Its no secret that Fortnite is a popular game. Some may wonder how it got to that point. Though for the parents at home, cause lets face it all kids know what Fortnite is, im going to give you a brief description of what this game is. Fortnite is a PvE (player vs. environment) game where you can play with friends in a “campaign” style, fighting off hordes of zombies. It includes pinata lamas that you can crack open and get special gear, a mechanic that allows you to build you own walls, floors, and traps. The game was known but not at the scale it is today. This has to do with a couple factors.
#1 Battle Royale
Fortnite blew up mainly for its addition of a battle royale game mode. Battle royale is a mode that allows a set number of people (typically 100 players) drop into a large map and find weapons and kill as many people you can and come out on top as the last player alive. This is normally referred to as a Hunger Games style. Some games that also are in this style would be the ever so popular H1Z1, and Player Unknown Battle Grounds(PUBG).
Everyone goes crazy over the adrenaline you get when playing a battle royale and when they die it makes them come back more and more. Fortnite Battle Royale drops you into a large map with several locations and different styles of guns and game play. It carries’s over the building mechanic which provides intense battles and epic ones as well.
There are three types of materials that you can build with. Wood, Brick, and Metal. Wood builds up the fastest but is easier to shoot down. Brick builds up slower but has more health when fully built than the wood. The metal is the strongest and can take the most shots but is the slowest to build up.
Fortnite Battle Royale provides unique weapons and a lot of them to. Three styles of shot guns, Four styles of assault rifles, four styles of pistols, and more. For a more in depth list of the weapons and gadgets and their damage click here. Also drop a comment if you want me to make a updated list, Fortnite battle royale updates constantly and more weapons are added and removed.
V bucks are the currency of Fortnite. Fortnite Battle Royale is FREE! but they have to get their money somewhere, that’s where v bucks come in. V buck bundles range anywhere from $10 to $100. Now you may ask your self “why would someone put so much money into buying these v bucks, what are they for?”. Well v bucks are used to buy outfits for your character. As well as skins for the glider you use when you drop into the map. Plus when you are gathering materials to build with you are using a pickaxe, which you can buy cool skins for, that look totally different to the original. You may also think “so what” but what makes people want them so bad is because they come in sets. Your pickaxe can go with the theme of your outfit and glider as well. The best way I can describe it to you is like trading cards, you want all of them in one set or the set isn’t complete.
The skins for you character, glider, and pickaxe all have different rarity. This determines how many v bucks it is to buy. They are common, epic, and rare. These are all expensive but their is one other think. Dances! Everyone loves to dance in fortnite and no one wants to rock the default dance. There are so many dances in fortnite I cannot remember them all. Though, what makes them popular is how “modern” they are. Viral dances are a fan favorite.
I will leave this segment off with some stats. Fortnite Battle Royal made $126 million in February 2018 and basically tripled in April 2018 with over $300 million. This is only off of purchasing v bucks. To simply put it, that’s insane!!!
Twitch is the number one live streaming site to date. Any and everyone can live stream off of twitch. If you sign up for their partnership with twitch and meet the requirements you can even get paid for live streaming! People including a well-known streamer named Ninja saw the opportunity with Fortnite and didn’t pass it up. Millions of people tuning in live to watch their favorite streamer play the game and see how good of a game it is and in turn download it as well. I guess you could say Twitch was one big promotion for Fortnite.
Not everyone has a gaming PC, not everyone has a gaming console, not everyone has a new phone, don’t worry Fortnite is for all. It spreads across multiple platforms and everyone loves it. Mobile, Xbox, PlayStation, PC!!
Fortnite is popular because it is all possible from community help. Without the supporters in the beginning the game would be no where near as successful.
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