Fortnite alpha signups are now open

Alpha signups for Fortnite, Epic Games' upcoming third-person shooter with building and looting mechanics, are live on the game's official website.

The game's alpha will take place at an unannounced date, but you can request a spot by telling Epic "little bit about yourself" through 13 questions that Epic estimates will take about five minutes to complete. The questions cover the standard-issue information like name and email address, then move on to discuss your "gaming passions" and measuring players' "hype" for and the number of hours they've played games like Grand Theft Auto 5League of Legends and World of Warcraft.

The signup form also inquires about your preferred platforms — including PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, smartphone and tablet — as well as how many free-to-play games you've played and whether you've purchased in-game items via microtransactions.

Fortnite will appear on GameInformer's May 2014 cover. According to the publication, the game will feature procedurally generated worlds and more than one campaign.

"A little over two years ago we introduced Fortnite via a short trailer at the VGAs," the game's official site reads. "Since then, we've been quietly working to make sure Fortnite is a great experience for players. We appreciate all of the interest and questions during that time and have been anxious to tell you more about our plans."

Epic revealed some of the game's first details at Comic-Con 2012. For more on the game's early misses, be sure to read our interview with developer Billy Bramer from last year.

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