Large scale battles have been around in some PVP games for a while on PC and some console games, but it looks like Epic Games is joining the crowd of 100 person death matches and adding a Battle Royale mode to Fortnite available for PC, Mac, Xbox and Playstation. With the announcement today, current Founder owners can jump in and test out the Battle Royale mode during a special public test session that will end on Sept. 26 as it is officially released. I’m not sure how this differs since you already have to pay to play the game but at that time it will be integrated officially into the game, rather than a test server.
The Battle Royale mode will test players using the core building mechanics as you glide to the ground with only a pickaxe and will also test your combat skills for the last man standing. I’m curious as to how big the map will be compared to other Battle Royale games especially when you add base building. Check out the trailer below to see a glimpse of all the action and for more info. on the Battle Royale mode for Fortnite.
For those still looking to buy Fortnite, from today until September 18th, you can buy the game with a 25% discount at the store on the Fortnite website here.