Fortnite is one of the most popular games on the market. In just a year, it has accumulated over 125 million active users worldwide and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. It is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, some Android phones and PC via the Epic Games Store.
It has three distinct game modes: Battle Royale, Save the World and Creative. Each mode has its own unique gameplay and a different style of play.
The most popular mode is Battle Royale, which pits 100 players against each other in a fight for survival. As the game progresses, a storm shrinks the area in which the avatars (the figures representing the players) are located, forcing them to fight each other until only one remains standing.
Another popular mode is Save the World, which is a cooperative tower defense-shooter that also focuses on teamwork and survival. Here, players fight off zombie-like creatures and defend objects with traps and fortifications they build.
There are also several ‘chapters’ that add new features and map changes that keep the game fresh and interesting for players. However, players are required to purchase a ‘Battle Pass’ to gain access to all of the latest content.
This is the key to ‘Fortnite’s’ success. It enables Epic to release updates frequently, keeping the game fresh and adding new ways to play.
As a result, the game is constantly evolving and attracting new audiences. It is a living, breathing entity that changes at the whim of its creators and suits the tastes of an audience that is both large and diverse.
The game has also spawned its own esports scene, with top-tier players making huge amounts of money and building careers from playing the game. Recently, Disney rolled out a Star Wars event inside the game, and people who participated received a special lightsaber they can use in future matches.
The company also works with a professional gaming community to keep the game relevant. This has resulted in “Fortnite” becoming a model for other ongoing games to follow, as the flexible sandbox provides a way to easily adapt and create new experiences.