Since its launch in 2017 until today, the Epic Games video game has managed to reach amazing numbers of players around the world.
Just two weeks after being presented to the public had more than 10 million followers, currently the amount exceeds 40, becoming one of the most successful video games in history.
Fortnite is an action and construction game. Its Battle Royale version is the most popular and it is a competition in which one hundred players participate, with the last one remaining standing.
Players are thrown from an airplane to an island where they must collect different types of weapons to be able to deal with their opponents as well as materials to build places to hide and protect themselves from enemies.
When the game is over, the area where the players are is reduced so they must be closer and closer, which forces them to face the other competitors until finally only one is left alive.
Originally it was a survival game for four players that developed in a post-apocalyptic world. After the success obtained by PUBG, another video game where many more players faced each other at the same time in a bloody battle to survive, the creators of Fortnite decided to follow suit and launch a new version of the game that had a similar design.
This is how Fortnite Battle Royale was born, surpassing all expectations.
The favorite of the boys
Fortnite managed to reach out to all types of audiences but especially among children and young people. The reasons can be many, including the fact that it can be obtained for free, has a striking design, fun and even incorporates elements that bring a bit of humor.
The characters of the game can make a series of funny movements during the games and even one of the dances they do has crossed the border of the consoles and it is common to see it in the real world.
Although it is a shooting game, it does not have bloody elements, it is also found in an unrealistic environment that is not really threatening.
Like many other videogames, it allows the development of strategic planning capacity and favors teamwork. However, some people think that despite not presenting a totally explicit violence, is present in the game, which obviously can worry many parents.
Addicted to Fortnite
But beyond what refers to the violent aspects of the game, what is most striking is how addictive it is as well as the fact that every day increases the number of people who play around the world.
When we talk about addiction, no reference is made to the taste for the game, but to those cases in which, due to it, the rest of the daily activities are neglected and the behavior is affected.
Both children and young people and adults can suffer from this type of addiction, so it is necessary to establish certain controls especially in the case of the youngest.
There is nothing wrong with spending time entertaining with the video game, but when it is the only thing that you want to do, we are then in the presence of a problem.
What does Fortnite have that holds so much?
This is the question asked by most people who have not played it and that many of the fans themselves do not know how to answer clearly.
However, we will try to discover the mystery, reviewing some of its characteristics.
The game unfolds in a constantly changing world, that is, new features are added regularly, which generates great expectations for the players, who get clues about them but must continue playing in order to discover them.
It perfectly combines elements of construction games with those of action, which is why it is more entertaining.
The duration of the games is not very long, so far from getting tired or bored, players crave the next to demonstrate their abilities as well as to have the possibility to learn new tricks and put them into practice.
Another feature that keeps players engaged is the existence of levels. Upgrading represents a challenge for competitors who, in doing so, receive a reward.
You can play on-line what adds excitement to the games. On the other hand, these games are recorded with the possibility of publishing them later.
The high level of competitiveness that arises is without a doubt a reason for players to get hooked with the game.
If we add to all the above the fact that it can be obtained completely free of charge, we can give an idea of why it has managed to be one of the most successful games.
One of the latest Fortnite releases is an example of what the game developers do to keep their fans entertained and maintain their popularity.
In relation to the world premiere of the famous and long awaited film of the heroes of Marvel, Epic Games announced that in season 8 content of the film Advengers Endgame is included.
This is not the first time that the creators of Fortnite do something like this. In 2018, in a limited time event one of the players appeared as Thanos, being more powerful than the rest.
If this player was eliminated, the gauntlet was left on the ground and the powers were transferred to whoever picked it up.
These types of actions undoubtedly contribute to Fortnite having a large number of fans who remain committed to the game almost two years after its launch.
Far from losing popularity, is still on everyone’s lips and to be honest it is hard to imagine that in the near future that may happen.
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