A group of gamers in Australia has recently broken the world record for most kills during one round of Fortnite, eliminating 61 fellow players in one round.
For the few people out there who are still unaware of what Fortnite is, it's a free-to-download battle royale style game. Every round, 100 players parachute down onto an island, gather up weapons and materials, and it's a case of last person standing. Sounds simple, right? Well, it's harder than you might think.
If you play Fortnite and you're anything like us, just picking up one kill is enough to make you want to pull off one of the game's many dances. You would think with as many as 99 other players on the island along with you, picking up kills would be relatively easy, especially towards the start of the round. However, if you land somewhere busy you're likely to get slaughtered, and if you don't, you might not see anyone else until the very end of the round by which time only the best and brightest remain, so good luck with that.
Clearly, not everyone is as hopeless at picking up Fortnite kills as we are. Four Australian gamers, in particular, are pretty astute at racking up the numbers. Fortitude_Fqrbes, Nexjs, Tactjc- and TTV_NadeXC formed a four-man squad earlier this week and went about killing 61 fellow players in one round. You can check out the video of the massacre below but be warned, it does contain some coarse language.
As you can see, the top performer in the squad picked up a resounding 25 kills, next up was Nexjs with 18, the third-placed player had 10, and bringing up the rear was TTV_NadeXC with 8. There are obviously different records for different platforms and match types, but according to EuroGamer, 61 kills in one round is the highest in any match of any type on any platform.
The record was set on a PlayStation 4. The previous record, on both console and PC, stood at 59. The current record for most kills by one player in one match is 48, however, that number is a much-disputed one. It happened when a player took advantage of a rocket launch viewing party where all players had agreed to a temporary truce. All apart from one apparently who decided to reign down on those watching the launch.