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Why Fortnite is the Best Battle Royale Game

Why Fortnite is the Best Battle Royale Game

It’s debatable whether or not Fortnite is the first battle royale game. What’s uncontested is the fact that it’s the best battle royale game in existence—at least so far. The release of Epic Games’ sensational title not only reshaped what video games are supposed to be; it also gave birth to the surging esports and streaming phenomenon. While Fortnite was first announced in 2011, it wasn’t until 2017 that it first went public.

The success that Epic Games has gained with their prized release wasn’t, by any means, easy to come by though. In fact, not many gamers paid attention to the soon-to-be hit at first! But with a few tweaks, added modes, and a Fortnite item shop that re-engineered the way how microtransactions should be handled, Fortnite steadily gained popularity and soon amassed millions of fans around the world.

We’ll be taking a look at why Fortnite is arguably the best battle royale game ever made. If the game piqued your interest, then read on!

Baby Steps

Fortnite started out as a retail product and it wasn’t until the battle royale mode was added that Epic Games declared that the game was going to be free-to-play. Fortnite retailed for $40 and only had the “Save the World” mode that didn’t exactly hook the players’ interest. Not to mention that they had microtransactions stuffed to the gills which turned the players off even more. Back then, Fortnite looked like the games that would quickly be forgotten after a short burst of hype. Games are a dime a dozen after all and it’s easy to get lost within a sea of games that get released on a daily basis.

It wasn’t until PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, a battle royale game made by Korean developer Bluehole, when Epic Games tried to come up with its own version of the genre. These two games duked it out for the top spot of the genre. Whereas PUBG was a game that featured realistic graphics that seemed militaristic, Fortnite was more light-hearted, silly, and had cartoon-ey graphics. Thus, the “Save the World” mode was no longer in the spotlight, and Fortnite’s battle royale mode took on the reigns to become the game that would become a must-play for kids as well as the kids at heart.

Fortnite’s Advertising is On Point

To further make an impact on the genre, Fortnite made some keen advertising moves that were some of the best that any gaming company has made. A great example would be when they made a John Wick skin and even had the hitman’s home in Paradise Palms back in Season 9. This move promoted the movie John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. Did we mention that Thanos was made part of the game for a short period of time as well thanks to the Avengers Endgame movie? And who could forget when Marshmello hosted an in-game concert where almost 11 million players attended? Needless to say, the advertising campaign for Fortnite is one of the best that we’ve seen so far from developers.

There’s Always Something New

The great thing about Fortnite is they always try to stay relevant. Patches and updates are normal for online games to have, but Epic Games decided to step up even further by providing weekly updates. While it can be a hassle for the players since they always have to update their game in Epic’s client, the unpredictability of what Epic brings in to the table routinely shakes up the gameplay. In some weeks, there’ll just be a new item or two that’ll be added, but there will also be some cases wherein an entire area could be added while another would be altogether removed. Besides the new skins that they consistently churn out, the lengths that Epic Games has gone through for Fortnite shows how dedicated they are to their craft—and the fans reciprocate with their loyalty.

And those are the reasons why we think that Fortnite is the best battle royale game to date! While it’s true that there are also contenders like PUBG and Apex Legends, Fortnite is the game we argue that everyone knows about. Apart from the tons of skins that the Fortnite item shop brings in, there’s a lot to like about the game! What about you? Do you consider Fortnite to be the best of its genre? Let us know your opinion by leaving a comment!

Significant Changes Made in Fortnite Chapter 2

Significant Changes Made in Fortnite Chapter 2

It’s been years since the release of Fortnite. You’d expect that the battle royale genre would’ve been finished by now, but Fortnite still stands strong today with millions of players in its fan base. Unlike other similar battle royale games launch like Realm Royal and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds that seem to have fallen off the people’s radar, Epic Games is still churning out seasonal content such as new Fortnite items, skins, emotes, and other such creative ways to make the battle pass better. So, what has changed in Fortnite chapter since then? Find out as we talk all about that and more. If you want to know more about Fortnite accounts, feel free to have a look at our Fortnite Account Calculator as well!

What’s Chapter 2 in Fortnite?

Fortnite Chapter 2 is basically the accumulation of what Epic has learned in the last ten seasons. Epic promises that Fortnite Chapter 2 will be more accessible, have an easier learning curve without sacrificing any depth, and finally, more fun for everyone. Since the start of Chapter 2, they’ve added several tweaks such as limiting the use of vehicles by only making boats available as well as balanced changes the game in the DPS of certain weapons. There’s not a lot of meat on the bone for now, but we can expect biggest changes as the game progresses this year. For now, here’s a look at the significant changes to Fortnite that have been made in Fortnite Chapter 2:

There’s No Need to Return to the Lobby after Every Match

Before, you’d have to return to the lobby first after the game and queue up again on the main menu. This can be annoying, especially when the game ends for you immediately (this happens most of the time if you land into a location that’s full of players). But now, you can get back into the groove right away and queue up immediately once you’ve died in the game! This is not only a great time-saver, but your flow will no longer be disrupted.

