Fortnite Drinking Game

Players: 1-99

PS4, Xbox One, iOS, PC 


In honor of our return to the business of pretending-to-have-a-productive-reason-for-drinking, we’re throwing a couple of big title games your way. There’s nothing much bigger than Fortnite right now, which I do quite enjoy, but I’m surprised it’s still going. And the other big title for the month is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, so make sure to check that out!

Fortnite Battle Royale Glider Girl

Me gliding away from all of my problems to my living room couch to play more Fortnite.

To clarify, we’re only doing a game for the Battle Royale mode. I’m sure that doesn’t really surprise anyone, but I wanted to clarify. I’ve never paid money for the actual game… or know anyone that has. Anyway, to the goods!

I have a special Death Game to provide the basis for the drinking involved, and then I also have standard rules set up for specific events.


The Death Game

The rules for this are simple:

  • For every 5 people remaining when you die, you drink 1.
    • This is a potential 20 drink hit if you die immediately.

There’s a catch, though.

  • Once you are under 50 remaining players, this number actually now applies to your friends watching or playing alongside you, but in the opposite direction.

So, if you survive to the 30th spot, your friends drink the equivalent of placement 70, which is 14 drinks, thus your incentive for survival is extra high in this game. All other players required to take a shot if you win (does not apply to fellow teammates that survived the round).

I know you guys are thrilled to try it out.

Fornite unicorn harvest tool rainbow

It truly is a strange, magical place.

The Basics

  • Jumping from the Plane – Social
  • Ammo Box – 2
  • Chest – 3
  • Gnome – 5
  • Orange/Legendary Weapon Found – 10
  • Llama – 15
  • Kill Someone – Everyone Else Drinks 5
  • Finish a Season Goal – Amount of Stars You Earn
  • Someone Dances on you after you Die – *Extra Death Shot*
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Doom Drinking Game

Players: 1

PS4, Xbox One, PC


Alright, so, I’ll be upfront about this one. I didn’t play this a whole lot. It’s not really my kind of FPS, but it was fun while I had my time with it. The online multiplayer was promising, but it didn’t feel tight enough for me to commit to the game (I played during a free-to-play weekend). The campaign was interesting, though, which is what I decided to set up some basic rules for. I’d call this a completionist’s drinking game, if I were to put a label on it. It’s short and simple, like our “About” section advertises, and we only sometimes stick to…

Doom Drinking Game

Obviously my opinion isn’t the majority opinion. Sue me.

The Rules

Doomguy Hits / Destroys Something Just Because – 5

New Weapon – 5

Obtain a Weapon Upgrade – 5

Find a ‘Secret’ – 3

Health / Armor / Ammo Upgrade – 5

Encounter a New Monster (The Menu Log Will Tell You) – 5

Reach a Checkpoint – 3

“Impact Compensation” – 3

Forget You’re Always Running and hit L3 (Or Whatever the Normal Run Button is) to Sprint – 3

A Corpse Reanimates on You – 3

You Perform a Gory Kill – 1

You Die – Shot

Samuel Contacts You – 5

Miss a Mission Challenge – 5 Per Challenge Missed

Drink 2 for Every “Exploration” Item Missed in the Mission Summary

Doomguy super smash bros crossover

I would so be down for this. Especially if he could blow Meta Knight in half.

Diablo III Drinking Game

Players: 1-4

PS3, PS4, PC, 360, Xbox One


So, this is a very basic drinking game, but it’s also very close to my heart…

A bunch of us used to live together in a three-story home that we rented in a not-so-wonderful area of St. Louis (it helped bring us all closer together…sorta). We all worked for the same company, and they didn’t have hours on Sundays. This meant that every Saturday night and all of Sunday we’d basically be partying. This is where Diablo came into play, and, well, we were fans of the infamous Fireball, due to its inexpensiveness. Plus, for a shot choice, it went down easy. And that was vital to how we played Diablo.

To add further context, we were also on a Sunday Funday volleyball league. We were awful, and what contributed to that was the amount of Fireball we’d drink because of this game before heading off to our match.

