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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