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Garrett Duncan, Staff Writer

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The video game that comes down to strategy, hand eye conditional and ridiculous skill. This game is called Fortnite.

Fortnite consist of 100 player matches with three different online game modes. You can play solo, duo or a squad with four players. The goal is to try to be the last player, duo or squad team left standing.

It starts off with you and opponents in a flying bus over the map or playing area. You sky drive to the playing field and fight to survive. You have to scavenge through houses and hidden spots to find loot or weapons. In most cases, you don’t even have to taken down a single person to win.

The path you take in the game is totally in your hands. There many decisions that decide whether you win or lose.

One of these choices is deciding what location you’d like to land. There are many different loot spots in the game with three more locations added earlier this week (Tilted Tower, Shifty Shafts, Greasy Grove). Pretty much every player has two options, big city or a random house. There are many advantages to both.

Heading for a big city is very risky. You seem to get better and more loot from these places but a lot of players go their as well, so except to battle your way out of a lot of sticky situations. A random house is playing on the safe side but sometimes unlucky. You might be safe and be able to get loot without fighting for it but there isn’t as big of chance of getting that one special weapon.

Speaking of loot, there is tons of different firearms to choose from and many different types of rarity. There are different variants of firearms that include grey for an okay graded weapon, green for common, blue for above average, purple for rarely and gold for legendary. Every player, including me, try to go for the most rare weapons because they do more damage.

The game is very good and I highly recommend it. I get so hyped when playing the game with friends because the chancee of winning is few and far between. It is so much different than your average shooting game. By comparison it could be a mix between the Hunger Games and Call of Duty. It really challenges the player and keeps them on their toes.

You never really know what challenges you’ll face next. It’s all about the way you like to play and what your goals are. So personally I play aggressive. If I get the opponents health down I’ll rush them with no care in the world. More often than not I regret my decision because I end up getting killed by that player or other players which quickly leads to negative thoughts about how bad I am. The game is so versatile and can be played thousands of ways which can lead to awesome and exciting game play.

The game can be played on many different consoles. Including PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox one. I recommend downloading it and giving it a try considering the game is free to play.

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