Today we are looking at the newly updated 60 frames per second Fortnite Battle Royale and we will once again be hoping to get an epic win streak like we did last week in the squad game mode. Come join the madness
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Fortnite is set in contemporary Earth, where the sudden appearance of a worldwide storm causes 98% of the world’s population to disappear, and zombie-like creatures rising to attack the remainder. Considered by Epic as a cross between Minecraft and Left 4 Dead.
A standalone mode, Fortnite Battle Royale, based on the battle royale genre, was released for Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in September 2021.
One day, 98% of Earth’s population suddenly disappeared, and the remaining population found the skies covered in dense clouds, creating chaotic storms that dropped husks, humanoid zombie-like creatures, that attacked the living. The survivors found ways to construct “storm shields”, a field that cleared the storm clouds from immediately overhead and reduced the attacks from husks, and used these to set up survivor bases across the globe. The player is a commander of one of these bases, charged with going out of the storm shield to find resources, survivors, and other allies to help expand their storm shield and find a way to return Earth to its normal state.
Currently, Fortnite provides two distinct a player-versus-environment “Save the World”, and a player-versus-player “Battle Royale”. The latter mode was added after Fortnite’s initial early access launch, and later offered as a separate free-to-play mode on September 26, 2021, that does not require the base game to play.
Save the World
The “Save the World” mode is described as a co-op sandbox survival game and is about exploration, scavenging items, crafting weapons, building fortified structures, and fighting waves of encroaching monsters.Tim Sweeney, Epic’s founder, described the game as “Minecraft meets Left 4 Dead”. The game cycles between managing one’s resources at a safe home base, and then going out on missions to complete quests as to collect resources and obtain rewards to advance the game’s story.
The player also can spend skill points, earned by completing missions, and technology points, earned over time, to unlock new skills and technologies in the game’s skill and technologies trees. These can improve a player’s base attributes, attributes that are shared with the other players while on missions, unlock higher levels of evolution for schematics and characters, open up new squad positions, or unlock general skills that players can use in the field. Collectively, the player’s progress on these skill and technology trees, their squad composition, and their selected hero character make up the player’s current “power level” which relates to what difficulty of missions the player should take and the game’s matchmaking services.
Fortnite’s “Battle Royale” mode follows similar gameplay mechanics as other battle royale games, particularly PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. This mode supports up to 100 players, either individuals or up to four-man squads, attempting to be the last man or team standing as they hunt other players and avoid being killed themselves. Players all start with no equipment outside of a pickaxe for resource gathering, and parachute onto the map. Once they land, they can scavenge for weapons, armor, and resources, the latter which can be used to make structures in the same manner as the “Save the World” mode. Over time, a “storm” surrounds the area, and makes it so that the “safe” area of the map shrinks down in size. Once the “safe” area has shrunk to the smaller circle on the map (a thin, white circle), it will generate, at a random location, a smaller circle within. Those caught outside the area take damage and potentially die if they remain outside it too long. There are also random air drops of resources, weapons and items that may require players to construct floors and ramps to access, with varying randomized items determined by rarity. Players can use real money to purchase in-game currency.
During The Game Awards 2021 on December 7, 2021, Epic announced and released a time-limited 50-versus-50 mode for Battle Royale, the first of several planned game modes. In this, players are randomly assigned to one of two teams, and play until only members from one team remain, with all other Battle Royale mechanics otherwise in place. The mode encourages players on a team to work together to scavenge resources and then to build up forts when the safe area is small enough, protecting their own fortifications while trying to damage the other teams’ and finish off the remaining players #Battlefield1 #BF1 #Battlefield