On July 25th, 2017, the gaming world changed forever. Epic Games released Fortnite, a free co-op survival video game for Xbox One, Playstation 4, Mac and Microsoft Windows. This game has been the most popular game this year, as 45 million users played at least once.
Fortnite is the most exciting game to play since Modern Warfare 2 came out in 2009. No game is close to how addicting and fun Fortnite is. The Battle Royal section of the game is you vs 99 other people. Last one standing wins. Battle Royale takes skill, determination and a lot of luck. You can play by yourself (solo), with one other person (duo) or with 3 others (squad).
Solo takes the most skill because its just you and yourself. No one can save you, and no one can help you. You’re either good at solo or you’re not, there is no inbetween. Duo is a different story, having another person by your side takes the stress of you and you can be a lot more risky and push more often while solo takes strategy on when to attack and when hold back. Squad is the most chaotic and takes tons of communication with your teammates. Taking down 4 people is challenging by itself, but with communication and a little bit of luck you can take down a squad and you might find yourself with a win.
When you are so close to winning you can smell it, every move counts. Trying to counter the oposing player and finally get your first win, is a stressful process. Once you see Victory Royale pop up on your TV, a rush of excitment and happiness enters your body.
As long as this game is around, the only thing I can say is: Thank You, Fortnite.