In this video, we break down 7 different ways Fortnite has pioneered the free-to-play live service model from a successful battle pass setup, to being the first game to gain the ability to play. True crossplay and cross-progress on major platforms.
Few games have made a lasting impact on a global scale like Fortnite. Epic Games’ free-to-play battle royale game came out in 2017 and has never looked back, constantly pushing the envelope and redefining what it’s like to be a direct-serve game. In this video, we analyze some of the significant changes that Fortnite pioneered in battle royale mode.
Let’s take a deep dive into the history of Fortnite and the state of the game before it. For example, cross-play and cross-progress systems are not yet ubiquitous and are not what gamers expect until Fortnite puts pressure on Sony to ease its stingy position on multiplayer servers. and their exclusivity on specific platforms.
On the other hand, live serve games and microtransactions are growing in popularity but very few games can figure out how to create a rewards system where players can feel like free games than cash cows with simple loot boxes. Not to mention consistent content updates and once-in-a-lifetime live events. Concerts hosted by some of the biggest pop culture icons of our generation, all in-game, are just some of the few ways Fortnite pioneered radical change to in the game.
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