Fortnite’s Battle Royale is a free-to-play battle royale game that was developed and published by Epic Games. It was released in early access on Sept. 26, 2017, and is available on Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game was released to iOS in 2018 and hopes to release to Android.
The objective of the game is like other battle royale games currently on the market, last man or team surviving is the winner. Players can play solo, duos or in a four-man squad.
The players begin the match by entering the battle bus. The bus will select a random trajectory to file over the map. The player will have to jump out of the bus at their preferred destination and will only start with a glider and a pickaxe.
After players reach the ground, they must scavenge buildings, surrounding areas and chests to find weapons and other items for survival. The player will also have to gain resources for building and medical supplies for healing. Players must use their pickaxe to knock down wood, stone and metal items to get resources to build.
What makes Fortnite’s battle royale stand apart from other games in the genre, is that it allows players to build structures and destruct pre-existing buildings. This adds another element to the game and gives the upper hand to people who can build quickly and navigate structures to out-smart their opponent. The higher ground tends to give you a better advantage in a gun battle. Players can also add traps to buildings to bait an opponent into triggering.
There are four different phases during a match of Fortnite’s Battle Royale. They are the Pre-game phase, Bus phase, Drop phase and the Storm phase.
The pre-game phase is the lobby of the match that the player will be playing in. The player is placed on “Spawn Island.” The matches will not begin until the lobby is full, and once full, there is a 10-second countdown and the bus honks. Then the players are loaded onto the bus and begins the bus phase.
The bus phase is when you’re flying over the playable map. The bus will choose a random pathway and flies in a straight line until it crosses the mainland. Once you choose to jump out, the drop phase is triggered. Players will skydive to their intended location and then will glide once they get close to the ground.
The final phase of the game is the storm phase. The storm phase is the what makes up the remainder of the match. The storm is a large blue transparent wall that encircles the entire map. The “storm eye” will begin to shrink, making the playable area smaller. The storm eye will continue to shrink until it consumes the entire map. Anyone caught in the storm takes damage, and the damage varies on how many times the storm as already shrunk.
Weapons can be obtained in treasure chests, supply drops, on the ground or by eliminating other players.
Players may notice in the game that the same gun may come in a different color. The colors define rarity in Fortnite’ Battle Royale. There are five levels of rarity: Gray (common), Green (uncommon), Blue (Rare), Purple (Epic) and Orange (Legendary).
Listed below are the weapons found in Fortnite’s Battle Royale:
The weapons listed below have been removed from the game to adjust the game balance.
There are 20 different prominent locations that a user can choose to land at during a battle royale.
The 20 locations are: