Sunday 21 October 2018

Fortnite Battle Royale Ultimate Winner's Guide (Collaborative post: book sent for review by Carlton Books).

Fortnite Battle Royale is a very popular game here and has been played by most of us at some point, although I can't say I've had more than a try! The talk of the playground, what every player aims for is to be the final character left on the map from the 100 who start.

Carlton's Fortnite Battle Royale Ultimate Winner's Guide is released on 1st November and is designed to give you hints, skills and tips to help you stay safe from the storm and earn the coveted title of Winner. We've been sent a copy to review and it's my youngest son who has taken a good look at this one...

Fortnite has age guidance of 12+ and my younger children do play under my supervision. Full of illustrations and simple to follow diagrams and instructions, Fortnite Battle Royale Ultimate Winner's Guide is a full colour guidebook. My son sat and flipped through for ages before he settled on what to read first...

Fortnite Battle Royale Ultimate Winner's Guide has information from Battle Royale and slightly less popular Save The World mode. Inside is everything you need to raise your game to winning level, including combat tips and tricks, weapon and tool profiles and locations, hideout secrets and building instructions. Additionally for better gaming settings on your computer and best gaming equipment tips you can check Best Fortnite Settings.

There are also internet safety tips and sensible rules and guidelines for children online. They aren't presented in a condescending way, but still in a way children can clearly understand.

My son hasn't been reading while playing, he's taken this one upstairs and hones his skills while reading at bedtime. The language is ideal for any child around 7+ to read and the focus is on outwitting your opponents, making best use of what you have and being smart - not 'getting the biggest weapon you can and blowing everything up'.

Reading this book is a great way for a parent to understand the games better and gain an insight into what your child is doing. I always recommend playing any game your child wants to play and setting boundaries for acceptable play when necessary.

Some great tips, secrets and map locations which will really help any beginner to level the playing field with more experienced players. My son has played enough to have won a couple of times and learned all of the dances (he does a really mean floss), yet he says there are things here he hadn't realised or previously known.

The illustrations are brilliant, with a great mix of screenshots, maps and other images and text is really clearly written and understandable, even to me without the game open in front of me.

Fortnite Battle Royale Ultimate Winner's Guide is written by Kevin Pettman and published by Carlton Books. Large format paperback with 64 full colour pages, rrp £8.99. Still available on Kindle. 

We were sent our copy of Battle Royale Ultimate Winner's Guide for review. 


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