Despite the fact that Fortnite had a huge success last year, it couldn’t have the first place in the list of the most popular games on Twitter in the year 2018. Sounds strange, isn’t it? Given how frequently Fortnite is mentioned in conversations. However, this is true according to the list just published by Twitter themselves. The list is below (the official Twitter account of these games is also listed right next to the game):

1. Fate/Grand Order (@fgoproject)
2. Fortnite (@FortniteGame)
3. Monster Strike (@MStrikeOfficial)
4. Splatoon (@SplatoonJP)
5. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (@PUBG)
6. Granblue Fantasy (@granbluefantasy)
7. Ensemble Stars (@ensemble_stars)
8. Super Smash Brothers (@NintendoAmerica)
9. Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch)
10. Final Fantasy (@FinalFantasy)

Fate/Grand Order, the number one game in the list may be quite unfamiliar to us, but not to Japanese. Fate/Grand Order is a free online free role-playing game, which is based on the Fate/stay night visual novel game and franchised by Type-Moon, developed by DELiGHTWORKS. The game was released in Japan in 2015, and then in China in 2016, in Taiwan, English and Korea in 2017. Since Japanese tweeted about gaming more than any other country in the world, it is easy to understand why Fate/Grand Order has the spot. Besides Fortnite, in the list, we can also see some other famous games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Overwatch, Super Smash Brothers, and Final Fantasy.

Fate Grand Order
Fate/Grand Order was the most popular game on Twitter in 2018

One more reason why the number one seat did not belong to Fortnite is that many big names in this game, namely Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Turner “Tfue” Tenney, was taken out of Twitter’s list as gamers or esports athletes. According to Twitter, they are classified as “streamer” only, so their tweets about games or Fortnite was not counted in the list.
So, with the reasons above, we can believe that Fortnite was still most likely to be the most popular game in 2018, just not on Twitter. But you can be sure that in other social media or face to face conversation, Fortnite is still likely to have the first seat in the list.