Monday 27 August 2018

Ramp up your Fortnite skills with a killer pair of brilliant books from Jason Rich and Studio Press

Love it or hate it, it's almost impossible to ignore Fortnite, one of the biggest videogames of the year...
It feels a bit weird talking about Videogames on a book review site (after all, that's how I started out writing - reviewing games for various indie games sites) but here's a couple of amazing strategy guides that cover both bases quite nicely.

"Fortnite Battle Royale: Hacks" and "Secrets of the Island" by Jason R. Rich are two awesome new books filled with tips, tricks and guides to this addictive game.

If you believe the gutter press, Fortnite is simultaneously the best and worst thing to happen to videogames since the last Grand Theft Auto. But what exactly is Fortnite?

It's one of the most popular in the "Battle Royale" genre of videogames. You're dropped onto a mysterious island and it's up to you to be the last person standing. Not easy when there are 99 other players who all have the same aim.

But just like Highlander, there can be only one victor here - and Jason's brilliant guides may well help you on the road to victory.

Tons of screenshots and descriptive text will help you up your skills considerably!
Unlike slightly more passive games like Minecraft where you're surviving against the elements (and the odd wandering creature), just about everyone and everything in Fortnite is out to get you so once you land on the island it's time to go to work, seek out a weapon and start gathering resources to build your way out of trouble.

Learning all about the island itself is a really good place to start and Jason's second guide is all about this mysterious location you'll find yourself stranded on.

Get to know each of the places you may find yourself, from bizarre deserted towns to wide open plains, and towering ruins.

Each and every place might offer you respite or become a strategic strong point for you to defend (or attack) from.

Find all the chests containing common and rare items to help you stay alive.

Even find all the hidden stuff (and there's a lot of it in each map).

Above all though, take a break now and again, look up from the screen and go and read a book (like these two awesome guides if you're a complete Fortnite obsessive!)

"Fortnite Hacks" and "Secrets of the Island" by Jason Rich are both out now, published by Studio Press (kindly supplied for review).