Fortnite is a cooperative sandbox for survival, the main mechanics of which are research, resource collection, the construction of fortified buildings and the fight against the waves of advancing monsters. Players will cooperate to collect items that they can use to build a fort in the daytime, and at night defend themselves against zombies. Construction will be the main mechanics, while in the game there will be a “pile of loot”. Players can build and edit each wall of their fort with a grid of 3×3, build staircases, roof and windows, sculpting them according to one or another need. Thanks to this element of gameplay the game is described as, according to the founder of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney: “Mixture of Minecraft and Left 4 Dead.” Terrain and map in the game are randomly generated, and players are given different ranged weapons, such as a shotgun or sniper rifle, as well as cold weapons like katana. The game features four different classes, namely a ninja, a foreigner, a commando, and a builder. Different classes have different abilities. For example, a builder builds faster and cheaper, and also strengthens the buildings themselves. And the ability to close combat is much better in the ninja class than in other classes. Players can also destroy environmental objects and scenery to get resources. When a player breaks something, he plays a mini-game, you need to beat in the highlighted points to take double damage. You can also create weapons, and character skills can be customized through improvements and leveling. Different parts, such as floor, traps, walls and roof, can be made of wood, stone, or metal. There will also be a player vs. player (PvP) mode, which will hold up to ten players.
Fortnite was introduced on December 10, 2011 by Epic . April 8, 2014, it was announced that the game will be free. People Can Fly (formerly known as Epic Games Poland) will also be working on the game. The concept of the game appeared during the game, on which developers should prepare a small game for a limited time.
The alpha version of the game was announced and was available from December 2 until December 19, 2014. The version for Mac was presented at the WWDC 2015 conference on June 8, 2015. The version for OS X is available for beta testing from 2015.
July 26, 2017, it was announced that already sold more than 500,000 pre-orders of the game. August 18, 2017 Epic confirmed that the number of players in Fotnite has reached more than a million people. Two weeks after the release of the free mode “Royale mode”, it has already played more than 10 million players.