The Official Fortnite Battle Royale Thread...

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Fortnite Battle Royale released on September 26th, 2017 by Epic Games.

According to Epic, "Over one million players played Fortnite Battle Royale on the first day."

One week later on October 4th, Epic announces that Fortnite Battle Royale has 7 million players.

On October 9th, Epic announces there were 525 thousand concurrent Fortnite Battle Royale players. On October 11th, Epic announces over 10 million people played FNBR.

On October 29th, Epic announces they had over 811 thousand concurrent players.

Why am I telling you this? Because Epic released a mode many viewed as tacked on, to a game that many considered "OK", with next to no real marketing budget, and the player base has skyrocketed organically.

UnionVGF, you are a lover of videogames. This game has more mojo in it's pinky finger than 99% of big budget multiplayer releases. Why UnionVGF, have you not at least tried out, and ultimately fallen in love with a game that most, at one point in time, wrote off as an uninspired PUBG clone? It's free for crying out loud and it's on PC, XBox One, and PS4!
 

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So, I know I'm new here but I feel you've left me no other choice. UnionVGF, I admonish you. I know, you probably think I'm being harsh but I needed to do it. You have been admonished.

WHY DOES IT FEEL LIKE NO ONE HERE HAS TRIED FORTNITE BATTLE ROYALE?!?!

The game is free. It's insanely popular. In my opinion it's right up there with the 4 or 5 GotY contenders this year.

UnionVGF, I want to share with you my digital, high grade, cocaine. This Angel Dust is free and none of you are addicts yet. How is this possible?!
 

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It’s decent for a free game. I’m waiting on PUBG.
 

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Fortnite is pretty much equal to PUBG
 

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This game is awesome.....better learn to build.


Was thinking about getting the Pve part
 

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Fortnite is pretty much equal to PUBG
I have close to 100 hours in PUBG and 40 into Fortnite and I have to agree. They're both ridiculously fun games that absolutely need to be in Game of the Year discussions this year.

One thing that's fun to keep an eye on is Epic. They are being aggressive as hell right now because of their little console head start on PUBG. Super aggressive patches each week and super communicative with their fans. This genre is going to be something to behold going forward.
 

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I'm speechless right now...
Don’t get me wrong the game is fun from what I’ve played. It’s just felt a little rough. A couple of my Live friends play it regularly since release. I’m just really looking forward to trying PUBG for myself then deciding which game I will stick with. I like the concept and it’s fun with friends.
 
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I have close to 100 hours in PUBG and 40 into Fortnite and I have to agree. They're both ridiculously fun games that absolutely need to be in Game of the Year discussions this year.

One thing that's fun to keep an eye on is Epic. They are being aggressive as hell right now because of their little console head start on PUBG. Super aggressive patches each week and super communicative with their fans. This genre is going to be something to behold going forward.
Its the most played game on X1 so the timing was perfect
 

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I really want to get into this game but it runs like garbage on X1. That's Battle Royale. Haven't played the other mode.
 

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Sorry, Halo 5 still calls to me, even though I have it (Fortnite BR) on every console and pc under my roof... but I will get to it eventually, sooner if the new h5 update feels weird
 

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I didn’t like the goofy building stuff I saw in the demo video. I’ll wait for PUBG.
 

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It definitely runs sluggish sometimes. Stop being a fan boy. Just because it’s very popular right now has nothing to do with how it runs.
A fanboy? If you entertain yourself by listening to the PUBG vs Fortnite debates, you'll see optimization is frequently listed as one of Fortnites strengths. Plus the XBox One video provided is very representative of how the game runs on console.

If a PC gamer said it ran like garbage on console, I could understand where he/she's coming from as they're used to 60+fps gaming. However if you're a console gamer and you think a fairly steady 30fps is garbage, I question why you're a console gamer to begin with.

Either way, both games are so unbelievably good. If anyone's bored I say download it for free and try to get a top 5 finish. You'll be hooked after that.
 

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A fanboy? If you entertain yourself by listening to the PUBG vs Fortnite debates, you'll see optimization is frequently listed as one of Fortnites strengths. Plus the XBox One video provided is very representative of how the game runs on console.

If a PC gamer said it ran like garbage on console, I could understand where he/she's coming from as they're used to 60+fps gaming. However if you're a console gamer and you think a fairly steady 30fps is garbage, I question why you're a console gamer to begin with.

Either way, both games are so unbelievably good. If anyone's bored I say download it for free and try to get a top 5 finish. You'll be hooked after that.
In my first couple matches I got a top 5 finish. I noticed when you get into a firefight it starts running like s*** sometimes. First night I played a buddy and I was in the top 6 and soon as we engaged this player it started running like s*** and would not let us kill them.

I’m glad you love the game, but stop acting like people are not allowed to critique the game. You sound like a fanboy in this thread. Calm down.
 
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In my first couple matches I got a top 5 finish. I noticed when you get into a firefight it starts running like s*** sometimes. First night I played a buddy and I was in the top 6 and soon as we engaged this player it started running like s*** and would not let us kill them.

I’m glad you love the game, but stop acting like people are not allowed to critique the game. You sound like a fanboy in this thread. Calm down.
No you calm down, lol!

I definitely think we're allowed to critique, but after 45 hours of playing on XBox One, and watching a few XBox One videos on youtube, I have yet to run into what you're describing. Have you tried checking your internet connection because I think something could be amiss?

Also, nice to see that you caught the bug!
 

