Who Are The Most Famous Celebrities Playing Fortnite?
In case you aren’t familiar with it, Fortnite is the top-rated survival battle royal game by Epic Games that came out last summer. Epic has expanded the game since its release. So far modes include four-player cooperative zombie shooter-survival and an 100-player PvP mode.
The various releases span across different gaming platforms, and the multiplayer aspect helped gain more than 125 Million players worldwide in the first year. All of those players equate to an insane profit, hundreds of millions of dollars monthly. The game has even gotten the attention of numerous celebrities, a “true” measure of its success.
Just the other day Jimmy Kimmel, in one of his infamous trolling request, had parents prank their kids by shutting off the TV during their game. The prank caused a mixture of hilarious and disturbing reactions, showing just how addicting the game can be. In fact, it can no longer be considered just a game. It’s a cultural phenomenon.
Celebrities playing Fortnite
— Drizzy (@Drake) March 15, 2018
Drakes battle with pro-gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins was a monumental moment for online streaming. The match was held on March 14th, 2018 and caught the attention of more than 600,000 viewers, putting it in the most-viewed slot. The two now have a friendly rivalry and have continued to stream some of their battles on Twitch. Juju Smith-Schuster and Travis Scott joined the duo later in their game.
In the same week I met and recruited LeBron to the Steelers and played Fortnite with Drake, Ninja, and Travis Scott.
What a time to be alive
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) March 15, 2018
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver issued a challenge to Drake earlier this year and got his wish. Not too long after Drake tweeted about his match with Ninja, Smith-Schuster tweeted he would be hopping online soon. Everything aligned for him and he ended up joining the group and fulfilling his dreams to play alongside Drake.
Travis Scott (Drake-Ninja-JuJu)
The last member of the dream team is Travis Scott. The Hip-Hop recording artist, born Jacques Webster, didn’t slow down in Fortnite after the game-changing match concluded. In October Scott and Ninja teamed up to produce a Samsung commercial that featured the game and invited a contest winner to join their ranks for a once in the lifetime match.
Chance The Rapper
Scott isn’t the only musician who has made his love for the game public. In July of this year, Chance The Rapper tweeted the developers saying they should put real rap songs behind the dances. He also tweeted Nintendo asking them to bring Fortnite to Switch consoles. Perhaps that tweet paid off because Fortnite was announced for Switch just a few months after his tweet.
Another musician joins the ranks. The Atlanta-based hip-hop performer loves the game and uses his Twitch channel to bond with his 85,000+ fans. The artist even teamed up with Murda Beatz, Yung Bans, Ski Mask, and The Slump God to produce a track over the Fortnite main menu music. Like plenty of other celebrities on this list, the unconventional rapper has joined Ninja in Fortnite’s battle royale mode.
Playing Fortnite username: CrackedPig8153 come join my team.
— J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) February 25, 2018
While snooping might be able to get you the gamertags of some of the above celebrities, Joe Jonas wasn’t afraid to share his. The lead singer of DNCE even encouraged followers to join his squad! What a team player.
Remember the adorable kid who starred alongside Bill Skarsgård in Stephen King’s, IT? While his character, Mike, from Stranger Things loved DnD, Wolfhard is an avid fan of video games. The talented teen started a Twitch channel and reached an impressive 40,000 people during one of his first Fortnite streams with his brother.
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) May 26, 2018
Ibrahimovic was one of 2017’s richest soccer players. He already has a larger than life personality, add Fortnite to that and you have hilarity that can last for days.
The LA Lakers guard once played Fortnite for ten straight hours to decompress before a game. If that doesn’t speak to his dedication to the game, we don’t know what else will. He even went as far as to label himself the BEST Fortnite player in the NBA during E3 earlier this year.
I have 20 fortnite victory royale wins
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) February 27, 2018
By far the most unbelievable person on the list is the infamous Roseanne Barr. In February the comedian tweeted that she has 20 Fortnite “victory royale” wins. The conversations following her tweet are comedy gold, and while we don’t have proof she’s been in the game we don’t want to be the ones to discredit her! After all, imagining Barr kicking butt in Fortnite is pretty hilarious.