Launched in 2017, Fortnite: Battle Royale is a free online survival game. It is a ‘shooter style’ game, meaning players battle it out against opponents with multiple weapon styles, but it is also a construction style game (like Minecraft) that allows players to create and personalise their own game components. Upon its release, Fortnite quickly became a huge success among children and young people. It now has three different game options – Fortnite: Save the World, Fortnite Battle Royale, and Fortnite Creative.
Fortnite can be played on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and iOS devices. It is a popular subject of gaming livestreams on Twitch and many ‘tips and tricks’ videos showing gameplay can be found on YouTube.