Fortnite finally reveals gameplay footage

Update: Added information about alpha test registrations.

We haven't heard much from Fortnite in quite a while, but Epic is apparently ready to take the wraps off the world-building combat hybrid. A video shows off the game in action for the first time.

The trailer is promoting the latest issue of Game Informer, which features Fortnite as its cover story. The first look lets us see some of the building and combat mechanics in action, along with Epic employees attempting to shed the hard-edged Gears of War image they became known for in the last generation.

Meanwhile, Epic has opened a survey (via IGN) to gather information for potential alpha testers. The questions cover topics like free-to-play games, microtransactions, and Twitch streaming.