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Fortnite is a massive online multiplayer game, developed by Epic Games, that released on July 25th, 2017.

It is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. The game is available for cloud streaming on GeForce NOW, Amazon Luna, or Xbox Cloud Gaming. It was formerly available on iOS, but was removed on August 2020. The iOS version will be re-released in 2024 only in the European Union. The game currently runs on Unreal Engine 5.4 as of version v27.00.

The in-game currency used for the game is V-Bucks - Icon - Fortnite V-Bucks.

Fortnite consists of six distinct game modes:

Save the World Battle Royale
Save The World (C5) - Gamemode - Fortnite
Battle Royale - Playlist - Fortnite
Creative/UEFN LEGO
Creative - Mode - Fortnite
Unreal Editor - Cover Art - Fortnite
LEGO Fortnite - Keyart - Fortnite
Rocket Racing Festival
Rocket Racing - Keyart - Fortnite
Fortnite Festival - Keyart - Fortnite


Save the World

Save The World - Gamemode - Fortnite

Save the World takes place in a world where The Storm, an entity, has wiped out 98% of the population and spawns in Husks and Mist Monsters to attack the living. Homebase recruits you, the Commander to lead heroes into battle and expand the Storm Shield to take back the world from the Storm.

Build giant forts, and/or fight hordes of monsters through various missions. Craft weapons, train heroes and survivors, and level them up to fight harder and more challenging Monsters. Progress through the 3-Zone Campaign and various Limited Time Missions and Questlines every venture season. Perk your weapons to your liking and complete quests to earn banners that show off your hard work.

Save the World is only available on Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Battle Royale

Battle Royale is a game mode in which 100 players launch from the Battle Bus in Solo, Duos, Trios, or Squads and compete in a 22-minute loop to be the last one standing for a Victory Royale.

Creative / UEFN

Creative is a game mode where you and up to 16 friends can create islands or explore other islands. In this gamemode, players can customize server settings, place prebuilt structures from Battle Royale, galleries (collections of assets from different Battle Royale structures), devices (traps, timers, vehicles, etc.), and items and weapons from other game modes, some of which are vaulted.

LEGO Fortnite

LEGO Fortnite - Keyart - Fortnite

LEGO® Fortnite is a survival sandbox in which your objective is to explore a vast procedurally generated landscape, collect resources, craft items, battle enemies and recruit villagers to ultimately make your own village filled with Fortnite characters. Players have the option of doing this by themselves or with up to seven friends.

The game consists of two different modes: Survival, where players have to work to survive, gather resources and defend themselves; and Sandbox, where players receive infinite resources and have the ability to fly.

Rocket Racing

Rocket Racing - Keyart - Fortnite
Rocket Racing is an arcade racer in which up to 12 players race against each other in rocket-powered cars on a variety of tracks filled with various obstacles and shortcuts. Players have the option of racing in ranked or private (unranked) races, whether with friends or by themselves.


Fortnite was announced as Save the World at the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards. The first concept of Fortnite was during a Game Jam and would be a horror survival game. Fortnite, at the time was described as "a world where you explore, you scavenge, you build and ultimately you survive."

Due to several issues and delays with development, Epic Games director Rod Fergusson was considering cancelling Fortnite. Fergusson left Epic Games in 2012 and development continued on Fortnite.

When development began, Fortnite was being built on the Unreal Engine 3 as it would transition to UE4 when Early Access began. In late 2014, the first round of Save the World's Alpha began which were known as online tests. These tests, whilst given out via invite emails, were under a non-disclosure-agreement (NDA) meaning very few videos, and images exist of these online tests although livestreams of online tests 2-11 were shown by Epic Games. A video released from around the online test era showcased gameplay from around that time[1] As of 2023, only Online Test 6.5 and parts of Online Test 10.1 have been found.

As development progressed, more heroes and features were added. The conceptual idea of gathering resources in the environment and building a fort to combat the husk pathing remained the same, with new weapons and tools to help players combat the husks.

On July 21th, 2017, Fortnite released in "Head Start Access" only to players who had previously pre-ordered a Founder's Pack or received one from an invite through a friend. The game later released on July 25th, 2017 as an Early Access game to players that didn't pre-order. A Campaign was added to the game and it got a major UI overhaul for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The idea of lootboxes were added as Llama Piñatas could give random resources. More missions were added and expanded on as well, as Epic continued to experiment and add new ideas such as Weapon Perks and the Hero Loadout Update in Season 8.

After the release of Fortnite Save The World, a side project started for a separate Battle Royale mode. On September 12th, 2017, Fortnite: Battle Royale was released for public testing to players who had purchased a Founder's Pack for Save the World. On September 26th, 2017 Battle Royale was released as a free-to-play game, and the first official season started on October 25, 2017. The release of Battle Royale was a critical success and Fortnite went on to be one the most popular video games, with development of the original game mode Save the World eventually slowing down due to the decrease in popularity opposed to the other mode.

