Fortnite has a simple concept, when you think about it: 100 players enter, but only one is crowned the victor. Everyone goes in with the hopes of being Rambo; fending off 99 other players until all that’s left is the delectable taste of victory. That isn’t always the case, though. In reality, it’s more akin to being an expendable soldier in Predator. No matter how hard you try, there’s always that one guy hiding in a bush with a sniper ready to clock you when you run past.


It’s hard to pin down what makes Fortnite work as well as it does. Is it the happy-go-murder style? The feeling of overcoming something impossible each time a kill is collected? Or perhaps it’s the simplicity of it all? Fortnite is a juggernaut – millions of people play every day – but it’s also a shooter where you don’t need to be an elite pro-gamer to get stuff done.