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A fanboy? If you entertain yourself by listening to the PUBG vs Fortnite debates, you'll see optimization is frequently listed as one of Fortnites strengths. Plus the XBox One video provided is very representative of how the game runs on console.

If a PC gamer said it ran like garbage on console, I could understand where he/she's coming from as they're used to 60+fps gaming. However if you're a console gamer and you think a fairly steady 30fps is garbage, I question why you're a console gamer to begin with.

Either way, both games are so unbelievably good. If anyone's bored I say download it for free and try to get a top 5 finish. You'll be hooked after that.
Criticizing someone else’s direct experience because you have a different opinion is exactly what a fanboy does.
 

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Criticizing someone else’s direct experience because you have a different opinion is exactly what a fanboy does.
Let's throw out my experience with the game.

Why aren't there any videos of it running like garbage on youtube? Something is a little off here don't you think?

Also, I'm not criticising his direct experience. I'm comparing it with mine, the examples on youtube, Twitch etc and suggesting that it doesn't run like garbage. There's room for everyone's take here.
 
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Game looks s***! 90 million gamers agree, so it is a fact
 

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Let's throw out my experience with the game.

Why aren't there any videos of it running like garbage on youtube? Something is a little off here don't you think?

Also, I'm not criticising his direct experience. I'm comparing it with mine, the examples on youtube, Twitch etc and suggesting that it doesn't run like garbage. There's room for everyone's take here.
No, there is nothing off here at all. And no your experience is not being thrown out either. Not one person has criticized your experience. Some just have had a different experience. Big deal.

So yeah, cool down and lay off the fanboy crap.

I have it downloading myself now out of curiosity but from the videos I’ve seen I don’t think I’ll enjoy it.
 

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No, there is nothing off here at all. And no your experience is not being thrown out either. Not one person has criticized your experience. Some just have had a different experience. Big deal.

So yeah, cool down and lay off the fanboy crap.

I have it downloading myself now out of curiosity but from the videos I’ve seen I don’t think I’ll enjoy it.
Different experiences? Mind = blown.

And FYI; I threw out his experience :tounge::tounge:
 

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I have it downloading myself now out of curiosity but from the videos I’ve seen I don’t think I’ll enjoy it.
Please tell us what you think. I think I've turned into a cheerleader for this game so some may have naturally tuned me out, lol!
 

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Please tell us what you think. I think I've turned into a cheerleader for this game so some may have naturally tuned me out, lol!
Yeah I’ll definitely post some thoughts on it.
 

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And here's why people need to drop what they're doing, and download this game tonight.

I just finished playing a game where me and my partner finished 38th out of 50 (not good). Here's the scenario we found ourselves in.

Me (equipped with a single rocket launcher) and my partner (equiped with only an M4) were on top of a mountain just outside of Flush Factory watching a single enemy loot the entire place by himself. Flush Factory can typically equip a 4 man squad with a decent amount of weapons, shields, and health packs so this guy's basically turning into a walking Santa Clause. We're perched 15 stories up, watching this idiot do all this work for us. There's only two routes to take out of Flush and they just so happen to pass by the mountain we're looking down from. The next circle pops up and it's located in just a way where our target could theoretically take either route. I say to my partner "There's a 65% chance he takes the route on the east and a 35% chance he goes north. I say we drop down and camp two bushes on the east route." My friend says "No, let's just stay up here, watch where he goes and follow him." This discussion continues for approximately 45 - 60 seconds until...our man starts heading east! We panic and try to drop down the back of the mountain in the hopes that we can set up before he reaches us. Time is such an issue at this point that both he and I drop so hurredly that we take 75% damage to our health (totally preventable). We drop at the same time but he drops maybe 15 yards east of me. I instantly hear a gun battle start which lasts two or three full seconds (which is good because my partner had to weaken the enemy) and sprint over to him. After a few seconds my boy goes down. This is totally fine as I'll just finish up what my friend started and get him back on his feet. Now I hear reloading which is great because I'm bunny hopping on top of a small hill looking for this guy who has to watch his character reload. He's absolutely screwed. Unfortunately, he jumps out of a bush five feet from me and I light him up with a pumpkin headed rocket. He dies. I die. My partner dies. Yelling and laughter ensue.

The amazing thing about these games (PUBG included) is that the engagements have so much flavor to them. They're absolute story telling factories. You can play for an hour and feel like you've just digitally played through 6 or 7 vastly different movie scenes. One moment you can be hiding in a house with a crappy weapon and you hear the door downstairs open. One set of footsteps come in. Another set of footsteps follow right behind. And all you're thinking is "Please don't come upstairs! Please don't come upstairs!"

Download this game people. Remember when Rocket League first came out and just started gaining traction? That's where we're at with the Battle Royale genre. Do not miss this.
 
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So I played ten games of this tonight and I don't like it. Its a free download so by all means check out it but in the end, I thought it was a basically s*** to play. The goofy base building mechanics lead to players building their own bases/forts in the middle of the map from the start and by the time the game map retracted to their area they had a huge advantage.

In my opinion, wait for PUBG.
 

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So I played ten games of this tonight and I don't like it. Its a free download so by all means check out it but in the end, I thought it was a basically s*** to play. The goofy base building mechanics lead to players building their own bases/forts in the middle of the map from the start and by the time the game map retracted to their area they had a huge advantage.

In my opinion, wait for PUBG.
The map retracts to random areas. If someone did that they just got very lucky.

Building early like that is not a viable strategy.