Fortnite is a free to play Battle Royale game developed and published by Epic Games, a subsidiary of Tencent and the company behind the famous Unreal Engine.
Fortnite is a game combining building and shooting mechanics. It was released in July 2017, only a few months after PUBG which was released in March of the same year.
Fortnite's graphics are more colorful than its competitors and was initially created to appeal to a more casual audience than other Battle Royale games.
It became an instant hit and a societal phenomenon with more than 125 million players in its first year.
In Fortnite, building is a very important aspect of the game. They can be used strategically for cover , to trap your enemies or to get the high ground. Resources have to be gathered and it shares some gameplay mechanics with other very popular games such as Minecraft and Rust.
Epic games is constantly updating the game and adding new contents which is one of the main reason of Fortnite's longevity and appeal.
Fortnite is a free to play game where players can buy skins (with V-Bucks, the in game currency) and a seasonal Battlepass.
Many streamers and pro players became incredibly popular by playing this game. This is the case for Ninja, Tfue, Dakotaz and Myth for example.