When Fortnite originally released in 2017, there was no competitive multiplayer mode to speak of. A few months later, developer Epic games added the now-famous “Battle Royale” mode, which pits 100 players against each other in a fight to the death, where the last one alive claims the victory. Players would strap on their game headsets and hop into matchmaking, then hop out of a floating bus and land on a location-filled island to fight things out. The mode was so popular, that Epic eventually re-leased it as a separate download, making the mode free-to-play for all those interested. In the past two years, Fortnite: Battle Royale has quickly become one of the most popular games of all-time. It revo-lutionized cross-platform play in the gaming industry, provided a unique and vibrant experience, and was incredibly addictive and fun. Now that Fortnite: Battle Royale is out of its infancy, will it contin-ue to see the same great success? Here are 3 reasons why Fortnite will remain relevant for many years to come.
If there’s one thing that Fortnite: Battle Royale has succeeded at, it’s the continuous updates and patches that release every few weeks. Epic Games has done a fantastic job of both balancing between weapons, as well as introducing new mechanics. It seems like every time you boot up Fortnite: Battle Royale, there’s something new to see and do. Whether it’s a brand new weapon or vehicle, or a new location to explore, Fornite: Battle Royale is constantly full of fresh content. As long as Epic Games continue to release these updates and keep listening to player-feedback, the gameplay should hold up for many years to come.
Sponsorship and Advertising
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 2 years, you’ve probably heard of Fortnite. Even if you don’t play the game, it’s likely that you’ve heard of the massive payouts from Fortnite eSports tournaments or seen the game pop up popular movies like Avengers: Endgame. Fortnite has quickly become more than just a game; it’s an absolute pop culture icon. This, combined with the lucrative “Battle Pass” option that players can purchase, ensures that Fortnite will retain its brand loyalty and consumer awareness for a while. Between branded gaming headsets, gaming keyboards, as well as merchandise like toys and clothing, the Fortnite brand has seen plenty of solid financial deals to keep the cash flowing in.
A Whole New Narrative
Recently, Fortnite had a momentous in-game event, where the map (and all players on it) were sucked into a giant black hole. The game even went offline for a day or so, leaving players wondering what would happen next. When the game popped back up online, it was accompanied by a release trailer denoting it as Fortnite: Chapter 2. With a brand new map, new locations, and an all-new story-line for players to discover and decode, there’s plenty of intrigues keeping players intrigued. There’s also been a bigger focus on accuracy and realistic gameplay, so players will want to have a gaming headset handy for a strategic advantage. By keeping players interested and on their toes, Fortnite keeps players coming back for more. Unless they drop the ball completely, Fortnite is poised to be even more successful than ever before.