The battle royale genre has plenty of entries, and the big franchises are yet to weigh in with their own interpretations. But when I think of the genre, only two games come to mind.
They are, of course, Fortnite and the original juggernaut, PUBG. Personally, I've spent more time with PUBG - it reminded me the most of Counter-Strike, and came to prominence a little earlier, so my choice there was kind of natural.
But there are plenty of good reasons why Fortnite has exploded in popularity. Being free is a huge plus, and Fortnite's performance was a little more stable across the board when both games first released.
The time to kill between the games is vastly different as well, and the crafting mechanics changes the dynamic of the playing field in a way that makes the game a lot more chaotic. Building is still the biggest element: it adds another layer of decision making that can make or break a game, it opens up different attack angles, and can also reduce the frustration of being caught out in the open (which the shrinking player circle often induces).
You still need aim to succeed in either game, and the better shot will often win. PUBG, arguably, concentrates on aim and positioning. You pick up all the items you need: you don't have to spend time farming materials. And you can visually identify the armour a player has, which gives you crucial information that's needed to decide on when to engage.
But everyone prefers games for different reasons. What about yourselves - between the two major battle royale games, which one do you prefer?