Fortnite – Intro

Howdy gamers! Fortnite has a unique development story.  It started out as a zombie survival game that allowed players to build fortifications and traps in order to help them survive.  This became the standard game mode and is called Fortnite: Save the World, and is the PvE portion of the game and must be purchased.

As the game was being made, PUBG came out to huge success.  Seeing the success of the battle royale style game, Epic Games, who released Fortnite with early access in 2017, and fully in 2020, added a game mode that would be called Fortnite Battle Royale.  The battle royale mode was also separate from Save the World, allowing it to be developed for additional platforms.  The game pits 100 players against each other in a free for all battle.  There can be teams for 3-4, duo’s (2 players) or solo players queued for matches.  The players begin in the “Battle Bus” high above an island, and airdrop into the fray.  Players must find the resources they need to stay alive and hunt down others.  Over time the playable area of the match shrinks as a toxic storm envelopes the island.  Eventually, this leads the remaining players to encounter each other and leave one player or group to emerge victoriously.  Battle Royale is out now for PC, Mac, Playstation $, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS.

There is also Fortnite Creative, a Minecraft like mode that lets players be, well, creative.  Each player has private islands for building just about whatever they want with the ability to invite friends to see and interact with whatever they built.  Players can use their pickaxe to collect resources and destroy structures in all modes of the game.  Fortnite Creative and Battle Royale and free-to-play, and all modes have the option to buy aesthetic enhancements to set your character apart from others.  Creative and Save the World, are not available for Android and iOS.

If you haven’t tried Fortnite yet, what are you waiting for!  Get in the Battle Bus and drop into the action!

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