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Video Game Review: Fortnite: great game play from a great game

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Joey Bova, Deputy Video Editor, Deputy Social Media Editor

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If not you, then over 100 million other people play “Fortnite” on a daily basis. “Fortnite” is where up to 100 players fight to be the last person standing. You drop out of the “battle bus” without any weapons and glide across the map to find weapons, and eliminate the other players or teams. Over time, the safe area shrinks and continues to shrink until it brings other players closer together to fight for the win. The last solo, duo, or squad is the winner.

Within the past year, “Fortnite” has become one of the most if not the most popular game in the world. With over 8.3 million concurrent players worldwide, “Fortnite” has beaten the record for most players concurrently playing. Twice! In February, Epic Game’s “Fortnite” surpassed one of their main battle royale competitors. “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG) had 3.14 million concurrent players, and with “Fortnite” passing that with a whopping 3.4 million concurrent players, fans knew “Fortnite” was going to be the next top game. Fortnite then beat their own record within the coming months.

“Fortnite” has two different game modes: Battle Royale and Save the World. Battle Royale is the more popular of the two, but within the next year, Save the World will be free for everyone. Save the World consists of fighting zombies, building bases, and doing in-game missions to help you throughout the game.

Now to my take on “Fortnite.” Fortnite Battle Royale is definitely one of my favorite games this year. Playing with friends, in my opinion, is the best way to enjoy the game because all of you have different skill levels, and when playing with your friends, you can bring out the best in each other to get the win.

You honestly can’t beat the price. It’s FREE! Any other comparable battle royale on the market is either priced for a regular game or a little bit less. For a game that I can’t even play, I’d much rather play a newer, and free game. In “Fortnite,” there are microtransactions. I’m not proud of it, but I’ve spent a a good bit of money on this game, and I’m sure everyone else has spent a little bit of money for a skin they think is cool, or the current season’s battle pass.

Every so often, the game’s shop will update releasing skins, emotes, pickaxes, gliders, etc. To purchase these items, you have to buy V-bucks aka virtual bucks. You can buy these in a range of bundles. The higher the price the more V-bucks you get, and the more V-bucks you get the more skins and other items you can buy.

These items do absolutely nothing for you in the game except make you look really cool, or to some players, really intimidating. Depending on the skin you are using, opponents can try to guess how good of a player you are. Some skins make you seem like a good player, while other skins make you out to be a try hard and a really annoying player.

“Fortnite” just recently won Game of the Year. It beat the new “Red Dead Redemption 2,” “God of War,” “Spider-Man,” and a couple other games.

My overall rating of the game is an A. The way the game runs can be a tad slow, but it still runs really well. Personally, I believe the graphics are better than most “Battle Royale” games. Overall, the play is amazing. Either playing with friends, by yourself, or with one of the millions of players worldwide, “Fortnite” definitely deserved to be Game of the Year, and it is one of my favorite games of this year.

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Joey Bova, Deputy Social Media Editor, Deputy Video Editor

After visiting KDKA this summer, Joey Bova has big goals. Joey is a junior at BPHS and plans to pursue journalism throughout college and possibly as a...

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Video Game Review: Fortnite: great game play from a great game