Fortnite is specifically a Battle royale game in which 100 people play live in a battle ground. This game provides a fantasy playground in which players play online, with a specific objective ‘last man standing wins’. The main feature which attracts people to this game is to ‘build and kill’. In starting of the game, people collect ample amount of material to use in the game. This enables users to build structures in the game, such as slants, roofs etc. therefore, making it fun to play. It has many playing modes which can literally make a player stick to its screen for a long amount of time. The unique concept which the game has makes it the most played game of the year 2018.
It was developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly.
Modes of the game:
• Classic mode
The classic mode is a basic mode in which 100 players play in the team form of either squad or solo mode.
• 50v50 war
In this mode the 100 people are divided into two teams of 50 each and they fight for glory in the play field.
• Creative mode
This mode comprises of a ‘free roam’ feature in which a user can even create its own island and can play in whatever way the user wants to.
This mode is a new mode in a recent update in which driftboards are introduced which are floating boards over the ground which are a way of faster travel on the play field.
• Play ground
This mode is made to pour out a user’s creativity on the canvas of the play field on which there is no restriction on the users and it’s specially made to play with friends.
• Event modes
It comprises of various game modes which are generally available during a season and all are included in the ‘free to play’ version:
This mode is totally based on close encounters, it has jetpacks, grapplers and it has shotguns for a choice of weapons. Can be played only in duo or squad modes.
This mode is based upon the western world, the sandy deserts. With single shot weapons etc.
This mode has two mascots in the competition, which are kept safe in buildings with high hit points and they are must be protected in order to win the game, The two mascots are- ‘burger’ and ‘tomato’. The mascot which is destroyed first loses the game
Since, the game has a ‘season’ time which lasts around 2-3 months approximately. In this season time, many new things for appearance are rolled out in updates. Those things are majorly player skins, pickaxes, gliders, emote. These are the things which make the appearance of the game very awesome. Updates are still not limited to this extent only, even new weapons, new play modes are still entering in this beautiful mini world of the game. Hereby, we get many reasons to know that how this game is became the most played game of the year.
The game was initially invented in 2014 when its secrets were revealed by the game informer with it’s ‘save the world cover story’. In a few months the alpha testing phase began with a ‘free to play’ structure.
In 2015, the game wasn’t in much hype, only Mac compatibility was revealed, but the testing was still in the ‘alpha’ and the ‘beta’ stage. At that stage, it made an appearance in the press.
In 2017, the fortnite was gone on hype in the middle of the year. It started selling as a paid game with early access. But, the battle royale mode was free; the users are required to pay only for the ‘save the world’ campaign. In September 2017, it became officially available on the internet.
2018 has been the most promising year of the battle royale because it made it the most played game. With this even, it enabled the cross-platform play mode whole over internet. Now, Fortnite is available on PC, Playstation, Xbox and Mac. In this year, IOS beta was made, which went live later that year. The game was now available to play on mobile devices.
As per the official Epic site, these are the minimum requirements for the game.
• Operating System: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit or Mac OSX Sierra
• Processor Core: i3 2.4 GHz
• Memory: 4 GB RAM
• Video Card: Intel HD 4000
The minimum requirements are there for a casual player of the game. If an individual aims to be a professional player of Fortnite. She/he should be having these recommended system requirements.
• Operating System: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
• Processor Core: i5 2.8 GHz
• Memory: 8 GB RAM
• Video Card: Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU
• Video Memory: 2 GB VRAM