What makes Fortnite one of the most famous games?

July 19, 2019 | 03:00 pm PT
Developed from the battle royale concept, Fortnite is an Epic Games phenomenon thanks to some distinctive and unique features.
other battle royale themed games

Building mechanics makes Fortnite different from other battle royale themed games.

Fortnite is a survival game where players fight on a chaotic battlefield to be the last one standing.

Developed and published by Epic Games, it currently has over 250 million registered players. Here are some features that make Fortnite one of the most famous games.

Fortnite building simulator

Under the battle royale concept, 100 players on a remote island are forced to fight each other to survive. The difference between Fortnite and other battle royale-themed games lies in building mechanics, which encourages players to think about their moves instead of just trying to shoot enemies down.

Various building techniques and styles will stimulate the Fortnite player's creativeness. Fortnite on mobile currently has two distinct game modes: Creative and Battle Royale. In Creative mode, players are given The Block to create spaces with unlimited access to materials, items, weapons, and vehicles.

Players also have access to basic building materials like cars, trees, stones, paths, ships, and a ton of other items and furniture found within the game. 

Battle Royale offers various modes. Solos is where the player is alone against 99 others, Duos is a 2 vs 98 battle and Squads is 4 vs 96. Battle Royale has some limited time modes.

Customization and personalization of characters

Fortnite is a free game but cosmetics and other customization items cost V-Bucks, which is Fortnite’s in-game currency. 

There are various items like skins, back blings, gliders, pickaxes, weapon skins, and emotes that enable players to mix and match and further personalize their characters. These cosmetics can also intimidate opponents.

Download Fortnite on Android phones

Fortnite is ready to play on Android and only available on some compatible Android and iOS devices. Before downloading Fortnite mobile, Android users should check for compatibility at full list.

The next step is to create an Epic Games account by signing in here the first time.

Fortnite is not available in Google Play Store and can only be downloaded and installed from the Epic Games link.

For users on different platforms and those not using Android phones, Fortnite is available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other platforms at these links.

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