Game Overview / Synopsis

Fortnite is a popular online video game developed and published by Epic Games. It is a multiplayer game where players collaborate to survive in an open-world environment, battling against other characters controlled either by the game itself or by other players.

The game has two main modes: the single-player or co-operative mode called ‘Save the World,’ which involves fighting off zombie-like creatures, and the more popular battle royale mode, which features up to 100 players in-game, all competing against each other to be the last one standing.

Fortnite’s gameplay mechanics require players to develop skills such as problem-solving, strategic thinking, communication, and collaboration. These skills are highly transferable and can be applied to other activities, including traditional sports, esports, and everyday life.

Fortnite has also been used as an educational tool, with some schools incorporating the game into their curriculum. The game’s mechanics can teach concepts such as resource management, environmental awareness, and teamwork.

Overall, Fortnite is a fun and engaging online video game that offers a range of transferable skills and educational value. Its popularity has led to a thriving esports scene, with professional players and teams competing in tournaments worldwide.

Game Specifications

Platforms: PC & Mac, Xbox One, PS4 & PS5, Nintendo Switch, and Android.
Typical game length: 20-30 minutes
Players: Up to 100 (solo, duo, squads)
Genre: Battle Royale, Third-person shooter
Price: Free-to-play (plus optional in-game microtransactions) 
Publisher: Epic Games
Notable tournaments: Fortnite World Cup, Fortnite Champion Series, and more
Popularity: Over 350 million registered players as of May 2021, according to Epic Games
Twitch: Over 1 million 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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