Platform(s): XBOX ONE, Windows, PlayStation 4, macOS, IOS
Release date: 2018 (Published by Epic Games and Gearbox Software)
The theme of this game takes place in contemporary Earth. The sudden appearance of a monster world sized storm caused 98% of the world's population to vanish, with zombie like creatures rising to attack the remaining civilization. Epic Games, considers FORTNITE to be a cross between Left 4 Dead and Minecraft. It has up to four players cooperating on random maps and various missions. The objectives are to collect resources and build fortifications around defensive objectives. These objectives are meant to help protect survivors, fight the storm, construct traps and weapons to engage in combat with the waves of these creatures that attempt to destroy the objectives. As awards are gained through accomplishing missions, players can improve their hero characters, support teams, weapons and trap schematics to be able to take on more difficult missions in the future. The game has currency called, microtransactions that are used for all of the upgrades.