Fortnite: Everything you need to know!
It's go-time on iOS for Fortnite
The battle royale hit Fortnite for iOS is now ready to download to everyone who has an iOS device. Whether you've been lucky enough to have the game since the invite event started, or you're just downloading it right now, you may be wondering what it's all about.
Here's everything you need to know about Fortnite Battle Royale.
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What's new with Fortnite?
April 26, 2018: Fortnite Season 4 announced, possible superhero theme inbound
From Windows Central:
The end of the Fortnite Battle Royale Season 3 Battle Pass is almost upon us, and with just four days of that remaining, Epic Games has officially announced the new season.
Battle. Adapt. Win.— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 26, 2018
Season 4 Coming Soon pic.twitter.com/dLDnEXw8u0
The cryptic teaser seems to suggest some kind of superhero theme, and given everyone who bought the Season 3 Battle Pass was rewarded with an outfit immediately, perhaps we'll be getting that this time around.
And if you look really closely the graphic looks a lot like the comet or meteor or whatever it actually is that is currently visible in the sky over the map. Combined with the recent appearance of emergency sirens and Llama broadcast messages on TV screens across the map, and the "brace for impact" slogan on the Fortnite website, could we finally be about to see what's going to happen?
Will Tilted Towers be wiped out completely? Or is it all just a wild conspiracy theory? Either way, Epic is doing a great job of keeping the community on tenterhooks and it looks like we're a matter of days from finding out.
How do I play?
The goal of Fortnite Battle Royale is to be the last person alive in the match, which could have as many as 99 other players.
When you start the game, you fall from the sky with a wing suit and a parachute and land somewhere on the giant island tasked with finding items, guns, and ammo to defend yourself and take out other players. Of course, every couple of minutes, the map gets smaller, forcing all the remaining players to converge on a specific part of the map. This forces players out of hiding and ensures that the game will actually end, because eventually, the map gets so small that there's not really anywhere to hide.
You can only carry so many guns and items at once, and once you die you're out of the game, meaning you'll have to manage your loadout and equipment fairly often to give yourself the best chance of survival.
I mentioned before that there's a crafting element to the game, and that's true. Every player has a pickaxe that can be used to tear down or break pretty much anything in the game into raw resources. These resources can then be used to make structures, such as walls, stairs, doors, and a ton of other things. To be clear, you don't have to use these features, but quickly putting up a wall or other structure to avoid enemy fire is definitely one strategy people ue.
When can I play it?
The short answer is I don't know; however, it's a little more complicated than that. The beta version of Fortnite: Battle Royale launched to select people on March 12th 2018, but Epic Games (the developers), have said they will be rolling out new invites to the beta as time goes on.
In plain terms, you can go to the Fortnite Battle Royale website, enter your email, and sign up to receive an invite to the game when more become available. When exactly you will get an invite to try the game is anybody's guess, but I know if you want a chance to play it as soon as you can, you need to sign up!
On top that, players who receive invites to the beta from Epic Games will also get friend invite codes to share with others. How many codes is unspecified, but it sounds like the people lucky enough to get in on the beta will have the chance to get a few other people into the action sooner!
NOTE: The Fortnite website has been going down a lot due to increased traffic and some scheduled maintenance. If you receive a 404 message while trying to load the site, you'll need to wait until the site is back up and running.
How much will it cost?
The game will be free to download — even the console and PC version of the game are free to download — but there will likely be some in-app purchases.
I don't know all the details (since the game hasn't launched yet) but in the console and PC versions, Epic Games has character skins and other cosmetic add-ons for purchase.
Epic Games has said the game will be the same as the console version that people know and love, so I can't imagine them changing anything for the mobile release.
Is it cross-platform?
Epic Games has said that Fortnite Battle Royale on mobile will support cross-platform play between the PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS, and eventually the Android versions. As of right now, the Xbox One is the out man out. Epic Games has said they are working on getting Xbox One into the fold; however, no date on when that will be completed has been announced.
What else do you want to know?
Let me know in the comments down below, and I'll try to give you an answer!