Fortnite beats out Red Dead Redemption 2 in Best Game of the Year

Battle Royale’s FORTNITE has won game of the year award.The game with 40 million players each months, continues to dominate the industry conversation.World was totally shocked after this announcement as they were expecting something else.Some people are not happy with this decision and others were saying Fortnite really deserves this award.

Other games that were nominated :

  • Call of Duty : Black Ops 4
  • Celeste
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Monster Hunter:World
  • Dead Cells
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age

About Fortnite:

Fortnite is an online video game which was first released in 2017 . It was developed by EPIC GAMES.It is available as separate software packages having game modes that otherwise share the same general gameplay .The game modes include Fortnite:Save the world, a cooperative shooter-survival game and FORTNITE BATTLE ROYAL.

On the surface, Fortnite being a contender,and even winning, Game of the Year awards makes sense.The game has become so massively successful .  Some sports teams banning FORTNITE after coaching staff believed it was causing a rift among players.Another huge check mark in Fortnite’s corner is that not only is it free-to-play, but it’s also cross platform. PC players can play with Xbox, Xbox can play with mobile,PlayStation 4 players with everyone; it’s a melting pot of playability. Give a game accessibility and affordability, and then make the game itself good. It’s a winning combination, and one that Epic Games nailed.Tyler Blevins also known as “NINJA” who is believed to be one of the best of Fortnite continues to make name through Fortnite.

Huge disappointment for red dead redemption 2 fans

The Golden Joysticks didn’t leave Red Dead Redemption 2 completely out in the cold by giving it the title of Critics’ Choice. It’s also important to keep in mind that the Golden Joystick awards are voted for online by members of the public. So Fortnite’s ultimate victory is still the product of the video game community at large.  Many people  with Fortnite   believe it should never been on the ballot in the first place.

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Many believed there were other games released in 2018 more deserving of accolades. Two of which came close to taking the gaming crown: Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 . They gave Fortnite a run for its money taking second and third positions respectively. Many other games also cleaned up at the award ceremony; God of War won Best Storytelling.

Is Fortnite really worthy?

Despite the negativity surrounding the win, it’s likely that this is going to be a one-off event. While a large number of Game of the Year awards are inevitably voted on by fans.  Like The Game Awards, don’t even have Fortnite on the ballot . Plus Red Dead Redemption 2 fans can rest easily . Because  their pick for best game of 2018 is probably going to pick up the Game of the Year award they feel it deserves.Norse adventure God of War was the biggest winner on the night, taking home best storytelling for developer Sony Santa Monica.There was also a lifetime achievement award for From  Hidetaka Miyazaki, the revered mind behind the Dark Souls.

 

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