Today, things are a little different. I’ve recently been talking about gaming, so I thought it was time to address one of the biggest games going on right now. Let’s talk Fortnite.
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The top deal that comes up on PS4 Deals at the moment is the Fortnite package. I know lots of kids are into it right now. I had no idea what it is, so, I thought it would be nice to bring an aspiring gamer, my younger brother Oliver, along to tell you about it. If you want to impress your kids by how much you know about Fortnite, then read on! He’s even added some photos in.
Fortnite is a solely online battle royale game that can be downloaded for free from a wide range of gaming devices ranging from: Xbox one, ps4, gaming pc and computers running with windows 10+, iOS devices and recently selected Android devices.
Fortnite itself is free to download but there are two game modes, Battle Royale and Save the World. Save the world will cost £50 in vbucks, which is Fortnite currency, whereas Battle Royale is free to play.
Whilst Battle Royale is free to play you can purchase cosmetics, these will not grant any advantages or disadvantages, all purchasable items are only for show. They include things like ‘emotes’ – these are dances your character can perform.‘Skins’ are character models. You can also get ‘back blings’ which are backpacks your character can wear, but will not grant any extra inventory space. You can also get ‘contrails’ these come off the character whilst in sky dive mode eg: flames, air trails and Chinese’s lanterns. Furthermore, you can purchase ‘pickaxes’ that are tools used to harvest resources.
All of these items are gained through vbucks, that can be purchased or earned through the battle pass. Any items you earn will permanently stay with you. You can, of course, play Fortnite absolutely free, as long as you have a console to play it on, and then you soak up the enjoyment of the game. It’s what you make of the game that counts.
Fortnite starts on ‘The Starting Island’ that is based off an airport where you are teleported onto ‘The Battle Bus’ where you can jump out and deploy your glider to reach certain locations on the map.
Fortnite recently added the option to thank the bus driver before you jump, it doesn’t provide any additional bonuses, it’s just nice to be nice.
Harvesting is also a big part of Fortnite. Players can also harvest materials such as wood, brick and metal. Whilst wood builds quicker and it is easier to come across, it doesn’t have as much health as brick or metal. With materials, you can build structures like floors, roofs, stairs, pyramids and walls.
Players can find shields or health items across the map such as bandages, slurp juice, shield potions and more. These give the character more life.
It’s not all bonuses and health though, the game also contains ‘trap’ items. These are the kind of things you’ll want to avoid. For example, the spike trap deals 120 damage to an opponent who walks into it! Be careful of the traps!
There are two types of vehicles you can drive on Fortnite. The first being a shopping cart that allows one person to push and scoot and another to attack. The shopping cart can be a really good way to travel long distances if used correctly. The other drivable is the golf caddy or the ‘ATK’ (all-terrain kart).
So, what’s the goal of Fortnite? The goal is to be the last player standing to get a victory royale added to your record. When you get your first victory royal, you are gifted with a free glider based on the Fortnite season.
So, how do you get better? Well, there is no practice mode so you have to become better by experience. Learning about the dangerous areas can help and make sure you find out where the best loot is based. Practise makes perfect.
I personally really like the game because of how satisfying it is to finally get a win. I also know people who don’t play on or have Xbox. Fortnite allows a cross-platform play that allows me to play with my friends on the Nintendo Switch or PC, something other games don’t allow you to do.
It’s also really good to play Fortnite on PS4 as it’s the only platform that allows you to use ‘skins’.
People should play the game because it’s something that doesn’t compare to other games. It’s a whole new level of fun and it is reshaping how gaming is as a whole.
Thanks, Oliver! So, what do you think? Not a bad writer!
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