Fortnite is an online multiplayer video game developed by Epic Games in 2017. It is available in three distinct game mode versions that otherwise share the same general gameplay and game engine: Fortnite: Save the World, a shooter-survival game for up to four players to fight off zombie-like creatures and defend with fortifications they can build using materials they can collect in the game, Fortnite Battle Royale, a battle royale game where up to 100 players fight to be the last person standing by collecting materials and ammunition in the given zone which decreases in size over time, and Fortnite Creative, where players are given complete freedom to create worlds and battle arenas to practice and play with friends.
Fortnite: Save the World is designed with four players cooperating towards a common objective on various missions. The game is set after a fluke storm appears across Earth, causing 98% of the population to disappear, and the survivors to be attacked by zombie-like "husks". The players take the role of commanders of home base shelters, saving survivors, collecting resources, and defending equipment that help to either collect data on the storm or to push back the storm. From missions, players are awarded a number of in-game items, which include hero characters, weapon and trap schematics, and survivors, all of which can be leveled up through gained experience to improve their level.
Fortnite Battle Royale is a battle royale game for up to 100 players, allowing one to play alone, in a duo, or in a squad (usually consisting of three or four players). Weaponless players airdrop from a "Battle Bus" that crosses the game's map. When they land, they must scavenge for weapons, health items, materials, and even vehicles while trying to stay alive and attack other players, eliminating them. Over the course of a round, the safe area of the map shrinks down in size due to an incoming storm(storm eye); players outside that safe area take damage and can be eliminated if they fail to quickly evacuate. This forces the remaining players into tighter spaces and encourages player encounters. The last player, duo, or squad remaining is the winner.
Fortnite Creative is a sandbox game mode where players are given complete freedom to create anything they want on an island, such as battle arenas, race courses, platforming challenges and more.