Fortnite Was Initially Shown to the World All the Way Back in 2011 It’s hard to fathom how long its taken for Fortnite to finally become available for the playing public. While Cliff Bleszinski was still associated with Epic Games, Fortnite saw its debut within a reveal trailer during the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards. Afterwards, the game stayed in development for an unexpectedly long period of time. Epic Games soon acquired video game studio People Can Fly at one point, who was added to the project as development assistants. Even though People Can Fly eventually went back to being an independent studio, they still chose to offer their help during Fortnite’s continued production. Big news for the game arrived in 2014 when Fortnite was announced as a free-to-play game. Those lucky enough to check out the game during its Alpha Phase got to play it that very same year. A Closed Beta version of the game became available soon thereafter. Come July 25, 2017, Fortnite will become even more accessible when it enters into its Early Access period. The final version of the game will then transition into its free-to-play phase in 2018. . Players Have to Brave the Dangers of a World Ravaged by Monsters Fortnite is a co-op survival game with crafting elements. In order to survive within its dangerous world, players have to accomplish a variety of repeated tasks – explore, scrounge up all types of items, develop firearms/melee weapons, construct fortified buildings and defend your allies/fort from a monster horde. While the sun is still out, you and your party set out into the world to accomplish all of the game’s collecting and crafting goals. The overall terrain of the maps you play on are randomly generated, so players can’t just simply remember the layout of whatever location they’re placed within. The game’s ever changing elements challenges its participants to evolve as they’re thrown into ever changing situations. When a certain set of purple clouds form, all hells breaks loose. The action-centric portions of the game kick in as you utilize all types of weaponry to fend off rampaging creatures. . There’s Four Character Classes to Choose From – Ninja, Outlander, Soldier and Constructor You can choose to brave the dangers of Fortnite as one of four different character classes – Soldier, Constructer, Outlander and Ninja. Soldiers are battle ready and usually carry around heavy weaponry, such as shotguns and rocket launchers. Their special abilities are “Debilitating Shots” (allows them to increase the amount of damage on a chosen target for a certain period of time) and “Make it Rain’ (a Soldier will be able to increase their rate of fire for a limited time after they land a headshot). Constructers are master builders, but they tend to move slowly. Their specialty tool is known as the B.A.S.E. (Basic Automated Sentinel Edifice), which gives them the ability to build structures at a much cheaper cost.