What you need to know about Fortnite if you are Parents

Fortnite is one of the most popular computer games in the world. Nowadays, it is important for parents to know about this game, so you could freely discuss with children what is good and what is bad in Fortnight and how it changes their life. While playing Fortnight, a child communicates other children, and he will learn not only the game, but also the specifics of marketing. He is also being affected by social engineering techniques of the near-game industry, aimed on capturing and holding the attention of children. All these things can affect children in different ways, and it worth a try to talk with them about it. Fortnight should not only take time, but also contribute to the development of the child.

Here is a short guide to Fortnite  for Parents. You will learn the main idea of the game, main key-terms and phrases. So you will better understand your Kids and will be able to discuss with them about digital life and Fortnite ecosystem.

Fortnight is a multiplayer game. In Battle Royal mode, it is such a massive online game where the strongest survives.

In Fortnight 100 players fight against each other on a big map. Weapons can be found on the floor or in chests. After you were "killed", you go back to the lobby - the starting point of the game. In order to win, you have to remain the last survivor. During the game, a killing zone is approaching from the edges of the map, which causes a certain amount of damage to players if it comes into contact with them. The killing zone is designed to ensure that the game would not last forever. One game from the start to the win lasts 20-35 minutes.

The basic terms of Fortnight:

  • headshot - hitting straight into the player's head
  • hilling - restoring the health of the hero
  • highground - position above
  • loot - weapons, first aid kits and materials

Why is Fortnite so popular and what special is in it?

Fortnite was announced on December 10, 2011 and then it had only PVE mode (player vs. bot), and was paid, and the number of simultaneously playing players was not more than 100. On July 25, 2017, pvp mode (player versus player) was added, and the game became free. With the advent of the Battle Royale mode, the rating of the game began to grow dramatically, although it had much in common with other games that also had battle royale mode, such as H1Z1 and Pubg.

The main inventions of the fortnight in the world of games are certainly the Battle Pass (bp), the seasons and the live map. Battle Pass is such a thing with awards that opens in the course of your level raising. One season lasts 70 days. Every season the rewards change and the level is reseted. Every week on Thursday a new week of trials begins, and it helps to increase the level of bpb. It takes about 4 hours to complete the tests, and this way some people remain at the computer for a long time.

Your game level is determined by several parameters:
- shooting accuracy;
- construction speed;
- construction literacy;
- Editing buildings;
- game experience.

It is very difficult to win for beginners and not only for them, and here's why:
Firstly, since there is no separation into novices and professionals in the Fortnight, all players are fighting  in the same place;
Secondly, there are 100 people fighting on the map; you may kill 30 people, and it the end you will have little health and you may be killed by a novice with a zero score.
And thirdly, you may not be lucky with a weapon, that is, you may not have it at all or it may be worse than that at the enemy.

That is why the victories in this game make young players so happy.

How to play the game:
1. you appear on the warm-up area and wait until the sufficient number of players appear;
2. you fly by a bus and choose a landing place;
3. you jump out the bus, you land;
4. looking for a weapon, killing people next to you;
5. you follow to the safe zone, in the course of its displacement and contraction, killing unwanted fellow travelers and collecting their loot;
6. kill the last player and win.

The Fortnite is extremely popular because of its low age level, and also because there is no violence and blood like in GTA, and all the players are projections.

What social engineering techniques uses Fortnight:

There is only one map in Fortnight, but it is really alive. The map changes every day: the shops appear and close, the cities appear and disappear, earthquakes occur and artists do their gigs. An example of this is the performance of the popular DJ marshmello, who performed 2 virtual concerts on the map in Fortnite.

In the game there is a built-in store, where the assortment of skins (clothing for the hero) changes every day, and some skins may not appear in the store for more than a year, thereby becoming very rare.

The rare or new skins come back in the store almost every day, and because of this the store is checked by players every day so they didn't miss the coolest skins.

By the skin of the player you can know when the owner began to play and his financial position.
Fortnight skins are an entire culture and there are even those who collect them.

There are players who collect specific skins, there are also those who sell accounts with rare skins. An account can cost from $10 to $10,000, and this is illegal of course, therefore 80% of these sellers are scammers.

skins prices:
- Legend $20
- rare $15
- Unusual $12
- Usual 8$

Skins are bought for in-game currency v-bucks 1$ -100 vbb
V-bucks can be obtained in the combat pass. It costs $10 and you can get $15 when it ends.

What useful children can learn playing Fortnight:

  • Communication with International players: Europe, Scandinavia, Russia etc.;
  • Experience in using 2-factor authentication to protect account - security habits;
  • Exploring marketing and retention tactics for Fortnight users ;
  • The study of monetization techniques through the sale of skins and other game items and features;
  • Familiarization with hacking techniques Fortnight: adding skins, cheats;
  • What content can you do about the game to become a popular blogger.
  • Experience with umodel fortnite and hxd hex editor software to extract and use fortnite 3D models outside game.

On the Video: How is it, when kids play Fortnait together as team:

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Initially, you can negotiate with the children about how much time they would spend on the games. Using the KidLogger program, you can check how accurately the children respects the agreement. KidLogger calculates the exact time spent on the game and separately counts the time spent on the Internet or YouTube. KidLogger can automatically send a report to the Parent and Child at the end of the day. This will prevent speculation on whether he played a lot or a little during the week. As a result, the child will become accustomed to respect the order.

Initially, you can negotiate with the children about how much time they would spend on the games. Using the KidLogger program, you can check how accurately the children respects the agreement. KidLogger calculates the exact time spent on the game and separately counts the time spent on the Internet or YouTube. KidLogger can automatically send a report to the Parent and Child at the end of the day. This will prevent speculation on whether he played a lot or a little during the week. As a result, the child will become accustomed to respect the order.

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