An online video game having three game mode versions can be downloaded for free. A fortnight the game was released on 21st July 2017 and was developed by Epic Games. It was initially said to be canceled before launching it for certain development challenges the staff and director have to face. It got worldwide fame. As per sources, there are more than 250 million players registered and revenue since 2018 is more than $2.5 billion. It runs on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Android, Xbox One, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating system almost on all platforms. It has received many awards such as Teen Choice Award for the choice video game, The game award for the best multiplayer award, the game award for the best ongoing game and BAFTA Games award for evolving games.
This game is believed to be not appropriate for kids below 13 years as there is much violence involved that could turn growing kids aggressive in their attitude. While there is another crowd who is in favor of this game, who believes that kids can play in moderation.
Players in this game collaborate to stay alive in an open world environment by defeating other characters that are controlled by the game or by other players. One can play singly or in co-operative mode to fight zombie-like creatures. Players have to sign up to create their account by providing an email address that gets verified and then the username is created. However, there is verification done for player’s age but is rated 12+ by PEGI (Pan European Game Information) as there are violent scenes which might affect kids. The design is very attractive and frequent updates are done. Mostly the games involving many players take half to one hour which is too engaging.
There are three different game modes as mentioned below:-
⦁ Fortnite:- Save the world: – This is a player versus environment game. Here four players are helping each other towards achieving a common goal and are on various missions. A huge storm causes 98 % of the population to disappear and the survivors left are attacked by zombies. The players are playing like commandos who are struggling to save the survivors, protecting by pushing the storm back, collecting information and resources. Save the world being the first release it had to be paid via V bucks which were the in-game currency which was required to be purchased through real money.
⦁ Fortnite Battle Royale: – This is a player versus player battle royale game. Up to 100 players can play this game. They can play singly, in a duo or squad. The players come from a battle bus without carrying weapons. When they come on the land they search and collect weapons, resources, vehicles and also attack other players to remove them.
⦁ Fortnite Creative: – This is a sandbox game where players are given the freedom to create anything they want on an island such as battle arenas. This game came up in 2018, December 6th. Players invite other players to these islands to play games.