And now, there’s even more reason to play: a prize pot of £100 million is up for grabs. Though there’s stiff competition: recent figures show there are more than 45 million players. This is how to get the edge.
Hone your skills
It will take several hours of play to learn about hunting enemies, staying safe on the move and mastering the accuracy of shooting. Pick a weapon and learn to ambush opponents.
Find an area of the map that doesn’t leave you vulnerable: look for trees to hide behind and, in a one-on-one situation, create a decoy to ambush your rival.
Watch the pros
Tyler Blevins — aka Ninja — has over 7.5 million subscribers on Twitch, and is one of the game’s best. Watch the videos on his YouTube page.
Headset manufacturer Turtle Beach has announced a 185 per cent rise in sales since Fortnite went big. You could lose out if you’re not equipped: with a headset you can hear when an enemy is nearby and stay in touch with your squad.