Epic Games has launched Fortnite Battle Royale for PlayStation 4 today, and can now be downloaded for free as a standalone experience.
Unlike other multiplayer games, you won’t need to have a PlayStation Plus subscription to get in on the action.
Fortnite Battle Royale PS4 – play it now
Fortnite Battle Royale arrives as part of the Fortnite update 1.6.3, and clocks in at around 14GB, so make sure you have enough space left on your console’s hard drive. As mentioned, the Battle Royale update is available separately on PS4, so you don’t need to own Fortnite to play it.
To grab the it, you’ll need to head to the PlayStation Store and put in a search for Fortnite, where you’ll then be given the chance to download the free client. Once that’s done, you can start playing.
Epic Games will start flogging cosmetic items via microtransactions for the game at a later stage, although as they do not impact upon your character’s abilities you won’t be missing out if you decide not to purchase any.
Fortnite has been described by its creator as a mash-up of Minecraft and Left 4 Dead, blending survival elements with exploration and weapon crafting, all of which are available to play cooperatively with other players.
The game was rolled out via Early Access in July 2017 for PS4, PC, and Xbox One, and will see a full, free-to-play launch in 2018. What’s more, the PS4 version features cross-platform play with PC users.