Developed by Epic Games, Fortnite has become a worldwide phenomenon for its Battle Royale mode. The title is available for download on PC, PlayStation 4 (PS4), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and its mobile version can be downloaded on Android and iPhone ( iOS ). In it, 100 players play in singles, doubles, or groups, where the last survivors are the big winners. In 2018, the game had a total turnover of $ 2.4 billion, and it was even the subject of a final chemistry test after going viral on Twitter. Here are five little-known Fortnite facts.
1. It took six years to launch
Fortnite’s first announcement was made in 2011 during the SpikeTV Video Game Awards, but at the time it was only three weeks ago that the studio had come up with the idea for the game. After a development marked by delays and several testing periods, Fortnite officially launched in July 2017.
2. Fortnite was not born as a Battle Royale
When it comes to Fortnite, many people immediately think of Battle Royale. But Epic’s original idea was to focus on Save the World, the cooperative PvE campaign where players needed to build forts to protect themselves from hordes of enemies in an endangered world. Everything changed when the studio decided to release a new standalone version of the game based on the successful PUBG. Finally, Fortnite: Battle Royale surpassed even its main competitor in the number of players.
3. The famous “Fortnite dance” was banned at a school
Within Fortnite, characters can do some celebratory dances. One of the most famous of these is the “Floss”, inspired by the dance that Russell “Backpack Kid” Horning did in a performance by singer Katy Perry on Saturday Night Live. It basically involves swinging your arms and hips in opposite directions, and many Fornite players love to reproduce the movement of the game. But a primary school in Devon, England, banned dancing. According to management, Fortnite “rewarded the murder of other human beings” with the celebratory dance.
School bans 'flossing' because Fortnite dance moves are intimidating children on playgroundhttps://t.co/KYEJm6zgyB
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) July 7, 2018
4. Billed more than Avengers: Infinity War in the week of its release
In April 2018, one of the most awaited films in the world hit theaters. Avengers: Infinity War was a huge success at its launch, grossing $ 250 million in the week of its first week. That same month, the Fortnite game hosted a movie-themed event and had a total of $ 296 million in revenue in the same week. In fact, in 2018 the game had a turnover of an impressive US $ 2.4 billion and was the game that was the highest-earning game of the year.
5. It was the subject of a final chemistry test
In 2018, two students from Tippecanoe High School in Ohio, USA, made a proposal to their teacher. If they could get 6,700 retweets in a photo asking to change the theme of the event, the questions should be about Fortnite. The post on Twitter went viral, they got 30,000 shares and the professor honored his word, preparing a test based entirely on Fortnite.