Fortnite – Why It’s Not Going Anywhere

Fortnite Battle Royale, a true battle royale experience.  You, your mom, your girlfriend, your sister, your dad, and even your dog are probably sick of this game.  Or, if you’re like me, you can’t seem to get away from it. What is it that makes this game so addicting to play?  Is it randomness aspect of the game? Or the cartoon violence? I’ll tell you why this game is where it is at today.

It’s free. Do I need to say anything else? Everyone likes free stuff.

We’ve never seen a game with this type of reward.  Struggling and grinding 15+ minutes through multiple obstacles to end the game with as a victor after 100 people were in the game, makes this very satisfying.  (and yes I know there were “Hunger Games” like games before Fortnite)

It brings people together.  I used to be all about the single player campaigns and the long nights of playing games by myself, but after Fortnite, those games are dead.  Fortnite brought gamers back together like they were 8 years old playing on a couch together. This game has developed friendships, found friendships, and even destroyed friendships, but all-in-all it’s been great for the gaming community

Drake likes it.  After Drake played this game with Ninja for a night or two, and eventually the whole world found out about Fortnite……and Ninja.  I mean….. It’s Drake, love him or hate him, everything he touches turns to gold. Except for sports teams.

It’s fun and easy to watch.  Twitch became a platform that now competes with Netflix and Hulu.  It’s so easy to throw on someone’s stream and watch for 5 minutes rather than having to watch a 20-50 minute long episode.  Fortnite is a very fun game to watch. Some would say they rather watching than playing. No other game has gotten this type of hype in the viewing aspect.

Just the game itself.  The building part of the game brought a whole new type of technique that no one has seen before.  Add that along with the ability to dance on someone’s dead body (shout out to Halo for the OG crouching).  It’s also a simplistic game to catch on to, color’s show the strength of guns, looting is easy, no attachments, and even though they add things such as; shopping carts, rifts, planes, bows, the game still has a minimalist tone to it that…just makes it easy to pick up on.

It updates weekly with fresh content while listening to players.  Epic Games adds (and takes away) things in the game that the community wants, no other fucking game does this.  Call of Duty puts out a game and is like. “Here ya go, you can buy our Battle Pass for another $100 dollars and get 2 extra maps…” like, fuck that shit.  

Fortnite is a game that had the perfect formula and is still striving, and even taking the crown when other people are putting out their own battle royale games.  Seems like their dominance won’t be matched for long.

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