FORTNITE – the multiplayer shoot-em-up – has taken the world by storm to say the least.
As an added incentive to play, its makers Epic Games offer players a wide array of outfits, weaponry and emotes to keep their avatar looking fresh. Here’s the latest ones…
3 Camp Cruiser is featured and available for purchase at the item shop todayCredit: Fortnite
What is in the Fortnite item shop for today?
Today’s item shop includes Doggo for V1,500 – who’s a good boy?
Camp Cruiser is also featured and available for purchase today, you can snag him for V800.
But beware of Bigfoot – the international man of mystery – setting you back V1,200.
Get in, Get Out, Get paid with Heist. The rare outfit is on sale for V1,200.
Chew Toy is also featured in the shop, where you can pick up the unburied treasure for V500.
Show your style with Ruff, the uncommon wrap costs just V300.
3 Get in, Get Out, Get paid with Heist. The rare outfit is on sale at the item shop todayCredit: Fortnite
What is the Fortnite items shop and what’s in it?
The item shop is an online store where players can purchase cosmetic objects to use in-game.
It includes outfits, gliders, harvesting tools and weapons priced according to the rarity: uncommon, rare, epic or legendary.
Gamers use V-Bucks, which can be purchased for real life money, to pay for the items which have their own expiry dates on the store.
What is Fortnite and does the video game have an age rating certificate?
Fortnite is an online video game set in a dystopian world where 98 per cent of Earth’s population suddenly disappears, living conditions become difficult and zombie-like creatures begin the roam the Earth – the player is among the remaining 2 per cent whose job it is to survive.
After the apocalypse, “survivor bases” were set up and each player is in charge of looking after these bases before trying to find a way to return Earth to normal.
Fortnite also includes a mode called Battle Royale, in which 100 online players are put in a battlefield to fight until death until one player remains.
The video game welcomes players aged 12 and above.
3 But beware of Bigfoot – the international man of mysteryCredit: Fortnite
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How many children play Fortnite and what are the concerns?
While there is no exact figure showing how many children play Fortnite, the game has so far pulled in an audience of more than 3.4 million players.
But, many parents are worried about the harmful effects that the long-playing duration and violent content is having on their kids.
A thread on forum site Reddit summed up concerns, with one parent saying that while the game “promotes strategic thinking and cooperation,” their child has started to “slam doors when he used to be pretty laid back.”
A poll hosted from This Morning asked if parents are worried about the effect the game Fortnite has on their children and 59 per cent voted ‘no’ as opposed to 41 per cent who said ‘yes’.
The game has also experienced problems with hacking, with gamers finding fraudsters have been able to make payments using their details.
Epic said it was aware of the attacks, and a spokesperson advised: “Any players who believe their account has been compromised should reach out to our player support immediately.”
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