What is Fortnite ?

By: Michael Olivares

If you have a Twitter, or just go to school, I’m sure you’ve heard about Fortnite. Fortnite is a co-op sandbox survival game, developed by Epic Games and People can fly. The Release date was in July of 2017, but it wasn’t till recently, in late January-early February, that the game blew up into the mainstream.

Now you can choose to purchase the game for $59.99, or you can simply download the Beta version through your console. The game is set in on earth where 98% of the population is wiped out. You and 3 other players will have to complete the game, which is a mild cross of a Minecraft and Left 4 dead.

The game consists of you surviving this end of the world apocalypse, as well as building these forts in order for you to survive. One of the reasons this game blew up like no other is because it tries the most to let you do whatever you desire. There are a few moves in the game that are a little strange.

You can choose to do certain dance moves in the game, so this game is pretty modern, and knows the trends going on in the real world, which is pretty smart because young gamers can now do more in the virtual world.

There are two modes you can play in the game:

Mode one is Save the World, which is the mode I just explained. This mode only supports 4 players, and has you survive the world, as it is in catastrophe.

Mode two, battle royale, is a mode that can support up to 100 players who fight to the death, and last man or team standing is deemed the victor.

Players all start with no equipment except a pickax for resource gathering and parachute onto the map. Once they land, they can scavenge for weapons, armor, and resources, the latter which can be used to make structures in the same manner as the “Save the World” mode. Over time, a “storm” surrounds the area and makes it so that the “safe” area of the map shrinks down in size.

Once the “safe” area has shrunk to the smaller circle on the map (a thin, white circle), it will generate, at a random location, a smaller circle within. Those caught outside the area take damage and potentially die if they remain outside it too long. There are also random air drops of resources, weapons, and items that may require players to construct floors and ramps to access, with varying randomized items determined by rarity. Players can use real money to purchase in-game currency, which can be used to purchase cosmetic items.

You can also download the game for free and find out what all the talk is about.


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