Fortnite fandom takes on Minecraft fans who claim the game is ‘dead’


Fortnite fandom takes on Minecraft fans who claim the game is ‘dead’

Fortnite Battle Royale remains one of the most popular video games. Despite being available for almost five years, it is still played by millions of players online and has broken numerous records.

What Epic Games has done with the battle royale title is impressive, however some gamers believe the game is dead. Despite having a very active community and millions of players, “Fortnite is dead” comments remain popular on social media.

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Recently, Minecraft players got their hands on the popular title from Epic Games. The former is another sandbox game that has been going strong for over a decade. It has been released on numerous platforms and still has a lot of players. Unfortunately, it seems that some Minecraft players just don’t like the fact that Fortnite has a huge player base.

Fortnite is a dead game, according to Minecraft players

Ever since the fourth season of Fortnite Battle Royale was released, some players began to think that the game was over. This is the season that Epic Games added Hop Rocks, allowing players to lower their gravity and move faster around the island.

Hop Rocks were a great addition to the game, but some players believed they were too futuristic and the game was dead because of them. The truth, however, was completely different. Epic’s Battle Royale was still racking up millions of players and breaking numerous records.

On September 1, a Twitter page for Minecraft memes posted a tweet claiming that Fortnite was dying, but Minecraft was still as popular as ever.

While Minecraft is definitely still pretty famous, it is still behind the battle royale game in terms of active players. According to, Minecraft has had 172 million players in the last 30 days, which is an impressive figure. However, the Battle Royale player count was 253 million, which is 47% higher.

The Fortnite community reacts to calls that the title is dead

The tweet from the Minecraft meme page has drawn a lot of attention, but especially from Fortnite Battle Royale players. Thousands of gamers joined the conversation to defend their favorite game, causing chaos on Twitter.

Twitter user tapioka_bomb said they wished Minecraft would die, only for the annoying gamers to stop talking.

There’s a part of me that wishes Minecraft would die, so literally all the annoying people who play it shut up.

Minecraft is still very popular, but for some reason, gamers are believed to have a superiority complex. Instead of just enjoying their favorite game, they choose to talk about other video games, which is quite unusual.

@tapioka_bomb But fr, I wish Minecraft players could stop this superiority complex.

A returning Fortnite player noted how fun the game is with Goku and Beerus. Players can also choose Darth Vader, Patrick Mahomes, and other popular characters and celebrities, which is awesome.

@tapioka_bomb Dawg, I literally went back to Fortnite, got the Goku and Beerus pack, and have been working. It’s fun to play with Darth Vader and Patrick Mahomes on my team.

Some Twitter users just talked about how overused the prank was. The video game has been going strong for many years, but has been considered dead since 2018.

@tapioka_bomb This is a prank from two years ago, a little late to the party.

@tapioka_bomb @koraketta People have been saying that Fortnite has been dying for 3 years, but everyone talks about it every 2 months.

@tapioka_bomb This feels like the kind of thing that happened on reddit in 2019/2020

One Twitter user pointed out how much Fortnite has changed over the years. It first started out as a Battle Royale game, but with the addition of Creative mode, Epic Games has allowed players to create their own custom maps and games, which has completely changed it.

@throwawayalt656 @tapioka_bomb fortnite stopped being mainly battle royale a long time ago now its like roblox where you can play fun maps with fun game modes

Fortunately, there were some players who said that both games were good and fun.

The battle between the two communities will definitely not stop anytime soon. However, the good thing is that both games will probably remain popular for a long time and will not die any time soon.