Part of the Game Mechanic series on YouTube (LadylexUK).
The main mechanic in Fortnite is the ability to build platforms, towers and safe places. Fortnite Platform Building
As a Battle Royale game the gameplay area shrinks over time. In Fortnite the unplayable area is taken over by a storm.Shrinking Play Area
You can pick up loot that is found in buildings or is expelled from chests or from dead players. Fortnite Loot Drops
To start the game you jump out of a ship that travels across the map.Parachutes