Fortnite Battle Royale is a game launched by Epic Games in 2017 on PC and other platforms. The mobile version, however, was released in 2018. It follows the initial release...
Fortnite Battle Royale is a game launched by Epic Games in 2017 on PC and other platforms. The mobile version, however, was released in 2018. It follows the initial release of Fortnite: Save the World, which is a PvE survival game, and added the elements of battle royale to create a new exciting product. Fortnite Battle Royale is a multiplayer game that involves up to 100 players on one map. Players are shuttled in on a bus, and then they parachute onto the island. Once on the island with only a pickaxe at first, the game of survival begins.
Players get to explore the island in search of tools that will give them an advantage against the other players. The pickaxe can be used to bring down walls and trees which transform into crafting material that you can use later.
Weapons come in handy especially when it comes to battling with other players. Other resources and items such as building materials and health packs help in ensuring that a player is at an advantage.
A raging storm threatens the player by encroaching on the map, making the players run towards the zone unaffected by the storm where the players are forced to face each other till the last man is left standing.
Graphics - 8/10
The graphics in this game are adequate with a notable room for improvement. The cartoon-like nature of the items and characters put together with the vibrant colors of the island give a dynamic animation to the game which makes the game attractive.
Replay Value - 8/10
The game has high replay value due to its combination of various gaming features which are difficult to find in one game. Having elements of a player vs. player game put together with the increasingly popular battle royale theme gives it an attractive pull for gamers who want a unique action and adventure experience.
An added element of allowing players who die early to stay in the game as spectators can offer an easier learning curve for people to be better at the game. This can lead to players coming back for more who would otherwise have given up quickly due to the lack of experience and understanding of how to play the game.
Controls - 8/10
The controls are adequate and easy to learn at first glance. Even players with no prior third-person shooter gaming experience will find them easy to remember and use. The building controls can also be easily accessed by switching with a button at the bottom. The fact that these are touchscreen controls, however, means that they come with obvious limitations in efficiency and use compared to the other platforms. Playing the game in cross-platform mode may be a sore reminder of that.
Fortnite Battle Royale is a fantastic and enjoyable game to play. Its many unique aspects enable it to create its own niche, and Epic Games are doing their bit by providing consistent updates. Fans of the game expect the experience only to get better.
- Free-to-play game
- Great graphics
- Continuous development makes the game fantastic
- Building mechanics make the game more amazing
- Cross-platform gaming can be unbalanced
- Shooting mechanics need an update.