CouRage hails ‘life changing’ Fortnite on the game’s second birthday

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On September 26, 2017, the gaming world changed forever when Epic Games introduced a free-to-play battle royale mode to a little-known game called Fortnite.

From its humble beginnings of having only a handful of weapons, items and skins to now turning over hundreds of millions of dollars a month in revenue from cosmetic item sales. The map has evolved from a sparse grassy environment dotted with points of interest to being a dynamic and constantly changing environment with snow drifts, deserts and interdimensional rifts. The play style too has changed, morphing from a relatively slow-paced game that focused on strategy and gun skill to prioritising frantic build battles, speedy rotations and quicker gameplay all round.

Two years on, Fortnite has become a worldwide phenomenon, boasts an extensive esports scene with enormous prize pools, and has helped make the careers of countless streamers, many of whom are now multi-millionaires and global stars.

Some of those famous names have taken to social media to give their thanks to the game that redefined the industry and look back at what the game used to be.

One streamer whose career has been completely changed by Fortnite is former Call of Duty caster, Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop. Now a popular content creator with 100 Thieves, Fortnite has been the main driving force behind his rise on Twitch.

CouRage says that he is “forever grateful” for how the game changed his life:

Other streamers echoed CouRage’s sentiments. Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo, who has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity through Fortnite streaming tweeted:

Popular streamer and captain of TSM’s Fortnite esports roster, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, tweeted his thanks:

And there was even a tribute from Epic Games’ Worldwide Creative Director Donald Mustard:

Who knows what the next two years will have in store for the battle royale. However, one thing everyone can agree on is that Fortnite has gone down in history as one of the most influential video games of all time.