Fortnite : The Sensation In Gaming

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Fortnite : The Sensation In Gaming

Mani Pandian, Contributor

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Fortnite Battle Royale is a game that was released on July 25, 2017 by Epic Games and People Can Fly. This third-person shooter game has blown recently, showing in everyone’s Snapchat stories. From celebrities to school kids everyone just wants one thing, “Victory Royale”

Fortnite Battle Royale was originally intended to be a zombie tower defense game but what really brought them attention was the online multiplayer. The game consists of 100 player being dropped onto one big map, your job is to be the last man standing. The zone which you are safe in shrinks as the time goes on until eventually it is small enough to fit only one person. Thus causing death to the people who are not fast enough and campers. You can collect a variety of different weapons along the, from a assault rifle called “Scar”, to a handgun, to a minigun. There are different versions of this game, like the one where you are on a team with other people and one where you can only use snipers. Though this game sounds a lot like PUBG(Player Unknown Battlegrounds), there is one HUGE difference. In Fortnite you can build. You have a pickaxe and you can collect wood, stone, and metal to build different types of walls and traps. This makes the game a lot more fast paced and difficult.

Even though this game is very interesting, you may be wondering why it is so popular? Everyday school kids, young adults, and even celebrity football players like Juju Smith-Schuster have been seen playing this game. Why has this game brought together so many different types of people? The answer to this is that this game is a mix of many different types of gaming genres. The fact that there are a 100 online players at once brought in many MOBA(Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) players such as people who play League of Legends. The third person shooter aspect has brought players from games such as Call of Duty and Battlefield. Finally, the building aspect has brought gamers who play minecraft. By bring together so many popular gaming aspects into one game they have created the perfect gaming experience. Fortnite has brought together over 3.2 million players, and will continue to do so.

 

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