Fortnite Review

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Battle Royale & Save the World on Any Platform


Fortnite is an online multiplayer game developed by Epic Games that released in July 2017. There are two editions available for the game: Battle Royale and Save the World. The Battle Royale edition is free to play and offers a massive library of downloadable content to enhance the experience. The game is available across several systems including Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.


The online games throw players in a post-apostolic world where they are pit against 99 other players for survival. The last one standing is the winner. The game is equal parts strategic as it is action. Players must employ creative approaches in order to survive. The game offers different playing styles where players can choose to battle in teams or go solo.

The "Save the World" mode pits players against zombie-like creatures known as Husks. Players must scout for resources and rescue survivors to overcome the hoard of monsters. The game throws a lot of different weapons and devices for players to use in combat.

Graphics & Audio

Fortnite employs a cartoonish style of graphics which are vibrant in color and theme. The graphics are powered by the Unreal Engine. The game supports 4K ultra high definition resolution for PC systems. Certain graphics can be tweaked on PC systems to meet gameplay needs. It is recommended to use a powerful graphics card for optimum display.

The shading, lighting, and particle effects bring the game to life to create a captivating and immersive experience. Players can chat with anyone from around the world through high-quality audio. The game offers many configuration options for the graphics and audio across all gaming systems.


The gameplay is like most sandbox shooting games. Fortnite goes above and beyond by releasing new maps, characters, items, and other in-game features every month. Crazy elements such as flying buses, a map that shrinks, and skydiving are all essential to the game's whacky personality. Players have a tremendous amount of freedom to explore many battle strategies. Players have the option to play a defensive role or they can go on the offensive and simply go in guns blazing. The inventory management is simple in design to help players keep track of a massive hoard of weapons. There are many chests and collectibles scattered throughout the map that gives players an advantage.


Fortnite is a fun and immersive online multiplayer game with a lot of personalities. The game boasts a large roster of characters to choose from and each one has their own set of traits. Players of the game come from many different backgrounds all around the world. The game is also rich in lore. There are plenty of hidden messages scattered throughout the game and some have ties with real-life events. Epic Games offers prizes to anyone who can solve their challenging mysteries.


Fortnite is a unique game because the experience can be tailored to almost anyone and is well worth the purchase.

From the Developers

What follows is the official description of Fortnite, from the developers.

Fortnite is an online video game developed by Epic Games and released in 2017. It is available in three distinct game mode versions that otherwise share the same general gameplay and game engine: Fortnite: Save the World, a cooperative shooter-survival game for up to four players to fight off zombie-like creatures and defend objects with fortifications they can build; Fortnite Battle Royale, a free-to-play battle royale game where up to 100 players fight to be the last person standing; and Fortnite Creative, where players are given complete freedom to create worlds and battle arenas. The first two game modes were released in 2017 as early access titles and Creative was released on December 6, 2018. Save the World is available only for Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, while Battle Royale released for those platforms, in addition for Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android devices.

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