Fortnite Battle Royale is a popular, free version of the original Fortnite game. It is a ‘battle royale’-style third person shooter game in which up to 100 players compete online through player vs player (PVP) combat to be the last person standing.
In the game, players are dropped onto an island alone, or in a team of up to four players; players can choose the members of their team or be assigned random teammates. The object is to then explore the island, collecting weapons, building fortifications and engaging in combat with other players. Each game lasts approximately 20 minutes, with action intensifying as the eye of a deadly storm shrinks over the island, forcing players into an increasingly smaller playing area.
Fortnite Battle Royale is now available as an app on iOS devices and will soon be available on Android devices. It’s also available on macOS and Windows, as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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Fortnite is not recommended for children under 12 years of age, as prescribed by PEGI, but you do not need to provide your age to be able to play online.
It should be noted however, that these ratings do not take into account the actual content of the game. Players have direct contact with other players and may be exposed to offensive or inappropriate language or unwanted contact through the chat or voice function.
To sign up, you only need to provide a username and email address. As Fortnite: Battle Royale is an online multiplayer game, players may interact with a number of different players who are picked at random, through live and mostly unmonitored chat.
While the voice chat is set to on by default, it can be turned off through the settings menu:
NOTE: Voice chat will turn back on by default at the start of each new game, so this will need to be modified through settings every time a new game starts.
The default setting when playing the game is public, however by clicking the settings cog icon you can change the privacy to private or friends only.
For more help regarding how to maintain control of your information, visit: http://fortnitehelp.epicgames.com/
There is the option to make purchases to access the full game, extensions, or bonus weapons but it is not a requirement to play the game.