The Rise of Fortnite: How Genres Are Defined

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BY JOHNNY GODWIN: Let me take you back to 2017. Our collective brains were still recovering from the whirlwind of a year that had come before. Among salt chef memes and fidget spinning, a small spinoff of the zombie survival game H1Z1, called King of the Kill, was released. This sparked a hunger within players for large scale battles of survival of the fittest, and soon that hunger would become a worldwide craze with the release of Fortnite.

Could we see this coming? Im here, as a guy who looks into video game history, to answer that question.

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