Pornhub’s Hilarious Response To Fortnite Server Crash Goes Viral

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Fortnite may have crashed but not to worry, Pornhub is here to help, not with x-rated vide  but with banter! Well, x-rated video too…

2018’s insanely popular multi-player battle royale game has been experiencing some serious server problems and undergoing ’emergency maintenance’ since the early hours of Thursday.

So where do all the avid users go now? What is life without Fortnite?

As it happens, adult entertainment and gaming go hand-in-hand like Lennon and McCartney, bread and butter, cigarettes and alcohol.

Fortnite‘s Twitter account wrote:

We’re bringing the servers offline for emergency maintenance. We apologise for this inconvenience. We currently have no ETA on when servers will be back up.

Pornhub, ever the banter merchants, replied:

Please hurry or our servers will crash next.

Although a joke, they aren’t all that wrong with their plea.

March saw searches on the adult site for the online game increase by a huge 824 per cent.

The statistic comes courtesy of Polygon, who got in contact with the Pornhub to see whether the increased media attention surrounding the game had any effect on the searches on their site.

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Well, according to the company’s insights team, it definitely did. They said:

Fortnite’s biggest search increase occurred on March 15 after Drake played the game live on Twitch.

Not only did it break records for concurrent Twitch views, it caused searches on Pornhub to increase 824 per cent above average.

That is an awful lot of people who are wanting to look at a Battle Royale game while beating off, but who are we to judge? These weren’t the only searches for gaming titles which were popular, according to the company’s insights teams.

Among some of the other most popular searches were Overwatch and Team Fortress 2, as well as Minecraft, Pokemon and Rainbow Six Seige. Obviously, PUBG was in there as well.

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The insights team also provided an interesting breakdown of the stats surrounding Fortnite searches, and found out that male visitors were 136 per cent more likely to search for Fortnite than women.

They also found that visitors aged 18 to 24 were 361 per cent more likely to search for Fortnite when compared with all other age groups.

Visitors on iOS-based devices were 77 per cent more likely to search for Fortnite since the game has been released on mobile than they were before.


In terms of the break-up of search by US state, Kansas is the one which seems to have the largest affinity for the online game.

States who aren’t so keen on the game include those in D.C., Mississippi, Hawaii, Vermont and North and South Carolina.

This is just one of a bunch of other measures which prove Fortnite is incredibly popular, though to be fair this is a different kind of popularity.

In purely fiscal sense, the game is also very successful; the iOS version made Epic Games $1.5 million in just four days.

The game made such a fortune because of in-app purchases, which totalled $1 million in the first three days alone.