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Actual photo of us drunk at our volleyball game.

So, with way too much story now and not enough drinking, here is the game…

The Equipment Drop Shot

Whatever the rarest weapon type/color that drops for the area you’re in drops, everyone takes a shot.

“Wait, we just had three orange drop off of that boss, so just on…” No, take three shots.

I recommend a shot that you don’t mind having a lot of. Due to the rarity of such drops (sometimes), it really needs to be a shot of something. And it makes things much more exciting when it happens.

Diablo Rare Drop Drinking Game

Well, fuck.

Final Fantasy XV Drinking Game

Players: 1

PS4, Xbox One


I waited 10 fucking years for this game. Announced way back in 2006, the title was supposed to launch alongside Final Fantasy XIII as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, and everyone wanted it so bad. Like, boycotting Square Enix and not supporting them until it released bad. That’s mainly because FFXIII was such a letdown with too much linearity and an uninteresting story, though I do enjoy the battle system once you get closer to the end of the game. Anyways, if you’re playing FFXV now then you probably know all of that. You’re welcome for my useless rambling.

Moving on. I love the game. It might have some flawed areas, and it’s a bit of a mess. But it’s a mess in the way you might remember opening presents on Christmas morning. You’ve just finished tearing everything apart, there’s wrapping paper strung about everywhere, and there’s so much trash to clean up, but look at all the cool shit you got out of it. A great battle system, interesting characters (best if you’ve watched Brotherhood), a great story – once you’ve done a bit of research to fill in the gaps, and an open world unprecedented in a Final Fantasy title.

Sorry, this isn’t a review site, but I felt I had to give my two cents. For as many hours as I’ve already put into the game, I’ve actually kept the drinking rules fairly easy for this title. That’s largely because there are quite a few great recurring elements strung about. I’ll say, this is best for the open world questing. I do have rules set up for story elements, but it’s not quite at the same level, considering most of your time will be spent on your own because the story is on the short side.

Shiva FFXV Gentiana

Did someone say… frozen margaritas?

The Game

Story

Complete a Quest – 5

Complete a Chapter – 10

Ardyn Appears – 5

Luna Appears – 10

Anyone Treats Noct Like a Child – 2*

Obtain New Summon – 10

Someone Dies – Shot*

Battle / General

Run From a Fight – 5*

Opportunity to Summon – 5

Imperials Drop Down – 3

Ariana Joins in Battle – 5

Daemons Appear – 5

Someone Dies in Battle – 5

Ignis Comes Up With a New Recipe! – 5

Realize You Forgot to Rent Chocobos Before Going Out – 10

Hear a New Character Line (“Is Ebony really all that good?”) – 2

Hear an Old Character Line (“This is just like King’s Knight!” for the 1000th time) – 1*

Gentiana / Carbuncle Appears in a Photo – 5

A Photo is Blocked by a Random Bush / Tree – 5

Drink 2 for every minute the car ride is

If you encounter animals crossing the road, drink until they’re finished crossing

Game Over – Shot

*Liver Danger Rules

Call of Duty Drinking Game

Players: 1-??

PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC


Call of Duty is a long time drinking game favorite, at least in my circle. But we could just be alcoholics. We mainly like to muffle our yelling at the television and each other with beer and fireball. With that said, there are tons of different ways to drink with this game, and there’s a lot of different versions of this game. Feel free to take any rules and adjust them for whatever is best suited to you. The main idea is to establish a base model for your consumption needs. Black Ops III is the main reference for the game, but most of the rules apply to any.

This will mainly revolve around deaths. There are plenty of different games to make for individual play modes, but there’s a lot of those, and we’re lazy.

call of duty gameplay

General Gameplay

Death by…

  • Standard – 1 Drink
  • Headshot – 2 Drinks
  • Scorestreak – 3 Drinks
  • Melee / Projectile – 5 Drinks
  • Suicide / Accident – Shot

Bonus: Take shot if you’re sporting the skull (dead at the end of the match)

With Friends

Give a drink for every kill you have at the end of the match.

