Fortnite had a big year in 2020. From crossovers with Marvel, DC and Star Wars to game changing mechanics.
I have to hand it to Epic Games. They know what they are doing, and whatever it is, they are keeping Fortnite relevant.
If they keep this up, 2021 be a breeze for them. Though this year wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows for Fortnite.
Marvel, DC, and Other Crossovers
Fortnite had some crossovers with hugely popular superhero comic book publishers. First, it with Deadpool, then Aquaman. This was then followed by an entire season and Battle Pass inspired by Marvel comics.
Finally, there was The Mandalorian, The Walking Dead, Halo and God of War. I find it pretty interesting that you can play as Kratos or Masterchief on both PlayStation and Xbox. Though each character has special alternate styles exclusive to the console these characters call home.
The Apple Fiasco
Apple removed Fortnite from their store due to a legal dispute. It’s a long and complicated issue, but the companies are still battling it out. We will have to see how things play out. It didn’t seem to hurt Fortnite too much, though.
We recently saw the introduction of The Fortnite Crew; a subscription-based system built for players who log in hours regularly. Next month, we will see Green Arrow added to the Fortnite Crew, which is quite exciting.
The best thing added to Fortnite in 2020 was the cars. Players can now traverse the map easily in cars kitted out with radios that play licensed music.
There are even limited time modes featuring cars as their main focus. The cars are a lot of fun and I hope we get more variants soon.
Fortnite has always been an evolving game and I’m keen to see what 2021 has in store for it.