It took a few years but I finally played Fortnite

I think there are probably only one or two well-known games/franchises that I haven’t played. Ten years later, I still have never played Skyrim or a Dark Souls game. I could easily play them but I just haven’t had any interest. To be fair, I have played Oblivion, the previous game in The Elder Scrolls series. As for Dark Souls, the difficulty of that series scares me. I have wanted to get into that genre, but have only ever played a bit of Bloodborne.

Victory Royale from the start

Me getting the Victory Royale notification while playing Solo Fortnite Battle Royale

The other franchise that I never touched was Fortnite. I saw the hype but I never saw the appeal. I’ve dabbled with other Battle Royale games like Apex Legends and PUBG. With Fortnite, its almost goofy-animation style put me off. 

However, that quickly changed this past weekend (Aug 8, specifically) when I caught wind of the Fortnite Rift Tour featuring Ariana Grande Rift. While I enjoy her music, I wouldn’t say I’m a hardcore fan. But, the stories I heard about how Epic incorporated the concert into the game made me interested in at least logging in and watching it.

I downloaded the Epic Store version and jumped into a Battle Royale match. I don’t know if it was beginner’s luck, but I earned Victory Royale in my first playthrough. I didn’t even have time to really grasp the mechanics but I got in a few eliminations and took out the last foe to win the match.

I was kind of expecting a bigger response in-game for my victory. It kind of just ha