Review: Fortnite: Battle Royale
Fortnite Battle Royal is a Free To Play Battle Royal online video game developed and published by Epic Games. It is a companion game to Fortnite: Save the World, a cooperative survival game with construction elements. It was initially released in early access on September 26, 2017, for Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, followed by ports for iOS, Android, and the Nintendo Switch the following year.
The concept of the game is similar to previous games of the genre: 100 players skydive onto an island and scavenge for gear to defend themselves from other players. Players can fight alone (Solo), with one additional player (Duos), or with a group of up to three others (Squads). As the match progresses, the playable area within the island gradually constricts, giving the players less and less room to work with. The last player or team alive wins the match.
Play solo or in a squad of up to four players and scour the island for building materials and a wide array of weapons, traps, and other supplies. As the battle progresses, the Storm closes in and shrinks the battlefield until there’s only one choice: kill or be killed. Will you be the survivor or the prey?
Fortnite: Battle Royale Gameplay
The round starts with players weaponless, skydiving from floating buses ("Battle Bus") then deploying a glider onto a region of land. The island's fixed-layout includes several landmarks and locations (named in an alliterative fashion)
players are immediately eliminated when they exhaust their health, while in squad modes, downed players can crawl around while bleeding out; they can be eliminated immediately by an opponent or revived by a squadmate to help them up
Fortnite: Battle Royale Key Features
- Limited time and competitive modes
- Seasonal changes
- 100-player Death Matches
- Build Fortifications And Traps
- Solo And Squad Play
Fortnite: Battle Royale Media
Minimum System Requirements
Intel HD 4000 on PC or Intel Iris Pro 5200 on Mac
Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
4 GByte RAM
Windows 7/8/10 64-bit + Mac OSX Sierra (10.13.6+)