Fortnite Battle Royale – Fight and Build Video Game Review
What is Fortnite?
Fortnite is a co-op sandbox survival video game developed by People Can Fly and Epic Games. Epic Games is known for Unreal Tournament, Gears of Wars and Paragon. People Can Fly and Epic Games are teaming up to create an IP based on battle royale style. During the development for Fortnite, Creative lead Donald Mustard at Epic Games came up with idea within three weeks. Fortnite started out as an internal game jam project. Cliff Bleszinski explained during Spike’s gaming event “switch things up a little bit and do something different and fun” with Fortnite, describing it as “a world where you explore, you scavenge, you build and ultimately you survive.”
During an interview for Engadget, Bleszinski claim Fortnite will be very different than Gear of Wars. Fortnite was announced to be free-to play as closed alpha called Test 1 which ran from December 2 to December 19, 2014. After releasing the alpha Epic Games want to make sure all of our basic systems are working. A baseline for how people play in order to make Fortnite better based on feedback. Steam and PC version entered paid early access but not Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Players preordered the Founder’s Pack are granted full access to the Fortnite.
During the game, there are two modes player versus player and co-op. Co-op is play a team of four and fight waves of monsters. During the day there is no monsters and players are free to explore, collect resources and survivors. Build walls, ceilings, gates and traps to survive the wave of monsters. Players will need material to build, rotate and place structure you desire. Weapons are available such as shotguns, pistols, rocket launcher, sniper rile and machine guns. Note: there are limited spaces in your inventory. Weak structures can be repaired and find badges to heal wounds. After completing a mission, players will earn rewards such as playable characters. new gears and in-game currency. Set skills for four different classes and gain levels to become stronger.
What does it have to offer
Player vs Player is 10 player but Battle Royale has up to 100 and it’s free to play. 100 PvP battle royale is last man standing wins. Fornite Battle Royale reminds you of Player’s Unknown Battlegrounds. Players make wait of couple of minutes to board an air-balloon bus. Soon as all the player are on the bus, you will have to jump off and find a spot. Glide your way down and find weapons and items. There is not creatures but eliminate other players to win. There is controversy between Epic Games and Bluehole about concept of battle royale.
What I think?
Bluehole called a carbon copy and who used Unreal Engine to make their game. Bluehole’s Vice President Changhan Kim explained that they recognized there are many battle royale clones. Kim express using the Battle Royale named without Bluehole’s knowledge. Hopes to resolve this matter with Epic Games. For myself I have not played Player’s Unknown Battlegrounds yet but someday will. Hopefully get access to the full game in 2018. Fortnite Battle Royale is available now in PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.