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?

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.

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    • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

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