StreamElements' latest quarterly State of the Stream report shows declining streaming viewership across the industry's biggest battle royale games.
The report, released by the streamer production platform in conjunction with Twitch stats/analytics site SullyGnome, showed declines from April through June for hours watched of Fortnite, Apex Legends, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds across streaming platforms Twitch, YouTube Live, Facebook Gaming, and Mixer.
Fortnite's hours watched were down 3.66% to just over 300 million hours watched. It was the fourth consecutive quarter of declines for the game, even though it remains the most watched game on streaming platforms. Fortnite has more than double the hours watched of any game outside the top four, and the gap between it and League of Legends (the next most watched game) actually increased this quarter because Riot's hit saw a larger decline in viewership.
EA's Apex Legends saw the most precipitous drop of any game in the second quarter, going from third place with almost 183 million hours watched in Q1 to out of the top 10 entirely (less than 65.4 million hours watched) in Q2.