Fortnite is the name of a successful new game that launched in September 2017. When it was first released, there was very little publicity about it and it did not receive much attention on its initial launch. Due to that simple fact, the company that created it decided to offer a portion of the game for free and since the game has probably become the most popular in the world now. There are many aspects that make the game unique.
First of all, it is a third person shooter but very lively in its positioning, so it is not very serious in terms of terms. Besides being a shooting game, you can collect materials like wood, brick and metal and create different building structures like ramps, walls, floors and really anything imaginable. The object of the game is to be the last player or squad standing. The game begins with a hundred players arriving from a school bus held in the air by a hot air balloon to a giant island with different small towns and places marked on the map. Each person gets off the bus and once it lands, they loot weapons and shields before someone else finds the loot first. There are many different types of weapons like shotguns, rifles, rocket launchers, and many other different weapons to find. Players open golden chests that provide you with multiple usable in-game items, such as potions and weapons, as mentioned above. Once a player has the loot they want, they must move towards the storm circle as the outer storm is slowly approaching and forces players to join in. The storm will slowly decrease your health if you are caught in it until your health is finally depleted. Once your health is depleted, there is no respawn in the same game, as you must start over from the beginning.
The ultimate goal is to be the last one standing and achieve a “Victory Royale”. It is a difficult feat as there are many highly trained players who play and compete fiercely on a regular basis. The key that most of these highly skilled players have found is being able to build more efficiently and quickly in the heat of a firefight. These builders are usually the most skilled players and tend to win more from the games they play. Inexperienced players who are still learning the general flow of the game often don’t find their first win until many games are played. As time went on, the game’s developers also added special limited-time game modes to the mix to keep the game interesting and its die-hard players entertained and not get bored after such a long time. The mode that has become a favorite with many is the High Explosive mode which removes all normal weapons and leaves players wandering the map looking for grenade launchers and rocket launchers and some other special weapons with which to win the game. These additional modes provide a skill change and allow newer players to become more accustomed to items that are less prevalent in normal mode and allow them to experiment more freely so as not to lose their preparation in normal mode.
Overall, the game is fun for all ages and offers a very good challenge for the competitive person in all of us. Fortnite is all the rage for now, but expect it to stick around for a while longer as more and more players continue to join the ranks as the day goes on.