Noob or Not? How Much Do You Know About Fortnite?

By: Alia Hoyt

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Described by The New Yorker as a cross between Minecraft and the Hunger Games, this video game is insanely popular among kids, tweens, teens and beyond. In the short time between its release in September 2017 and November 2018, the epic battle game attracted 200 million players worldwide. Of those, 78.3 million are active users. Not sure about that significance? If you’re a gamer, consider the number of games in your home collection that lie under a thick layer of dust.

It’s not just kids in their parents’ basements playing, either. Many celebrities and athletes are obsessed with the game, like rapper Drake, who along with celebrity gamer Ninja broke the record for non-tournament Twitch viewers with 635,000 concurrent viewers at the peak of their live gaming stream. Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, Los Angeles Lakers basketball phenom Josh Hart and many pro baseball players are well-known regular participants in the global phenomenon. Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron even incorporate the game into a touchdown celebration dance

It’s not all sunshine and roses for Fortnite, though. The game has come under fire for incorporating popular dance moves, and is currently embroiled in lawsuits to figure out if they’re in violation of copyright law, or not. Fortnite has even gotten so big (or out of control, depending on your point of view) that parents are hiring coaches to help their kids succeed in this virtual world. So, how in the know are you about this worldwide spectacle? See what you know about Fortnite — or be extra hip and learn about it — with this quiz!

This quiz originally appeared here.

How much does Fortnite Battle Royale cost?

Part of the genius of Fortnite Battle Royale is that it’s totally free to download to whatever gaming system you’re using. Purchases can be made within the game for V-Bucks, which in turn pay for skins, pickaxes, battle passes, gliders and other stuff. Fortnite Save the World is a different version of the game, which players currently have to buy. However, creator Epic Games says it’ll become free-to-play sometime in 2018.


Which of the following professional gamers is not best known for his Fortnite prowess?

Although Stampylongnose (not his real name, thank goodness) plays Fortnite, he’s best known for his elaborate Minecraft worlds.


Which of the following is an available vehicle in Fortnite?

That’s right, a standard shopping cart is a vehicle in Fortnite terms. The only other current vehicle is the golf cart. Why so limited? Epic Games has expressed concern over how the addition of more vehicles will affect the general flow of the game.


What happened to Dusty Depot in Season 4?

Season 4 saw the epic destruction of Dusty Depot by a meteor, effectively turning it into Dusty Divot. Incidentally, all locations in the game use alliteration in their names – Loot Lake, Greasy Grove, and so on.


Which limited time mode (LTM) allows players to interact with friends, practice building and work on shooting skills for a set amount of time without fear of certain game death?

LTM modes are only available for certain time periods, determined by Epic Games. Playground mode allows up to four friends to practice skills they apply within the game, like structure building and shooting. Players can get killed in Playground mode, but they re-spawn immediately, unlike the regular game mode.


What’s the purpose of llamas within Fortnite?

Known as “loot llamas,” these piñatas spawn automatically within the game (only in three locations in Battle Royale, 100 in Playground mode) and contain 200 materials of every resource, like wood, brick and metal. They also contain explosives, potions, med kits and other helpful items.


What's the purpose of the game's color-coding system?

All of Fortnite’s many weapons are coded according to how rare they are to find in the game, and also come with a descriptive name. In order from least to most rare, they are: Gray/Common, Green/Uncommon, Blue/Rare, Purple/Epic, Gold/Legendary.


Which game is often described as a more grown-up version of Fortnite?

Many adult gamers steer toward PUBG (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds) because it’s more realistic, darker and less random (no llama piñatas to be found anywhere in PUBG).


Which of the following pop-culture relevant dances is NOT found in Fortnite?

Known as “dance emotes” within the game, players can opt to boogie down anytime in the battlefield or lobby. In addition to “Fresh,” which is based on “The Carlton,” gamers can choose to perform choreography like “The Worm,” “Take the L” and “Disco Fever,” based on John Travolta’s legendary “Saturday Night Fever” moves.


Who invented “The Floss”?

If you haven’t seen anyone floss, your eyes simply haven’t been open. The dance was created by a teenage YouTube sensation in 2016, well before Fortnite launched. Known as “the backpack kid,” he later performed the oddly hypnotic dance move during Katy Perry’s stint on Saturday Night Live. But the dance’s popularity really exploded when Fortnite included it among its dance emotes.


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