How Fortnite: Battle Royale Became so Popular
How Fortnite: Battle Royale Became so Popular
Fortnite is a game that was launched in July 2017 by Epic Games. The buzz started almost immediately, and it only grew louder in September of 2017. When the app for phones was released, the buzz grew even more. According to some statistics, there are over 15 million active daily users with over 355 billion minutes watched for the game.
At the start, the game was only offered in the “Save the World” game mode. It was played on a map that was generated randomly. During daytime, players need to collect resources to and build bases and forts for defending themselves against creatures that attack at night.
Battle Royale was the second mode of the game that was released in September of 2017. That is when Fortnite really took off. The Battle Royale mode is free, and many people are able to enjoy this game mode. In the Battle Royale mode, over 10 players are supported. They are dropped into a map, which has been randomly generated.
Teams are able to split into duo play, individual play, or they can come with a squad made up of four people. In Battle Royale, teams parachute into various locations on the map. These players have to collect resources that they use to build a fort or base for their defense.
During a game, a storm will close in on different areas of the map. When players are caught up in the storm, they suffer Damage Over Time and lose some health points. If a player is caught up in the storm for too long, they might die.
Some of the Reasons it is so popular
One of the reasons that has made it so popular is that it allows crossplay. If someone is on the mobile app for the game, they can still play with those on Xbox One, PC, Windows or PS4. Another reason is that even celebrities are into this game. A short while ago, Drake, and Travis Scott, both rappers, played a live game with Tyler Blevins on Twitch. The live-streamed game broke new records for most viewed live stream on Twitch.
Imagine that you are a console gamer in 2017. However, you have been hearing of a game called PUBG from your pals. However, maybe you do not have a gaming PC to handle PUBG or the 30 dollars needed to purchase the Early Access copy. Then Fortnite: Battle Royale comes along, and you can get the same kind of gameplay on a console that you own for free.
In fact, some have argued that the popularity of PUBG helped to propel Fortnite: Battle Royale to stardom. Some have argued that the only reason the game became so popular was the PUBG entry barrier was too much for most to overcome. However, that would not be a reason enough; there are many other factors.
One of the other reasons it is so popular is how fast paced it is compared to PUBG. You land, and in just five minutes you can be looted and be in the action. On PUBG you have to loot for almost 20 minutes. For streamers, this high intensity is great since it ensures that they can keep the action going and audience engaged.
Another major advantage that Fortnite Battle Royale has over PUBG is that it offers great content and variety. The developers of this game are often pushing out new things, and they fix issues quite fast when they arise. Whenever a problem is identified, it usually takes them considerably less time to come up with a patch.
For instance, in recent months, Fortnite Battle Royale has created various limited events such as 20 vs. 20 vs. 20 vs. 20 vs. 20 mode and 50 vs. 50 modes. On Fortnite Battle Royale, players have come to expect something new almost every week. It helps to keep the game fresh and gives streamers on Twitch and other places a reason to keep streaming for their viewers.
Another reason it may be so famous is that its violence resembles more of a cartoon than its rival PUBG. This means that it appeals to more people and probably gets more nods from parents.
These days, parents closely monitor what their kids play, and Fortnite Battle Royale has all the right stuff. If there were blood and graphic scenes, the game would have earned an M rating. However, due to its cartoon violence, it has a T rating, which has played a role in its success. However, it is worth noting that PUBG is rated T too.
In general, everyone seems to have fallen in love with the game. Fortnite has been able to attract celebrities, pro players, casual players, and everyone else in between. We at MTG Lion hope the developers do not make mistakes and destroy the game for everyone. If you have been looking for a great new game to play, Fortnite: Battle Royale should be added to the list of games you will play.