PUBG and Fortnite are two of the most popular battle royale games. Due to PUBG’s success, the battle royale genre, where you have to fight for survival against 99 other players, has become extremely widespread throughout gamers. Players have the option to play either alone, in a team of four people or in pairs. At the end of the game, the winner, which is the last person or squad that survived on the battlefield, is welcomed by a funny greeting, “winner, winner, chicken dinner.”
Battlegrounds was launched in March 2017 and it has gained tremendous popularity since then. This multiplayer game developed by PUBG, a subsidiary of Bluehole, made quite a strong impact on the gaming world. More than 40 million copies were sold for PC and for the Xbox One console. You can also play this game on Android and iOS phones for free.
Fortnite fighting for the title of the best royale game
Coming from behind to beat PUBG is Fortnite, an open world survival game that pits players against zombies and which was launched in July 2017 by publisher Epic Games. A spin-off from the original game, the newly developed Fortnite Battle Royale was released last year in September. Now this is the version that has managed to capture the gaming community’s attention. It seems that Fortnite Battle Royale has too many things in common with PUBG, therefore Epic Games is being sued for copyright infringement by PUBG Corp.
Compared to Battlegrounds, the Fortnite videogame is free-to-play on PC, iOS, Android, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. So far, according to the SuperData Research company, Fortnite Battle Royale generated $296 million in April this year. Compared to $700 million that was made by PUBG last year, it looks like Epic’s Fortnite is advancing pretty fast in the battle against PUBG.
Differences between the games
Compared to PUBG, the players from Fortnite are allowed to build the covers they need against the opponents’ fire. These structures can be: stairs, walls, rooftops. When it comes to the map, PUBG offers a choice of two different locations, while Fortnite has only one map for now.
Regarding the graphics, PUBG’s world is fairly realistic, compared to the very colorful environment from Fortnite. Also, the no-blood feature from Fortnite might gain some points for this game.
These two games clearly share a very similar idea, however, different means were used to implement it.
Nicole Hicks a graduate of UFT. She’s based in Toronto but travels much of the year. Nicole has written for NPR, Motherboard, MSN Money, and the Huffington Post. Nicole is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing.