Fortnite’s island is a virtual world layered with history

If you were to drop onto Fortnite’s island right now, for the very first time, you’d probably be very confused. There is a lot going on. In the southwest you’ll find an arctic area, complete with an ancient castle still partly buried in the snow. A little ways north is a futuristic cityscape, which sits just below the remains of a lake that is now home to an alien vault. Spend a bit more time exploring and you’ll find a dormant volcano turned into a power plant, a pirate ship sitting in a picturesque lagoon, an ancient city nestled inside a dense jungle, and floating platforms hovering high in the air.

It’s a mess of inspirations and ideas, with seemingly no central theme holding it all together. But that’s also what makes it work. Since…

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Author: Andrew Webster