Fortnite is a massive online shooter game developed by Epic Games in 2017. It comes in 3 Game Modes : Save the World, Battle Royale and Creative. Battle Royale and Creative are available on Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC. The game mode Save the World is only on PC and Console Platforms.
Battle Royale is a Game Mode in Fortnite and serves as one of the three primary modes of the game. Battle Royale is by far the most supported of the three modes, and serves as the primary mode of Fortnite.
Battle Royale was released for free on September 26th, 2017, on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. They were followed by iOS on April 2nd, 2018, Nintendo Switch on June 12th, 2018, Android on August 9th, 2018, Xbox Series X|S on November 10th, 2020, and PlayStation 5 on November 12th, 2020. iOS has since been discontinued.
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Standard Playlists for Battle Royale put the player in a match of 100 players, in an attempt to be the last one standing and gain a Victory Royale. Players can compete alone, or with a squad of 1, 2 or 3 other players to aid them in battle.
Standard modes of Battle Royale consist of 100 players dropping out of the to compete in Solo, or in a squad, to be the last one standing, gaining the Victory Royale.
Players jump out of the Battle Bus, and only start with a Glider and a Harvesting Tool. Once on the ground, players must scavenge buildings, their surrounding areas, and chests to find weapons and items for survival. Players will then have to survive amongst all other opponents to win the game. The Storm will eventually spawn, which acts like a barrier and forces players to move into the "Safe Zone." The Storm will damage you if you are in it, potentially eliminating the player, so it is important that they pay close attention to its movement.
Players can also gain Materials to build structures and block damage from opponents. Excelling in building and editing at fast speeds can result in victories in most scenarios.
Main article: Seasons
Battle Royale features periods of time, called Seasons, which can last for 3 months on average, with some lasting less, and some way more. Each season brings significant changes to the game, including map changes. Each season also brings a Battle Pass, which gives players the ability to earn cosmetic items as the season progresses, as well as V-Bucks to buy items from the Item Shop.
Main article: Item Shop
Players can purchase cosmetic items from the Item Shop. These items offer no significant advantage in game, but allow the player to customise their character with various Fortnite exclusive, and collaboration items. Players purchase items using V-Bucks, which can be earned through various methods, but are most plentiful when exchanged for real money.
Main article: Lore (Battle Royale)
Throughout the game's lifecycle, various seasonal changes have progressed an ongoing story within Battle Royale. To find out more about the ongoing story, see the article on Lore.
Other Articles of Interest
Just getting started with Battle Royale? Here are a few articles which may help you learn more about the game:
Items List - A complete list of all items within Battle Royale.
Vaulting and Vaulted Items - Find out what Vaulting means, and a list of items which you won't find in the current build of the game.
Available Item List - A complete list of all the items you will find in the current build of the game.
Vehicles - Methods of transportation within Battle Royale.
Movement - Understand the movement systems within Battle Royale.
Collaborations - Find out about all the types of media that Fortnite has collaborated with over the years.
Item Shop History - Find out about previous Item Shop rotations.
Building - Find out about the games most unique feature and how it works.
Rarity - Understand how the game categorises items.
Patch Notes - Look back on previous updates to the game.
Battle Royale Dev Update 8 - Jetpack Info & Supply Llamas
Battle Royale Dev Update 7 - LTMs & Shooting Model Test
Battle Royale Dev Update 6 - Friendly Fire, Map Exploit and a Battle Pass Bonus!
Battle Royale Dev Update 5 - Incoming Map Update
Battle Royale Dev Update 4 - Silenced SMG, Weapon Balance and Team Killing
Battle Royale Dev Update 3 - Progression, Sensitivity, Combat Pro Config
Battle Royale Dev Update 2 - Voice Chat, Weapons, Consumables and Scope Adjustments
Save The World is a Player versus Environment (PvE) action-building cooperative campaign. You and your friends battle to hold back the monster hordes and explore a vast, destructible world where no two games are ever the same. Build huge forts, craft weapons, find loot and level up your heroes. Originally, Save the World was accessible through multiple Founder's Packs until its full release. Save the World can now be purchased in Limited Time Offers in the Battle Royale Item Shop. The current Limited Time Offer is the Mecha-Pop Pack.
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See also Lore (Save the World)
If you're out there, we need your help! The Storm came, and the monsters followed. They took everything: our towns, even our families. The few of us left are in serious danger... Now it's the time to fight back! All we need is a leader. And that's you. Sure it'll be dangerous. I mean, yeah, there's monsters (a lot of monsters!) but we've got massive forts, killer traps, and piles of loot. If we stick together, they don't stand a chance. This is our world, and it's time to take it back!
