If there’s one thing gamers love to do more than play their beloved games is talking about them.
This inevitably also leads to them debating which games are the best.
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You might have actually heard spirited discussions on whether Fortnite is the best game and they often follow the same pattern of argumentation.
- it’s a fun game
- it has a lot of people playing it
- it’s easy for people to get into because it’s free-to-play
These are all reason why a lot of Fortnite fans believe their game is the best. (I wrote a piece on Fortnite vs Minecraft and their differences.)
But the question itself is quite a loaded one because not everyone shares the same taste in things such as video games. What we can do, though, is break down what makes Fortnite such a great game to get into.
What makes Fortnite fun?
Fortnite takes some of the best aspects of other games and mashes them up into a fun-filled single experience.
You’ve got your exploration, your resource collection, your shooting-others-in-the-face and your building all wrapped up and tied in a neat little bow.
Other games have similar traits, such as PUBG, but what makes Fortnite even more fun is its lighthearted cartoony art style. On top of that, you can make your cartoon avatar do a fun dance at pretty much any time.
What’s not to love?
Why is Fortnite so popular?
Every Fortnite fan has their own reason for playing the game so it’s hard to pinpoint what makes the game so appealing to millions of players around the world.
If we’re getting our arm twisted, one safe bet is to point to the game’s price tag. It’s a completely free-to-play game. If you don’t care much about cosmetics and dances, you can play Fortnite for as long as you want for however long you can stomach it. Everything is always better when it’s free, as the saying goes.
Another good reason for being so popular is because celebrities have gotten in on the Fortnite action. Popular artists like Marshmellow and Travis Scott have performed concerts in Fortnite’s social space. R&B artist Drake played Fortnite with popular streamer Ninja a while back. There are also so many movie and TV show tie-ins such as the Emperor from Star Wars’ intergalactic message that was echoing throughout the game while the latest movie premiered in cinemas.
How can I get my friends to play Fortnite with me?
If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably been wanting to convince your friends that Fortnite is the best game ever and they should join you. The best way to get them to experience it with them is to show them what a good time the game is when playing as a group.
Help your friends get the game on whatever device they’re using then get them to join you in a squad-based match.
Remember that Fortnite has been around for a few years and most players know what they’re doing. If you want your friends to see what a good time the game is, you’ll need to be their guide (or check out my beginners guide) and show them the ropes.
Pretty new to Fortnite? Also check out these 5 Quick tips for beginners »