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The Best Game I Played: February 2018 | Fortnite Updated

March 01, 2018

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By: Max Cannon

A lot of different games flash across my TV, some of them good and some of them are not so good. If you're looking for a great gaming recommendation you are reading the right article. Each and every month I'll give you the update on my favorite game I played over the last 30 or 31 days. Some of these games will be newer releases and some will be ancient games that I dug out of my dusty old cabinet but they'll always be something I'm passionate about.

This month's game is...

Fortnite Battle Royale (Updated)

Fortnite Battle Royale just keeps getting better.Fortnite Battle Royale just keeps getting better.Courtesy of Epic Games

Ok, I've definitely talked about Fortnite here before but I didn't expect to still be loving this game nearly half a year later but this multiplayer phenomenon seems to be showing no signs of slowing down. Though the game's free Battle Royale mode was initially met with skepticism from players, especially because of the game's self-acknowledged comparison to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the constant evolution to the gameplay and visuals has guaranteed that Fortnite maintains its relevance.

With the popularity of Battle Royale, it's easy to forget that Fortnite has a paid PvE mode.With the popularity of Battle Royale, it's easy to forget that Fortnite has a paid PvE mode.Courtesy of Epic Games

It may seem unfair to so directly compare Fortnite and PUBG but when the mode was first revealed it was Fortnite that seemed like the underdog. The game's art style was off-putting to fans of PUBG's more realistic and weighted approach and the term "free-to-play" has definitely left a bad taste in the mouth of most gamers. However, Fortnite seems intent on breaking out of the negative mold that surrounded it by being consumer friendly in nearly every conceivable way. Meanwhile, a lack of updates is something that has seen PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds remain stagnant, especially on the Xbox One version, and the game's dominance, while still strong, doesn't seem to be guaranteed forever. 

Fortnite Battle Pass Season 3 Trailer (2018)

Keeping Fortnite Fun for Everyone

While everyone was hesitant to believe that Fortnite could hold a candle to PUBG it wasn't out of the question for anyone to give the game a try since it was free, and that's exactly what hooked players in. Fortnite Battle Royale being a free game means that there is no barrier to entry, the servers will always be populated with people, and you're constantly getting a surge of new players. Heck, you don't even need PlayStation Plus to play the game so simply owning a console with an internet connection is enough to get you in the door on one of the best game's of the generation (though it looks like you need Xbox Gold to play with Microsoft's console.) 

The only way to spend in any actual money on Fortnite Battle Royale is to purchase cosmetics. The only way to spend in any actual money on Fortnite Battle Royale is to purchase cosmetics. Courtesy of Epic Games

The game is also much more family friendly than PUBG, though both games are T-rated. Fortnite leans into a cartoon-y aesthetic with sci-fi influences throughout and the actual gameplay doesn't come across as though you're hurting enemies but kicking them out of some sort of "Battle Royale" type simulation when defeated (at least that's what little can be gleamed from the teleportation that happens to an eliminated player.) It's rare that a multiplayer game about shooting at enemies can be loved by all ages but Fortnite does so brilliantly. 

While there's still a lot that could change in the coming months to both Fortnite and its rival, it's clear that the game has much stronger legs than anyone could have expected. 

PUBG and Fortnite are the champions of the Battle Royale game type.PUBG and Fortnite are the champions of the Battle Royale game type.

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Have Your Say!

What did you think of February's month of gaming? Have you gotten a chance to try Fortnite? Comment below!