— Ray (Starting Cutscene/Introduction Trailer to Save the World.)
One day, 98% of Earth's human population suddenly disappeared, and the remaining humans found the skies covered in dense clouds, creating chaotic storms that dropped husks: humanoid zombie-like creatures that attacked the living. The survivors found ways to construct "storm shields", a field that cleared the storm clouds from immediately overhead and reduced the attacks from husks, and used these to set up survivor bases across the globe. The player is a Commander of one of these bases, charged with going out of the Storm Shield to find resources, survivors, and other allies to help expand their storm shield and find a way to return Earth to its normal state.
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You and up to four players lead the world's remaining Heroes in a battle to save survivors and hold back the monster hordes.
In Save the World, the player takes on the role of a Hero, with the task of fighting against The Storm, rescuing Survivors, building structures, and upgrading and expanding a Storm Shield to protect the area. The tasks are straightforward as they mostly are made up of building around a structure and defending it. Although, multiple levels of progression are given for players to utilize in order to better reach their goal. Players can play the missions solo or join with up to 3 friends.
There is also a campaign to progress through. There are 3 different regions in the story.
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Main article: Heroes
There are currently four main Hero Classes in Save the World:
The Soldier, with a focus on ranged combat and the all around use of Guns and Grenades.
The Constructor, with a focus on building, defending structures, and crowd control for heavy situations.
The Ninja, with a focus on melee combat and fast movement.
The Outlander, with a focus on resource collection, scouting, and distraction/crowd control.
Each hero has their own abilities and hero perks, and each hero class have there own set of abilities. The player is able to take 6 of these heroes into battle having 1 commander which the player controls and determines the players abilities, and then 5 support heroes which grant bonuses as perks.
Each heroes perk has a requirement that is based off of the commanders abilities and class, if the commander is a different class or has a different ability then the support heroes perk supports then that support hero will do nothing. The player is also able to select a Team Perk which grants the player a boost to the player based on the support heroes that are being used, Team Perks have different requirements which can range from hero class, hero star/level, and hero rarity.
Main article: Weaponry (Save the World)
Weapons are items in Save the World which serve as the main way to damage enemies and fall under two main categories of Ranged and Melee Weapons, and both of these categories have sub-categories which help define the type of weapon that is being used such as Assault Rifles and Hardware.
Weapons can be acquired in two different ways
Weapons will break after using them for a long time as they have limited durability. Weapons can be used until they break, or the player can recycle them from the players inventory to receive a very small amount of used crafting resources depending on the weapons current durability. In Ventures the players are able to fix their weapons durability by using creating materials like the ore/crystal that the weapon is made out of.
Main article: Traps (Save The World)
Traps are devices in Save the World which serve as a secondary way to damage enemies and fall under two main categories of Offensive and Utility Traps, and both of these categories have sub-categories which help to define the building piece that traps can be attached to such as walls and floors.
Traps and Trap Schematics are obtained in the same way as Weapons and Weapon Schematics, either through loot or by crafting them.
Main article: Defender
Defenders are characters in Save the World which can be placed during Missions using "Defender Pads" and once placed and given the correct weapon and ammunition the Defender will attack nearby enemies. Each defender is able to hold a different type of weapon and ammunition, but isn't able to hold ones that don't fall under their type.
The player can only place down a set number of defenders ranging from 1 to 3, and the weapons that defenders use have to be granted by the players which allows for high level weapons to be used by defenders. If the defender has insufficient ammunition they will not be able to attack (this excludes melee defenders), but defenders are able to pick-up ammunition dropped from enemies.
Main article: Survivor Squads
Survivors are characters in Save the World which can be put into Survivor Squads to increase some of the players statistics, there are only two categories of survivors.
Survivors that have been slotted into a Survivor Squad (which unlock through the campaign) will increase a statistic of the players F.O.R.T. statistics, and will also increase the players Homebase Level allowing the player to access harder missions. The leader slot is a unique slot for lead survivors which will increase the players stats more then base survivors, lead survivors have a sub-variant called "Unique Leads" which are mythical survivors.
F.O.R.T. is an acronym for the four types of statistics available to players, these four statistics will help the player advance through Save the World and can be increased through Survivor Squads and Research Points both can be found in the Command Tab. The F.O.R.T. is the collective bonuses of Research Points and Survivors that the player has placed into their Survivor Squads.
Fortitude: Increases health by 1% per point.
Offense: Increases ranged damage and melee damage by 1% per point.
Resistance: Increases shield and shield regeneration by 1% per point.
