While Gears of War guru Cliff Bleszinski may have left Epic Games to start his own Free-to-Play focused studio, Epic Games is still around and still making third-person games last we checked. One of these games happens to be Fornite, the Free-to-Play third-person shooter which has players building makeshift strongholds by day and defending them against increasingly difficult hordes of monsters by night. While originally announced in 2011 as an Unreal 4 powered PC exclusive, today marks the first time Fortnite has shown its gameplay undergarments to the public. Check out the trailer above to see whats in store.

Some things I found interesting in the trailer:

  • Building and editing structures seems incredibly intuitive.
  • Players must erect structures to defend a power collector once activated.
  • You can defend your base with a variety of traps.
  • Enemies can sometimes lob other enemies on top of your base.

Other features confirmed but not seen in the trailer include Fortnite’s MMO progression through the use of classes and individual character unlocks. Alpha signups have been live since April and players can still signup on the official site here

What were your impressions?

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  1. GetRekket on July 14, 2014

    Looks nice, but what exactly are you supposed to do in this game? Is it like minecraft in 3D or what?

    • Cyril on July 14, 2014

      Well, from the looks of it and from the name of the game you are supposed to defend your fort. You build traps and stuff and you have to shoot the waves of zombies, monsters, minions or whatever comes to destroy yourt fort. It’s quite a nice idea, not a new one, but as a free to play game i think it’s a first.

  2. Lord of Cinder on July 9, 2014

    Looks like it’s coming along very well.

  3. K on July 9, 2014

    Like expected… to much Cartoony.

    • Baron on July 9, 2014

      it was supposed tobe draker but the devs felt ppeople have had enough of dark serious games

    • CoolFez on July 9, 2014

      Too cartoony ? if you want realistic go outside bretha.

  4. Scott Sigurbjartsson on July 9, 2014

    Just go play the greatest mmo of all time: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn !!

    • Theneon on July 9, 2014

      just no…

    • ilakya on July 9, 2014

      FFXIV:ARR is good mmo. and this game is not mmo. so stop wasting time and back to crystal tower. people are looking for party for a day.

    • Scott Sigurbjartsson on July 9, 2014

      Look at all the thumbs down I got from all the poor people who can not afford the game.

      • Malice on July 9, 2014

        Actually you got thumbsed down because that’s all people do. Crap system.

        Oh and FF:ARR is far from the best. The crafting system is neat but the combat is like generic MMO combat 1.5. It’s almost better but still basically tab targetting. Ragnarok Online still holds the title of best MMO of all time, bar none.
        Played closed and open beta, and a bit after launch. It’s definitely a quality MMO (for once), but not the best.

        • AnAnimeFiend on July 11, 2014

          thats hilarious, notice how you got upvoted when you address how people get downvoted

  5. Ashiteru on July 8, 2014

    Looks gewd