It may be easy to assume that video games are the same in all regions around the world, but it can not be further from the truth. In case of Fortnite Specifically, Epic Games’ mega-popular shooting game is very different in China compared to the version we are familiar with here in the United States.
First, many of the characters and rails available in Fortnite needs to change a bit due to China’s guidelines. In short, China does not allow anything that may be considered offensive to appear in video games, which means that Epic must find some sporadic solutions. Such an occurrence of this involves the use of skulls or skeletons, which are considered disrespectful in China. So when it comes to certain character models, like the recently released Taskmaster skin, Epic has to change the design so that it does not look like a skull.
While this seems like it does not end up being a big deal, the number of skins is in Fortnite who have been affected is quite high in number. To date, character skins such as Crackshot, Menace, Brutus and Shadow have been altered in some way. Mystique̵
The big changes to Fortnite in China does not end here, though. Some time-limited modes have also never appeared in the Chinese version of the game at all, although China has had its own unique events that other regions have not seen. In addition, Arena mode was never added to the game at all.
Although Fortnite over in China may sound like a smaller version of the game around, it is a big advantage that players have in the country. Due to Chinese laws that do not allow theft or microtransactions, V-Bucks are instead released just to play the game. Fortnite for China institutes a kind of bounty system where players can complete goals to earn the game’s currency. In addition, Battle Passes are given free to all players over level 30. This is an aspect that I am sure many others across the globe would like to see instituted in Fortnite as a whole.
Last but certainly not least, perhaps the strangest thing in Fortnite’s Chinese version is that the game allows multiple players to win a battle with Battle Royale. If a match lasts longer than 20 minutes, all players who are still playing will now be named winners. To go along with this, if a single player does better than others in a match, the game will give them the chance to quit right away and there while being awarded a Victory Royale.
It’s definitely weird to see how different Fortnite is in other countries, but it would honestly be nice to see some of these aspects get to other regions. Whether Epic Games chooses to do so or not remains to be seen, but I probably will not get my hopes up.
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