Fortnite's season five announcement trailer was the most viewed game trailer on YouTube in 2018 by a long, long way.
Fortnite has had one hell of a 2018. It's almost impossible to fathom that this was the first full calendar year Fortnite has ever had. The incredibly popular battle royale game only landed on our consoles and PCs in 2017. Now it is available across all possible platforms and at last count, there were 8.3 million of us playing it concurrently worldwide.
The island on which we all battle each other has changed drastically too. Right now a corner of it is covered in snow but that is just the tip of the iceberg of what Fortnite Island has seen this year. Part of it became a desert, it got its own golf course, and thanks to an invasion from that pesky purple cube, Loot Lake has changed a number of times and been the center of everyone's attention for a large chunk of the last 12 months.
It turns out that the most intriguing Fortnite moment of the year was when strange rifts began to appear around the map. At least that's what the numbers point towards. It all started with the introduction of season five, and that season was launched via a pretty cool trailer. That trailer has been on YouTube for less than six months but has already been viewed an incredible 48.6 million times.
According to gamesindustry.biz, that makes it the most viewed trailer on YouTube in 2018. At least in the gaming world. It wasn't even a close run thing either. The official trailer for Fallout 76 came in second place with 33.8 million views. That's over roughly the same time period as well, so no excuses. Red Dead Redemption 2's trailer came in third, while Clash Of Clans and Clash Royale trailers rounded out the top five.
If you are sick of the Fortnite bandwagon constantly picking up speed, we have some bad news for you. We can't see it slowing down whatsoever in 2019. Fortnite is leading the charge not just in the battle royale arena, but in the gaming world as a whole. Its developers have already announced that they will be making their cross-platform suite available to any developers who want to use it for absolutely free.