The Fortnite Craze


Throughout 2017, many games have brought new ways to play to the table and brought classics back into the spotlight. Take for example, Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey. Those two games activated the kid in all of the adults that grew up playing Zelda or Super Mario Bros. However, they’re not the only games that made 2017 a year to remember in gaming.

With the year introducing some of the best games that fans have seen in a long time, a different way to play came into the spotlight. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds released this past year to critical acclaim. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG for short, brought forth the concept of battle royale. As of late though, Fortnite: Battle Royale has grabbed the light from PUBG and shined the light on itself.

But what is battle royale? Think of it as something similar to the Hunger Games. In a match filled with up to 100 players, you are either pitted up against everyone else in the match or it’s you and your friends against everyone else. You parachute from an airplane onto a predesigned map. Once you land, you have to pick up weapons and other materials to help fend off enemies as you fight to be the last survivor while staying ahead of a storm that will end your game if you’re careless.

With the concept of battle royale out of the way, Fortnite: Battle Royale is becoming the new craze. Many teenagers and even adults will go through their twitter, snapchat, and etc. feeds and what they will see more than anything else is clips of people completing outstanding kills and pictures of people’s wins. Some might be asking why this is such a big deal, and the answer is rather simple.

Fortnite: Battle Royale is so popular because of two reasons. Firstly, it is a free game which means anyone can play it. Secondly, it is a game that falls into the battle royale category which is one of the most popular gaming categories as of late. With that said, Fortnite: Battle Royale has for sure become a craze and it seems like the game is here to stay.

Whether or not Fortnite: Battle Royale is one’s cup of tea, it has infected the social media feeds of nearly everyone. And if one wants to check out some gameplay of Fortnite: Battle Royale, Youtube will be one’s haven for videos of gameplay. So in the end, whether one is intrigued or disgusted with the Fortnite: Battle Royale craze, give it a try. One may never know; They might succumb to the craze and become one of the millions of people posting their favorite clips and wins.


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