Fortnite it was released on September 26, 2017 and already played around 250 million people around the world. It was one of the great successes of the industry gamer in recent times and pushed to think differently the future of entertainment with joystick in hand. In this note we are going to explain the why of their success and what are the secrets of this video game in format battle royale that is on top of the entertainment.
When it landed on the market, this title developed by Epic Games it became popular quickly due to the possibility of the free download that we gave to the users Microsoft Windows, macOS, Playstation 4, Xbox One and, since the June 12, 2018, in Nintendo Switch. Without a doubt, this was one of the factors essential to that allowed to lay the foundations of its success and the battle royale itself.
The premise of the video game happens to involve a lot of players, approximately 100 per game, where the user represents a player who will have to face other and at the same time to build and gain tools to survive. You can play both individually and in groups, that is to say, no need to enter with a large amount of friends. In turn, there are several modes available: solo, duos, squads, skirmish equipment, playground, modes of limited time and arena mode. To suit all tastes.
The Lonely way, duo and squad are the basic play of to 1, 2 or 4 players, respectively. In these, one falls planning with a delta wing on the map, you have to “loot”, that is to say be equipped with shields and weapons distributed randomly within the map and have the storm that is closing with the passing of the minutes. Therefore, whoever is left out will lose.
For his partthe mode Fray team is very similar to squads, but with most members in a team, which are identified by a color. In addition, this also serves to know when they are allies, since these have a arrow at the top of the head. Instead, when they are rivals don’t have. Beyond this, keep in mind that in this mode, you can re-deploy the delta wing as an object to avoid the falling damage unlike the first three modes.
The playground proposes something different, as there is no storm. This mode allows you to play quietly with friends and test your construction skills. The modes of limited-time-exclusive and will last approximately 24 hours before switching with the same rules as in solo, duo and squads.
Finally, the arena mode will be earning points either by survival, deletions, or victories lectures which serve to level up in the different leagues that are available. The premise of this modality passes to eliminate all opponents, be the last alive on the map and achieve victory masterclass.
The developer of Fortnite, Epic Gamesknew how to take the steps and movements needed to keep the title as the king of the segment battle royale. One of the factors for this is that the game is constantly updated and there is always something new to enjoy, whether Duel of Snipers (only with weapons of sniper), or Solid Gold (only legendary weapons), among others.
Also noteworthy is their constant collaboration with other franchises relating to the film, the series and the sport, which allows you to not only attract a new audience, but also to mark their interference in the industry. Worth mentioning is the special event of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which meant a success for Epic Games. Surely this strategy, which was also used with Avengers, can be repeated in the future with franchises have a high impact on the younger audience.
It is worth noting the arrival of the season 2 of chapter 2, which took place just a few months ago. The impact that managed the completion of the first season made this second instance arrives with great expectations on the part of the players. With a theme based on espionage, this new event called the ultra-secret seeks to comply with more than the experience of some of the more popular titles today.
In the field of electronic sports the game came to its high point in 2019 when it was played the first world of Fortnite, which took place in New York, united States and issued $ 30 million in prizes. The winner was the american Bugha, who after 6 games intense was the jackpot of 3 million dollars.
The best argentine was Thiago “K1ng” Lapp who made history by becoming the 5th, the prize was 900mil dollars. At that time Lapp was part 9zteam, is now a free agent and is in the search for new and better challenges. With a lot of potential, it is one of the players hosts a great career ahead in the world of esports.