Fortnite Battle Royale – Is it worth your time?

It’s been quite some time since Fortnite Battle Royale was released and to no surprise, the game is massively popular. Sure there are plenty of other battle royal games to go around, but Fortnite’s unique game design and style are what sets it apart from the rest in my opinion. 

Game mechanics, weapons, character skins,  as well as the in-game elements and environment, all have that Pixar cartoonish feel that kind of sends a message “there are no adamant rules, anything goes here really.” –  A notion pretty well reinforced by the ability to jump onto a projectile fired from a rocket launcher, in order to avoid damage and/or travel faster across the battlefield.

However, the topic we are going to explore is whether Fortnite is worth getting into if you are a new player who either plays other BR games or wants to pick one up for the first time.

Things that make FBR worth your time

Perhaps one of the main advantages of the game is that it is free to play, so you don’t have to worry about spending money on something you might not like. The other equally important aspects are large player bases and proactive dev team. As Fortnite has spawned millions of acolytes across the globe, you don’t have to worry about a decrease in player population any time soon. 

Also, Fortnite is an ongoing project, new seasons, maps, items, skins, etc. are being added on a regular basis. In other words, the game is not even close to running its course, and there will be plenty of it for the years to come.   

What kind of Battle Royal do you prefer?

An important question you need to ask yourself is what kind of battle royal game you prefer. As mentioned there are other titles out there that are tailored towards an audience who like a more realistic and gritty feel of the massive shootout battle to the death. Another thing to note is that Fortnite does not have spacious maps. You are tossed into the action almost immediately, whereas, in the game like PUBG for example, you will have a lot of open space to explore and hide. 

Fortnite is pretty chaotic and has players interacting with the in-game environment drastically different than other BRs, one can say that it resembles Minecraft in that sense. Me personally I love to keep it weird, so all the crazy stuff happening only gets a big thumbs up from me. That being said, it is totally fine if constructing a massive tower on the run just to jump down and smack the enemy on the head with a rainbow unicorn pickaxe, isn’t your cup of tea.