal. It is also important to note that this new figure is an all-time high for the game.
6 million players have tried the battle royal due to Fortnite OG. This event not only brings back the classic map from the game’s prime but introduces several classic weapons like the grappler and pump shotgun.
Other fun additions like the shopping kart and all-terrain kart have been unvaulted for players to enjoy. Iconic locations like Tilted Towers are also part of the map for those looking to revisit fond memories of the game.
FortniteOG has only been out for just over 24 hours and we are already getting legendary clips like this… 😭
— FNBRintel (@FNBRintel) November 4, 2023
Fortnite OG is also accompanied by the OG Pass. Although this Battle Pass comes with just 50 tiers, the nostalgia involved with revisiting the classic map should ensure players have a great time while grinding for these items.
Evidently, new and returning players have had a blast with this event so far. However, like all good things, it will eventually come to an end.
Fortnite OG is scheduled to end on 2 December, but Epic Games is known for carefully listening to community feedback. Therefore, it would not be surprising to see an extension for the event or a permanent new mode for those looking to revisit the nostalgic experience.
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Avinash is currently pursuing a Business degree in Australia. For more than three years, he has been working as a gaming journalist, utilizing his writing skills and love for gaming to report on the latest updates in the industry. Avinash loves to play action games like Devil May Cry and has also been mentioned on highly regarded websites, such as IGN, GamesRadar, GameRant, Dualshockers, CBR, and Gamespot.