Tech: Increases trap damage, ability damage, gadget damage, and healing done by 1% per point.
Note: In Patch 6.30 The Skill Trees were removed due to the new Front-End Improvements Update. All players that got rewards from the Skill And Research Trees were given some free rewards. The Research Tab is still in game, but the Skill tree is now the Upgrade Tab. Additionally Leveling up still rewards skill points, but not every time. instead it gives random rewards and after a couple of Levels gives Skill points.
Main articles: Skills and Skill Tree
There are two types of upgrades available in Save the World both increase the players survivability in different ways, but both are important in playing through the game.
Upgrades is a page which allows the player to obtain gadgets and increase some stats by playing through the game, upgrades have 6 levels and there are 13 upgrades (8 gadgets and 5 utilities). The gadget upgrades provide the player with survivability where as the tool upgrades provide the player with utilities that increase the players storage, pickaxe strength, and building stats.
Research is a page which allows the player to increase their F.O.R.T. statistics, over time the player will receive "Research Points" which can be used to increase each of the four research statistics. Every research upgrade has a max level of 600 (+600% for each stat) and progressively gets more expensive as the player upgrades them, but the players research point generation and maximum research point will both increase as the player plays the game.
Missions, Quests, Events, and Ventures
See: Quests, Event Quests
Missions , Quests, Events and Ventures are where the player actually uses their Hero to Save the World.
Whenever a player enters the game world, they are always tasked with a Mission, such as rescuing survivors or building a bomb. The victory condition for each Mission must be met in order for the Mission to be considered Completed. A Quest describes an additional task or set of tasks which must be completed in order to progress the campaign. Quests might task a player with killing a certain amount of husks, the collection of certain Quest Items, or completing multiple Missions of a certain type. Every Quest provides Rewards upon completion. Events describe limited-time Quest paths or Missions that offer unique rewards, such as Event Heroes or Event Weapons. Often times Events will reward players with event tickets that can be used to purchase special Event Llamas in an Event Store. These special llamas contain the same rewards. .Ventures is a new season-long excursion that takes place in a seasonal zone with new and unique modifiers to tackle. Each Venture season brings in a path of continued progression and fresh seasonal levels to climb. Conquering the challenges in Ventures will earn you seasonal experience which impacts the level of difficulty you encounter, weapons you find, and the seasonal rewards that you earn. Reaching higher seasonal Ventures levels unlocks Supercharger materials that can raise the level of items in your main collection -- beyond their current cap.
These are ways to jump into the action:
Completing the Main Quest path is the only way to reach higher-level requirement Map locations.
Selecting "View Event" while on the Play tab brings up the player's current Event Quest progression. Selecting "Play Now" on this Event Quest screen places the player into a mission queue that will provide the player an opportunity to meet some or all of the current requirements for the current Event Quest path.
Players can navigate to a specific Map Location and see which Missions are available. Players can use this screen to choose a Mission based on its type or what rewards it offers.
Main article: Monsters
Players encounter a variety of monsters as they progress through Save the World, and over the course of the story the player will encounter Elemental Enemies as well as a wider range of enemies. Enemies are split into two core groups with some sub-variants that appear during certain seasons or events.
Epic Quality Presets specifications
Intel HD 4000 on PC; Intel Iris Pro 5200
Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU
Nvidia GTX 1080, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, or equivalent GPU
2 GB VRAM
4 GB VRAM or higher
Intel Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
Intel Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz
Intel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, or equivalent
4 GB RAM
8 GB RAM
16 GB RAM or higher
NVMe Solid State Drive
Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Windows 10 64-bit
Windows 10 64-bit
Fortnite was announced on July 12, 2012, to be the first game to utilize Unreal Engine 4. It was originally stated by the developers that the game would only released for PC and/maybe next Gen consoles because Unreal Engine doesn't support 7th generation consoles.
Ashly Burch (Horizon: Zero Dawn, Life is Strange) stars as the voice of Ray, a quirky yet, very human, little robot that guides players through their adventures. Players also hear Phil LaMarr (Samurai Jack), Adria Arjona (Pacific Rim: Uprising, Emerald City), Amy Pemberton (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Andrew Kishino (Bulletstorm) among the talented voices directed by veteran actor JB Blanc (Horizon: Zero Dawn).
The game mode was expected to be Free-to-Play at the end of 2018 but it remained paid and the main Campaign was cut short.
This game mode was not available in the "Performance" mode graphics settings prior to v19.30.
It is the first game mode for Fortnite and the game was only referred to this prior to the release of Battle Royale.
It is possible that The Last Reality is responsible for the Storm.