Give additional drinks for top three placement: 3 for third, 6 for second, 9 for first.

black ops 3 match results

Extreme Mode

Take a shot if you have a negative K/D ratio.

Finish whatever drink you have during match intermissions.

Drink 5 if you yell.

Fallout 4 Drinking Game

Players: 1

PS4, Xbox One, PC


Fallout 4 is a large and highly engaging experience, so much in as that you can easily spend most of your time doing things besides fighting or following the main quest. I mean, you can build goddamn skyscrapers, or you can spend all of your time trying to bang your companions.

So, when you take this into account, there are a number of ways the game can really be played. Given that, I’ve decided to break the drinks into separate categories. The numbers are high, but they need to be in order to get enough drinks in your system, simply because there is never a guarantee that any one of these things is going to happen in any given 10 minute period. This is more of a casual drink-as-you-go game, but you can certainly make adjustments to the rules below if you really want to get trashed.

fallout 4 naked companions

Or you can spend your time walking around naked and nothing else.

Basic

Level Up – One Shot

Fail Any Skill Based Test (Includes Each Attempt on Terminal and Each Broken Bobby Pin) – 5 Drinks

Spend Over 30 Minutes in Build Mode on Accident – 15 Drinks

Deplete a Fusion Core – 5 Drinks

Clear Out Vendor’s Caps by Selling – 5 Drinks

Get Hooked On Drug or Alcohol – 10 Drinks

Accidentally Steal Something – 5 Drinks

Use a Stimpack – 2 Drinks

Use RadAway – 5 Drinks

Eat Food With Rads – 1 Drink

Every Hour Slept – 1 Drink

Battle

Attacked While Not Paying Attention – 10 Drinks

Comrade Goes Down in Fight – 5 Drinks, Extra 5 if Dogmeat Because How Dare You

Down a Super Mutant Behemoth – One Shot

Down a Deathclaw – 10 Drinks

Injure a Body Part – 2 Drinks

Blow an Enemy’s Head Off  – 1 Drink

Run Out of Ammo on All Weapons – 10 Drinks

Defeat a Boss – 10 Drinks

Random Ambush – 5 Drinks

Death – One Shot

fallout 4 exploding head

You thought you were having a rough day…

Exploration

Take Fall Damage – 5 Drinks

Discover a New Location – 2 Drinks

Find Fusion Core – 5 Drinks

Find Vault Tech Lunchbox – 5 Drinks

Find Bobblehead – 10 Drinks

Find Nuka Cola Quantum – 5 Drinks

Become Too Heavy to Run – 1 Drink

You Find Yourself in Boston Common – 5 Drinks

fallout 4 buzz lightyear

5 shots if you happen to wander into this guy.

Story / Quests

Companion Disapproves of an Action – 5 Drinks

Mention Your Son – 2 Drinks

Gain a New Companion – 10 Drinks

Complete a Quest – 5 Drinks

Establish a New Settlement – 10 Drinks

Rocket League Drinking Game

Players: 1-8 online (1-4 local)

PS4, Xbox One, PC


Rocket League is a killer, fresh online multiplayer experience with a simplistic concept: let’s play soccer – or hockey or basketball – with rocket-fucking-powered race cars. As with any online multiplayer experience, there’s plenty of shit talking and bashing and frustrating lag moments, but it also provides one of the most addicting and drink-worthy experiences I’ve encountered. It’s easy to start playing but very difficult to master. Luckily, our drinking game applies straight from the start.

