Epic Games’ shooter/builder Fortnite will be getting a new game mode on 26 September, and it’s Battle Royale.
With Battle Royale games being all the rage these days, Epic wants a slice of that action and the new mode will be able to handle 100 players on one “giant” map. All the features such as building and destructible environments will be present in the new mode which could be interesting. It almost sounds like this PvP mode could end up being better than the standard co-op mode.
Epic gives a nod to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in their update:
Yeah, 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. 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.
Epic says there are likely to be crashes and other issues but at least they are getting this live quite quickly. You can play it right now on the test servers.