Why is Fortnite Still Popular?


Fortnite has been around for quite a while at this point: since July 25, 2017, to be exact. Most games don’t maintain the popularity that Fortnite has had for this long. They typically are popular for six months, or even a year if they’re lucky, and then slowly fade out. This isn’t the case for every game (Overwatch, for example), and this DEFINITELY isn’t the case for Fortnite. Fortnite is still as popular as it was last year and the year before, if not more popular. Why is that? There are a variety of factors that have kept Fortnite incredibly relevant and widespread. The biggest of these is Fortnite’s sheer replayability. Like I said in my other Fortnite article last week (go check it out!), no game is exactly like the previous one, due to the number of possible scenarios in the game. You can choose to build a skybase in one of them, or bush camp in another, or get 23 kills in Tilted. This keeps people coming back for more and more. Another reason is how Fortnite’s “family friendliness” doesn’t interfere with it being a fun game for older players. It is appealing to players young and old, allowing people of all ages to play. The last reason is that Fortnite is simply fun. Like Overwatch, it allows friends and family to get together and play a game that is loads of fun. Overall, I think Fortnite will continue to be going strong for a while.


UPDATE: A few weeks ago, a new FPS battle royale by Respawn, the developers that made Titanfall, came out, titled Apex Legends. Apex has been going IMMENSELY strong over the past few weeks and has got many players hooked. Apex Legends is the first REAL competitor to Fortnite, and we’ll have to see what steps Fortnite will take to stop Apex (it has already started by introducing the “Overtime” challenges, which, if completed, rewards players with new skins and a FREE season 8 Battle Pass, so be sure to get those done!).

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