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Fortnite Battle Royale is a game that has become popular within this last month, although it was first released on July 25 2017. Fortnite has taken over students’ days lives and is what everyone has been talking about.
Fortnite is a co-op sandbox survival game with building features. Before the action starts you pick a game mode including solo, duo, or squad mode, and each round has a maximum of 100 players.
A run through of what the game looks like starts by your character getting dropped off at a large island in Fortnite starting by only having a pickaxe to break down trees, and metal objects to build your own buildings, then you run around the different locations on the island such as the more popular one “Tilted Towers” to get supplies such as weapons, and potions to protect yourself and gain health, next your goal is to defeat the other teams or opponents using whatever you find in the playing area, all while this is happening there is a storm going on in the game that gets bigger and bigger as time goes by shrinking the area where you can play, this is where the building feature comes in handy because when the storm is huge and there’s nowhere to run, you can build up into the sky and see remaining opponents and eliminate them.
The main goal is to eliminate your opponents and be the last one standing, a loop hole through dying in the game though is if your teammate revives you while you are down; But this is only possible for a couple of seconds after you get shot down. Additionally to the game play, you can also buy items for your character such as skins, gliders, and many more things with the currency of the game, V bucks. Fortnite comes out with new skins, and items weekly also.
I think what has made this game so popular is the adrenaline you get while playing with your friends and working together to get first place. Along with the the visuals you get while you’re playing. Visually, I think it satisfies players’ eyes: The green landscapes, colorful skins, and cartoon-like imagery is what makes this game different than other games such as Call Of Duty or Player’s Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG). Building in Fortnite BR is one of the most fun features in my opinion, it adds more features and variety to the game. A player can destroy trees and walls to collect materials to build houses, hiding places, or just up into the sky. I think this game is good for a wide age range because it isn’t too violent for younger kids to play and the bright colors attract kids to play also. To add to the long list why this game is popular: it’s free and accessible on gaming devices and on mobile devices unlike other games that would make you pay to play. Playing this game is like a compulsive cycle where if you die you can join another one right away and the cycle keeps going.

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