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Epic’s Fortnite starts building up to alpha, while more details start to trickle out

Fortnite alpha

Epic’s free-to-play cooperative shooter, Fortnite, is opening its doors a crack. Players can now sign up for the alpha after answering a handful of questions about themselves, from gaming habits to platform preference. 

We haven’t heard much about the gun-toting, resource-gathering game lately, but more details are expected soon with it being on the cover of Game Informer’s May issue

On top of base construction – the eponymous forts – and character customisation, Game Informer says Fortnite has“ an RPG-like progression system, Diablo-like looting, multiple campaigns of varying lengths, procedurally generated worlds, and the promise of player vs. player battles, Epic is offering plenty of replayability that it hopes will provide the game with a long lifecycle.

At last year’s PAX East, Epic showed off Fortnite’s construction element, where basic tools and advanced sci-fi doohickeys are used to build fortresses and fortifications.

“A little over two years ago we introduced Fortnite via a short trailer at the VGAs,” said Epic. “Since then, we’ve been quietly working to make sure Fortnite is a great experience for players. We appreciate all of the interest and questions during that time and have been anxious to tell you more about our plans.”