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Annoying to those who don’t play, an obsession to those who do, Fortnite has become the game to play for middle schoolers across the country and here at Bedford.

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Annoying to those who don’t play, an obsession to those who do, Fortnite has become the game to play for middle schoolers across the country and here at Bedford.

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“John! Stop playing that stupid game and start studying for your test in 2 months!”

That’s what a normal parent that wants his or her kid to just get off of “Fortnite.” Parents are always thinking that their kids should not play the battle royale game. But why don’t parents play Fortnite?

Sure, there could be Youtubers or Twitch streamers who play the game teens are obsessed over, but we’re talking about parents that aren’t Twitch streamers or Youtubers. We’re talking about parents that have no interest in playing “Fortnite.?

While that is the correct answer, the other answer is that parents are to busy too play “Fortnite.” Most parents don’t pay attention to what the game actually is. And that is what I am here for today.

“Fortnite” is a game where 100 players of all shapes and sizes and drop out of a flying hot air balloon bus onto a map that’s shaped like Poland. They then battle to their character’s death until there is a last person standing in order to win a #1 Victory Royale.

However, that’s not all. People can also play with their friends either in duos, where there are only two people per team, or squads, where people can get up to four people to get the Victory Royale. If there are no friends online whom children want to play with, but the kid still wants to play duos or squads, the player can go into a random squad or duo with random people.

And to add more to it, there are also limited time game modes of unique weapons and rules. The game modes can have certain weapons that could even come back from the vault, which is where the codes for every weapon or tool ever made in “Fortnite” is held. An example of a very popular limited time game mode is Playground mode, which is a limited time game mode where either random people or their friends or just them have an hour to do whatever they want on the map. They can dance, battle, build, or even glitch the game for one hour. Friendly fire is on too. However, this only a limited time game mode, so it will not be in the game forever.

For the features of the game outside of combat, there are skins, gliders, pickaxes, game currency, and other things. One of the things that is basic in “Fortnite” is the tiers. The tiers are basically levels in “Fortnite” that go up when the player completes a challenge which gives him experience. Experience is the thing that makes tiers go up.

Something that has to do with tiers is the battle pass. The battle pass is an in-game pass that gives the players that buy it rewards for every tier they gain. The players gain rewards like gliders, which are parachute-like machines that deploy when players are close to the ground when the get into combat.

Other rewards are pickaxes, which are tools that the player spawns with, their first weapon, and what they harvest resources with. The four other rewards are skins, contrails, emoticons and emotes.

Skins are characters the players wear when they are in combat. Emoticons are miniature cartoons pictures that the player throws up in the air to describe how they are feeling in the game. Emotes are literal actions or dances the characters does in the game to describe how they are feeling. Contrails are cool animations that come out of the character’s hands and feet when they jump out of the battle bus.

The in-game currency needed to buy all of these things are called v-bucks, short for Vinderbucks. V-bucks are used to buy the in-game battle pass, and are also used at the in-game shop where players can buy gliders, skins, emotes, and basically everything in the game besides emoticons and contrails.

Should parents still choose not to play “Fortnite,” that’s their loss. I’ve already explained everything there is in the battle royale game. I hereby encourage all parents everywhere to play “Fortnite.”

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