This morning, Epic Games’ Fortnite got a new Battle Royale mode that borrows heavily from Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds and other games of its genre. I was immediately curious to try it out, because as a huge fan of PUBG, a 100-player shooter with structure building and destruction was the most unexpected and enticing release of the week.
I was put-off by just how obviously some of the gametype’s features were lifted from Battlegrounds, but there may be enough in here to get me curious about the future of the mode as Fortnite exits paid early-access and becomes free (what?) in 2018.
For more on Fortnite, you can watch us play a round of PVE with Epic’s Darren Sugg as we ask him all about the future of the game.