Why is Fortnite Battle Royale so wildly popular?

Polygon's Colin Campbell writes:

Fortnite Battle Royale isn’t merely the biggest game of 2018; it’s a genuine cultural phenomenon. From middle-school playgrounds to frat house parties to million-view YouTube livestreams, it’s become an obsession for millions of fans. Gaming hasn’t seen anything this big since the coming of Minecraft.

What is it about Fortnite Battle Royale that has driven it to such heights? And what will other game developers be analyzing as they seek to repeat its success? My friends and colleagues at Polygon put our heads together and came up with more than 25 reasons why Fortnite Battle Royale reigns supreme.

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DarkVoyager108d ago

Because it’s free and it’s fun. Why is this question being brought up so much lately?

UltraNova107d ago

Because people still have a problem understanding why a semingly "less serious" game like fortnite can dethrone a "serious" game like PUGB.

Z501107d ago (Edited 107d ago )

Fun. Yes.
Free. Moot.
There are tons of free games out there. Why aren't they so wildly popular? What happened to Paragon? DCUO? Etc.
Minecraft ISN'T free. Still popular.

moegooner88108d ago

Free coupled with sheep mentality.

Muigi107d ago

And what games do you play exactly?

PhoenixUp108d ago

Cuz it’s free, one three platforms and worthwhile

Nuff said

PhantomS42108d ago

Because middle school kids are easily impressed, just look at minecraft and five nights at freddies.

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