Stiff arming its way through the crowded battle royale genre, Fortnite Battle Royale sets itself apart by trading the traditional, bland military simulation vibe with vivid colors plus an outstanding, freeform building system thats unlike anything in competitive multiplayer games.As the name suggests, Vbuck Generator fits so neatly into the battle royale genre that blew up a year ago the basic description sounds as standard as you can get: Up to 100 players are dropped onto a big but constantly shrinking map with the objective of collecting weapons and equipment to get the last person or team left standing. But if you look a little bit closer, it cant be mistaken for just about any other game as the vehicle youre skydiving from is, inexplicably, a flying party bus a nice change of pace from a drab military plane and also the place you land is really a giant, beautifully colorful island, as opposed to a realistic landscape, surrounded by a violent storm.

Thankfully, unlike other battle royale games, like PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds, where an unlucky circle could leave getting away from the encroaching circle nearly impossible, Fortnites map reaches least small enough (relative to PUBGs) that even when you have to stumble upon the entire island to reach the protection of the randomly centered eye in the storm you operate hardly any probability of being killed through the collapsing border.

On the island are several large and totally unique cities, each making use of their own style of structures a quaint suburb of houses, a huge office district full of skyscrapers, or perhaps a retail area with the outdoor mall. Each city is filled with vibrant colors, and also the map overall has countless buildings with randomly spawning loot in the form of guns, explosives, and healing items.

Wait, Which Fortnite Is It?

Developed by Epic Games, Fortnite was originally conceived as a third-person, co-op, survival game where teams of players could mine resources and make structures to keep off hordes of undead enemies. That version, now a standalone game called Fortnite Save the planet, still exists, nonetheless its not great. But as the battle royale genre began to gain popularity early in 2017, Epic adapted its survival games basic systems into new things: Fortnite Battle Royale, a separate, free-to-play game that seems like an ideal home for Save the Worlds wayward mechanics.

Fortnite Battle Royales inventory management is, thankfully, simple by design. You obtain just five slots, so youre forced to balance your arsenal of guns with your requirement for healing or explosives to deal with enemy structures. Its a neat limiting factor that forced me to maintain a mental shopping list of just what I was on the lookout for because i ran throughout the island, and to resist the need to grab everything else. With such specific needs under consideration, every chest was included with the excitement of hoping it could reveal the weapons I wanted most. Fortnite gives you lots of ways to combine weapons, so even though that chest doesnt think of the precise item you desire, youll never feel powerless in a fight.

Once you do discover the weapons youre trying to find, most fights in Fortnite go approximately the same way: You start with one shot coming from a slow-firing heavy weapon such as a sniper rifle or pump shotgun in ygijys of ending the fight before it started, then (if necessary) transition to a faster assault rifle or tactical shotgun to handle the rest of the battle. While its far away from the only method to play, this combination is apparently the favorite technique for virtually every player and offers the foundation of just about every fight in Fortnite.

Its a chaotic and fun system which makes fights a little more complicated.

Its a lightning-fast system where fights can result in the blink of your eye with only one slight miss. As a result for any stark contrast off their battle royale games like PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds, which is filled with long, tense standoffs where sustained accuracy often matters over a single well placed shot. Its a chaotic and fun system that makes fights a little bit more complicated than simply aiming at the opponent and firing, but after a number of hours with Fortnite I started to obtain the shoot-and-switch rhythm down and fights begun to become almost automatic.