Fortnite is beating PUBG in a battle royale. Here's why

CNET | 3/13/2018 | Jason Parker
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And so it begins.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds brought battle royale games into the mainstream, but in just a few months, Fortnite has taken over. It's passed PUBG's player count. It's the most-watched game on Twitch, doubling PUBG's viewership. At the beginning of 2018, search interest for Fortnite skyrocketed and hasn't fallen back since.

Fortnite - History - PVE - Shooter - Players

For those who don't know Fortnite's tumultuous seven-year history, it was initially just a PVE shooter letting four players build constructs and blow up zombies. But when the developers at Epic decided to release a free battle royale game mode to get more players on board, PUBG's developer, Bluehole, voiced concerns about whether Fortnite is nothing more than a brazen rip-off.

Fortnite's cartoonish art style and building mechanics were certainly different, but many PUBG players were still fuming.

Way - Public - Fortnite - Genre - Gaming

Either way, the public has spoken, and Fortnite is now leading a genre that's taking the gaming industry by storm. Both are still wildly successful, but a few key features have launched Fortnite past being a mere success and into becoming a phenomenon.

Once on the ground, search for weapons and other gear.

Cost - Entry - PUBG - Megafan - Game

You simply can't beat zero cost to entry. Even as a PUBG megafan, you'd still download a free game to check it out. PUBG currently costs $29.99, which is good for a top-tier game, but can't compete with something that's absolutely free. This is certainly the single biggest reason for why Fortnite is getting downloaded, but it's not the only one.

You could originally play Fortnite on PC, Xbox and PS4. PUBG currently only works on PC and Xbox, and the Xbox version, while serviceable, still needs a lot of work.

Update - Epic - Games - Upgrade - Fortnite

It's also important to note that in a recent update, Epic Games announced (and delivered) a 60fps upgrade to Fortnite's graphics, and it doesn't even require the more high-powered PS4 Pro or Xbox One...
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