Fortnite’s Season OG has catapulted the game to new heights, breaking its peak player record by reintroducing the beloved original map from 2018.
Epic Games’ strategic move to re-release the original Fortnite map has paid off, with players old and new flocking to experience the classic gameplay. The Season OG launch on November 3rd was more than a mere throwback; it was a celebration of the game’s roots, complete with iconic locations and fan-favorite weapons.
Fortnite OG Battle Pass
The Season OG isn’t just about the map; it’s also about the gear. Players can now equip themselves with the Rangerok, Banana, and Knight skins from the OG Battle Pass, blending the nostalgia of the past with the excitement of the present. The addition of first-chapter skin lines to the shop has also contributed to the game’s surge in popularity.
The response to Fortnite’s Season OG was immediate and overwhelming. On November 4th, just a day after the launch, Fortnite announced a staggering 44.7 million players had joined the game, setting a new record. The game also saw over 102 million hours of playtime within a single day, marking it as the biggest day in Fortnite’s history.
Fortnite OG is not just a one-off event; it’s the beginning of a series of updates that will reintroduce features from other early seasons. As players reacquaint themselves with the game’s original mechanics, the excitement continues to build for what’s next in the world of Fortnite.