Fortnite Game Modes and Development

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In which game mode do players fight to be the last person standing?

Fortnite Battle Royale

Which platform was Fortnite Creative released for on December 6, 2018?

All of the above

How much revenue did Fortnite as a whole generate up until December 2019?

$9 billion

On which platforms was Fortnite Battle Royale and Creative released?

macOS, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch

When did Fortnite Creative mode launch?

December 6, 2018

How many players had played Fortnite Battle Royale within two weeks of release?

Over 10 million players

What was the estimated total revenue for Fortnite in 2018?

$2.4 billion

Which event broke viewership records for Twitch?

A notable streaming event in March 2018 with streamer Ninja playing Fortnite Battle Royale alongside celebrities

What has been a growing concern over Fortnite Battle Royale?

Its draw toward young children

What did the success of Fortnite Battle Royale lead Epic Games to do?

Separate the teams between Save the World and Battle Royale

Which platform did Fortnite Battle Royale expand to, not supported by Save the World?

iOS and Android mobile devices and the Nintendo Switch

What did players initially need to purchase to receive their own island in Fortnite Creative mode?

The battle pass

What are the three game modes offered in Fortnite?

Save the World, Battle Royale, Creative

What is the in-game currency used in Fortnite?

V-Bucks

When did Fortnite Battle Royale gain over 10 million players?

In its first two weeks of release

What prompted Epic to develop a battle royale mode within Fortnite?

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' success

What was the original concept that led to the development of Fortnite?

Merging construction game and shooter game genres

When was Save the World released as a premium title?

June 29, 2020

What does Battle Royale involve?

Airdropping onto a map, scavenging for weapons and resources, and battling to be the last player

How is Creative mode described?

A sandbox game mode for creating custom games and structures

What led to the release of Fortnite Battle Royale as a separate free game?

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' success

How is Save the World distinguished?

As the player-versus-environment mode

What is the primary activity in Save the World?

Collecting resources, saving survivors, and defending equipment

How is Fortnite monetized?

Through V-Bucks, an in-game currency

Study Notes

Fortnite Game Modes and Development Overview

  • Fortnite offers three game modes: Save the World, a cooperative player-versus-environment game; Battle Royale, a player-versus-player game for up to 100 players; and Creative, a sandbox game mode for creating custom games.
  • In Save the World, players collect resources, save survivors, and defend equipment to push back the storm while being awarded in-game items through missions.
  • Battle Royale involves players airdropping onto a map, scavenging for weapons and resources, and battling to be the last player, duo, or squad remaining as the safe area shrinks due to an incoming toxic storm.
  • Creative mode allows players to create custom games and structures by using materials collected through the game.
  • The game is monetized through V-Bucks, an in-game currency that can be purchased with real-world funds or earned through completing missions and achievements.
  • Fortnite began as a concept from an internal game jam at Epic Games around 2011, merging construction game and shooter game genres.
  • Development of Fortnite faced challenges including switching game engines and art style, and adapting to a games as a service model.
  • Fortnite was released as a paid early access title in July 2017, with plans to become free-to-play in 2019, while Save the World was distinguished as the player-versus-environment mode.
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' success prompted Epic to develop a battle royale mode within Fortnite, leading to the release of Fortnite Battle Royale as a separate free game supported by microtransactions.
  • Fortnite Battle Royale gained over 10 million players in its first two weeks of release, leading to the formation of separate development teams for Battle Royale and Save the World.
  • Save the World was released as a premium title, coming out of early access on June 29, 2020.
  • Tencent's involvement in Epic Games led to a change in the game's development approach and the departure of key executives, including Cliff Bleszinski.

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