After being the first person to reach three million followers on Twitch, popular Fortnite streamer, Tyler “Ninja” Belvins has broken another yet another record on the streaming service, but this time with the help of popular rap star, Drake.
During a stream on Wednesday, Belvins broke the record for the highest number of concurrent viewers for a non-tournament event, after over 600 000 people tuned in to watch the streamer play Fortnite with Drake. The record was previously held by equally popular streamer Dr DisRespect’s, who set the record in February after over 388 000 people tuned in to watch his return to the platform.
During the stream, Drake stated that he was relatively new to Fortnite, only having played the game for about a month or two. The rapper went on further to say that he and his team had been playing the game as a pastime in between long studio recording sessions.
He also shared some of his feelings on how the game’s developer (Epic Games) should move forward with keeping Fortnite exciting, stating that the developer should rather focus on adding new content to the existing map rather than creating an entirely new map.
Belvins’ Twitch concurrent viewer record is one of many Fortnite-related records set in the past few weeks.
Last month, it was reported that the title and its players had broken the record for most concurrent players online, after three million people logged-in to play the game across PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game quickly became a favourite with many gamers after a free-to-play battle royale mode was added to the game in September last year.
With the title recently having been released on mobile, it will be interesting to see whether the game is able to continue breaking gaming-related records.