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GenresSurvival, battle royale, sandbox
DevelopersEpic Games
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Android
First releaseFortnite: Save the World
July 25, 2017 (early access)

Fortnite is a third person shooter survival game where the player has to survive against up to 100 other players. The total player count for each battle royale is 100. The player can build forts through collecting materials such as metal, bricks, wood, and collect weapons before fighting other players. The main game also has a mode called Fortnite: Save The World, which is also available as a separate game. While Battle Royale is free, Save The World is a paid game. The game can be played on Nintendo Switch, Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox, and Android.

Game modes[change | change source]

Battle Royale[change | change source]

100 players compete to win. Sometimes there are computer-controlled enemies, in which they are called a Bot. Players compete with each other to fight to the death. Players start with 100 health and 0 shield. In the game's "Zero Build" mode, players can have an Overshield which provides 50 more shield and regenerates when the player is not taking damage. in addition to their health and shield, players can find shield items to consume for a max of 200 hit points (or 100 health/100 shields). Players lose health and shields if they get shot by weapons, if they fall from too high, or take slow damage in the storm. The storm approaches over the course of a game. If the player loses all their health, they will lose. In Fortnite, there are different kinds of weaponry, including guns, boogie bombs and special items. Weapons can be obtained throughout the game by grabbing them in the open, opening chests and supply drops, looting them off enemies and eliminated players and fishing from the water.[2] The winner of the match is the one who is the last man standing.

At the beginning of the game, players can get to different locations by skydiving from a flying blue school bus held up with a hot air balloon, titled the Battle Bus.[3] The battle bus goes in a straight line over the map, but the path is always the same.

Creative[change | change source]

Creative mode allows the building of anything players can think of. Players can copy and paste different objects from the Battle Royale mode and are able to visit the map as well. They can rotate and enlarge them to any way they want, while exploring the community-built maps from other people.[4]

Save the World[change | change source]

Fortnite: Save the World is the original version of the game, first released on July 27, 2017.

Players must cooperate with others to kill Husks and complete various missions. One to four players cooperate towards a single goal that they both need to achieve in order to survive, and to win the mission. There are 4 main named locations that are unlocked by progressing through the campaign. The first is Stonewood, the weakest of the 4 areas. Next is the mid-level Plankerton, followed by the high-Level Canny Valley, ending with the last location, and the hardest, Twine Peaks. There are many other locations as well, added with events. One such is Scurvy Shoals, a tropical themed area.

Competitive[change | change source]

Competitive Fortnite is played in Ranked and tournaments. There are different kinds of tournaments. There are tournaments that everyone can play (free tournaments). They usually do not have any cash rewards. The cups everyone gets to compete in are usually skin cups, where top 100 in each region gets a skin before its released to the item shop. For example, Thanos had a skin cup.

Then there are Ranked cups. In Ranked cups, players need to be in a specific rank in a game mode called "Ranked Battle Royale". In order to get in a higher league, they need to earn rank. You get percentage for getting kills, placements and wins. There are 8 different divisions listed below.

  • Bronze I, II, III
  • Silver I, II, III
  • Gold I, II, III
  • Platinum I, II, III
  • Diamond I, II, III
  • Elite
  • Champion
  • Unreal

In Ranked cups, players get cosmetics, once reached certain amount of points. These are tournaments for cosmetics in the game. There are also top tier tournaments, like FNCS, which you can join if you are Elite rank or above, people can still play skin cups, and other special cups. To play cash cups, you must be minimum of gold rank or higher.

Cosmetics[change | change source]

Fortnite Battle Royale has cosmetics. Cosmetics are items/skins that do not give the player any advantages in the game like pickaxes, dances, emotes, skins, wraps and sprays. Cosmetic items can be bought by the use of V-Bucks, the in-game currency. They can also be earned by completing challenges[5] for the "Battle Pass", which is done by playing the game.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Gearbox Software published retail copies of Fortnite: Save the World for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 when the game was first released in July 2017, but after the introduction of Battle Royale, no further retail publication was made.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Orland, Kyle (June 26, 2018). "Players paying up to $450 for disc-based copies of Fortnite". Ars Technica. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  2. "Fortnite Guide". Archived from the original on 2019-08-23. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  3. Chandler, Sam (2018-08-24). "How to say thank you to the bus driver in Fortnite". Shack News. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  4. shilpa, gupta (2020-08-18). "Fortnite(iOS/ Android): How to change the language on Fortnite - GuidePedia Fortnite(iOS/ Android): How to change the language on Fortnite". GuidePedia. Archived from the original on 2020-09-29. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  5. RS (2023-05-10). "Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 Challenges". Archived from the original on 2023-05-31. Retrieved 2023-05-31.

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