Fortnite

Fortnite

Platform(s)
PC | XBO | PS4 | iPhone | Android | iPad | Switch

Genre(s)
Action

A sandbox-survival third-person shooter from the studio behind the Unreal Tournament and Gears of War series. Save the world from a mysterious purple storm in the co-operative campaign or go "battle royale" with the 100-player free-to-play player-vs-player mode.

Game information and image provided by the Giant Bomb Wiki

Free To Play
No up-front purchase required to begin playing

Expansive Expansions
Paid DLC reminiscent of traditional expansion packs. Actual content for actual money

Horse Armor
Minor DLC with no randomization involved. New items, equipment, abilities, etc.

It's Not Gambling, We Swear
Loot boxes with randomized contents, buyable with real money

Infinite Money Hole
No upper limit on in-game purchases

Changing The Game
Content with gameplay-altering effects, buyable with real money

Detailed Info

Fortnite's PvP multiplayer mode, "Battle Royale" is free to play, though the co-op PvE campaign, "Save the World" requires the purchase of the $40 "Standard Founder's Pack". Epic Games has indicated that Save the World will eventually be free to play but has not yet announced a date.

Fortnite also sells the in-game currency "V-Bucks" in packs ranging from $10 to $100. These can be spent on various cosmetic items for your playable character in the Battle Royale mode. V-Bucks can be earned in small amounts without spending money, but only if you've bought the "Save the World" campaign.

In the Save the World mode, you can buy loot piñatas with V-Bucks which contain random in-game items used in the Save the World mode such as more powerful weapons and characters with better abilities.

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