A certain game’s success is making others work their magic.
Epic Games are apparently great fans of the Battle Royale genre and thus are adding the mode to Fortnite. The 100 player last-man-standing option will put a load of users on one giant map and give them the freedom to actually stay alive using the base building tools of the game. And shooting, of course.
David Mustard, creative director, explains:
“We love Battle Royale games like PUBG and thought Fortnite would make a great foundation for our own version. A few months ago Epic’s 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 mode will go to Early Access on September 26 but you can try it out now from the games menu as part of public testing. Devs stress though that the servers might not take it well and there might be crashes and bugs.