Even if you do not approach a console for months, you may have heard of ‘Fortnite’ in recent weeks. The game has become a sensation and has captivated those who have given it a chance. Even Drake, the Canadian rapper, fell for temptation and broadcast a game through Twitch TV!
So, in view of the increasing popularity of the title, we have decided to make this basic guide about it. The purpose is to provide the basic tools so that you understand what the game is about, how you can enjoy it and why it is so popular. Thus, this article is aimed more at those who have no idea of the title, but would like to try it.
What is ‘Fortnite’?
It is a TPS (Third Person Shooter) with elements of Battle Royale. TPS? This is the name of the shooters (shooting games) in which you drive your character from the third person (that is, you can see his body).
This is what a video game genre is called. The name comes from the famous 2000 movie by Kinji Fukasaku. The idea in this type of games is a confrontation of ‘all against all’. Usually, the goal is to find resources, kill opponents in your path and be the last survivor.
Well, and then, what is ‘Fortnite’ about?
As we mentioned before, it is a TPS Battle Royale. In the game you are thrown from the air to a picturesque island. Once you land you must look for scattered objects and weapons. It is with the only object of assassinating the opponents and being the last person standing with 100 players. As time passes, the area to play decreases, which forces you to move constantly and face other people. It is worth mentioning that this is a game in real time, so you are faced with other players around the world.
What is the real different?
In fact, that is the reason why ‘Fortnite’ has gained popularity so quickly. The game presents a mechanics of structure construction. While you explore the map, you can extract objects to build stairs, walls and even traps. Using them you can block shots, create escape routes or reach an opponent.
Where can I play ‘Fortnite’?
Another advantage of ‘Fortnite’ is that it is available for almost all platforms. You can play it on your PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and iOS devices. At the moment, there is a pre-registration for those with an Android Smartphone who want to try it.