Fortnite: Where Can People Play This Game?
The gaming industry is absolutely booming in 2020. Current gaming stats show there are around 2.7 billion gamers around the world. One of the most rapidly-expanding types of gaming is online gaming. From mobile apps to gambling for money, gaming online has taken many formats across multiple platforms.
Especially online casinos are getting more and more popular. The gross revenue was about $50 billion in the last years and is still estimated to rise. Therefore, online gambling can be considered as one of, if not the most important contributor for the online gaming industry.
Meanwhile also the competition between online casinos increases. Websites like casino.guide offer a detailed comparison of different online casinos. The thrill and hope for the jackpot continue to fuel the success of the digital gaming halls.
Another cash cow for the gaming industry are multiplayer online games such as Fortnite. Around $2.4 billion of online gaming revenue can be attributed to Fortnite, which is still one of the most popular games on the planet today. Standing at around 350 million registered users, Fortnite continues to dominate the online gaming scene and has morphed into a global brand.
Why is Fortnite so Popular?
Of course, there are a few reasons for the popularity of Fortnite, more specifically its battle royale mode.
For example, it was released at a time where battle royale games such as PlayerUknown’s Battlegrounds of “PUBG” were becoming extremely popular. Fortnite took the battle royale format and introduced a unique building mechanic to it alongside fresh, cartoony looking characters and charming landscapes.
However, perhaps the biggest reason for Fornite’s tremendous following is down to the fact it doesn’t cost anything to download and start playing. Fortnite is a free-to-play game. Players do have the option to spend money on in-game items to enhance their character’s appearance but this is completely optional and gives no competitive advantage.
In addition to being free-to-play, Fortnite also boasts cross-platform abilities, which means players can play with their friends even if they own a different console. In the grand scheme of things, there aren’t many titles that allow this cross-platform feature so it allows Fortnite to shine even further.
Many gamers use online gaming as a way to stay connected with friends, which has been even more necessary during the current global pandemic. Fortnite’s ability to be played on a wide range of platforms lends itself perfectly to this.
Where Can Fortnite be Played?
In short, the answer is pretty much anywhere.
Fortnite is the very definition of a multi-platform game and is available to play on all popular platforms and can even be taken with you on the go thanks to their mobile version.
Here are the platforms that you can currently play Fortnite on:
- Apple MacOS
- Sony PS4 (also expected to be available on PS5 later in 2020)
- Microsoft Xbox One (also expected to be available on Series X later in 2020)
- Nintendo Switch
- Mac iOS mobile
- Android mobile
As mentioned earlier, the game allows for cross-platform play via “crossplay” so, as an example, Xbox One players are able to play against PS4 players in the same game.
Not only can you use this cross-platform option to play against others on different consoles but you can also use it to take your own game progress with you. Fortnite has enabled players to link their Fortnite accounts with a single login that can be used on any other device.
This means you can play on your Playstation 4 console at home, a laptop in a hotel or your mobile device on the train. Your game progress will be updated and shared across all of these platforms.
So, yes, you really can play Fornite pretty much anywhere you have a good connection to the internet – and you can play it side by side with your team members.
Other Fortnite Game Modes
When most people speak about Fornite, they are referencing its most popular online game mode, which is known as battle royale.
Many people might not realise the game actually features 2 other game modes, one of which isn’t as widely available on all platforms.
Originally Fornite was released with battle royale and another mode known as “save the world”. Save the world is a co-op game for up to 4 players where the team are tasked with fighting against creatures that resemble zombies. The building mechanic that people love from battle royale is still available in save the world mode.
A third game mode called “Fortnite Creative” was later released. Fortnite Creative is a sandbox game mode that gives players the freedom to play around and experiment with all of the game features and create different games to their liking.
Fortnite: Save the World is only available on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac so players won’t be able to play this one on their mobile devices or the Nintendo Switch. Creative can be accessed on the same devices listed above for the battle royale mode.
by adwards on 2020-07-24 11:12:05