After the great success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), many companies have quickly released their own version of Battle Royale gaming. But none is capable of competing against the giant who has now grown into a worldwide phenomenon.
Surprisingly, Epic Games with their excellent efforts has done the impossibility by breaking PUBG monopoly position with Fortnite. This game is currently the most famous Battle Royale games with millions of players from all over the world. Also, it features in the list of the best 17 shooting games for PC. Let’s take a look at the title which everyone is talking about!
1. What Is Fortnite About?
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Macintosh operating systems
- Game genres: PvP battle royale, free to play
- Game mode: Online multiplayer
Because it is a Battle Royale title, we would expect that you already understand the basic rules of the game. But no, it’s actually not like PUBG at all. The game comes with cartoony graphics and a more gaming-like experience. It’s quite different when compared to PUBG, where everything is made to be as realistic as possible.
On top of that, Fortnite is completely free to play and only features some in-game purchases which won’t impact the equality between gamers. Moreover, the system requirements are less demanding compared to PUBG, which means more people can play the game with their old-fashioned computers.
Not only PCs, Fortnite is coming on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, and iOS. As the matter of fact, we’ll have an awesome cross-platform game to enjoy with our friends.
2. Fortnite Game Concepts
If you’re a beginner who is looking for a quick guide to play the game, let’s spend a couple of minutes reading this. We’ll be introducing all the basic concepts in Fortnite that’s going to help you a lot in familiarizing with this game.
To begin with, we have 4 major elements that every Fortnite player needs to know:
You will be equipped with an axe at the beginning of the game. This weapon will help you break stuff into building materials. You can even use it to smash others. There are 3 main materials in Fortnite: wood, brick, and steel. But once you’ve had enough of them, using firearms to destroy structure is also very satisfying.
You can literally build anything in Fortnite using woods, brick, or steel. It could be a house for shelter or a wall to fence off enemy’s attacks. Building materials can be found from every object that you encounter. For example, you can use the axe on a tree to get woods, on a car to have steels, and on a house to have bricks. You can also loot others after they’re killed for materials, weapons, and goods.
It wouldn’t be a Battle Royale game with exciting battles, right? Don’t be mistaken by its cartoony graphics, this game is just as competitive and intensive as other titles. There are tons of different weapons you can use to throw at each other. Guns, bows, grenades, and even rockets are available.
To win games, especially in the Team Mode, you need to work with others in every stage of the game. It’s crucial for you to work with your teammates to earn early advantages and survive until the end. And sometimes, you could meet really cool people that could be your life-long companions in Fortnite.
3. What Players Enjoy in Fortnite?
Currently, there are two different games being distributed under the name Fortnite: “Fortnite: Save the World” and “Fortnite: Battle Royale”. Both feature the same graphics and game mechanics with “Save the World” being introduced as an early access version and will require a purchase to play. The two games use the same in-game currency, the V-Bucks, which can be used to make multiple purchases.
Fortnite: Save the World
You’ll be playing as a four-player team competing against the environment in dozens of missions. The game takes place in a future world where 98% of the Earth population is wiped during a fluke storm. You and your teammates are a few survivors, which now, are being attacked by zombie creatures called “husks”.
You take part in building the base, gathering resources, helping survivors, and collecting data that would help in dealing with the storm. Each mission will involve different activities and come with certain rewards.
Fortnite: Battle Royale
The famous player-versus-player Battle Royale mode allows you to match up against 100 players. Moreover, you can choose to play alone or with a squad of two or four. The “Battle Bus” will drop players an island where they must collect weapons, goods, and materials to fight against others in a battle to survive.
A safe zone will appear on the map and player must make sure that they’re in there when the storm comes. After a certain period of time, the circle will shrink and eventually players will encounter each other. This makes the fight to be the last survivor (or the last team) extremely competitive, and at the same time, so much fun.
4. What Is Fun Playing Fortnite?
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Firstly, Fortnite is free and has minimum requirements. It also features a huge growing community of players from all over the world. So, why hesitating when you can play it for free and meet up with interesting friends?
Another reason that makes Fortnite so popular, even when compared to PUBG, is because of its unique cartoony graphics and a relatively new mechanism where players can build stuff. It’s such a smart move to compete with titles like PUBG.
And if you’re tired of the intensive and arduously long MOBA matches, why don’t try something new with Fortnite where matches usually range from only 30 seconds up to 20 minutes.
5. Where to download the game
The game is free. You can download it from different sources based on which devices you want to play.
- Mobile version: From AppStore | Google Play
- For Xbox One: From Microsoft Store
- PlayStation 4: From PS4 Store
- Other versions: From Epic Games website