Fortnite was supposed to be the first game powered by Unreal Engine 4, but it was delayed. This pushed some other games forward. Fortnite came back to the front pages of gaming news with it’s battle royale mode which was free to play. Everyone was able to try it and the streaming did the rest. Now, nobody can get even close to Fortnite player numbers.
I will focus on the battle royale mode of the game, because it is to blame for the popularity of this game anyway. The mechanic of the whole game is to collect resources, build and then battle other players on the map. The build and gathering resource part of the game was influenced by another mega huge game: Minecraft. [...]