Fortnite Facts For Game Designers

Fortnite Facts A Game Designer Should Know
Facts about Fornite A Games Developer Should Know.

Fortnite is an online video game released by Epic Games in 2017. Just a month after the game was released, it achieved overnight success. The game sold over a half a million copies around the world. The number of players hit 1 million just a month and a half after its release.

It quickly became one of the most popular video games. Whether you love it or hate it, Fortnite became a part of pop culture. The number of players rose to 125 million in 2018. Ever since its release, the number of players has been growing steadily. The controversy surrounding this video game has helped drive interest and curiosity.

Fortnite has grown in popularity in the past year. Not a day goes by when I don't hear about this video game on the news. Fortnite has become one of the most controversial games of our town. That hasn't stopped this game from being a favorite for many games such as myself. Look at the below infographics 15 Facts about Fortnite by Letstango.com

Since its release in 2017, Fortnite was made available in three game modes. Fortnite: Save the World is a game for up to four players who fight off zombies by shooting them. Fortnite Battle Royale is a free game in which up to 100 players fight to become the last man standing. Fortnite Creative is a third game in which you can create worlds and battle other players.

Fortnite Battle Royale has become one of the most popular versions. Even though the other two games have been extremely successful for Epic Games, it was Fornite Battle Royale that has gotten the most attention. It has attracted over 125 million players less than a year since its launch. It also has earned hundreds of millions of dollars each month.

Drake, Josh Hart, and Travis Scott are just some of the celebrities who have played this game. This shows you the amount of attention this game has been getting. I'm going to show you the 15 facts about Fortnite and its popularity. These facts will help you understand why this game is so popular.

Like most video games, Fortnite has become addictive. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the game since its released. Parents and educators accused the game of being too addictive. Many studies have shown that the average player spends 6 to 10 hours each week playing Fortnite.

PUBG Slammed Fortnite for Copying its Format

PUBG accused the video game of copying the battle royale format. While Fortnite was one of the first game to win over millions of players, it was not on the level as PUBG. The developer of PUBG stole a large number of players away from Fortnite. The creators of Fortnite decided to include the Battle Royale mode, which is similar in style to PUBG, to attract those players back to the game. 


Fortnite Was Scheduled for Release in 2011

Fortnite was released in 2017 but it was scheduled for a release in 2011. When the first trailer was released, developers teased the video game's release for later that year. The studio decided to shift their focus on other projects and the game was released six years later. 


The Characters are Inspired by Pixar and Tim Burton Animations

Since video games are shifting to an animated and colorful experience, they're seeking inspiration from Disney and Pixar Studios. They were inspired by some of the best-known kids' animations such as Looney Tunes and Tim Burton. They felt these animations provided a memorable experience for players. This allowed the developers of Fortnite to create some of their own iconic characters. 


The Original Concept of Fortnite was Scarier

Cliff Bleszinski, the design director of the video game revealed the original concept was darker and creepier than intended. They decided to release a colorful cartoon game that appealed to kids. The developers felt that the current gaming landscape was too dark and violent. Players clearly wanted something different.

Fortnite has changed a lot since its released. The developers are constantly adding updates and improvements to keep players engaged and motivated. This allows players to perform some of the complex movements. Most of these plays have improved and new modes have created an even better gaming experience. The graphics and animation have greatly improved since its launch.


Social Controversies

While Fortnite Battle Royale has become a pop cultural phenomenon, there has been controversy surrounding the game. It's been criticized for attracting the attention of young children thanks in part to its incredible graphics and animations. Parents and educators feel that students are more concerned with playing Fortnite than keeping up with their studies. There also have been concerns about the impacts on violence on young children.


This game has also been at the center of lawsuits. 'Fresh Prince' star Alfonso Ribeiro, Rapper 2 Milly, and Russell "Backpack Kid" Horning have filed lawsuits for stealing all of their signature dance moves. A spokesperson for Epic Games has not responded to the lawsuits so far.


Despite the mixed reception, Fortnite has received several awards. The game was nominated for "Best Co-op Game" and "Best Spectator Game" in 2017 at IGN. The game ended up snagging four awards – Best Action Game, Best Mobile Game, Best Nintendo Switch Game, and Best Spectator Game in 2018 at the same awards show.


Epic Games Has a Dedicated Department for Battle Royale

Battle Royale is taken very seriously. It's so serious that Epic has an entire department that works on this mode alone. Even though a Battle Royale mode wasn't an original concept, it's become an important component of this game.


Fornite Makes Revenue from In-Game Purchases Alone

Unlike other video games that require an upfront fee, Fortnite is completely tree to play. The developers generate money from the in-game purchases that players can make to excel at the game. In-game purchases are points or rewards that a player can use to enhance their playing experience. In-game purchases are a way that free games create revenue for their developers. 

The developers of Fortnite makes most of their revenue from the in-game purchases. It has been reported that Fortnite has generated over $1 billion from in-game purchases since the game's release.


Fortnite is Available on Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch version of the game was released in June 2018. Everyone has been wanting to get their hands on Nintendo Switch. It has become one of the most popular video game consoles of the 2018 holiday season. So it makes sense for the developers of Fortnite to release a version for Nintendo Switch.


Fortnite on Mobile 

The developers of Fortnite released a version for Android and iOS phones. They wanted to deliver a gaming experience for smartphone users. The Battle Royale mode grew in popularity and many people started playing Fortnite because of this gaming mode. It's one of the few video games that you can play on your computer and smartphone. 


The amount of downloads for this game on iOS devices has reached the 100 million mark. Due to its popularity, the mobile version of PUBG's has as many players as Fortnite. Battlegrounds have reached 200 million players, according to The Verge. Both games have 30 million active gamers.


Epic Games Wants to Expand on Fortnite

Epic wants to make Fortnite even better. Along with the ongoing updates, Epic Games has stopped their other projects to focus on Fortnite. They're probably sorry that they didn't release this game back in 2011 as planned. They want all of their developers to continue working on this game as it grows in popularity.

Conclusion

These facts should give you an idea about Fortnite's popularity. Everyone from middle school children to college kids to adults has become obsessed with this game and for all the right reasons. There hasn't been a video game this big since Minecraft.

What is it about Fortnite that makes it so popular? You get to play with millions of people from around the world. It's one of the reasons why it's so fun. Fortnite Battle Royale is a game that was made to share incredible stories. You can share some of these experiences with your friends, family members, and strangers over the Internet.

The graphics of this game makes it instantly shareable. The popularity of Twitch streams has people sharing their story. Since it's a console game, it's an ideal way to unwind on the couch after a long day. Families can sit together and take turns playing. Watching someone I love to play this game is almost as fun as playing the game myself.

It's also known for its incredibly smart design. It offers a wide variety of gadgets and weapons based on your level of expertise or specialization. I'm happy just getting my hands on a rifle, but it doesn't matter what weapon you intend to use.

Killing people isn't a matter of having the best weapon or using the right sight-lines. It's almost like a hunt that's taking place on the Internet with millions of users. And this hunt comes with its share of rewards and risks. Fortnite has me on the edge of my seat sometimes. I never get bored with it because I never know what the outcome is going to be.




Fortnite Facts For Game Designers Fortnite Facts For Game Designers Reviewed by Padraig Cahill on January 24, 2019 Rating: 5

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