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  • Welcome to I Am Your Target Demographic.

  • Today we're diving into Fortnite and explaining what this is, so this video is not intended

  • for people that already play but it's useful to share with friends and family that have

  • no idea what Fortnite is.

  • In a nutshell, Fortnite is a third-person shooter videogame available on all consoles,

  • including mobile versions.

  • Fortnite was developed by Epic Games and the company People Can Fly and was released in

  • late 2017.

  • On a story level, you play as a survivor in a zombie-like apocalypse and you must gather

  • resources and build forts, alongside other players.

  • This fort-building mechanic is really what makes this game unique, with the ability to

  • build (and destroy) most things in the game world.

  • This allows for creativity, including building massive ramps and ladders to cross the entire

  • map of the game.

  • You can also straight up fight these zombies, called husks in the game, by collecting weapons and ammo.

  • The game is silly and vibrant in nature, so both weapons and enemies veer towards the ridiculous.

  • When the game first launched, the default mode was called Save the World, where you

  • can play in a four-person team and you must stop waves of husks, by storing up resources

  • and building up your fort.

  • This cost as much as a normal video game would, however a new mode to the game was released

  • and this mode was standalone and was free to download, called Battle Royale.

  • This mode features 100 players in a match, where you can either play solo or in groups

  • of up to four people, and you now face off against other real people, utilizing your

  • shooting and fort-building skills to be the last ones standing.

  • As the match progresses, you must stay inside a giant circle that is slowly shrinking, so

  • that you can't just hide on the fringes and expect to win the game.

  • Again, the Battle Royale mode is free to download and is available on PC, Xbox One, Playstation

  • 4, and is even available for free on iOS and soon Android devices and they connect to each

  • other, so you might be on your phone playing against someone on their PS4.

  • While it is free to download, there are optional things you can buy with real world money,

  • mostly including character models so that your character stands out and emotes, so that

  • your character can dance or showoff in the most interesting way.

  • A lot of these dancing emotes are based on real life dances or viral phenomenons.

  • More recently, we see an interesting collaboration with Marvel as the villain Thanos appeared

  • in Fortnite, in a new mode to fight over the infinity gauntlet.

  • This was a limited time mode but an interesting experiment that will likely result in more

  • crossovers in the future.

  • Now, let's zoom out.

  • As of May 2018, there are about 45 million active players.

  • That's massive.

  • It's not just big to play, it's big to watch.

  • Many people are playing and streaming their games for the world to see, the biggest of

  • which is a man named Ninja, Tyler Blevins.

  • Using the streaming service Twitch, Ninja makes about $500,000 a month by streaming

  • Fortnite almost exclusively.

  • He made the mainstream news when rapper Drake joined him for some games, reaching 600,000

  • watchers at one time.

  • Do you play Fortnite?

  • Do you think the genre of Battle Royale is here to stay?

  • Head down to the comments and give us your thoughts!

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