A presentation at CMN in in London, UK by FortnitePRO
There’s a communication issue in Fortnite Save the World. Epic Games’ title is an effervescent third-person shooter with crafting, survival, and tower-defense components at its core. It will be free-to-play later in 2018, but it is now available for Early Access on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Isn’t that appealing? That’s what you’d expect from the Gears of War team. Unfortunately, there is a catch. The delicious co-operative action of Fortnite Save the World is hidden beneath a jumbled spaghetti bowl of menus, systems, and meta-game features that are poorly described by a handful of half-baked tutorials.
Fortnite has quickly become a huge phenomenon in the gaming industry, with millions of players around the world enjoying its Battle Royale mode. While the game is free to play, there are ways to earn extra V Bucks (in-game currency) which can be used to purchase items or advantages in the game. Some people have developed free V Bucks generators that enable them to generate unlimited amounts of V Bucks, making it easy to acquire the resources needed to improve their gaming experience.
This tidal surge of clutter can be a significant turn-off if you bought Fortnite Save the World with the sole idea of shooting zombies and building awesome fortifications with your buddies. But it’s not all doom and gloom. After spending some time with the game, I’ve compiled a list of basic tips and hacks to help you cut through the clutter and get to the good stuff faster (the good stuff being headshots, explosions and turning scrap into elaborate strongholds of death).
What’s more, guess what? It turns out that even purchasing the game has some drawbacks. Fortnite will eventually be released as a free-to-play game, but it is currently only available in early access version, which needs a one-time payment. There are several other packages available, but I recommend starting with the most basic: the ordinary founder’s bundle. While it may be tempting to purchase all of the deluxe option’s perks, doing so may result in you being swamped with goods before even being taught how to use them. You’ll still have everything you need to live with the founder’s pack, but prizes are distributed more slowly, giving you more time to familiarize yourself with Fortnite’s various item kinds without feeling overwhelmed.
Epic’s take on the popular free-to-play mechanic comes in the form of llama Piñatas, which can be obtained by leveling up or paying actual money in the game. The prospect of new objects bursting forth from behind a pinata’s papier-mâché exterior is exciting, but there’s more to it than that. If you hit a llama and it turns silver, the rarity of its contents increases dramatically. When it turns gold after being whacked again, you’ve really hit the jackpot. A gold piata will very certainly contain a plethora of things, including incredibly rare items such as new heroes or formidable weapons.
So, let’s take a look at your arsenal. Any hero can use any weapon type, however, weapons can be modified, recycled, and valued according to their rarity. Because Fortnite is a crafting game, your weapons will not endure indefinitely and will eventually fail once their durability is depleted. The most logical course of action is to recycle a low-durability weapon for components before it breaks and vanishes completely. Don’t worry if you’re a huge fan of a specific weapon. Weapon schematics are a common drop from piatas, and they allow you to make as many weapons as you desire as long as you have enough resources. Have you run out of ammunition? You can make that as well. Simply hold square while in-game and you’ll be able to summon a large number of bullets in no time.
The most obnoxious, pointless meta-game in Fortnite feels more like a chore than a good time, yet it’s still a fantastic way to keep an advantage against the undead. As you go, you’ll encounter survivors in the form of piata drops, each with their own set of stats and traits. These guys can be added to your survivor squad, which will increase your primary character’s stats by 20% and provide specific support and tactical perks. Then there are defender squads and expedition squads, the former of which will post AI guards to safeguard your home base, and the latter of which will allow you to send survivors out to harvest resources and level them up. Survivors may help you increase your character, base, and inventory in Fortnite if you manage them right, so don’t overlook them.
The intricate network of trees and layers that greets you when you first enter the perks menu is enough to make a zombie moan in despair. Keep your cool; it’s not as horrible as it appears. The top four levels are for leveling up certain hero classes, and each tier tree purposefully branches out to allow you to specialize in any class. The research tiers, on the other hand, can be employed to increase more general aspects of the game, such as health or offense metrics. It’s not well-designed, and it appears a lot messier than it should, but if you approach Fortnite’s skill trees like any other, you’ll get the hang of them in no time.
When shattering all those llama pinatas in Fortnite, you’re likely to come find the same item twice, whether it’s a survivor, weapon schematic, or anything else, as is the case with free-to-play games. Instead of leaving unneeded stuff lying around, Fortnite allows you to store them in the collection book, which is similar to a digital sticker book where you can browse through all of your gathered goods at your leisure. Every item you put in the collection gets you XP, but you can’t get it back once it’s there. As a result, the book is an excellent inventory management tool, allowing you to get rid of any duplicates while also earning a healthy amount of experience points.
Fortnite’s ‘collect, construct, shoot’ gameplay loop can finally begin to work its magic if you’ve navigated its tangled maze of options. Even if the game isn’t trying to compete with other triple-A powerhouses in terms of graphics, the gunplay feels smooth and accurate (which isn’t surprising given that this is the team that brought us Gears of War), and the vividly colored aesthetics are instantly eye-pleasing. Once you’ve got a chance to play around with it, you’ll find that it’s very intuitive as well. You can enter and exit build mode at any time, and you can quickly set up traps, insert entrances, and alter materials (though console players will be slightly more handicapped without a mouse and keyboard to help them out).
That is both the finest and worst thing about Fortnite. Underneath all the glitz and glam, a genuinely enjoyable and addictive gaming experience awaits. Whether the main idea’s entertainment value is worth wading through the clutter depends on your patience as a player, but Fortnite’s early access status does give Epic the chance to improve on a confusing but promising basis.
Fortnite is one of the most popular video games on the market and it’s easy to see why. It’s a fun, engaging game that’s perfect for any time of day. But if you’re looking for a way to get ahead in the game, you might be interested in knowing about Fortnite’s V Bucks code generator. This tool allows players to generate free V Bucks, which can then be used to purchase items or resources that will help them improve their game experience.