Fortnite Battle Royale

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Fortnite (Battle Royale)
Fortnite logo
Developer(s)Epic Games
Publisher(s)Epic Games
EngineUnreal Engine 4
  • Windows, macOS,
  • PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • September 26, 2017
  • iOS
  • April 2, 2018
  • Nintendo Switch
  • June 12, 2018
  • Android
  • August 9, 2018
Genre(s)Battle royale

Fortnite Battle Royale is a video game first realeased in 2011 and updated in in in 2017 with the Battle Royale mode. It has been updated in 2018 adding Battle Royale mode. The game is centred around being the last person alive. It also consists of a storm slowly moving towards a point on the map. If a player is caught in the storm for too long their character is killed. The game is so popular that one weekend there was 3.6 million people playing it. In the first year of Fortnite, Epic Games made a mode called Save the World which is Fortnite's main campaign. Fortnite is also now most popular game in the world. Every month around 40 million people log on to play the popular game called fortnite. The original of the game was called save the world and was first introduced in 2011 with the name of fornite.

Gameplay[change | change source]

In Fortnite Battle Royale, the game starts with 100 players. The player may join with other players to form a team of two to four players, or the player may play on their own. The main goal of the game is to be the last player or team alive by killing or avoiding other players. The round starts with weaponless players skydiving from floating buses (called "Battle Buses")[1] into a region of land. The game is set in that particular environment with all of the weapons, shields, and other combat support that is needed for players to survive, as well as attack opponents and defend themselves. Throughout the game, a cyclone approaching from outside the land will move closer and closer towards the center of the map. Any player caught in the cyclone will become damaged. This directs surviving players closer to each other, forcing them to have to fight against each other. During the match, supply drops that provide random weapons and items will appear in random locations. Similar to Fortnite: Save the World, Fortnite Battle Royale is primarily played in third-person perspective (a type of perspective where the player controls the character as if they were around the character).

What makes Fortnite Battle Royale unique from other battle royale games is the new building system, originating from the original Fortnite game. Players may destroy objects in their environment to provide materials so that they can build fortifications (walls, roofs, floors, etc) that help protect them from enemies. Some fortifications can be built quickly, but they will be destroyed easily. Some fortifications, however, can be built slowly but resists attacks better.

The game is free-to-play, allowing players to make in-app purchases that earn extra V-Bucks. "Vinderbucks", or V-Bucks for short, allows players to purchase new skins for their characters, weapons, or custom emotes. The player can also earn V-Bucks without in-app purchases through completing missions or daily quests.[2]

Ever since Fortnite Battle Royale was first released, Epic Games, the creator of the game, adds new features to it regularly. They frequently add new items and weapons for the game as well as fixing up any glitches or other critical problems in the game often.[3][4]

Popularity[change | change source]

The game is so popular that within two weeks of it coming out, there were over 10 million players playing the game.[5] As of March of 2019, Fortnite Battle Royale has 250 million players, which is more players than there are people living in Canada.[6]

References[change | change source]

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  2. Kim, Matt (March 1, 2018). "Fortnite's V-Bucks Currency is Another Battleground for a Community at Odds". USGamer. Archived from the original on March 23, 2018. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  3. Duggan, James (April 17, 2018). "How Fortnite Became The Biggest Game In The World". IGN (video). Archived from the original on April 18, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  4. Hernandez, Patrica (June 21, 2018). "Here's why Fortnite shopping carts are giving Epic Games such a big headache". The Verge. Archived from the original on July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  5. Makuch, Eddie (October 12, 2017). "Fortnite: Battle Royale Has Hit 10 Million Players In Two Weeks". GameSpot. Archived from the original on February 6, 2018. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  6. Gilbert, Ben. "How big is 'Fortnite'? With nearly 250 million players, it's over two-thirds the size of the US population". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-06-05.