Sep 13 2017 - 4:35 pm

What happens when you combine PUBG and Minecraft? Fortnite’s new competitive mode

Epic Games is jumping onto the Battle Royale formula.
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Epic Games' crafting survival game Fortnite has a brand new mode that might as well be a carbon copy of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and H1Z1.

Everything from the parachutes to the floating transport that drops players into the world screams PUBG, albeit with a subtle twist—crafting.

Fortnite's new competitive mode has everything that you would expect a Battle Royale to have. 100 players, PVP, huge maps, weapons to find and, of course, the last man standing wins.

What sets it apart from PUBG and other titles, however, is the world itself. Everything is destructable and buildable, and players can choose to create traps and structures from materials scattered around the world to create their own defenses.

Building takes some time and could make you a bigger target, with structures being a big giveaway to your location—but it's a nice touch.

Fortnite went into early access on July 25 and has steadily been adding content and modes ever since. Last month the game released its zombie survival mode and Epic is looking to continually add content to the game before its official release sometime in 2018.

The game will be free-to-play, allowing anyone to jump in and enjoy themselves on either PS4, Xbox One, or PC.


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