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The holidays have just ended and you may have received (or given) a PlayStation 4 as a gift. I have had one for a couple of years now and have a decent collection of video games. That being said, over the holiday break, I just started playing Fortnite Battle Royale. It has quickly become very addictive as I have already spent several hours playing it – and forsee many more in my future. Fortnite is easily my current favorite video game right now (second to Call of Duty WWII and Super Mario Odyssey). I believe it is also available on XBOX and PC.


In Fortnite Battle Royale you jump out of a bus, glide to a spot below you – and immediately need to start searching for weapons. There are 100 players – either all for themselves, or on teams, in a 50 vs. 50 match-up. Weapons vary in strength and you can search loot crates (that make a musical sound as you get close to them). You should also break down walls and other items when you can to collect materials, which you will use to build ramps, shelters, and more. Listen closely, because you can hear enemies breaking down walls, switching guns, and running around. This is a great way to get a jump on them. Of course, the goal of the game is to be the last one standing, or the last team standing in the case of 50 vs. 50.

It’s FREE!!

Yup, you read that right. Currently you can download Fortnite Battle Royale for free. As in, no money what-so-ever. Pretty sweet deal considering it will give you hours and hours of fun gameplay! Lots of “worth it” video games are at least $30, so this is a great deal and I recommend taking advantage of it. There is a PVE Campaign that costs $20 to $75 right now – depending on which version you pick up (standard, deluxe, limited edition, etc). I have not played that yet, so I can’t vouch for it, but I might end up splurging soon since I am loving the Battle Royale version so much. If I do, I will be sure to let you guys know what I think!

Play With Friends

One of my favorite things about online gaming is when I can meet up with a few friends or family members online and play. I recently set up my Turtle Beach Stealth 700 headset for a much better online gaming experience. I am super thankful for my friend Shelley over at A Magical Mess – her son plays and so he was able to talk me through my first few times playing, to make sure I understood the different weapons and best places to loot! Thanks to him, I got the lay of the land, and am a better player for it.

The only thing I don’t love about this game is that you cannot choose your character. Your look is randomly selected, which I imagine has something to do with speeding the game up. When you land, you have no weapons in hand besides an axe – so start searching for weapons immediately! Because of this, it is wise to drop near a house, but be careful if you land in a group of them, as a lot of players likely landed there as well.

Download Fortnite Battle Royale for FREE & start playing today!