4 Years of Fortnite: What’s Next for the Battle Royale?

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Since Fortnite's full release on 26th September 2017, the game has taken the entire world by storm to cement its place as one of the most played Battle Royale games. Although the game was available in early access from 25th July, the official anniversary of the game is celebrated on 26th September.

Having said that, 2021 marks four years of not only the game's existence but also its dominance in the gaming industry. This dominance has also helped various content creators and community figures to ensure their rise to the top of gaming entertainment.


Without further ado, let's dive in and take a look at Fortnite's journey over the years.

Revolutionizing the Battle Royale genre

Ever since the Battle Royale mode was fully released on 26th September 2017, Fortnite started gathering a massive follower base on the internet. At the time of release, one of Fortnite's biggest competitors in the Battle Royale genre was Player UNKNOWN'S Battle Grounds (PUBG). However, Fortnite presented a completely different in-game experience in comparison to PUBG.


Epic Games' Battle Royale not only presented visuals that seemed more appealing to a lot of players but also reinvented the concept of the genre with the Build and Edit mechanic. Although the mechanic was pretty questionable during the game's early days, it has definitely grown on the entire community to become an integral part of Fortnite.

Fortnite in Pop Culture

Apart from presenting players with a free experience of the Battle Royale genre, Epic Games has done exceedingly well to ensure the game's position in Pop Culture. Although this has been achieved mainly by high-profile collaborations, yet the inclusion of popular characters and references have definitely helped Fortnite's player count.


The developers are always on the lookout for successful collaborations that will allow players to indulge in trending and contemporary pop culture references in Fortnite.

The Future of Fortnite

Since the release of the game, developers at Epic Games have focused heavily on delivering an optimal in-game experience for all players. This has been witnessed repeatedly with various notable changes being made to Fortnite's performance. One such change is the recent shift of Fortnite to Unreal Engine 5 in Season 8.

Additionally, the developers have also revealed a massive overhaul for Fortnite Creative with the launch of Creative 2.0: Codename Valkyrie.


Considering all that has been done by the developers to ensure optimal in-game performance, it is safe to say that Fortnite will definitely be around for a very long time. On top of that, it is also certain that the developers at Epic Games will continue to work on improvements and updates for Fortnite that will provide players with a fresh and non-monotonous in-game experience.

With Fortnite completing its fourth anniversary, make sure to follow us for exciting news and guides on Season 8.

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