Fortnite: Battle Royale Review: The must-play game

The constantly changing world of Fortnite makes this game a great escape from the real-world.

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Fortnite: Battle Royale Review: The must-play game

The constantly changing world of Fortnite makes this game a great escape from the real-world.

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We rate Fortnite: Battle Royale an 8.5/10

8.5/10

Quick Summary

Fortnite: Battle Royale is very fun to play, especially with some friends. There’s a great selection of weapons, the building mechanic makes combat more enjoyable, the “Henchmen” locations are great, and the challenges give you something different to do each game.

Pros

  • Free-to-play
  • Enjoyable and appropriate for kids
  • Unique building feature makes combat more interesting and fun

Cons

  • Fortnite: Battle Royale Chapter 2 is a lot less competitive

Rating

What is Fortnite?

Fortnite is a cross-platform online game made up of three different game modes: Fortnite: Battle Royale, Fortnite: Save the World, and Fortnite Creative. Fortnite is developed by Epic Games and was released in 2017.

Fortnite: Battle Royale – Fortnite: Battle Royale is a free-to-play player-versus-player game for up to 100 players. You can play alone in solos, with a friend in duos, or with up to 4 players in squads. At the start of the game, players will skydive out of the “Battle Bus” which flies above the map. Once you land on the ground, you will need to search for weapons, items, resources, and even vehicles in an attempt to stay alive and eliminate enemy players. As the game progresses, a toxic storm will begin to shrink the map, dealing damage to any players inside of the storm, and reducing the size of the playable area. This will continue to happen until there is one team standing. The last player, duo, or squad remaining is the winner.

Fortnite: Save the World – Fortnite: Save the World is a player-versus-environment cooperative game, with 4 players all working towards a main objective on a range of different missions. This game is set after a deadly storm wipes out 98% of the population, with survivors being attacked by zombie-like “husks”. You will take command of home base shelters, saving survivors, collecting resources, and defending equipment that helps to either collect data on the storm or to push the storm back. Upon completing missions, players are rewarded with a range of in-game items which includes hero characters, weapon and trap schematics, and survivors, all of which you can level up to improve their attributes. Check out our Fortnite: Save the World review for more info!

Fortnite Creative – Fortnite Creative is a sandbox game mode. It gives players the freedom to build whatever they want on an island which can be visited by other players. This allows players to create their own mini-games such as racecourses, parkour challenges, and battle arenas.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Trailer

Fortnite: Battle Royale Review

Fortnite: Battle Royale is a free-to-play player-versus-player game for up to 100 players. You can play alone in solos, with a friend in duos, or with up to 4 players in squads. At the start of the game, players will skydive out of the “Battle Bus” which flies above the map. Once you land on the ground, you will need to search for weapons, items, resources, and even vehicles in an attempt to stay alive and eliminate enemy players. As the game progresses, a toxic storm will begin to shrink the map, dealing damage to any players inside of the storm, and reducing the size of the playable area. This will continue to happen until there is one team standing. The last player, duo, or squad remaining is the winner.

Since its release back in 2017, Fortnite: Battle Royale has become a global phenomenon around the world. It’s broken countless records, pushed boundaries, and quickly established itself in the eSports industry.

Despite Fortnite: Battle Royale being released on September 26, 2017, it wasn’t until October 25, 2017, when the first season of Fortnite: Battle Royale began. Throughout each season, new content is released either through new items or new areas of the map to explore. At the end of each season, large scale events would build the hype and prepare players for the next season. Some of these events included a meteor shower, earthquakes, and even a rocket launch.

At the end of season 10, the Fortnite: Battle Royale map was destroyed by a huge explosion and was then swallowed by a black hole. After this event, for around the next 48 hours, players would be greeted by a black hole whenever they opened the game. After almost 2 days of being unable to play, Fortnite returned with the introduction to Fortnite: Battle Royale chapter 2, season 1.

The introduction of chapter 2 saw many huge changes with Fortnite: Battle Royale, the biggest change being a whole new map. As well as this, chapter 2 also introduced boats, fishing, swimming, hideouts, “Henchmen” locations, and the ability to carry teammates that have been downed.

One of the biggest additions to chapter 2, season 2 is the Henchmen. These Henchmen are easy-to-kill AI enemies which patrol certain locations around the map, often protecting a lot of great loot. These Henchmen and can be found at The Shark, The Grotto, The Rig, The Yacht, and The Agency.

Below is an image of the new Fortnite: Battle Royale chapter 2 map.

Fortnite: Battle Royale map
The new Fortnite Chapter 2 map - Credit: Fortnite

With the introduction of Fortnite: Battle Royale chapter 2, the game feels a lot less competitive, this is because Fortnite has been edging more and more towards a younger audience for a while now. With the addition of player bots, fishing, “henchmen” at certain locations, and a range of other changes, such as a bigger map, the game has slowed down a lot, taking away the adrenaline-fuelled gaming the older audience enjoys.

With that being said, Fortnite is definitely still fun. There’s a great selection of weapons, the skins look great, the “Henchmen” locations can be really fun, and the challenges give you something to do if you get bored. Overall, despite the pretty big changes, Fortnite should be even more fun for the younger ages.

Fortnite: Battle Royale review: Pricing

Fortnite: Battle Royale is free to download on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo eShop, and smartphones.

Quick Answers

Is Fortnite: Battle Royale free?

Yes, Fortnite: Battle Royale is free-to-play.

Is Fortnite: Battle Royale good?

Yes, Fortnite: Battle Royale is very good. The constantly changing world of Fortnite keeps the game fresh and fun to play.

Is Fortnite: Battle Royale okay for kids?

Yes, Fortnite: Battle Royale is suitable for your kids to play.

Fortnite: Battle Royale review: Conclusion

Overall, Fortnite is an amazing game. The main mode, Fortnite: Battle Royale is very fun to play, especially with some friends. There’s a great selection of weapons, the skins look great, the “Henchmen” locations can be really fun, and the challenges give you something to do if you get bored. Although chapter 2 is much less competitive and a lot slower paced than the previous chapter, Fortnite is still very fun, especially for the younger ages.

Rating

Visually Reviewed Rated 8.5

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