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Fortnite: Creative is one of the three main game modes in Fortnite. It is an open sandbox where players can create their own custom islands, or discover featured islands created by the community.
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When you enter a game of Creative, you will first be in the current Featured Hub, where you can play featured islands, community-created islands, or work on your own island. You can enter these islands through different Rifts, and the golden rift will take you to your own island.
If you interact with the small screen to the right of your rift, you will be given a list of options for which Island you want to use.
Once you are in your island, you can either go to the main menu or go to your inventory. In the main menu, you will see an option called Island Settings. In this menu, you will be able to choose the settings and effects for your island, as well as who gets to edit your island. In your inventory, you will see four tabs - Prefabs, Galleries, Devices, Weapons, and Consumables. Each of these tabs will have a wide range of options of which you can choose to have in your inventory. Your main Island Settings can be accessed from the main menu.
Placing down props and builds will take up memory. Most islands have a maximum of 100,000. XL Islands are sixteen times bigger and divided into grids, with 100,000 per grid.
Many Creative games can be entered from the Lobby. The Discover tab sorts Creative games by theme (Party, Deathrun, Deathmatch, etc.) All Creative islands have a unique 12-digit map code (example 0123-4567-8901).
There is no set story and lore in Creative as it is left open by island creators. Though each Creative island are their own Realities.
Prefabs place down structures that are on the Battle Royale island, including some unique prefabs that cannot be found in Fortnite: Battle Royale, making them exclusive to Creative.
When you first attempt to place the prefab, a holographic radius will appear. This radius shows where the prefab will be placed once the player throws it. If the hologram is red, it will mean that the terrain isn't right for the prefab, or there is too much memory being used on the island.
Galleries place down different columns that consist of individual tiles. These tiles can be wall tiles, roof tiles, floor tiles or props. If the gallery consists of only props, it will be titled "Prop Gallery". There are many options to choose from (See Here) for full list), and similar to Prefabs, most of them are taken away from locations on the Battle Royale Islands
Similar to prefabs, a holographic radius will appear when you throw these. This radius shows where the gallery will be placed. If it is red, it means that either you are not placing it on the right terrain, or the island has too much memory.
Devices are small props that change the way the game is played. Once a device has been interacted with, you will see a list of settings for the device. These settings alter the functionality of the device.
There is a wide range of devices to choose from (See Here for full list). Upon interaction with the device (along with the settings) is a short sentence about the function of the device, and different sentences that cover the action of each setting.
Devices can be used to do a large variety of things that alter the gameplay at game start, such as add POI markers to the island, add a storm circle to the island, add background music, floating structures, and so much more. The catalogue of devices expands within most updates.
Weapons and consumables can also be used in creative (See Here for full list). Most of these are taken out of Fortnite: Battle Royale. Crafting resources from Fortnite: Save the World (such as Ore and Twine) are also included in Creative. There are also items that are only in Creative. They come in Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary, Mythic, and Exotic.
The Phone can be used to place down different tiles and devices. The phone automatically enters your inventory if you have island edit, and cannot be removed.
Point the phone directly at the tile you wish to change the position of. When this is selected, you can duplicate, delete, move or rotate the tile. This also works with Devices. You can also select multiple tiles (up to 100).
Anyone with island edit has the ability to fly in this game mode. There are multiple options you can choose from when in flight mode, including flight speed and phase through tiles.
The Block was a competition that was available from Season 7 to Season X where you could build your own location that featured on he Battle Royale Island. To do this, you would have to select The Block Island from your island options, and then build your ideal location on the 25x25 cube at the center of that island. Lots of different members of the community had their island featured on the map.
The hub will change its design around once a week on average. The hub is where players spawn when they launch a game of Creative. Here, they can access their own island and their friends' islands, as well as community-built islands that are featured. Also, they can enter island codes to pick their own island made by a creator.
Each hub will normally have a built-in puzzle that players can solve. Sometimes this can involve completely different creative maps. There are additionally Matchmaking Portals that players can load into and play community created maps with other players.
The top 3 playing Creative maps, the top 3 growing maps, and two featured maps are shown in the hub by each section:
Combat: Creative maps focusing on combat, sometimes with building.
Training: Creative maps that allow players to improve their skill.
Highlights: Promoted creative maps.
Variety: Creative maps of various themes.
In addition the three up and coming Creative maps are featured in the hub.
This started in Chapter 2: Season 1, and is still going on today. This feature allows the community to design the Featured Hub, which is the area players spawn when they first enter a creative match. In order to create your own custom hub, you must have a creator code. You need to build your hub on Creative Hub Island A, Creative Hub Island B, or Creative Hub Island C.