Fortnite the game a true Battle Royal
Fortnite, the online mega video game developed by Epic Games and released in 2017, has certainly caused an online phenomenon unequaled since the birth of video games way back in the 1980s. Played by celebrities, athletes, and gamers worldwide, it reportedly generates for its developer Epic Games $2.5 million every day, amounting to a total of $3 billion net profits in 2018 alone. It is no wonder that it was voted the best video game at the recent Teen Choice Award 2019.
Noting the success of a Ninja streaming event held in March of last year playing alongside the likes of Kim DotCom, Drake, Travis Scott, and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, Epic Games responded by organizing “esports” competitions geared primarily for the Fortnite Battle Royale, which ended with the first-ever $30 million Fortnite World Cup tournament which took place in July of this year, 2019.
So what is Fortnite the video game, and why all the hype?
The mega “Fortnite” package combines three different games, which are all based on the same type of gameplay, basically a shooter survival platform.
The first Fortnite: “Save the World,” is described above and can be played by up to four people. The game's object is to fight off Zombie looking creatures, either by shooting them or building fortifications to fend them off.
The second “Fortnite Battle Royale” is a free game and can be played by up to 100 different players and is played until you are the only person standing.
The third, “Fortnite Creative,” is perhaps the most ingenious of the three and gives players the freedom to utilize their creative juices by allowing them to create their world and different battlegrounds. (author's note: my grandson is attempting to show me how to play this alas with not much success)
Hot Fortnite tips to get you started
Although there are many tips and cheats you can use to help you survive in this game, the first thing you must do is understand the nuts and bolts of the game. If you do not take the time to do this, your chances of surviving the many pitfalls programmed into this game are minimal.
First up, how does Fortnite Battle Royal work?
Once you understand that Fornite Battle Royale is just a mode within the umbrella of “Fortnite” and works similar to the other two methods, Fortnite “Save the World” and “Fortnite Creative,” then you are halfway there. All three games have virtually the same objective to survive by eliminating up to 100 other characters until the very end.
Sounds simple; however, you must understand that although you must eliminate many of your foes, the game is not just about how many kills you can get, although you will have to kill your last surviving opponent. The essence of the game is to win by both stealth and avoidance. Furthermore, mastering the many different ways you can build to entrap your enemy will allow you to earn more awards and force your opponents to play in a mainly defensive mode, thus enabling you to move through the game map more quickly.
Now that you understand this, the next thing you must do is climb aboard your “Battle Bus” and decide just where you intend to drop off and descend into the foray below. Make no doubt about it. This initial decision is crucial for you as it will dictate how the rest of the match will unfold.
This decision was, I must say, one of the hardest parts of the game for me to understand until my Grandson told me that if you wanted to go where the action was, then pick a place that was close to where your “Battle Bus” was flying over, or drop off close to the center of the map. On the other hand, if you are a beginner, I would advise you to land in an area with a couple of players. This can be achieved by landing on any named location but away from the bus.
Rule of thumb always remembers that it is easier to work your way down than working your way up, so always try and land on top of a building. Once on the building, you can then force your way through the roof and down into the loft or attic, where chances are you will discover loot for the taking.
On the off chance that you run into an adversary when you enter the attic, my advice is to ignore them and run for the nearest weapon you can find. However, if worst comes to worst, use your ax and chop your adversary into small bits while dodging to avoid his thrusts. It will take you at least 10 hits to destroy him or her.
Exploring and Loot
One of the essential priorities in any of the “Fortnite Game Modes” is exploring and searching for “loot chests,” which always spawn in fixed points but not all at once. You have to search them out by exploring every nook and cranny possible, leave no stone unturned. If you find yourself up against a wall, then listen through it as many loot chests can be found just on the other side.
There are, of course, many other tips and snippets of advice you can search out to play any of the “Fortnite Modes,” but I think we have said enough to get you going, so jump in with both feet and see how you get on.
That’s it, Folks. Have fun playing “Fortnite the Game,” and I wish you all success and many happy gaming hours. Of course, play responsibly and take as many breaks as you can.
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