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Use Fortnite To Master Coding Fundamentals Through An Immersive Coding Experience

Camp Description

Explore the exciting realm of Fortnite game development in our Game Development with Unreal Editor for Fortnite camp! Dive into the exciting process of crafting a personalized Fortnite game from scratch using UEFN (Unreal Engine for Fortnite), a complimentary game engine designed for Fortnite. Students will learn how to integrate fundamental elements into their game, including buildings, vehicles, enemy characters, and beyond. In just one week, students will not only have completed their own unique Fortnite game but will also possess the skills to independently create more Fortnite games in the future!

For ages 11-18
Beginners welcome. No homework – All fun!

Learning Objectives

When students complete Game Development with Unreal Editor for Fortnite, they will be able to:
  • 1 Navigate UEFN, a specialized version of Unreal Engine designed for Fortnite.
  • 2 Attain a foundational comprehension of game design principles by modeling game assets and building the game’s landscape.
  • 3 Create immersive Fortnite gaming experiences by incorporating elements such as enemies, game objectives, and a custom map.

Fortnite Coding Camp Lessons

Fortnite camp lesson 1
Day 1 –

Getting Started with UEFN

In the first lesson, students will design a custom base to safeguard against a zombie horde! Employing the Unreal Editor for Fortnite software, they will select an island for their game and edit the landscape according to their preferences. Subsequently, they will construct a unique base using assets from the Content Browser utilizing tools to manipulate, rotate, and scale items within their base. Additionally, they will gain insights into editing the properties of game elements, incorporating lighting, saving their progress through Revision Control, and testing their game in Fortnite.

Fortnite camp lesson 2
Day 2 –

Making a Zombie Wave System

In this lesson, the class will progress with their zombie survival game in the Unreal Editor for Fortnite software. They will focus on enhancing the zombie characters by modifying their attributes and designing a wave system that alternates between zombie attacks and rest periods. Additionally, the students will equip the player with a ray gun for combat against the zombies. Through these activities. they will gain valuable insights into game development, particularly in the application of game logic through timer and spawner devices.

Fortnite camp lesson 3
Day 3 –

Creating Game Objectives

In this lesson, the students will develop objectives for their game involving the discovery of power sources scattered throughout the map and the defeat of a specified number of zombies. Completion of these goals will conclude the game, which will teach them the application of various UEFN tools, including Trackers, Elimination Managers, and a Game End Device, among others. Additionally, they will learn to design a starting area for the game where players will remain in their base until a button is pressed to initiate the zombie waves.

Fortnite camp lesson 4
Day 4 –

Creating a Game Shop

In this lesson, students will be taught how to construct an in-game store by establishing a designated area for the shop, introducing a coin-based currency system, and enabling coin acquisition by defeating zombies. They will arrange the shop to their liking with custom shop items and prices. Furthermore, they will develop upgrades for their base that could be bought with an alternative currency of their choosing, which is discoverable across the map.

Fortnite camp lesson 5
Day 5 –

Finishing and Playtesting your Game

In this final lesson, students will complete their Fortnite project by incorporating elements like supply drops, treasure chests, and XP boosts for achieving specific goals alongside other personalized enhancements. Subsequently, they will be taught the process of privately publishing their game on Fortnite, allowing them to play it without needing Unreal Editor for Fortnite to be open at the same time. Additionally, they will be motivated to further develop their game by introducing new objectives, expanding the in-game shop inventory, and adding more collectible items.

Technical Requirements

Before the start of camp, students should meet the following requirements:

Fortnite Camp Schedule

Below are the Fortnite camp dates, you will choose your desired camp date & time at checkout through the enrollment form.

For current and existing CodeWizardsHQ students, you can enroll in camps through the Current Student Camp Enrollment Form

Ages 11-13 – Camp Schedule
Available Time SlotsMay 28 – June 1June 24 – June 28June 29 – Aug 2
11:00 AM –
1:00 PM CT
Game Development with Unreal Editor for Fortnite
1:00 PM –
3:00 PM CT
Game Development with Unreal Editor for Fortnite
3:00 PM –
5:00 PM CT
Game Development with Unreal Editor for Fortnite
Ages 14-18 – Camp Schedule
Available Time SlotsMay 28 – June 1June 24 – June 28June 29 – Aug 2
9:00 AM –
11:00 AM CT
Game Development with Unreal Editor for Fortnite
11:00 AM –
1:00 PM CT
Game Development with Unreal Editor for FortniteGame Development with Unreal Editor for Fortnite
1:00 PM –
3:00 PM CT
Game Development with Unreal Editor for Fortnite
3:00 PM –
5:00 PM CT
Game Development with Unreal Editor for Fortnite

Camp Tuition $399

There is no contract. You may cancel up to 7 days before the first scheduled class for a 100% money-back guarantee.

CWHQ has a 93% student success rate, compared to 5% for paid, self-paced online video courses and tutorials. That’s an 18x better graduation rate.

Our goal is to make all students successful. Notify us at least 7 days prior to the first scheduled session of camp for your money back.

Parents & Students Love The CodeWizardsHQ Summer Program!

Boy at coding camp

Great Program That Really Teaches Coding

Our 13 year old took this program over the summer and really enjoyed it. He found it challenging and fun at the same time. He thought it was a bit more difficult than typical middle school coding programs but that’s what kept him engaged. This wasn’t glorified babysitting, this program really taught him to do some coding. – Travis

Summer coding camp review, boy in yellow shirt

Great Experience!

My son enrolled in the beginner class for Python Programming. It was great! He learned a lot and it was nice that all lectures are recorded since there were a few days he had to miss during the summer. – Sima Patel

Elementary age girl on the computer in coding class

Highly Recommended On So Many Levels!

This was a great summer program for my 14-year-old. She really enjoyed it and learned a lot. The projects and homework were not overly time-intensive but reinforced each session. I highly recommend this program and so does she :). – AL