Fortnite brought something new to the First Person/Third Person shooting game genre that completely captivated gamers around the world. If there was one iconic reason as to why the game gained the fame it did, then it has to be the games building systems.
It is a completely new take in the shooting game genre as much as it is on the Battle Royale genre. The ability to venture across the map, cut down trees, salvage metallic cars and destroy walls for resources and then subsequently build through these resources is an idea not explored before in the shooting game genre.
You can build ramps, walls, ceilings, construct massive fortresses all the while you are fighting for the top spot in the game. It is an exhilarating experience that few other games capture.
Now while getting the building mechanics right might intermediate new players, Fortnite does a wonderful job with its learning curve. You can learn the systems and play the game properly in the first few days you start. It takes months though to master it and make it a reflex. This is primarily why the game has such a robust competitive scene.
The building system is such an important facet of the game, that EPIC has created an entire game mode by the name of “Creative Mode” where players can get into the Fortnite map and then subsequently practice their building abilities. You can if you choose to create an entire fun game mode that other players can play.
Fortnite definitely transcends the typical shooting game by incorporating complex building mechanics in the game.