Fortnite is the name of a hit new game that was released back in September of 2017. When it was first released there was hardly any hype about it and didn’t receive much attention at its initial release. Due to this simple fact, the company that created it decided to offer some of the game for free and because the game has become probably the most popular in the world today. There are many aspects which make the game unique.
First off, it’s a third person shooter but very animated in its positioning so not very serious in a fashion of terms. Along with being a shooter game you are able to harvest materials such as wood, brick and metal and craft different building structures like ramps, walls, flooring, and really anything imaginable. The point of this game is to be the last player or squad standing. The game starts out with one hundred gamers dropping in from a school bus held in the air by a hot air balloon into a giant island with different small towns and places marked on the map. Each person drops off of the bus and as soon as they land they loot for weapons and shield before somebody else finds the loot first. There are lots of different types of weapons like shotguns, rifles, rocket launchers and many other different weaponry to find. Players open up gold chests that give you multiple items usable in game like potions and weapons as mentioned above. Once a player has the loot they need they need to move in the storm circle since the outside storm closes in slowly and forces players together. The storm will slowly decrease your health if you are caught in it until eventually your health runs out. As soon as your health runs out there’s no respawning into the same game as you have to start over from the start.
The ultimate goal is to be the last one standing and achieve a “Victory Royale”. It is a tricky feat because there are many highly skilled players out there that play and compete viciously on a regular basis. The key that has been found by the majority of those highly skilled gamers is to have the ability to build more efficiently and quickly from the heat of a gun battle. These builders are often the most skilled of players and tend to acquire more of the games they play. Inexperienced players that are still learning the overall flow of the game do not usually find their first win till many games played. As time has gone on the developers of this game have added special limited time game modes to the mix as well to keep the game interesting and their die-hard gamers amused rather than getting bored after so long. The mode that has become a favorite of many is the high explosive mode which takes away all normal weapons and leaves players wandering around the map finding grenade launchers and rocket launchers and some other specialty weapons to win the match with. These additional modes provide a skill change and enable newer players to become more accustomed to objects that are less prevalent in the standard mode and allows them to experiment more freely so they aren’t unprepared in the regular mode.
Overall, the game is fun for all ages and provides a very good challenge for the competitive person in all of us.