The massive success of Battle Royale title, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, is not a secret, selling over 10 million copies in less than six months. Now, it seems Epic Games wants a piece of the action, with the developer announcing a Battle Royale game mode that is heading to its early access title Fortnite.
For a game that is mainly focused on cooperative play, the new mode will be a stark departure with purely player vs player elements. The Battle Royale mode certainly looks like a full blown implementation, supporting up to 100 players who are dropped onto the giant map of Fortnite via a flying 'battle bus'.
Every player will begin their venture with a pickaxe, with the usual looting gameplay of Battle Royale games coming into play from then on. The game's construction and destruction mechanics will also be present for players to make use of when trying to be the last survivor standing. Building an actual base rigged with traps to camp out in after finding a favorable spot may actually be a legitimate strategy.
The Battle Royale mode is currently in public testing and players can try it out via the game's main menu. However, the developer warns that the test phase will have server issues, bugs, and crashes, which should be resolved by the time the mode launches officially on September 26.
Moreover, the Fortnite's Standard and Deluxe Edition Founder's Packs will be discounted by 25% from September 12-18, giving interested players cheaper options for joining the early access period before the game goes free-to-play at launch.
Source: Epic Games
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