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.