Hiya Players! Thank you for reading today’s First Impressions post of the game Fortnite. Fortnite is a Battle Royale, survival-esque game in which you can survive against a horde or go straight into PVP versus 100 other tributes! Sounds familiar? Well that’s because Fortnite can be compared to H1Z1 and Player Unknown Battlegrounds or PUBG. But this survival game is a bit different then it’s predecessors and I’m here to tell you why!
First off the game is free to play on PC and PS4 at the moment. Don’t be afraid to get into the high octane action yourself after reading my first impressions. However, you can only play the Battle Royale without purchasing the full game.
Battle Royale- In Battle Royale you can play in a squad or solo against 100 other tributes (I said that already lol). You begin by jumping out of a Bus (the Magic Schoolbus lol) and skydiving to a section of the island where your battle will take place. You start off with only a simple pickaxe and you must scavenge nearby buildings (or player’s bodies) to upgrade your weapons. Pretty simple, right? What makes this game a bit different is the ability to build during your battle. That’s right, you have blueprints pre-installed in your character for different structures that you can build with materials.
Use your pickaxe to get wood or find it and other materials such as stone or metal on the way. The ability to build adds a new element to the otherwise scavenge and shoot game. I’ve seen players build shelters while they quickly scavenge for an escape route from a pursuing enemy. You’re only objective is to be the Lone Survivor
So why not just camp in a building? Well the game takes care of our friendly “Campers” by making sure that they have to move every few minutes. This is regulated by a shrinking storm border. If you get caught in the storm you will take damage until 1 of 2 things happen; You die or you make it into the safe zone that’s marked on your map. This mechanic also ensures that the games are not super long.
Weapon Diversity- So far I’ve seen your standard weapons like pistols, shotguns, semi auto shotguns, sniper rifles, assault rifles, grenades and more. What’s pretty cool and exclusive to Fortnite as well is the integration of Weapon Traps. You can place a trap on the ceiling (the only one I’ve found so far) and injure your enemy.
There’s another cool component of the scavenging process. You can find these treasure chests that are stocked with great gear. If you’re near the chests you can hear the music change.
Luna’s Pro Tips: There are a few pro tips that I’ve picked up in the games that I’ve played and I’ll share them with you!
- On the initial descent, try to pick an area away from the other players. This way you can have a bit more time to prepare for the uphill battle.
- Listen to your surroundings.- This is probably the most crucial tip. You can hear people running, picking up items, opening doors, etc. If you listen you will know the direction of the danger.
- Crouch walk– This goes hand in hand with tip number 2. Crouch walking minimizes the noise that YOU make. It’s a great way to sneak up on other tributes.
Final Thoughts: The Early Access for Fortnite was pretty cool and allowed me to gain a feel for the game. I do see myself eventually picking up the game when the price lowers a bit, although I don’t know whether it will be on PS4 or PC. I really loved the integration of building materials to make Fortnite a different experience. I imagine that you can select your characters when you actually purchase the game as the random character selection didn’t appeal to me as much. I do hope that there’s more than 1 multiplayer battle island becuase I found myself going to the same areas after a few rounds. These areas were guaranteed to have something good.
This is the section of my reviews where I list my top reasons you would want to Play or Skip the game!
- A fun way to play a battle royale
- It’s free access, I mean at least download it for later lol
- Horde (Survival Mode) looks really fun!
- Not into survival games
- Missed the free access trial
I give the game 4 out of 5 Power-Ups! It was pretty fun and the multiplayer option is a bit different each time.
Those are my thoughts on the Fortnite Battle Royale Game! Have you played it yet? What games are you currently playing? Let’s Talk Video Games!