Need anything be said? Fortnite has become so much more than a flash in the pan success. The techniques used by Epic to get players coming back again and again, for what is essentially the exact same game mode on repeat. Each season brings with it a loose new theme, changes to the map, and literally hundreds of challenges for players to complete to unlock cosmetics, with more added each and every week. There’s a consistent reason for players to keep coming back to Fortnite, and of course, plenty of the cosmetics are locked behind the Battle Pass which must be paid for, unlocking yet further challenges for the keenest players. There are also map redesigns, new weapons, gadgets, even vehicles. Fortnite is a game in constant flux, Epic is clearly keen to never loosen its grip.
Quite simply a phenomenon, Fortnite has spent the last year defying the odds. The original game seemed dead and buried, and then the free-to-play Battle Royale update changed Fortnite, and gaming, forever. Fortnite is now a cultural touchstone spotted on football pitches, in schools, and on television the world over. Just make sure you watch out for John Wick.
Culturally, Fortnite is the biggest game on the planet right now thanks to its battle royale mode. Fortnite seemed dead on arrival until the free-to-play Battle Royale update, lighting the touchpaper on a worldwide phenomenon. Most impressive though has been Epic’s commitment to constantly keep the game moving, whether that’s weekly weapon drives, the addition of vehicles, or completely altering the map in line with bizarre lore-based events.