Drake breaks Twitch record streaming Fortnite

The reasons why will be obvious for some.

You need to be logged in to post a comment. A month! Not bad for playing video games and having blue hair.

"This is probably the most insane thing I've ever done in my life", said Smith-Schuster. Taking the concept of "followers" to the next level, players can earn subscriptions from their fans, which pays out a small donation of $5 a month. Why is Drake playing with Ninja, besides being a massive frontrunner? Instead of slowing down, Ninja decided it was time to turn it up a notch.

Fortnite has become one of the most popular titles watched on Twitch, outdoing rival co-op shooting game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG).

Fortnite is a video game made by Epic Games. Think of it like if Minecraft were a shooting game.

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Fortnite Battle Royale's weapons allow a lot of opportunity to have some fun and dispatch your enemies in creative ways. You can have up to four members in a team.

Drake and Ninja hooked up for the session after the former started following the latter on Twitter.

Why is Fortnite so popular? It's a great combination of tough and lighthearted. Hundreds of thousands of people tuned in to watch the stream, setting a non-tournament viewing record on the gaming site. Also, it doesn't hurt that this particular version of the game is free to play. A little over 400,000 people were still watching Drake take over Twitch.

The rapper played with Ninja like any regular guy, and they had casual conversations over their headsets throughout the battle. At the time of writing, reports suggest the peak viewing figure hit 635,429 and the stream ended at around 8.30am GMT. The rapper, being an avid Instagram user, found Instagram clips of Ninja, and followed his account.

Twitter exploded as Drake and Ninja were trending in the States and worldwide. In real life, you might know TheBoyDuddus as Canadian musician and actor Aubrey Graham, or as the global megastar rapper Drake. That's around a fourth of the total subscribers Ninja has gained in the past seven days.

  • Desiree Holland