How 2021 Will be a Gamechanger for Fortnite

Published 01/20/2021, 9:01 AM EST


Fortnite released in 2017 and has been an astounding success ever since. Peaks and valleys are inevitable for any venture that makes it huge in the gaming industry, and Epic Games’ battle royale is no exception. Fortnite has lost many content creators and millions of casual players over the three years of its release; surprisingly, it still remains as one of the most popular games in the world.

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From the looks of it, Epic Games has huge plans for its free to play game in 2021. While the gaming community largely claims that Fortnite is a ‘dead game’, the developer looks forward to building a legacy.

The rejuvenation of Fortnite competitive with the announcement of a massive $20 million prize pool in the FNCS is a first brilliant step by Epic. Pro players around the world were complaining about the reduced prize pools in competitive tournaments, and to say the least, this is a perfect reply.

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Epic Games had recently revealed that Fortnite will have Unreal Engine 5 customization tools in 2021. This implies that the game’s Creative mode will become more flexible than ever. Players can build their custom maps from scratch and also edit existing materials.

Creative mode has been a delight for the Fortnite community. Considering the unique maps that replicate the meta of Fall Guys, Among Us, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that players have already made the best out of it. Epic Games now wants the players to build minor games inside of Fortnite based on these genres:

  • Open World Action-Adventure
  • Social Simulation
  • Survival
  • Job Simulation
  • Social Deduction
  • Tycoons

This strategy is similar to classics like ROBLOX and Minecraft. Both the games had motivated their respective communities to actively participate in such activities via the creative modes. It comes as no surprise that Roblox and Minecraft and are still breaking viewership records.

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Pro players and map builders will certainly have a blast while playing Fortntite in 2021 however this does not mean that the casual user-base should feel neglected. With every new season, the game vaults/unvaults weapons, and brings new POIs on the island. Furthermore, exciting collaborations with brands like Marvel, DC, and Star Wars, among others, attract a larger audience.

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Hence, it is safe to assume that 2021 will be a game-changer for Fortnite.

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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