Fortnite Battle Royale

  • Developer: Epic Games Inc.
  • Genre: Action & Adventure, Other, Shooter, Strategy, Simulation
  • Version: Release
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Official information

Release Date 7/25/2017
Developer Epic Games Inc.
Publisher Epic Games Inc.
Genre Action & Adventure, Other, Shooter, Strategy, Simulation
Language English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese-Brazil, Turkish
System PC, PS4, Xbox One
Version Release

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Fortnite Battle Royale – Exciting Game for Adrenaline Junkies

Starting from the beginning of 2017, the Fortnite Battle Royale game gained quite a lot of popularity, which is not surprising considering all the factors that make this game what it is. It is a creation from Epic Games, which is free to install and play on different devices and can definitely become a fun addition to your gaming collection. If you are interested in learning more about this game, this Fortnite Battle Royale review is just what you need.

What to expect from Fortnite Battle Royale

When it comes to the gameplay, Fortnite Battle Royale is similar to several shooter games out there. The way it works is 100 players appear on a large arena and have to do everything to defeat their opponents. The player that is the last one to survive becomes the winner.

When there are enough players for a game, all the players board a bus that is propelled by a hot air balloon and are transferred to an island. You can select your starting point and go down with your parachute to the chosen location.

The basic objective of the game is to kill as many players as you can while staying on the move. All the players try to find the best vantage points and the most powerful gear, thus increasing their chances of winning. Developers also made sure to keep the game exciting by adding the so-called blue storm, which makes the map smaller, thus bringing everyone who plays closer to one another. As a result, the game becomes more intense and gives you a true adrenaline rush.

What is also great about this Fortnite Battle Royale is that you can build safe places and platforms for you by scavenging the materials in the game.

There are several options when it comes to how you can play this game. You can play it on your own, with another person in your team (duo), or even create your dream team of four people. The last team or a person to survive this crazy experience wins.

The game has a high replay value because you can switch up how many people you involve and mix up your strategies to get better results, so the game is still fun and fresh even when you play more than once.

Exploring Fortnite Battle Royale on different devices

What is great about this game is that it can be played on various devices depending on your preferences. As it was mentioned previously, the game is free, but it has to be installed in different ways. Here are the Fortnite Battle Royale download versions that are offered by the developer:

PlayStation 4

To get the game for this device, just go to the PlayStation Store and look up the game, which should be free. Your next step is to add the game to your basket, press ‘purchase,’ and it will start downloading. The same process can be done if you visit the PlayStation Store from your computer.  

PC

All you have to do is open the official website of Epic Games, create an account, and download the game to your computer. It should be noted that Fortnite Battle Royale is not available through Steam.

Xbox One

Just like with PlayStation 4, the store of Xbox One is the place you need to get the game. You should have no problems finding it and the game has to be labeled as free.

Mobile devices

You should head to Fortnite.com to download the application for your iOS device, whether it’s an iPhone or an iPad. Proper Internet connection and iOS 11 are required to be able to play a game on the mentioned devices.

To try the game on your Android mobile device, you should visit Fortnite.com on and sign up for the Android Beta. The version of Android that is required to try the game is 8.0 and higher.

Essential parts of the game: graphics and controls

Fortnite Battle Royale game was developed in the cartoonish style, which looks quite organic with the theme. It is quite simplistic and has bright and saturated colors. It’s definitely one of those games that aren’t demanding when it comes to the graphics, thus allowing more players to join in.

When talking about the controls, it’s quite easy to get confused if you don’t figure them out before starting the game. There are a number of movement, weapon, building, and talk and chat controls that you should look up in the menu and change them if you don’t like the way they were set by default.

FAQ

Is there cross-platform play in this game?

Android, Xbox, PS4, iOS, and Switch players will matchmake with cross-platform players only if they are in a cross-platform party.

How can I party up with someone on Switch if I’m on PC, Android, iOS or Xbox?

There are several steps to take:

Become friends on PC, Android, iOS or Xbox first.

Make sure that the Switch player is in a non-solo line and has the privacy settings in the game set to ‘friends’ or ‘public.’

After this, you will be able to join the lobby of your friend from Switch to become a team.

What are the recommended specs for PC to play the game?

When it comes to playing the game on your PC, the recommended specs for the game are:

8GB RAM

Intel Core i5 quad-core CPU at 2.8GHz

Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870

Conclusion

Overall, the game is definitely worth checking out if you are interested in an exciting shooter game that also has a building feature, which makes it stand out from other options. Once you figure out the controls, the entire experience is quite easy and smooth.

Cons:

  • A lot of young players can act obnoxious
  • Occasional issues with cheating

Pros:

  • Presence of the building opportunities
  • Straightforward gunplay
  • Great combat mechanics
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