What is Fortnite Battle Royale?

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Fortnite has become a gaming sensation in a very short amount of time. The game we all know of is called Fortnite Battle Royale.

What’s the point of Fornite Battle Royale?

screenshot of the game battle royale
Pick your character and start your Battle Royal

Pitting 100 players against each other on a single map, Fortnite is a fun combination (check out the dances) of cartoonish gameplay with a fierce competitive streak and has attracted millions of players across the globe across all ages and demographics.

Like Minecraft, Fortnite has been able to bring together players of all stripes, giving them a space to hang out and enjoy each other’s company.

New to Fortnite? Read our beginners guide

  • Fortnite is a battle royale game that sees you thrown onto an island with no weapons or armor
  • It’s up to you to scavenge for supplies and fight for your life to be the last man or squad standing at the end of the game.
  • With the added pressure of a shrinking map that closes in as the match progresses, forcing players into tighter skirmishes.

You can play Fortnite solo, or you can choose the game mode duo. You play together until the last player or team is alive. You can also play in a squad, with three or four players. Playing with four is the maximum. The people you play with can be friends but can also be people from the other side of the world you haven’t met before.

You can play Fortnite on different devices. Read more about the best devices for playing Fortnite

What is Fortnite Battle Pass?

battle royal

Fortnite Battle Royale’s Battle Pass is a system that players can pay into to get a chance to get cosmetic rewards in exchange for leveling up and completing challenges

Playing a lot, doing well, and completing the challenges earn players new reward tiers and there are 100 in total tiers.

There’s the basic Pass which is for free and then the Premium Battle Pass which costs $10 per multi-month season. Players who don’t pay for the Premium one will receive less interesting rewards.

The Battle Pass of season X contained some interesting rewards.

The most popular skins which are rewarded upon completing the challenges of the battle pass are:

  • Eternal Voyager
  • Sparkle Supreme
  • Ultima Knight
  • X Lord
  • Catalyst
  • Tilted Teknique
  • YOND3R

The most popular emotes which are rewarded upon completing the challenges of the battle pass are:

  • Kevin Wrap
  • Sweaty
  • Bottle Flip
A classic Fortnite skin
Fortnite Battle Royale | a classic skin

All these are classic skins that Epic games have brought back but with new modifications, like they’re all from alternate dimensions or something.

We have a sexy, tattooed Rust Lord, which I was not expecting. The infamous DJ Yonder skin has been modified, so you can now remove his helmet. Teknique is back with a whole new look. The skull one is actually Dark Voyager and you can unlock a helmeted style for him. Tier 100’s skin is Ultima Knight, which appears to be a supercharged version of Black Knight/Red Knight.

All in all the season x battle pass is a pretty solid pass and Epic has managed to bring old stuff back while still feeling new and like these skins are worth it and more than just modified styles of old ones.