|Release Date||25 July 2017|
Fortnite is a multiplayer game, distributed as 3 separate game modes that share game mechanics, graphics, and art style. It was released as early access in July 2017 as Fortnite Save the World, a co-op tower defense/survival/shooter game. However, it did not gain prominence until the release of Fortnite Battle Royale, a third-person shooter/battle royale game in September 2017. The third game mode, Fortnite Creative, a cooperative building game, was released in December 2018. The game saw huge success from the get-go, reaching 30 million users by the end of 2017, more than 200 million by the end of 2018, and over 350 million users by mid-2020. Moreover, at its peak, Fortnite had 560 million watched hours across major streaming platforms in the second quarter of 2020.
The following is gameplay for Fortnite game modes:
Save the World
Fortnite Save the World is a co-op building and zombie game, where four players engage in a PvE (Player versus Environment) battle to reach a common objective. The storyline is based on a storm that has wiped 98% of the Earth’s population, making zombie-like “husks“ appear and attack players. Players are forced to defend base shelters and equipment while going on missions to save survivors and amass resources for survival. The game mode also has a leveling system based on experience gained through missions to ensure gradual progress.
Fortnite Battle Royale is a PvP (Player versus Player) game mode similar to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. It follows a loose narrative split into Seasons and Chapters, which roll out roughly every 10 to 12-weeks. The gameplay is based on a match with 100 players that skydive from a flying bus called “Battle Bus“ that slowly crosses the map. Players can join the match solo, Duo (with another player), Trio (2 more players), or Squad (3 other players). The timing of the airdrop is pivotal because when they land, players are forced to scour for weapons, items, and resources required for survival while fighting off enemies that have landed nearby. Furthermore, they can use a pickaxe to break down almost all objects or structures on the map and materials such as brick, wood, and metal.
These materials can be used to build custom structures which include stairs, floors, ramps, and walls. They serve as fortifications, whether for instant protection, a temporary delay of the opponent, or strategically, as sniper’s nests. The fortifications can be upgraded with more materials to increase their durability and longevity. Players can also use vehicles to traverse the map and are limited by a safe zone that progressively shrinks as the match progresses, forcing players closer together. Players die if they exhaust their health bar unless they’re in a Duo/Trio/Squad, where a teammate can revive them at a “Reboot van“. The last surviving player or player group is the winner of the game.
Fortnite Creative is a sandbox similar to Minecraft, hence why it made our list of games like Minecraft. In it, players can own up to 4 private islands, which they can share with up to 15 other players. They are given complete freedom to spawn, copy, paste, move, or delete game objects within the confines of their island while walking, flying, or jumping. The game mode provides prebuilt structures, and players can partake in minigames such as racing, platforming challenges, battle arenas, and more.
Yes, Fortnite has bots. Epic Games introduced them in Season 2 in March 2019, and they don’t appear in Competitive playlists or Creative mode. You’ll also meet fewer bots as your skill improves, and will play against players only at medium and high skill levels.
No, you don’t need a Nintendo Switch Online membership to play Fortnite Creative or Battle Royale mode online.
The Zero Point in the Battle Royale game mode is an object that is apparently at the center of the reality in the Universe. Its location changed over Seasons, and as of Chapter 2: Season 6, it is repaired and sealed in The Spire.
Fortnite Battle Royale makes money through microtransactions, more precisely, loot boxes. Players can purchase them with an in-game currency named V-Bucks, which they can obtain with real money and get as a gift from Fortnite Crew. The currency can be used to purchase items in the Game Shop or gift them to other Fortnite players. Epic Games also makes money through Fortnite Save the World, which is pay-to-play. Other money sources include selling ad slots during their World Cup Solo and branded merchandise.
It depends on where you plan to run the game. Check the official system requirements for Fortnite on PC and Mac. If your computer matches the minimum requirements, take a look at how to increase FPS in Fornite. As for consoles, it’s is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PlayStation 5. On PlayStation 5, you can choose to run Fortnite in either 4K@60 FPS or a 1440p@120 FPS mode. On Microsoft consoles, you can run it on Xbox One, Xbox One X/S, or Xbox Series X/S. As for Nintendo handhelds, you can only play the game on a Nintendo Switch console.
No, you cannot download and play Fortnite on Xbox 360.
We already went into great detail answering how much space Fortnite takes.
Fortnite Crew is an optional subscription that costs $11.99 monthly. You’ll get a Battle Pass for the full season, gain a 1000 V-Bucks monthly bonus, and a Crew Pack skin bundle that will stay even if you cancel the subscription.
As of May 2020, the game has had 350 million registered users worldwide. Published record numbers also include 12.3 million concurrent players during Travis Scott’s Astronomical event in April 2020 and 15.3 million players that showed up simultaneously to fight off Galactus in December 2020.
The official number of skins in the game was 797 in July 2020. The number grows almost daily and is around 850 as of early April 2021.