Recently, the Twitch gaming video service set a new record: more than 600 thousand people watched the broadcast of Fortnite. This time the streamer Ninja played with Canadian rapper Drake.
If you have not played this game yet, then someone from your environment has probably played it. However, there is still the question why so many people like this game and discuss it? To figure it out, you have to know more about the gaming genre – Battle Royale.
What Is a Battle Royal?
In 1999, the Japanese Kosyun Takami published the book named Battle Royale in which schoolchildren are sent to an uninhabited island and forced to kill each other until only one remains alive. At the same time, players have to constantly change their location so that the bracelet with explosives attached to the neck does not kill them.
The genre became truly popular in the gaming industry only in 2017, when the game Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) was released. Despite the fact that this is a paid project, more than 30 million people around the world play it. However, Fortnite has become even more successful.
How Has Fortnite Become One of the Most Popular Games?
Few people would have thought that the project from Epic Games would become so popular. Initially, it was a game about a team of people that explores the world during the day, collects resources, strengthens buildings, and conquer monsters.
Around the same time, the popularity of PUBG grew by leaps and bounds. Therefore, Epic Games made its Royal Battle, taking Fortnite as its basis: the engine, models of objects and characters, the mechanics of construction, and other things. Soon, everyone who was more or less familiar with the gaming industry knew about this game.
What Are the Distinguishing Features of Fortnite?
1. It is free of charge
One of the main advantages of this game is that it is free. You can play the Royal Battle without paying anything. Of course, as in any free project, there are micropayments. For the money, you can only get some Nutcracker costume or the opportunity to quickly gain experience.
2. It is constantly improving
Fortnite has another significant advantage – the developer actively supports and improves it. This applies to both technical aspects and the content. It smoothly works on both powerful and cheaper computers. The battlefield expands, as well as new weapons, appear in it.
3. Everyone has equal starting positions
Players have an opportunity to build constructions, that creates many tactical advantages and brings diversity to matches. However, the starting positions are equal: you can collect resources, crushing everything around, and then before or even during the battle, to build fences or the entire fortresses.
Fortnite is an attractive, relatively simple and free game. It has a low entry threshold, and this makes it a great option for a nice pastime, both alone and with friends.
What are the main features that make you play Fortnite? Tell us in comments.