PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds might not be the top dog in the battle royale area anymore, but it’s continued to grow and expand, most recently with the snow-filled map of Vikendi. It’s a map that brings the game back to its early roots.
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has gone free-to-play, bringing a slew of hapless new players, probably a massive wave of hackers, and a battle royale mode. The mode, Danger Zone, feels less of a full-blown battle royale and more of a well-made mod. Even if Counter-Strike’s gunplay is second to none, Danger Zone isn’t going to stand up to top dogs like Fortnite or Blackout any time soon.
Battlefield V will launch on November 20 without its new battle royale or co-op modes, EA and DICE confirmed today. Instead, these highly-anticipated features, part of the game’s free Tides of War post-launch updates, will land somewhere between January and March, 2019.
Tencent Games already publishes PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds around much of the world. But why have one battle royale when you can have two? Ring of Elysium is a free-to-play alternative to PUBG, available on PC, that adds an icy setting and extreme sports twist. It might not have PUBG's thrilling tension, but it's still a fun experiment.
Fortnite’s newest limited-time mode, Getaway, feels a bit like a mini-crash course in everything you need to know if you want to win in the main battle royale.
The capture the flag-esque mode is full of dangerous drops and surprising turns of fortune. Matches are short but packed with new surprises. If you wanted something faster-paced than the main game, this is the mode for you.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds keeps on expanding, adding new guns and maps that change the game’s pace into something faster than before. The game now has new rules for armour loot drops and tweaks to the dreaded blue zone.
PUBG’s latest event mode, Early Access Memories, brings back many of the game’s rough edges. Playing it reminded me why I fell in love with the game in the first place.
Islands of Nyne might not come close to Fortnite or even PUBG in the battle royale stakes. it has got a fair bit going in its favour: weapon mechanics that any CS:GO player would feel right at home with, a Gun Game-style mode before matches start, and a neat, clean interface.
Most importantly: there's Australian servers.
The Culling 2 released last week and, right away, it tanked. After a week of negative reviews and its online player-base dropping into the single digits, The Culling 2’s creators at Xaviant Games have pulled the plug.
According to the studio’s YouTube video announcement today, anyone who purchased the $US20 ($27) game across Xbox One, PS4 and PC is eligible for a refund. The announcement ended with a twist: Rather than try to fix The Culling 2, Xaviant plans to go back and start updating The Culling 1 instead.
Think there are too many similar battle royale games? Or perhaps you’re a member of PUBG’s community, ready to revolt over the state of the former king of the genre. If you think you can do a better job, Battle Royale Tycoon will give you a chance.
When hero shooter Paladins announced a battle royale mode, it felt a bit like a tacked on extra to a game struggling for identity. That battle royale mode has transformed into a standalone game, Realm Royale. While it's still in alpha and rough around the edges, Realm Royale has a few good ideas that could help it stand out in the growing crowd.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is getting a battle royale mode, developer Treyarch said today, following in the footsteps of PUBG and Fortnite with a mode called Blackout. It confirms Kotaku's report from last month that Activision will be the first major publisher to join the battle royale craze.