Fortnite’s Twitch viewership has hit a new low average, its lowest since early 2018, following Ninja’s departure to Mixer, and Tfue announcing a break.
Previously the two biggest Fortnite streamers on the platform, without these two names pulling in upwards of 30,000 concurrent viewers each, the game has been averaging less than 90,000 a day for almost the entirety of September.
Although there have been some dips in viewership throughout 2019, like in early February, the drop has never been as sustained, with only one day in September averaging more than 90,000 concurrents on average.
More surprising still, is that in the past 7 days, Fortnite has never rarely been in the top spot overall on Twitch, beaten out by the likes of CS:GO, League of Legends, World of Warcraft, as well as new releases Borderlands 3 and the Modern Warfare beta.
According to Twitch stat tracking website SullyGnome, Fortnite’s stats are down across the board, which could be a cause for concern.
Just take a look at Fortnite’s stats for the last 30 days:
Why is Twitch viewership down for Fortnite?
There’s a number of factors weighing in to this decline. Firstly losing Ninja to Mixer, then other popular streamers taking a break from to play other games like Minecraft or World of Warcraft.
Tfue is the latest to take a break, and his departure is the most detrimental, as he would constantly attract upwards of 40,000 viewers to his channel.
Season 10 itself may also be a factor, as streamers have voiced a dislike of the BRUTE mechs especially.
Of course, this doesn’t mean Fortnite is “dead” – far from it – but it’s certainly not a positive outlook.