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In an undefined future of the world, humanity is almost extinct. Over 98 percent of humans have been killed or turned into zombies. These now populate the world. You are part of a small group of survivors and must try to collect materials so that you can build a fortress. This must of course be able to hold back the wild zombies. This is at least the rough story of the Fortnite mode "Save the World", which was unfortunately removed some time ago.
The story of the mode, which has contributed significantly to the great success of Fortnite, is somewhat less spectacular: The Battle Royal mode. Here, too, you are on the lookout for loot and jump out of a plane over a spatially limited map. But you're just one of up to 100 players who subsequently try to collect as many materials as possible, find better equipment and weapons, or even create buildings themselves. The better you succeed, the greater your chances of survival. Because of course the players fight among themselves to become the last survivor.
You can also get support from Lootdrops. These are boxes with equipment, which are occasionally dropped by airplanes. Since these crates usually contain a large number of items and materials, the fight for them is usually particularly fierce.
Fortnite combines the gameplay of classic Battle Royal games with a creative building mode. The individual players collect materials and can use them to construct buildings in which they can seek shelter. These buildings make the big difference to other Battle Royal games and are responsible for Fortnite's run of success.
As usual for Battle Royal, the accessible map gets smaller and smaller in the course of the game. A storm rises and draws circles over the map, continuously reducing the space where players do not automatically receive damage and die. The eye of the storm is marked, so players know in which zone the confrontation will escalate. Since the weapons in Fortnite aim automatically (the first shot hits almost automatically, the following shots scatter randomly), the erected buildings have especially great importance. This is because any cover that the player can use brings great advantages.
Other modes, such as a 50 vs. 50 game or rounds in which only certain equipment or weapons appear, provide additional variety. New seasons are started at regular intervals, which can bring new challenges, a new map and new items.
The implementation for mobile devices is very well done in Fortnite. The developers have put a lot of effort into making the game easy and intuitive to play on cell phones and tablets. Thus, different settings can be selected, which affect interacting with the world as well as moving the character or firing weapons.
The unique combination of shooter in Battle Royal mode and creative building mode is what makes Fortnite stand out. It combines the best of two worlds. Minecraft meets Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, so to speak. And the implementation of both central game elements is outstandingly successful. In addition, there are simple controls, wonderfully designed, slightly comic-like graphics and different game modes for more variety. You can hardly ask for more from a computer game. So it's no wonder that Fortnite is one of the most popular games of the moment. No matter if casual gamer or enthusiast. Here, every type of gamer will find good entertainment and challenges in the fight against other players.
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