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The Game That Has Taken the World by Storm

The Game That Has Taken the World by Storm

by Jawad Moshin

Each game of Fortnite that one plays will give them new experiences. The game allows users to build walls, ramps, floors, and roofs with either wood, metal, or bricks. One can even further modify structures to have windows and doors. Once someone plays the game for a considerable amount of time, he/she will learn that Fortnite is not simply about getting kills. Fortnite is a game that requires a player to be strategic in order to win. As players continue to play the game, they realize that the building system is multidimensional. For example. A player can build when being shot at or build bridges between mountains. 

In order to reach that “#1 Victory Royale!” screen, players must scavenge for weapons and other resources. The weapons, consisting of rifles, submachine guns, shotguns, and pistols, are scattered around the map have colored tiers to indicate varying levels of power and rarity.  Weapons, especially rare ones, can also be found in various chests that scattered around the map. Each gun has a different and unique use. For example, an assault rifle is used for mid-range combat, while a shotgun is used for close-range combat. Rocket launchers and grenade launchers are used to destroy enemy buildings, as well as deal massive amounts of damage to other players. 

Although Fortnite is free, there are multiple skins and pickaxes that a player can buy to add some style to their character. There is also a $10 battle pass that rewards players special skins and emotes. It is a nice reward system that gives players objectives to work towards.

Fortnite is a very addicting game. There is so much chaos and action happening in every single game, which gives it a high replayability. The HoofBeat asked some students who play the game regularly about their opinions on Fortnite. “I like that every player starts out the same so that no one has an advantage, which makes the game all about skill,” said Fernando Velazquez, Adv. 800. “It is a very competitive game and it is very hard to win, but once you do get a win, there is no better feeling,” said Patryk Wedunga, Adv.903.

“Fortnite is accessible to anyone and everyone, which is why I think it is so much fun. You can play with all of your friends, no matter what type of device they have,” said Joselyn Cordero, Adv. 802.

Fortnite is a great game, and even better because it is free. If one is able to play with friends too, the experience will be even better. 
 

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