Swimming Might Save Your Life

If you’re still outside of the circle and the clock is ticking, then swimming might just save your life. While swimming back then wasn’t such a big deal since you tend to go slower compared to running, it’s now a different case. When swimming, you can use the jump button. This will make your character dive underwater and leap back out. Once you get into the rhythm of it, it’ll now give you a nice speed boost. Besides that, diving can make you harder to hit if there are any opponents trying to snipe you. So the next time you’re in a tight bind, look for a lake or a river course to swim your way out of trouble!

Get a Free Shield in the Slurpy Swamp

If you can’t find a shield jug anywhere during the first few minutes of the game, then why not stop by Slurpy Swamp if you’re nearby? Blue goo can be found all over this location, and it’s unlimited! Just find a glowing riverbed around the area and submerge yourself in it. This will slowly heal you back to full health and even your shield meter! There are also vats filled with this magical goo that you can destroy with your pickaxe, so call in your friends beforehand to let everyone have a health and shield!

Conclusion

Since Chapter 2 is just starting, we can expect more major changes and even possibly new named locations to be added to the map changed. Chapter 2 Season 1 of Fortnites battle is almost at its end and it’s looking like Epic is ready to shake things up once more. What are you expecting for Season 2? Are there any Fortnite items or skins that you’d like to credit Epic Games to dig up from the vault? Let us know by commenting down below! Be sure to check out our Fortnite Account Calculator as well if you’re looking to sell Fortnite accounts.

Helpful Tips: How to Get Better at Fortnite

Helpful Tips: How to Get Better at Fortnite

Fortnite has great players in abundance. Chances are, you’ve already squared up against them in a game or two. If you still haven’t seen significant improvements despite pouring in dozens of hours playing the game or watching popular streamers/pro players, you’re probably frustrated. We understand this completely. Fortnite isn’t just some battle royale game where you can only shoot down your opponents; you also have to take your building skills into account. So without further ado, we’ll be showing you some useful tips to make you better at playing Fortnite and using certain Fortnite items. If you want to buy or sell a Fortnite account instead, you can have a look at our Fortnite Account Calculator.

Don’t Land in Usually Populated Areas

Most players rush to known areas such as Tilted Towers since it’s filled with items and weapons. While you can land there during the start of the game, chances are you’ll be dead after a few minutes since are so many opponents to fend off. As you get off the battle bus, you should take the opportunity to scan your surroundings to see how many players are within your vicinity. If there are too many people, you can simply change the direction and avoid them altogether. This increases your chances to survive until late in the game, and it also gives you ample time to scavenge good weapons.

Farm Mats Early Game

The worst thing that can happen while you’re in the thick of a fight is running out of materials. Building is what makes Fortnite so special, and to not be able to fully utilize it is a shame. To avoid this, farm the materials that you need as early as you can. We recommend whipping out your pickaxe as soon as you land in the area of your choice and start mowing things down. Whether it’s inside a house/building or the trees/rocks outside, get as many materials as you can. Don’t overdo it though, you don’t want it to take too much of your time. You’ll be able to collect the materials of enemies as well once you kill them, so your mats will increase over time until they max out.

Lower Your DPI

This is the tip that people often overlook. Lowering your sensitivity (whether you’re playing using a keyboard and mouse combo or a controller) will help you steady your aim for better accuracy during sniping sessions. Sometimes, this simple yet effective tweak is the answer to most players’ problems. It may take some getting used to if you normally play on a high DPI level, but trust us on this, it’ll level up your skills significantly once you grow accustomed to it.

Listen Carefully

Listening carefully can save your life multiple times. We recommend using headphones while playing, but the audio in Fortnite is already great even without using one, so it’s fine if you don’t have a headset lying around. Sounds such as footsteps, gunshots, and more should be treated as valuable info in a game such as Fortnite. This will minimize instances where opponents can get the jump on you and catch you off-guard.

Conclusion

While all of these tips can certainly help you, what will really make them effective is to have the willingness to learn. There are powerful Fortnite items that can be found all over the map, but they won’t be effective if you can’t use them well. We hope our tips and tricks will help you get better and will ultimately help you turn pro! Are there any tips that you’d like to pass on to budding Fortnite players? Let us know by leaving a comment down below. Check out our Fortnite Account Calculator as well if you’re planning to buy/sell a Fortnite account!

Fortnite Battle Royale – Maze Run Halloween Update!