System Requirements

System Part Minimum specifications Recommended specifications Epic Quality Presets specifications
G.P.U. Intel HD 4000 on PC; Intel Iris Pro 5200 Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU Nvidia GTX 1080, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, or equivalent GPU
Video Memory None 2 GB VRAM 4 GB VRAM or higher
C.P.U. Intel Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz Intel Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, or equivalent
Memory 4 GB RAM 8 GB RAM 16 GB RAM or higher
Storage None None NVMe Solid State Drive
Operating System Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10/11 64-bit Windows 10/11 64-bit
System Part UE 5.1 Nanite Minimum specifications UE 5.1 Nanite Recommended specifications
G.P.U. NVIDIA: Maxwell-generation cards or newer (GTX 9xx)
AMD: GCN-generation cards or newer (RX 2xx)
NVIDIA: GeForce RTX 2080 or newer
AMD: Radeon RX 5700 or newer
Operating System Windows 10/11 64-bit Windows 10/11 64-bit



  • Fortnite (Save the World), was first announced at the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards. A prototype of the game was developed which was shown in another gameplay trailer[2][3]
  • In April 2014, Fortnite: Save the World's closed Alpha sign-ups began[4] and the game was revealed to be aimed towards a free-to-play model.[5]
  • In December 2014, the first round of Fortnite: Save the World's Alpha began.[6]
  • In March 2015, the second round of the Alpha began.[7]
  • In Fall 2015, Fortnite: Save the World was announced to be compatible with Mac computers, and the closed Beta phase began.[8]


  • Fortnite: Save the World became available for Early Access on Windows, Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered the game on July 21, 2017, and on July 25, 2017 for those who did not pre-order.[9]
  • Fortnite: Battle Royale was released as a separate mode of Fortnite on September 12th, 2017 for those who purchased a Save The World founders pack, and became free to play on September 26, 2017.[10]
  • Fortnite released on iOS devices on March 12, 2018.
  • Save the World was set to become free-to-play sometime in 2018, delayed again in 2019, and then on June 30th 2020, it was announced that Save The World would not go free to play, and instead would remain a "premium experience".[9]
  • Fortnite became available for Early Access for the Nintendo Switch on June 12, 2018.
  • Fortnite was released on NVIDIA Shield TV, an Android-based platform, on July 12, 2018.[11] No other announcements about Android releases were made at this time.
  • Fortnite for Android Beta was released on August 9, 2018 to owners of Samsung mobile devices, and more devices were officially supported over time.
  • Fortnite: Creative was released on December 6, 2018 as the third game mode of Fortnite.
  • Fortnite was considered officially released and out of "Early Access" on June 30, 2020.
  • Fortnite for iOS and macOS got officially blocked from the App Store on August 13, 2020 and users who still have Fortnite installed on their Apple devices can continue to play it, but are stuck in Chapter 2: Season 3 (Update v13.40 to be exact). Save The World was shut down on macOS shortly after the discontinuation of Fortnite on Apple devices. Users can still use all their cosmetics and can still purchase items from the item shop on iOS/macOS, but are limited to cosmetics that were introduced prior to version 14.00.
    • With the Digital Markets Act being enforced in European Union countries in March 6th, 2024, Fortnite for iOS is expected to be re-released only in the EU.
  • Fortnite was released for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on November 12th 2020.
    • New graphical enhancements were added for the next gen consoles, but later released on the PC version in 17.00. [12]
    • Haptic Feedback was added for the PlayStation DualSense Controller.
    • PlayStation 5 users could load directly into Battle Royal via a unique option.
  • The Fortnite game engine was updated from Unreal Engine 4 to Unreal Engine 5 on December 5th 2021 (19.00).
  • Fortnite: Zero Build was released as a permanent alternative to the classic Battle Royale on March 20th 2022 (20.00).
  • An update to Fortnite: Creative, known as "Unreal Editor for Fortnite" or "UEFN", was released on March 22nd, 2023, and it allows players to create their own creative maps with extra abilities via the Unreal Editor toolset.
  • On September 8, 2023, Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard announced on X( formerly Twitter) that he would be leaving Epic Games after 7 years saying, "I am especially proud of the opportunity I’ve had to help create and shape 'Fortnite'".



File:Save the World - Icon - Fortnite.png
Fortnite: Save the World
File:Battle Royale - Icon - Fortnite.png
Fortnite: Battle Royale
File:Creative - Icon - Fortnite.png
Fortnite: Creative (UEFN)
File:LEGO Fortnite - Icon - Fortnite.png
LEGO Fortnite
File:Rocket Racing - Icon - Fortnite.png
Rocket Racing
File:Fortnite Festival - Icon - Fortnite.png
Fortnite Festival

Gameplay Features & Mechanics
Shared Features Movement - Cosmetic Items - Locker - Materials - Crafting - Weaponry - Battle Pass
Save the World Quests - Locations/Zones - Collection Book - Backpack - Storage - Llama Shop - F.O.R.T. Stats - Heroes - Survivors - Defenders - Survivor Squads - Ventures - Supercharger Materials - Evolution - Transform - Campaign Story
Battle Royale Points of Intrest - Battle Royale Story - Competitive - Live Events - Item Shop - Inventory
Creative Islands - Prefabs - Galleries - Creative Inventory - Devices - Unavailable Items/Mechanics (Creative)