Fortnite is taking on PUBG with a new Battle Royale mode

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Fortnite is cashing in on the competitive survival hype of games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds by introducing its own large-scale, last-man-standing game mode, Battle Royale.

The new Battle Royale mode drops a substantial 100 players into one massive open-world, equipped with only a glider and a pickax to start. The game’s extensive building mechanics will play a role in players’ survival, allowing them to construct fortresses and traps to hold off enemy advances. The first look at Fortnite‘s Battle Royale can be seen in the mode’s official announcement trailer.



Fortnite‘s Battle Royale mode launches September 26th for all Early Access players, who can try out the mode right now in its current public test. The developer warns that players should expect crashes and stability issues in its earlier stages.

Until September 18th, there is a 25 percent discount on the standard and deluxe editions of Fortnite‘s Founders Pack, making this one of the best times to join the fight for survival.

Fortnite is not the only action shooter to recently jump on Battlegrounds‘ battle royale bandwagon. Grand Theft Auto Online recently launched its Motor Wars Adversary mode as part of its Smuggler’s Run update, in which players start with limited gear and must race to collect better weapons and weaponized vehicles in a mad dash for survival.

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L33t-Ninja-MuchPosted:

I don't think it will challenge much

KixaPosted:

I haven't played Fortnite in a while but this does look pretty good, I'm going to try it out when it releases.

MickersPosted:

Doesn't look any good though jesus.

ProJimmyRustlerPosted:

Craig Honestly, couldn't give a toss. Don't like it when people steal idea's and make more money off it.. Greedy people smh.


PUBG was not the first of it's kind, sure it is the most popular, but games like H1Z1: King of the Kill and the culling existed before PUBG saw a release. Battle Royal is a genre, not a one off specific idea. There is nothing wrong with other games having it.
I personally think that it is better as a single game mode, than being the only game mode a game has to offer.

Activez-Posted:

Haven't played fortnite in awhile. Going to have to give this a try. Sounds pretty cool. Hopefully it holds me off until pubg is on the one.

-SilkyPosted:

Zolfe
-Silky
Craig Honestly, couldn't give a toss. Don't like it when people steal idea's and make more money off it.. Greedy people smh.

Not really stealing ideas, its a game mode just like how so many games have TDM etc.


Yeah, even in the email I got they said that they were inspired by other games like PUBG so atleast they aren't like other companies and not giving credit where it is due.


True and plus news for any PUBG fanboys, this game was not the first of it's kind so if you want to be technical they stole ideas from other companies to "make more money off it".

DecyPosted:

lol reminds me of Fortress Craft on the 360 trying to rip off minecraft.

ZolfePosted:

-Silky
Craig Honestly, couldn't give a toss. Don't like it when people steal idea's and make more money off it.. Greedy people smh.

Not really stealing ideas, its a game mode just like how so many games have TDM etc.


Yeah, even in the email I got they said that they were inspired by other games like PUBG so atleast they aren't like other companies and not giving credit where it is due.

-SilkyPosted:

Craig Honestly, couldn't give a toss. Don't like it when people steal idea's and make more money off it.. Greedy people smh.

Not really stealing ideas, its a game mode just like how so many games have TDM etc.

CraigPosted:

Honestly, couldn't give a toss. Don't like it when people steal idea's and make more money off it.. Greedy people smh.