So, What Exactly is Fortnite?
Fornite, as previously mentioned, is a video game. It became a major success within the first year that it was released and drew in more than 125 million players. Fornite has two different modes:
- Fortnite: Save the World – Save the World mode is a basic player vs. environment mode. In this mode the world is wiped out because of a storm and 4 players remain. The object is to survive zombie-like-attacks and collect supplies, guard your home base, collect trap and weapons schematics and to save survivors.
- Fortnite: Battle Royale – Battle Royale mode takes a very different approach. This mode takes 100 players and pits them against each other. The last man standing, wins. Players scavenge for weapons and resources while avoiding being killed off.
So, you might be asking yourself what can this game teach my children about survival? Well, plenty. Let’s take a look at the 10 things you and your children can learn about survival from Fortnite.
10) Gathering Resources is Vital
In survival, the gathering of resources is vital. Fortnite shows us that we need resources to stay alive. We cannot live without housing materials, food and water and weapons if needed.
9) How to Fix Things
While the game cannot directly show us how to fix things, it shows us that in a survival situation, you will have to figure it out.
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8) The Importance of Schematics
Fortnite can help kids remember that everything has directions and with a little research, these things can be figured out.
7) The Importance of Savings People
While not relevant in Battle Royale mode but prevalent in Save the World Mode, Fortnite can show that in a survival situation you will need to save people.
6) Avoid Largely Populated and Well-Known Areas
Avoiding large populations in suburban areas can save you the hassle of defending your supplies. Find a smaller area to look for helping people.