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{{#evu: Gameplay Trailer}} 60px is a massive multiplayer online video game released in July 2017, developed by Epic Games. The game includes three different game modes: Save the World, Battle Royale, and most recently, Creative. The main game, Fortnite Save the World, is a PvE cooperative shooter-survival mode with up to a 4-man squad to fight off husks and defend mission objectives with fortifications and defenses. Fortnite Battle Royale is the free 100-player PvP mode in Fortnite. One giant map, a battle bus, building, and destructible environments combined with intense PvP combat; the last one standing wins. Along with the arrival of Season 7, Creative mode was introduced. For the first time, players could create their own islands with provided prefabs, devices, and standard Battle Royale weapons and items- your island, your friends, your rules. Fortnite Save the World exited Early Access in late June 2020.

Battle Royale is available on Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and most modern Android devices while Save the World is only available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

As of May 2020, the game has over 350 million registered players.[1] Additionally, Fortnite has won the title for most concurrent players exceeding 10.7 million users online at the same time[2]. However, this record was beaten in April 2020 when there were over 12.3 million users online watching the Travis Scott's Astronomical Event. This record has been beaten once again in December 2020 where there were over 15.3 million concurrent viewers online watching the The Devourer Of Worlds Event.

Development and Components[edit]

{{#evu: Conceptual Trailer (Early Development Phase)}} Fortnite was published by North Carolina-based studio Epic Games and released in early access form on July 2017. It was first introduced as a conceptual trailer shown on-stage at the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards.[3] A few months after its initial launch, Epic Games released Fortnite: Battle Royale, a free mode using assets and gameplay elements from the main game.

Save the World[edit]

Main article: Save the World

The Storm came without warning and 98% of the world's population vanished … then came the monsters. You and up to four players lead the world's remaining Heroes in a battle to save survivors and hold back the monster hordes. Explore a large, destructible world where no two games are ever the same. Build huge forts, craft exotic weapons, find loot, and level up Heroes.

Promotional art showcasing both Save the World and Battle Royale game modes.

Battle Royale[edit]

Main article: Battle Royale

Fortnite Battle Royale is a game mode where 100 players launch in a battle bus and battle against each other on a virtual island where they’re free to loot for weapons and consumables there are different rarities of weapons and consumables.

The game is inspired by a concept popularised by the Japanese novel Battle Royale, where the last person standing is deemed to be the winner.


Main article: Creative

Fortnite Creative is a game mode where you and up to 15 friends can create islands, play minigames, or explore other islands. In this game mode, players can customize server settings, place prebuilt structures from Battle Royale, galleries (collections of assets from different Battle Royale structures), devices (traps, timers, vehicles, etc.), and items and weapons from Battle Royale, some of which are no longer in the game.

Release Timeline[edit]

Main article: Release Timeline

Release Timeline

Shared Mechanics[edit]

In all modes, players can use a pickaxe, a harvesting tool to knock down existing structures on the map to collect basic resources such as wood, brick, and metal. The gathered materials can be used to build fortification; walls, floors, and stairs, which can be also edited into various pre-defined shapes, properties, and styles.


Main article: Building

Building is one of the main gameplay elements of Fortnite. It consists of building, upgrading (only applies to Save the World), repairing basic structures such as walls, floors, stairs, and roofs, and the placement of traps, all to create a functional and defensive Fort. Creating structures requires basic building Materials, which are Wood, Stone, and Metal. These resources can be obtained through harvesting or destroying objects in both game modes.

Pickaxe and Harvesting[edit]

The Storm[edit]

Item Shop and Store[edit]

Founder's Packs[edit]

Main article: Founder's Pack