What are Fortnite chapters?
Since launch, Fortnite has released four additional ‘chapters’. Each chapter is broken into ‘seasons’ throughout the year and contain their own features or themes.
Chapters are updates that provide additional story elements or map features for new ways to play and new things to see. This is a way to keep old players returning while encouraging new players to join.
What is a ‘Battle Pass’?
For parents, it’s important to know that although the game is free, players need to purchase the Battle Pass for full access to additional features. This then enables them to win new outfits, characters and clothing.
Although you can access some of the benefits with a Free Pass, children will need a paid Battle Pass for the best rewards. This costs 950 V-Bucks which translates to about £8 / $9.50.
Available on a range of devices
Fortnite is a free-to-play / download game that is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, some Android mobiles and PC via the Epic Games Store.
Players can compete across these systems, although the player controls are different on each, which can frustrate youngsters. It could be worth playing with them to help them learn the controls on new devices as needed.