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You know what October means, right? It’s the time when everything gets just a little bit spookier, but with a touch of unbridled merriment and the promise of candy for your sweet tooth! There are costume parties, trick or treating adventures, horror movie binges, and endless cycles of scary pranks. It’s a time to enjoy being a kid as well as being a kid-at-heart.
In the spirit of the holidays, even your favorite games are also gearing up for the holiday. Events, limited availability items, and even overall looks are reflecting the festivities. Most MMOs even have new bosses or dungeons for the occasion. For example, there are limited edition Fortnite Items and skins available right now. Even single-player games are getting in on the fun, activating extra levels or scenes at certain dates.

Maze Run is no exception.

Halloween Celebrations

Judging by the teaser picture, Maze Run will have Halloween-themed mazes and new skins for its characters. The sleek female character wears a purple top hat and a yellow-green domino mask. She still wears the crop-top and skintight pants combo, just in different colors and her top has a skull and crossbones design. As for the male, he’s still wearing his old duds, only in darker hues such as navy blue and black. Also, he gets a deer head for some reason.

Pets may get the same treatment, in adorable pumpkin lantern costumes or similar designs. These costumes differ depending on the pet. At any rate, the graphics will have a makeover as well, reflecting the spirit of the holiday. We’ll have to see if there are Halloween-themed rewards or items in the game.

Enjoy Maze Run

Maze Run: Pets and Parkour  is a maze running game. The twist is that you have to get to the treasure before the dome of death gets to you. Good thing you get a pet to help you navigate through the twisting paths. Pets can come in the form of an adorable dog, fox, or peacock. They provide necessary boosts or power-ups that make the task of running around a labyrinth a much easier one. These power-ups come as perks such as Speed Boost, Way Finder, and Medikit.

It’s impressive that this game was only made by 5 people. Not only that, one of those five is actually a 10-year-old kid. They draw up maze layouts on Unity and subsequently made sketches for the UI. So if you have the time and talent to help, lend a hand to this small studio! Otherwise, you can take the time to point out what works and what doesn’t for you as you play along. That’s another way to support the game, other than playing it.

Download Maze Run, and go run for the best treasures now!

The Hottest Games of 2017

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The year is coming to an end, which means that it is time to showcase the top three most popular games of 2017. The games that are mentioned below are proven as favorites of the year with the help of the number of sales, postings, inquiries, and traffic. So, without further ado, here are the hottest games of 2017!

  1. PUBG – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

High traffic places PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds as number one in the hottest games of 2017. Even without the PlayerAuctions stats, it is easy to see that PUBG has been extremely popular among gamers for this year.

Players were able to obtain early access to the game earlier this year, and December 12th marked the official release for Xbox One and December 20th for PC. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds really hit the ground running, with countless games consisting of 100 players each, constantly battling to become the victor. Steam has data showing that current PUBG players number anywhere from 10 million to as high as 16.8 million. PUBG had more players playing through Steam than other popular games like Dota 2, CS: GO, and GTA V. If that’s not popular, then I don’t know what is!

  1. Rocket League

Rocket League is gradually and consistently increasing in popularity. How? Well, the Rocket League e-sports scene is flourishing with gaming tournaments being held all over the world. Every tournament has multiple companies that are sponsoring the events, which is huge because large companies will not advertise their products in tournaments or competitions if the number of viewers is low. Each year, the prize pool has been getting bigger and bigger for these tournaments as well.

In 2017, the number of Rocket League players was 33 million. Coincidentally, the same number of Rocket League copies were sold throughout the three platforms, with PS4 taking the highest portion of sales during the year. Psyonix’s stats show the number of players that are active on Rocket League each day is 1.6 million users. Each week, there are 3.3 million users, and each month has 6.1 million users respectively. With the vast amount of tradeable Rocket League items available, along with the number of players involved in the game,  has garnered a lot of traffic, thus making it number two on the list of the hottest games of 2017.

  1. Path of Exile

Path of Exile comes in at number three in the hottest games of 2017, however, it is nowhere near as popular as the other two previously mentioned. Believe it or not, PoE’s player base increased over 40%! The increase occurred after March 17, 2017, with the release of Patch 2.6.0. The game reached a peak of 113 thousand players. Steam Charts also show that Path of Exile reached a peak of 70 thousand players (150.46% in growth) in the last 30 days. Given this information, it must be noted that the game is not available in Steam in certain countries around the world, so it is a very respectable number!

Path of Exile is traded in quite often amongst the players involved in the game. Being a popular trading site has benefited from this and has seen a drastic increase in traffic with PoE related inquiries.

There you have it, the hottest games of 2017. Have you tried playing any of these games? Not yet? You should take part in all of the fun and excitement these games can bring this holiday season! You can expect these games to get more popular in the coming year, 2018!