Fortnite is distributed as three different game modes, using the same engine; each has similar graphics, art assets, and game mechanics.
Players can use their pickaxe to knock down existing structures on the map to collect basic resources that are wood, brick, and metal. Subsequently, in all modes, the player can use these materials to build fortifications, such as walls, floors, and stairs. Such fortification pieces can be edited to add things like windows or doors. The materials used have different durability properties and can be updated to stronger variants using more materials of the same type. Within Save the World this enables players to create defensive fortifications around an objective or trap-filled tunnels to lure husks through. In Battle Royale, this provides the means to quickly traverse the map, protect oneself from enemy fire, or to delay an advancing foe. Players are encouraged to be very inventive in designing their fortifications in Creative.
While Battle Royale and Creative are free-to-play, Save the World is pay-to-play. The games are monetized through the use of V-Bucks, in-game currency that can be purchased with real-world funds, but also earned through completing missions and other achievements in Save the World. V-Bucks in Save the World can be used to buy loot boxes, in the form of piñatas shaped like llamas, to gain a random selection of items. In Battle Royale, V-Bucks can be used to buy cosmetic items like character models or the like, or can also be used to purchase the game's battle pass, a tiered progression of customization rewards for gaining experience and completing certain objectives during the course of a Battle Royale season.
Fortnite is a world of many experiences. Drop onto the Island and compete to be the last player — or team — standing. Hang out with friends to catch a concert or a movie. Create a world of your own with your own rules. Or Save the World by taking down hordes of monsters with others.
There are four major game modes in Fortnite, together offering something for every kind of player. These four modes are: Battle Royale, Party Royale, Creative, and Save the World.
Available on consoles, PC, and mobile, Fortnite Battle Royale is free to download and play! Hop off the Battle Bus to the Island below and battle it out to be the last one remaining. Or team up with friends or other players to outlast other teams. Use the power of wood, brick, and metal to build structures to help you out.
There’s always something to look forward to in Fortnite Battle Royale, including new items, weapons, vehicles, submodes, special events, and “Seasons.” Each new Season brings a distinct theme to the Island, like the past secret agent takeover and giant flood.
Party Royale is a mode within Battle Royale. Instead of battling, Party Royale is an experimental and evolving space that focuses on no sweat, all chill fun. Attractions include aerial obstacle courses, boat races, movies, and even live concerts from top artists!
Also, like all other modes within Battle Royale, Party Royale is free.
Included free with Battle Royale, Fortnite Creative puts you in charge of your own Island — create your own games and rules… and invite your friends! Creative gives you the tools to design games both simple and complex, so make what you want to create. And when you’re not creating, experience games made by your friends or others in the Fortnite community.
Besides making and playing games, Creative is also a great place for just creating your own scenery. Make your Island how you want it to look and enjoy it with your friends!
SAVE THE WORLD
In Fortnite Save the World, explore a vast, destructible world as you and other players team up to hold back hordes of monsters. In your fight against these monsters — known as Husks — become stronger by finding loot, crafting weapons, and expanding your collection of Heroes. Build a base and fortify it with traps to keep the Husks at bay!
Play Save the World with friends or others in the Fortnite community. You can access Save the World by purchasing a Save the World Pack, which you can find on our website, inside Fortnite, or on your console's storefront. Save the World is available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.
Millions of players around the world play Fortnite, ensuring there are always players to join up with — whether you’re outlasting them in Battle Royale, trying out games with them in Creative, or taking down Husks together in Save the World.
Fortnite features crossplay, meaning players across platforms can play together!
Making up a large community worldwide, Fortnite players span across a wide range of regions, age groups, and many other demographics. The Fortnite community is a diverse one!
If you’re interested in playing Fortnite with friends, whether they’re your neighbor or from across the globe, joining up with them is easy.