After last week’s release of the IOS version, Fortnite has emerged as the latest gaming sensation. It’s all about surviving a zombie apocalypse, which is triggered by an extinction-level-event storm. The game begins with contestants parachuting onto an island as storm clouds gather. Armed only with a pickax, players commence to rounding up weapons and supplies to build fortifications, to try and fend off the coming undead horde. The graphics aren’t that graphic, and they don’t have too much in the way of blood or gore.
Millions upon millions of game enthusiasts, some of them rather famous, play Fortnite. The rapper Drake is a big fan and attracted an online audience of more than one 600,000 viewers when he recently played a game with the well-known streamer Ninja. Even though it requires an invite to play; and is not yet available for Android devices, only Apple operating systems. It’s a property the company is determined to protect. You have to apply online for an invitation email, available from epicgames.com.
If you’re an Android user it’s not ready yet and probably won’t be for a while yet.
Fortnite for iOS updated with new landscape and 100 tiers of new rewards
After out-earning Candy Crush and notching up $25M during its first month on iOS, Fortnite has seen the updates keep coming as Epic Games seeks to maintain the momentum. The developer has just announced that its Season 4 update is now rolling out for iOS, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Shards of a massive comet have crashed into the map altering the landscape. Discover gravity-defying Hop Rocks and find new ways to play.
The Season 4 Battle Pass is here sporting 100 tiers of awesome new rewards, including new cosmetic items, emotes and Sprays. Bear witness to the aftermath of the comet’s impact while you level up your Battle Pass to earn all new loot. Gear up!
How to Get Started Playing ‘Fortnite Battle Royale’
If you haven’t played Fortnite yet you probably know someone who has. The free battle royale-style game is pretty much unavoidable in 2018. The basic premise behind Fortnite Battle Royale might seem simple, but there’s actually a lot to it. Part of Fortnite’s success comes from the fact that you can play it on almost any platform. You can even play on your iPhone, but it’s not available on Android -at least not yet.
Finally, you’ll have to pick from a few different Battle Royale modes. Where you land plays a huge factor in how the rest of the game plays out, so think twice before you leap from that bus. If you’re playing one of the regular game modes, you’ll probably want to land somewhere relatively secluded. One of the things that sets Fortnite apart from the competition is the ability to build. The first thing you’ll need to do is find materials.
If you’re under attack, building is your first line of defense. Building forts is great, but you’ll need some weapons if you want to take out all your enemies and win the match.