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Fortnite began its development as early December of 2011. The original concept was a third-person shooter co-op survival game. In it, players would explore maps to mine resources to be able to build structures. This was crucial to defend against hordes of undead zombie-like enemies. That mode is now a standalone game called Fortnite Save The World. One of its novel features was its free form building system. With it, players would be able to build and from structures any way they want. The popularity of the battle royale game genre was rising and it was the perfect time for Epic Games. They took the best parts of the core game mechanics and experience and turn into something new. Fortnite Battle Royale, a new free-to-play 100-person battle royale game was born. It came out in September of 2017 featuring the vibrant and cartoony feel of the original game. The game was free to play but used an in-game currency called V-Bucks. Players would be able to use these to buy cosmetic items for their characters. It was so popular that players looked for ways to get free v-bucks in the game.
A big map update hit the game back in January of this year. The improvements it made helped Fornite Battle Royale with its rise in popularity. It became the greatest game of the year. It also became one of the industry's greatest since World of Warcraft and Minecraft. The game set a new record on Twitch when hip-hop star Drake dropped into a stream session with gamer an “Ninja” (a.k.a. Tyler Blevins). Together, they drew a record-breaking 628,000 concurrent views. It's is also one of the very few games that had cross-platform gameplay support. This allowed players to compete and battle across console, PC, and mobile platforms.