Fortnite is popular for its Battle Royale mode, but the franchise is more than that. Many games like PUBG have had their great moments, but eventually became irrelevant. This is mainly because player demands are constantly changing and developers often fail to meet them.
Minecraft, Roblox and GTA 5 are three of the most popular games in history. After decades of release, gamers play these games with the same enthusiasm. It’s safe to assume that Fortnite will soon be on this list, and here’s why.
Note: This article is based on the subjective opinion of its author.
Fortnite has the potential to become anything and everything
We now live in a world where people are actively trying to maintain a virtual life. They want to be a part of the metaverse where they can be whoever they want, wear whatever they want, and experience things that might have been impossible in real life.
Epic Games’ Battle Royale title is already the ideal metaverse. It’s a free-to-play platform that works like a metaverse, from creating your own maps to attending live concerts with millions of people.
Players can purchase skins for real currency (V-Bucks) in the Item Shop, and can roam amongst each other in Party Royale mode. The mode is especially dedicated to gamers who don’t want to play a sweaty Battle Royale game. They can put on their favorite skins and dance with each other.
The Fortnite universe is not limited to characters like Midas, The Foundation or Dr. Slone. There are countless characters from other video games, TV series, and movie franchises.
If Party Royale mode and in-game concerts are not enough, readers need to understand the importance of Creative mode. Epic Games has updated it over and over again, thanks to which loopers can create maps based on a wide range of genres like Parkour, Horror, Simulation, and more.
The goal of Creative mode is to bring other game genres under the Fortnite umbrella. This is similar to Roblox and Minecraft, which have kept their fashion going through well-maintained creative modes.
What sets Fortnite apart from other Battle Royale games?
In terms of Battle Royale gameplay, many gamers can mention a few aspects where Apex Legends and Warzone are better. However, on the subject of the impact on the gaming industry, the competition is not even close.
With a Marvel-themed season, Zero War comics, DC’s Batman: Zero Point comics, and a Star Wars collaboration under its name, it’s surreal to see how Fortnite is ahead of its competitors. It has changed the way the world used to view gaming and has made gaming an integral part of pop culture.
A few years ago, video games were considered a way to pass the time doing nothing. Contrary to this notion, Epic Games has promoted movements like Black Lives Matter and the LGBTQIA+ community through virtual concerts and in-game cosmetics, respectively.
Additionally, the Battle Royale community recently helped generate over $144 million for the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
In general, Epic Games will soon be able to create its own metaverse in which everything is possible. PlayStation’s Kratos will be driving an off-road car while Naruto will be busy battling IO guards with high-tech weapons.
Such a scenario is impossible to witness in any other game globally and it certainly sets Fortnite apart.