Most games have a fleeting moment in the spotlight, be that because there’s a new annual iteration or just because so many new titles are always vying for players’ attention. Due to the frequency of Epic Games’ updates to their battle royale game Fortnite, however, it’s managed to remain immensely popular over a number of years. As we enter 2020 and a whole new decade, will the developers be able to maintain the game’s popularity? Or will the fearsome Fortnite finally fall? This when is Fortnite shutting down 2020 article will tell you everything you need to know.
Is Fortnite ending in 2020?
Rumors of game and company closures as we enter the new year are becoming commonplace, with TicTok and Roblox both having been said to be heading for demise in 2020. Neither of those assertions appears to be true, which is seemingly much the case when it comes to the question of whether Fortnite will die in 2020.
Epic Games’ third-person shooter isn’t as popular as it once was. That’s a fact, as we saw in September 2019 when digital spending on Fortnite plummeted by a massive 43% month-over-month. That doesn’t mean that the game’s out for the count by any stretch of the imagination, though.
Since then, a collaboration with Disney spawned the Fortnite x Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker event that has no doubt helped digital spending to recover. Not only that, but the scale of the crossover proves that Fortnite is still a force to be reconned with; not just within gaming, but all of the entertainment industry and pop culture.
As you might expect, there’s been no official word from Epic Games about the Fortnite servers’ potential closure in 2020. The rumors, for now, remain just that — rumors. Fortnite will most likely proceed as scheduled and enjoy another successful year.