Fortnite Review

Caden Elkthunder, Writer

Fortnite has been one of the trendiest games that millions have been playing around the world. As of January, more than 40 million people have downloaded the game. Fortnite is a video game available on PC, PS4, and the Xbox One, created by Darren Sugg and developed by Epic Games. The video game is available as a free download on the Epic Games PC launcher, PlayStation Store, and Xbox Store.

The game is set up in Utopia somewhere in the future where the sudden appearance of a worldwide storm causes 98% of the world’s population to disappear, with futuristic technology in weapons, vehicles, abilities, and potions. In a Battle Royale set-up it pits 100 online players on a large map that has towns, neighborhoods, hills, valleys, woods, lakes, and shores in a survival like atmosphere. The last person standing wins, and players must kill each other with scavenged weapons located in random spots in the map from rifles, shotguns, snipers, and explosives. However, there is another mode where squads team up and go against other squads in the format, the squad one standing wins.

The players can earn advanced weapons and other upgrades to their character by accomplishing objectives in the game. Objectives in the game go from stats like number of kills with a certain weapon to ways of winning matches. In Fortnite, players have the ability to build walls, stairs and platforms with wood, brick and stone to defend themselves, get to places around the map and other miscellaneous things.

Fortnite a very intense game for many players as most are very paranoid when playing since the slightest things can be the difference of life and death. Whether involved in shootouts or storms, the game can is formatted to have very quick turnarounds to harm and change the outcome of the game. The quick change up of the game forces players to move and be active in the map, causing more run ins between players.