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Fortnite: Battle Royale

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Woah, okay, so this happened.

No shock to you guys, I was not a fan of Fortnite. I was suuuuper hyped for it to come out, and then extremely bothered by the awful execution and delivery.

I might actually have a reason to... install Fornite again?

Graev and an email this afternoon containing information about a new Fortnite Battle Royale mode. Here's what they said:


"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 Epic’s Unreal Tournament team began experimenting with the mode while the original Fortnite team kept updating the core game. The new Battle Royale mode was so much fun we decided to share it with everyone to get feedback. To maintain game balance we kept the PvP mode completely separate from the PvE mode."

Fornite Battle Royale is currently available on the public test server, and will release to the public September 26, 2017.

I'm wondering if this will scratch an itch for a game that's less camping-intense and action-deprived than PUBG. Building, breaking things, and zany combat might be exactly what I need for a Battle Royale. This appears way less twitch and 'gotta get the one-shot headshot' than PUBG, which means I might suck less than normal.

I am absolutely going to try this out and get back to you guys.

  • Fortnite Shareholder: Nobody likes the game and you wasted all this money on developing it. How are we going to turn a profit?
    Fortnite Dev: Erm, Battle Royale games are popular at the moment, we could tack that into it…
    Fortnite Shareholder: Will it make us money?
    Fortnite Dev: Look at PUBG sales…
    Fortnite Shareholder: Do it

    • I should clarify, having not played it, I’m not commenting on whether the new game mode makes the game good or not. It did make me chuckle though because I bet the above thought process wasn’t far from the truth. They even sponsored DrDisrespect to stream it.

    • I have no doubt at all that’s how it went down.

      There was definitely a moment of “Uh oh this isn’t work. What do we do?” “Quick, copy them!”