Points For Drinks – 2+ Players

As you start playing Rocket League, you’ll notice you earn points for different achievements as the match goes on. Respectively, the main focus of this drinking game is to give drinks to the other people you’re playing with depending on what you accomplish during the game. The following chart displays how many drinks to give out for each accomplishment:

Action Drinks Description
Win Shot to opposing team Win a match

 

Complete Game Take shot (Does not double with “Win”) Complete a game where you lose

 

MVP 5 Earn the highest score on the winning team

 

Goal 3 Hit the ball into the opponent’s goal

 

Assist 1 Pass the ball to a teammate who scores

 

Save 1 Block a shot on goal

 

Epic Save 1 Block a shot on goal that would have scored

 

Demolition 10 to destroyed Destroy another player

 

Hat Trick 5 Score three goals in one match

 

Playmaker 1 Make three assists in one match

 

Savior 1 Make three saves and/or epic saves in one match

 

Extermination Shot Demolish seven players in a single game

 

First Touch 1 Be the first to touch the ball on kickoff

 

Aerial Hit 3 Hit the ball when it is at least above the height of the goal

 

Bicycle Kick 1 Hit the ball by flipping backwards

 

Juggler 1 Hit the ball three times in a row without letting it hit the ground

 

Clear Ball 1 Hit the ball off your team’s goal box

 

Center Ball 0 Hit the ball into the opponent team’s goal box

 

Shot on Goal 0 Hit the ball towards the opponent team’s goal

 

Aerial Goal 10 Score a goal from an aerial hit

 

Bicycle Goal 10 Score a goal from a bicycle kick

 

Long Goal 5 Score a goal where the last contact was on your side of the court

 

Backwards Goal 15 Score a goal by reversing into the ball

 

Pool Shot 15 Score a goal by hitting an opponent into the ball

 

Turtle Goal 15 Score a goal by hitting the ball while upside down

 

Overtime Goal Shot Score a goal after regulation time has ended

-Additional Drinks-

Someone Complains About Lag:  They Take 3 Drinks

Person Not Affiliated With Group Insults A Specific Player: Specified Player Takes 5 Drinks

During Replays: Chug Your Drink

Match Ends:  For Every 100 Points You Have Earned, Give Out a Drink to Your Fellow Players

Rocket League end match stats

Playing On Your Own / Hardcore Mode

These rules are a bit more simplified if you’re just playing and drinking on your own, but it does include a couple of the rules from above. You can modify what is a drink from a shot, if you like, but I prefer to go harder if I’m just playing myself.

Opposing Team Scores: Take Shot/Drink

You Are Destroyed: Take Shot/Drink

Intermission Between Goals: Chug!

Another Player Somehow Insults You: Take 5 Drinks For Comfort

Lost a Game: Shot

Win a Game: 1 Drink For Every 100 Points Scored by Their MVP

X-COM: Enemy Within Drinking Game

Players: 2-6

PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC


X-COM is an excellent turn-based RPG focused around training soldiers to fight the incoming alien threat. Soldiers are highly customizable and level up through a skill tree as they advance in military rank. One of the notable features of the game is that when a solider dies in the field, they are dead forever – if you don’t restart the game in rage.

For our drinking game, it’s a long play. The drinks start off slow if you’re starting from the very beginning, but they quickly start to ramp up after you get through the introductory phase. If you’re looking for a good hammering, you can get a game started before going into the bingeing streak.

The Set Up

The main feature we’re using to exploit drinks in X-COM is character creation and management. What you want to do after getting through the tutorial phase is create characters for each player. Depending on how many people you have playing, you’ll want to make multiple variations of each player. It is best if you make an equal amount for each player.

After creating your characters, you want to find missions to go on. You want to make sure an equal number of each player are going on the mission. Now, the fun begins…

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Drinks

Your character hits an enemy: Give the amount of damage you hit with – up to the end of the enemy’s health bar. If you hit the enemy for 6 damage, but it only has 4 health remaining, give 4 drinks.

Your character is hit: Take as many drinks as you’re hit for, up to the amount of health you have remaining (same as rule above).

Your character scores a critical hit: Take a recoil drink for yourself – you deserve it.

Go a round with no damage either way: Social

Shots

Your character dies – Take

Your character is promoted – Give

You generate friendly fire – The person controlling and the person’s character hit both take

Extreme Mode

Take off remaining health limitations on drinks.

Drink every time anyone says “Commander.” (via @HettyTheChemist)


Now go and enjoy X-COM the best way possible!