Battle Royale, for those who are not familiar with the term, are a large scale free-for-all deathmatch, where the only goal is to be the last player left alive. To survive, you have to grab anything you can get your hands on, fight and kill your way to the top of the chart. The game’s origin and framework have its roots in the Japanese novel and film adaptation that is titled Battle Royale.
The game’s genre had a surge in popularity with the release of Fortnite and PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds), their introduction triggered an arms race which has resulted in the debut of tons of games, although both giants dominate the market for now. Both games have top spots in the list of Twitch’s top streamed games.
Fortnite is targeted towards a more casual and younger audience, and unlike its counterpart, PUBG has the option of crafting which allows you to build structures like walls, staircases and plenty of other defences.
Fortnite is available for different platform ranging from PS4, Xbox One and PC. But be warned, the game size is said to be about 9-15 GB. You will need to weigh your options and pick a suitable time for download if you are on a capped data plan, you don’t want to find yourself out of data in the first week of the month.
Fortnite is however not available for download on Steam for Mac or PC users. Instead, fans of Fortnite will need to head over to the official Epic Games site if they wish to grab a free copy of the game.
Those who are interested in the game will need to set up an Epic Game account, which will require the use of your email address.
However, be advised that you need to make sure that your system is capable of running the game before going ahead to download the game. The requirements for the game is as follows:
Recommended System Requirements:
- NVidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU
- 2 GB VRAM
- Core i5 2.8 GHz
- 9 GB RAM
- Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum System Requirements:
- Intel HD 4000
- Core i3 2.4 GHz
- 4 GB RAM
- Windows 7/8/10 64-bit + Mac OSX Sierra
However, the game has different versions, the Battle Royale version is free to play, but if you want to get your hands on the Save the World mode, you will need a little bit of cash. But also consider the fact that Fortnite is still in Early Access, its official launch as a free title will be in 2018. So opting to get a taste of the Battle Royale for now and waiting for a while the Save the World Mode becomes free will save you some few bucks.
Though there’s no Cross-Play in Fortnite Battle Royale, there is a cross progression that exists between PS4 and PC. All you have to do is link an Epic Game account to a PS 4 account. Connecting the accounts will allow PC players to compare their progress with that of their friends using PS4.