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Fortnite Players Turned To Pornhub During Shutdown, Searches For “Black Hole” Went Up 9640%

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After Fortnite went down for almost two whole days following the end of Season 10, a lot of them turned to Pornhub to get more info on “black holes.” For some reason.

For many gamers, last Sunday was the end of the world. Literally. The entirety of Fortnite was sucked into a black hole (the celestial phenomenon whereby light cannot escape its gravitational mass and not the other kind… more on that later), causing the game to go completely offline for 40 hours.

It turns out it was all just so that Epic could upgrade the Fortnite servers. On Tuesday evening, the game relaunched with new features, new skins, and a whole new map as Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 1.

But what did Fortnite players do for those 40 hours that the servers were offline? As usual, PornHub has the answer. Because PornHub always knows what you’re doing. Big Brother has got nothin’ on PornHub.

Fortnite Players Turned To Pornhub During Shutdown, Searches For “Black Hole” Went Up 9640%
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According to PornHub's most recent Insights article, site traffic increased a whole 10.6% at 9 PM on Sunday, the exact moment when Fortnite's servers went down. We don't have an exact figure on PornHub's daily site traffic, but in 2018 they said it was around 100 million per day. That means 10.6 million people all decided to log on to PornHub after the servers went down, which is suspiciously the same number of concurrent players on Fortnite.

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And what were all those Fortnite players doing? Well, searches for "Fortnite" on PornHub went up 152% on the Monday after the Black Hole event, and searches for just "black hole" went up a whopping 9640%.

Fortnite Players Turned To Pornhub During Shutdown, Searches For “Black Hole” Went Up 9640%
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"While some of those new searches contained 'fortnite black hole'," noted the website, "we can only assume that the previous “black hole” searches were for something completely different."

This isn’t the first time that PornHub has experienced some interesting traffic patterns due to a video game. When Borderlands 3 released last month, search terms for “Lilith,” “Maya,” and other Borderlands characters also shot up drastically.

(Source: PornHub)

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