Fortnite, Battle Royale

William Cortez, Jr, Pop Culture Writer

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In this world, You have one goal, and that goal is to survive from other players and be the

last one standing.

‘’Fortnite’’ is a co-op sandbox survival video game developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, the former also publishing the game. The game was released as a paid early access title for Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 25, 2017, with a full free-to-play release expected in 2018.

Fortnite, Battle Royale is a free, 100-player PvP mode which was released on

September 26, 2017. It can be played on PC, Playstation 4, Xbox one and Mac. The goal of the game is to survive from other players.

At the start of each game the player gets packed in with other players in a flying blue school bus that is flying cross the map, then  the players decide where the player wants to land and the player  jumps off, as soon as the player lands the player has one goal and that goal is to loot.

When you loot the player is looking for weapons, bandages,shield potion and then the player uses his pickaxe to to hit trees, rocks and cars to get materials, that the player can use later on to build bases.

The player can decide to play solo, which means that the player is playing alone and is fighting against 99 players in the game.

The player can also decide to play duos which means that the player can play with another player, and to work together and to fight against 98 players.

The last option the player can decides is playing squad, a squad is a 4 player team.

“ I really enjoy playing Fortnite, and I really like how you can join a squad or duo and work together,” said Jordan Gaskins, a 9th Grader at E.L Haynes.

The game Fortnite is similar to Player Unknown Battlegrounds or also known as PUBG because in Fornite and PUBG the player can play with other players/teammates and work together to survive against other players. Another reason why both games are similar because you have to loot. And  also the player has to jump out and glide to land on the map

One big difference is that in PUBG the player can drive vehicles. Also another big difference is that the player can wear the loot that the player finds, for example if the player finds a helmet while looting, the player can wear the helmet. Another key difference is that in Fortnite your able to build bases, walls, staircases with the materials that you collected with your pickaxe.

“Honestly  I don’t have a favorite because Fortnite and PUBG are very similar, the only difference is that PUBG is a more realistic version Of FortNite, said Jeffery Conteras, a EL. Haynes 9th grader.

Fortnite was updated on January 18. The update is called V.2.2.0, this update brings new locations to Fornite which are Shifty Shafts,Tilted Towers, Snobby Snores, and Junk Junktion.

This update changes the may things in Fortnite work. 

The first thing is that it Removed the Scoped AR from Supply Drops.

Updated the scope for the Scoped AR.Replaced the old arrow reticle with a more modern design.

It should be easier to tell where you are aiming and where your crosshair actually is.

The Snowball Launcher has been replaced by the normal Grenade Launcher.Slightly increased the size of the grenade

Another thing that changed about Fortnite is the gameplay, for example friendly fired is disabled but this is just a experiments, and Epic Games your Feedback.

Players will now immediately aim their weapon upon landing on the ground if they press and hold the aim button while in the air.

Pickups no longer take priority over reviving DBNO squad members.

Empty chests and metal street lights will no longer block players from building.

Corn stalks can be destroyed upon taking any damage.

Also this update changed the world of Fortnite, for example the map has been updated with many new points of interest, biomes, and more.

The players can interact with grass when they walk through it.

Also water effects have been added when the player has entered or exited the water.

Epic games has has also added a new post-process effect for when the players camera goes below the water surface. In other words  it would look like if your actually underwater.

Also Epic games has added ammo boxes to Dusty Depot.

‘’I was so excited when I downloaded the update because it was going to add new locations to world of Fortnite, and it was going to change the way Fortnite works’’, said Michael Rodriguez, a E.L Haynes 9th grader, he also stated that ‘’I am also excited for the new updates that will be coming out in the future, and I think the new updates will improve the game.”

 

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