“Fortnite”

By Dylan Wright

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“Fortnite,” the free-to-play first-person shooter has captivated the world … and Jefferson High School.

This apocalyptic game takes place in several different areas and requires the player to try to be the last person standing. The first thing you do is drop off of the Battle Bus, next you find out where you want to drop. There are multiple places in “Fortnite,” including Tilted Towers, Pleasant Park and Tomato Town. Once you have dropped, find a weapon and pop some shields into your character. Now if you are lucky enough to make it to the top 10 or top 2, build. Build a lot and shoot. Congratulations! You got a “victory royale”! It will never happen again.

There are several modes in “Fortnite,” including “squad,” “duo,” and “solo.” In”solo,” you are on your own. It is you against 100 people. In “duo,” it is a bit different. You and a friend or random player face off against 100 people. Now “squad” is different; this requires strategy and a good team. It is you and 3 other people against 100 players. Be careful though, squads like to snipe.

The “Fortnite” blowup on Xbox and PlayStation is due in part to  in-game currency called v-bucks. With v-bucks,  you can buy different characters, as well as dance moves for them. The game updates about once a month to release different dance moves such as, “Dab,” “Carlton,” “Floss,” and the basic dance: “Dance Moves.” There are also different skins in the game you can acquire such as, Dark Voyager, Rust Lord, and Reaper. These all give different players a different look from the basic skins.

I have played “Fortnite” myself, and can see the reason why game took the world by storm. The game has a solid choice of weapons, such as the Scar and Hand Cannon. I really like the game, it has a good play style and different locations for exploration. My favorite part about the game is the “animated” feeling you get while playing. Also, when you are doing squad, you feel like you are leading your team to victory; when you die it is a totally different feeling. The only thing I would improve is the lag. Now, I know that can not be controlled as millions play the game. But still, it would be nice to play a match without having lag around every other corner.

“Fortnite” will keep expanding until it goes stale, but let’s face it: that’s going to be a while. Who knows, though, this game can be a long-lasting if designers can keep audiences interested through updates.

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