Fortnite is a survival game based on co-operative game genre with sandbox gaming. You can play this fabulous third person survival game on Windows PC, macOS, PS4, Xbox one, Nintendo Switch and on iOS devices.
However, fortnite release date for android is still not confirmed. Hopefully by the 3rd quarter of 2018, you will be able to download fortnite for android devices too.
Still, you can download fortnite for PC, PS4 and Xbox for free using the download button below.
Epic Games and People Can Fly are the developers of this best in the world survival game called fortnite. The paid early access of this game was published by Epic Games in July 25, 2017, since then fortnite is continuously achieving all possible milestones of its popularity everywhere.
In fact, after the paid early access of Fortnite: Save the World version, now Fortnite Battle Royale is available for free to play including microtransactions and anyone can download its free version from Epic’s official website where you will find fortnite with your compatible system requirements.
On July 25, 2018, fortnite will celebrate its 1st year anniversary of launching, and we would be hoping the big bang of surprises from its developers to all fortnite users for their complimentary journey share.
Fortnite System Requirements for Windows PC and MAC
Minimum System Requirements for Windows PC
- Intel HD 4000
- 4 GB RAM
- Core i3 2.4 Ghz
- Windows 7/8/10 64 bit
Minimum System Requirements for MAC
- Intel HD 4000
- 4 GB RAM
- Core i3 2.4 Ghz
- Mac OS X Sierra
Fortnite Gameplay Modes
Fortnite: Save the World (Currently Paid Version, Expected to Become Free in 2018)
Fortnite has always been in the experimental phases since its initial birth in 2011. The basic idea of Epic Games was to create a video game that would have combination of Left 4 Dead and Minecraft gaming structure.
I.e. four players come together and try to survive against monster attacks by conducting counter actions like building defenses, traps, weapons and other preventive measures.
This was the primary mode of fortnite gameplay that later came out to be Fortnite: Save the World mode.
Save The World Gameplay:
98% of the world population is wiped out by the sudden storm hit on earth, and zombie like creatures started appearing all over the planet.
The players are need to set up a defensive storm shield with the help of up to 3 more friends on the suitable environment map designed.
In save the world, players can purchase “player packs” and “campaign packs” in order to get several resources to help building forts, defensive structures and creating helpful stuff in the gameplay.
Their mission is to increase their storm shield area by the time goes, defend the survivors from zombies, collect resources and try to recover the earth’s environment back to normal.
This save the world gameplay mode of fortnite is still in the early access phase. That means if you want to play save the world, you still have to pay for it unless it becomes free to play this year.
Fortnite: Battle Royale (Free to Play Version)
Following the early access release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG (a Battle Royale Genre Game from PUBG Corporation) in March 2017, Fortnite immediately find the potential of battle royale gaming genre and started working on adding the same in fortnite as a separate gameplay mode.
By the time PUBG was already becoming so popular all over the gaming platforms, Fortnite decided to bring their Battle Royale gameplay mode in just 2 months of time.
Fortnite made it possible and published battle royale mode for free to play to everyone with microtransactions.
This is how the second game mode from fortnite came into existence with the name of Fortnite: Battle Royale.
Battle Royale Gameplay:
The basic concept of Battle Royale gameplay is to bring 100 players together on an island to fight and eliminate each other. The last man standing alive will be considered as a winner of the battle.
Since this was a second gameplay mode for fortnite after save the world, fortnite also did added some elements from save the world mode to battle royale and made it more engaging and fun to users.
You can also play fortnite on cross platforms with limited features on devices like PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mobile Versions and on PC.
How to Play Fortnite?
Before heading up to this topic, I would consider that you are already aware of the basics of battle royale gaming.
As we are not going to get deep into battle royale gaming genre for now; let’s talk about how to play and win fortnite battle royale using some effective tips and tricks.
Remember Your Objectives:
No matter what, your main goal is to stay alive until all other 99 players get eliminated (in case of solo sub-mode) in the battle. Do whatever you feel necessary to stay alive in the game.
In battle royale, you have three sub-modes or options to play with. Those are:
- Solo: – You are solo in the battle against all other 99 players.
- Duo: – You and one more player with you against 49 other dual players.
- Squads: – You and three more players against other 24 squads like you.
Remember, staying hidden, survived in fortnite sometimes is more important than risking your live for eliminating others.
Stay hidden in safe zone until other players kill each other up to certain point of time and then move on to eliminate remaining players on yourself.
Mold yourself in the In-game Situations:
There are certain “must to do things” you have to do while the battle is on. Keep these things in mind:
Choosing your landing location while jumping off from the flying bus is very important. Eventually a bad location (near other players) could cause your immediate elimination most of the times.
Instead of jumping off from the bus as soon as time begins; wait until the last second of jumping time. When you jump last, you will cover most of the map area and land on far long from other players.
This trick will help you buy some time encountering other players, collecting resources and weapons as well as to get ahead from the storm too.
Stay away from the storm. Getting trapped in the storm will lead you to the death. While the battle is on, the storm will slowly expand (for every 3 minutes) and make all the borders of the map non-playable by shrinking them slowly. It will expand from its inner side to outer side.
Most of the players get caught in the storm and get eliminated on their own. So don’t hunt for others to kill them. Just make proper planning instead.
Stay in the battle-able area and keep collecting resources, weapons to get ready and be able to jump in the final shootout.
The shrinking battleground will force remaining players come closer to each other and then the real battle begins. Until then, keep yourself hidden and geared up for the final faceoff.
Since we are talking about how to stay alive for final battle in fortnite, we have some of the helpful tips for you.
- Show your back to the oceans. Oceans are considered to be safest places when it comes to being attacked from others. No one will attack you from your back from ocean side.
- Make use of Vehicles. In the battle area, you will find numerous vehicles abandoned and ready to go from one place to another. Sometimes these vehicles can save your lives when you get caught in the middle of group of enemies. You can even kill players with your vehicles by driving over them.
- As a short term strategy, be close to the storm. No one like to be closer to the storm, because when it starts expanding, it will easily get you in. But if you have any vehicle with you, the chances to this are zero. Whenever you are hurt and have no corner around, the best way to be safe is to roam around using storm itself as a shield.
Customizing Your Characters & Skins in Fortnite
When it comes to customize your character in fortnite battle royale, we are still waiting for this feature to be added in the game from back in September 2017. When Fortnite’s Official Twitter Handle replied about the same question asked by one of the user Get2Star, they replied following:
However, to change your character’s look in fortnite, you still have multiple options with you. You can buy cool and attractive skins to your character from game’s in-game store section. You have to buy these skins by using V-Bucks (in-game currency of fortnite game).
You can also get free skins by purchasing Battle Pass with your real money. However, if we calculate the range of buying skins from fortnite, it would cost you around $10 to $20 for almost any type of skins you choose.
Hope you found this article on fortnite game helpful.
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