Fortnite is an online multiplayer video game that was launched in the summer of 2017. It is a “shooter style” game, meaning players battle it out against opponents with multiple weapon styles, but it is also a construction style game (like popular game Minecraft) that allows players to create and personalise their own game components. Upon its release, Fortnite quickly became a huge success among children and young people. It now has three different game options – Fortnite: Save the World, Fortnite Battle Royale, and Fortnite Creative.
Fortnite is one of the most popular games watched by users on Twitch, with over 84,900 views in September 2021.
Fortnite: Battle Royale features up to 100 gamers from all over the world per session, playing individually or as part of a squad. The aim of the game is to be the last player remaining after the others have been eliminated.
Fortnite features cross-platform play between a range of devices, including desktop computers, gaming consoles (e.g. Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch), smartphones, or tablets. This means children in your care can play on their Xbox against someone playing on a mobile device.