"PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" Inspired Game Mode Comes to Fortnite

"PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" Inspired Game Mode Comes to Fortnite

The battle is building!

JesseCecchetto by JesseCecchetto on Sep 13, 2017 @ 07:53 PM (Staff Bios)
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Yet another developer has jumped on the battle royale hype train and tried to reflect off of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds success. The developers of Fortnite have been inspired by the success of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and decided to release their own Battle Royale game mode. This reveal comes just after Rockstar Games released a battle royale game-mode for GTA 5. While Epic Games was inspired by games like H1Z1 and PUBG, Fortnite's battle royale mode is quite different due to the destructibility and crafting mechanics.



PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds wasn't the battle royale game to come out, but it is the first one to reach such a significant audience. Battle Royale games like PUBG encompass the absolute core mechanics of competitive video games. Since PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is still performing extremely well as far as concurrent players are concerned, other developers are watching and taking notes. The Battle Royale genre has gone mainstream, and developers are looking how to take advantage of the genre's success.

"Yeah, we made a PvP mode for Fortnite. We love Battle Royale games like PUBG and thought Fortnite would make a great foundation for our own version. A few months ago Epics Unreal Tournament team began experimenting with the mode while the original Fortnite team kept updating the core game. To maintain game balance we kept the PvP mode completely separate from the PvE mode. The new Battle Royale mode was so much fun we decided to share it with everyone to get feedback" the fortnite team explained in a statement.


While the Fortnite Battle Royale game mode does shadow the same one-hundred player, last man standing formula, the unique crafting mechanics allow for much more creative gameplay. Players can destroy ceilings and walls to ambush their opponents, as well as set traps and lure in unsuspecting enemies. Oh, and instead of flying in on a cargo plane, you fly in on a bus. Fortnite - Battle Royale is an entirely different beast compared to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, but whether it will garner a similar player base is yet to be seen. 

Fortnite - Battle Royale will be available to early access players on September 26. If you're interested in getting Fortnite for this new mode, consider buying it before September 18th as it's on sale for 25% off.

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