Fortnite is currently the most popular video game in the world, so it makes sense that a global phenomenon like Epic Games’ third-person shooter will attract attention from all sorts of people, including celebrities. Think Drake is the biggest A-lister to go on record as a huge Fortnite fan? If you answered yes, you’re probably right, but there are plenty of celebrities who play Fortnite.
Who knows? Perhaps you rubbed virtual elbows with Hollywood and the music industry without realizing it! That said, these famous people play Fortnite… or at least claim to.
Might as well start here! Drake… Champagne Papi himself, shared contact info with popular Fortnite Twitch streamer, Ninja, and despite some initial scheduling conflicts, the two gamers teamed up to play Fortnite together on March 15, 2018. The result? Ninja shattered the Twitch concurrent viewership record with an impressive 635,000 people!
Look… we don’t want to say this Twitch record won’t be broken, but damn! What will it take? Fortnite with Obama and Trump? We’d watch that.
Rapper Travis Scott (you might know him best from the hit song, Antidote) played Fortnite with Ninja and Drake in that most watched Twitch stream, so we doubt this will be the last time we hear from him about the game. Side note, now we have Antidote stuck in our heads. Thanks, Travis!
The Pittsburgh Steelers NFL wide-receiver also joined Drake in this week’s Fortnite Twitch stream with Ninja. The best part of the whole thing was Smith-Schuster going 100 percent fan boy after being revived by Travis Scott, and then telling Ninja that “this is just the beginning I promise.” What does that mean? We can’t wait to find out.
Chance the Rapper
When it comes to video games, we know two things about Chance the Rapper. First, he owns a Nintendo Switch, and second, he wants Fortnite on the Switch. Hey, Chance, so do we! Thankfully, now that Fortnite is already on iOS, we think it’s only a matter of time before Epic brings its smash hit multiplayer game to Nintendo’s hybrid console. Seriously, if we’re going to play Fortnite on a portable, we need physical buttons and not touchscreen controls. But if Fornite comes out on Switch, please let it happen sooner than later… and not January 2019.
When he's not on the mound, Boston Red Sox Pitcher David Price apparently plays a ton of Fortnite with teammates. So much so, that it led to some people speculating that video games are the cause of Price's carpal tunnel syndrome. For the record, Price denies this claim, and said that if he has to give up playing Fortnite in the clubhouse, so be it. [Image Source: MSN]
Apparently, you can have your Cake by the Ocean and play Fortnite, too! In addition to admitting that he plays Fortnite, the DNCE front man also listed his handle, CrackedPig8153. To quote the movie Troy… “Now you know who you’re fighting!”
This tweet is the equivalent of an RKO out of nowhere. Comedian and sitcom queen Roseanne Barr claims to have 20 Fortnite Battle Royale victories, which if true is considerably more wins than thousands of players worldwide. That said, you can make the argument that she merely wanted to seem like a cool mom to younger players, in the hope that they tune in to the revival of the Roseanne show, which (shameless plug) airs March 27 at 8PM ET on ABC; we love that old episode where DJ gets the Super Nintendo, by the way.
Personally, we like to believe Roseanne’s telling the truth, and that she spends several hours every night in front of the monitor scoring Fortnite victories while shouting obscenities to confused players who can’t figure out how to kill someone old enough to be their grandmother.
Baseball players Josh Hader, Brett Phillips and fellow teammates from the Milwaukee Brewers live the dream. They make lots of money playing professional ball, and they get to play Fortnite on the 107-foot Miller Park scoreboard. You know, when they’re not practicing for the next game. It’s always been a dream of mine to play video games on a huge display, so please forgive my screen envy upon seeing this video. It puts my lowly Samsung to shame!
The Boston Celtics’ small forward is currently working his way back from a fractured tibia and dislocated ankle, which means he has some extra time to enjoy playing video games like Fortnite. Is he any good? Watch this incredible quick scope kill and judge for yourself. In a word… damn.
If you’re drawing a blank at the name Finn Wolfhard, you know him as Mike Wheeler from the Netflix series Stranger Things. On the show, his character is obsessed with Dungeons & Dragons, but in the real world (not the Upside Down), he loves Fortnite, and he’s not shy about slaughtering enemies, either. After killing someone, he tweeted, “just pooped on some kids soul.” Damn, Finn.
Unfortunately, we need to file good old Norm into the “do they or do they not play Fortnite” category. The Saturday Night Live alum claims that no one can beat him at Fortnite. That sounds like a challenge to us, and we expect to see him put up or shut up at Epic’s Fortnite Party Royale Celebrity Pro-Am, where 50 celebrities and 50 pro gamers throw down for bragging rights; the event takes place this June, and during the week of E3 2018. See you there, Norm! Oh, and bring Roseanne!
Josh Hart might be the biggest Fortnite fan on the planet. In addition to streaming the game on Twitch, the Los Angeles Laker also has custom Fortnite basketball shoes; we found this on Bleacher Report. The obvious next step is, of course, a Fortnite tattoo. That is, unless Josh Hart doesn’t have one already.
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