Fortnite’s Only Up! User Map Now Way Bigger Than Original Game

Fortnite’s Only Up! User Map Now Way Bigger Than Original Game

Solely Up! shortly turned a smash hit on Steam thanks largely to its easy premise and its recognition on the streaming website Twitch. However whereas the joy round that recreation has cooled, a clone of the sport inbuilt Fortnite has change into larger than the unique, making itone of the preferred video games round.

Solely Up! is a recreation about climbing up a big tower of random objects and obstacles. The aim is straightforward: Go up, attain the highest, and don’t fall off. When you do fall off, you begin over and climb again up. When the sport first launched in Might, it didn’t actually make a splash. However since late June, Solely Up! has change into increasingly more widespread, because of big-name Twitch streamers and content material creators taking part in the sport on-line. 5 days in the past it reached 11,000 concurrent gamers and at the moment has round 82,000 viewers on Twitch. Not dangerous in any respect for such a easy recreation.

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Nonetheless, a brand new user-made clone of Solely Up! inbuilt Fortnite has shortly overshadowed the unique Steam hit and change into some of the widespread recreation modes in Fortnite, beating out modes created by Epic itself.

Launched in June, OnlyUp Fortnite is a user-created map constructed utilizing Epic’s just lately launched UEFN (Unreal Engine Fortnite) instruments. These instruments let creators and gamers make extra superior video games and maps utilizing a selected model of Unreal Engine designed completely for Fortnite. We’ve seen some cool shit get made utilizing these instruments, however OnlyUp Fortnite is well the preferred recreation created to this point.

How widespread is OnlyUp in Fortnite?

As of this writing, it at the moment sits at round 83,000 gamers. And over the previous few days, its concurrent participant depend has cracked 110,000.

For some context, these excessive participant numbers make OnlyUp Fortnite—which performs almost an identical to the unique recreation however makes use of Fortnite props and belongings—simply the preferred UEFN creation within the recreation. It additionally makes it some of the widespread modes in all the recreation, beating out Ranked Zero Construct and even Ranked Battle Royale in addition to different official Fortnite modes.

Even wilder, if OnlyUp Fortnite had been on Steam, it could at the moment be the ninth most performed recreation, beating out Ark: Survival Advanced, Struggle Thunder, Unturned, and Seven Days To Die.

It additionally has almost 8x as many gamers as Solely Up!’s peak concurrent participant depend on Steam. That’s most likely not an important scenario for future indie devs who create the following massive hit recreation on Steam, because it means a number of days later people can clone your work in Fortnite and immediately have entry to a big playerbase hungry without spending a dime content material. But it surely’s excellent news for UEFN devs who create one thing tremendous widespread in Fortnite, as Epic has a system in place to pay devs based mostly on how lengthy folks play customized maps and what number of gamers hold coming again. Based mostly on the info accessible, I assume the OnlyUp Fortnite devs are in for a decent-sized payout, probably larger than what the unique devs have made on Steam.

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