Fortnite is a free-to-play cooperative open-world zombie action game with a cartoonish style. Players will have to explore the world, fight off the attacks of the living dead, and defend their territory. In addition to exploring the world the game has a battle royale mode, where players can also build their fortresses, but here they have to fight not with the undead, and with the other players.
Fortnite Battle Royale has become the main rival of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds not only on Twitch, but also in terms of the number of people playing simultaneously. However, here the free-to-play nature of the game had its say - Fortnite BR does not require any costs, and therefore allows you to very quickly start playing and winning.
Fortnite review in 2020. What did "Chapter Two" bring and why am I high on this game again?
The last time I ran Fortnite was around July, when I bought my Nintendo Switch and just decided to see how Epic Games' Battle Royale felt on the hybrid console. But the FPS was slipping even at times when it couldn't possibly have been - I got frustrated and deleted the game.
With the release of Chapter 2, after which the game has a new map and mechanics, I decided to download it again, this time on my PC. And now I see so many reasons to return.
I don't remember very well anymore exactly how Fortnite changed before the second chapter, so it's actually a new game for me. I had to reacquaint myself with the awkward drop-off system and remember again how to quickly build myself up with ladders under enemy fire. At the same time the game literally played with new colors: the developers pumped up the graphics, updated the models of weapons and items, added animation when using shields and medkits, and many other little things that pleases the eye.
Particularly interesting is the first entrance to the game. At the end of the cinematic trailer character jumps out of the bus, and immediately begins the match - already under our control. Then we already get to the familiar menu with the ability to choose a game mode, look at the content of the battle pass and available challenges. As it turns out, I have the Psycho skin from Borderlands - because I pre-ordered the third part.
The main reason to return to Fortnite for seasoned gamers is the all-new map. To further motivate players to explore it, the developers have even hidden the area behind the fog of war - you have to walk around the entire neighborhood to learn the names of individual locations and open it completely.
After the start of the first match I paid attention to the very edge of the screen - there is a purple experience bar. Experience is now given for literally everything: opening chests, kills, survival time, and so on. And if you distinguish yourself and make a few kills or complete tests, then in the center of the screen will pop up a huge notification about the received medal, just like in Call of Duty. On the one hand, this is a cool innovation, which allows you to monitor your own progress. On the other hand, the pop-up notices are sometimes distracting and disturbing. One of them, for example, popped up right during a fierce firefight, which caused my teammate to die and tilt.
But the next innovation is much more interesting. In some secluded corners of the map appeared machine tools, which can be pumped weapon, if you collect enough resources. I managed to find one during a match, and a lucky opponent gave me enough resources to upgrade my blue gun to purple.
Other than that, it's still the same Fortnite. With fierce TTK (you literally get killed here in a few shots), hardcore construction mechanics, and cartoonish graphics. There is still tons of content, and even more ways to spend your hard-earned money. Which, as a matter of fact, I did. I bought Battlepass and will definitely play for a few more days, because it's so good.