Game overview / synopsis

Fortnite is THE game of the moment right now, as of spring 2018. It’s taken the battle royale gameplay from titles like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and H1Z1, and made it super accessible for the mainstream audiences.

The game features a cartoon-like graphical style, and combines third-person shooting action with construction gameplay akin to Minecraft.

Each match sees up to 100 players jump out of a plane and parachute down across a large map, looking for weapons and gathering resources to build their own forts in order to survive. It’s a battle royale game, so the last player standing wins.

This game is incredibly popular with children and gamers across the world. It has entered the mainstream in 2018, with popular streamer Ninja playing with rapper Drake, and footballers such as Dele Alli streaming the game, and others like Griezmann celebrating real-life goals with Fortnite dances.

Read more about Fortnite in our Fortnite guide for parents


Blurb: Fortnite

Fortnite Battle Royale is the free 100-player PvP mode in Fortnite. One giant map. A battle bus. Fortnite building skills and destructible environments combined with intense PvP combat. The last one standing wins. Available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One & Mac.

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360
Typical game length: 5-10mins
Players: Up to 100 (solo, duo, squads)
Genre: Third-person shooter
Price: Free (plus optional in-game microtransactions)
Publisher: Epic Games
Notable tournaments: Yet to be revealed, though some streamers like Ninja and Keemstar have held their own events so far
Popularity: 40m+ players as of early 2018, according to Epic Games
Twitch: 200,000 average weekly viewers according to TwitchMetrics
Launched: July 2017 (early access)
PEGI age rating: 12
Other Pegi info: Frequent scenes of mild violence

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