Fortnite is a video game developed and published by an American company Epic Games. Released in July of 2017, it has become arguably one of the best and most popular games in the world in a very short time span and is now setting trends for upcoming games as well as spreading its influence to other areas outside of the video gaming sphere.
Fortnite is a Battle Royale game in which a hundred people, whether divided into teams or individually, drop down from the battle bus onto an abandoned island. The players are then able to gather building materials by harvesting trees, buildings and vehicles which they can later use to build bridges and platforms which they can use to access certain areas more easily and even walls to protect themselves when they find themselves up against an enemy. Additionally, players can collect weapons that can be found either laying on the ground or inside various containers that they will need in order to dispatch enemies. The last person or team to survive will be crowned the Battle Royale winner.
The combat in Fortnite is very fast-paced and can differentiate depending on the player’s weapon choices and playstyle. There is a wide variety of weapons to choose from, from submachineguns to assault rifles to even snipers and rocket launchers. Each player can only carry six items at the time and this includes healing items, shield potions, and other utility items, so the combat will widely depend on the player’s itemization so anything from getting up close and personal to sniping the enemy from a hidden secret area works.
The second important aspect of combat is the unique mechanic of players being able to quickly build various structures. Walls, ramps and other structures can often protect the player or provide them with a high ground advantage or make it easier to confuse and flank the enemy. This aspect is a welcome addition to all playstyles and can often get the player out of a jam quickly which is why it is very important to master it.
When it comes to graphics, the developers have chosen to go with a very colorful, vibrant and cartoonish style of environment and characters which in our opinion fits the game’s fast-paced combat and the universe it is set in very well. In addition to looking good and fitting the game, this graphical style is not too taxing on the user’s PC which means that even older machines can run the game smoothly which greatly expands the player base.
In conclusion, Fortnite is an extremely fun game that offers players a very action-filled fast-paced combat, a very colorful and vibrant world and unique gameplay mechanics that players can experiment with and base their playstyle and strategies on the aspects that fit them most. While there are microtransactions in Fortnite, they don’t offer any quality of life improvements, powerups or advantages and are only of cosmetic nature. The only drawback that we could mention is the fact that there is currently only one map and although it changes constantly with patches, that might not necessarily be a good thing as players could find that to be hard to keep up with.