As even the most casual video game player knows, there’s nothing quite like picking up the joysticks and handing out L’s in 2K or going on an insane killstreak on Call of Duty. While these franchises have managed to withstand the test of time, new games are popping up every week, it seems. The latest craze has been Fortnite, the survival style, battle royale, third-person shooter game.
In just a few months, Fortnite has become one of the biggest phenomenons in pop culture—in June, it was reported that Fortnite had surpassed 125 million total players online. No one can resist its charm, including athletes like Karl-Anthony Towns, Gordon Hayward, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Paul George. Bleacher Report even did a deep dive into the life of Andre Drummond, and found that the video game managed to consume the NBA All Star’s life off the court.
In addition to athletes, rappers are also fond of the game. On March 15, Drake and Travis Scott joined a game of Fortnite with popular gamer and Twitch streamer Ninja. The live stream had over 635,000 viewers and netted Ninja 90,000 new subscribers. Other rappers, including Post Malone, Logic, Trippie Redd, and Ugly God have also become avid players of Fortnite, allowing the game to transcend the boundaries of the gaming world and reach popularity beyond the typical gaming community. It’s safe to say that the game has become iconic, even in such a short period of time.
Fortnite is the biggest video game in the world right now, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. If you’ve been considering getting in on the action, it might help to know who you could be up against first. Check out our list of rappers who play Fortnite, below.