Fortnite Battle Royale Review

Fortnite is a free-to-play battle royale game, developed by Epic Games.  There is a co-op survival mode called Save the World, but I have not played that yet.

GamePlay

In Fortnite Battle Royale, players must scavenge for weapons and shields to gain the upper hand while battling against 99 other players.  There are different modes including solo, duos, and squads.  There is also a construction element where players can break down objects in the game for resources they use to build.  The building is part of the strategy and can be used in a number of ways.

Players start on a battle bus, which floats above one consistent map of an island.  The players have 28 seconds to drop from the bus anywhere they choose on the map.  The object of the game is to be the last player, or team, standing. Over time, a storm that forms around the island and slowly closes.  This forces the surviving players into tighter spaces and encounters with other players. Getting caught in the storm will cause the player to take damage and potentially die.  During the gameplay, players can loot areas, defeated player and random supply drops that provide the player with weapons and items.

The building system in this game consists of players breaking any object into 3 types of materials: wood, stone, and metal.  The player can build forts, ramps, walls, floors, and roofs.  The building can be used strategically to traverse the map, protect the player, or even slow the progression of other players.  However, learning the building system of this game can be tricky.  Personally, I am still learning.  I have watched other players build exceptionally fast and be victorious because of their building skills.  I am still learning and practicing on how to build fast so I can have more wins in the game.

This game is free-to-play but is supported by microtransactions.  The player can buy the game’s currency which is called V-Bucks.  V-bucks are used to buy cosmetic improvements such as character skins, weapon skins and emotes.  Battle Passes (which is $10) can be purchased to increase their Tier or level, giving the player access to additional challenges where they can earn more rewards.

There is an in-game store where players can purchase skins, pickax, an emotes.  All purchases are purely cosmetic. The store refreshes every 24 hours.

Review

I have been playing this game for around 24 days and I absolutely love it.  This would be my first online game, aside from game apps that I have played in the past. I play on PS4 and on PC but is offered on XBOX One and mobile. This game can be very frustrating and a bit repetitive, but overall, enjoyable.  It is a very fast-past game.

The building aspect takes practice and skill. Players can be creative with the building.  Fast-building can even give the player an advantage in each encounter of another player.

Learning the map is also very helpful.  Figuring out where the chests are hidden or located can also give the player an advantage.

Fortnite’s unique blend of shooting, style, and building sets itself apart from other battle royale games.  There is no right or wrong way to play this game.  The freedom Fortnite gives to players allows them to express themselves and play the game as they wish.  With this freedom, the possibilities are endless as well as the fun.

I recommend you to give the game a try.  At first, I did not think this was for me.  I do not play online games, but Fortnite has definitely changed my mind.  Whether I am the first to die or last one standing, every playthrough is just as fun as the last.  Even though it is very fast-paced, I believe this game will entice and thoroughly entertain anyone.

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