The battle royale genre has been popularized by famous titles such as Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite. This genre has gone through stages of innovation and testing to reach what it is today. Today, battle-royale is a genre loved by millions of players around the globe. Each player has their preferences when choosing their favorite battle royale, whether it be the tactical aspects, the graphics, or the technical aspect of the game. Two of the largest and most widely known battle royales are Fornite and PUBG, also known as Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds. After the popularization of Fornite in 2018, many PUBG players switched over to the new game, only to find the weird yet intriguing mechanic of building. PUBG was more tactical and realistic as a shooter game, whereas Fortnite combined the competitive nature of PUBG with funky graphics, and mechanics that were different from your average shooter game. Players have argued on whether which game is better, with both communities heavily towards their respective games.
Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds is a more realistic tactical shooter where players start skydiving from an airplane onto an island to find guns, armor, and other utilities only to duke it out with each other or risk getting consumed by the zone. PUBG is better than Fornite in the tactical realistic department. PUBG looks more serious, has a darker more rugged look, and is great for those who enjoy a traditional militant style of gameplay. PUBG also doesn’t come with the ability of building, making the game more realistic gameplay-wise. If you’re into more realistic shooters with a traditional style, PUBG is the better game for you.
On the other hand, Fortnite is more cartoonish in its art style. Fortnite has you jumping out of a battle bus instead of an airplane, and the overall look and feel of the game seem more vibrant and cartoonish. Unlike PUBG, Fortnite allows the players to build certain objects such as stairs, roofs, and walls. Fortnite focuses less on the realistic style of gunplay that PUBG has and instead focuses on the building aspect. With more build battles occurring in place of your traditional gunfights. Fortnite also comes with a plethora of skins, and other in-game cartoonish dances and items to outfit your character. Furthermore, a large part of the Fortnite community belongs to the younger audience, obviously intrigued by the cartoonish characters and popularization from online streamers such as Ninja.
If you’re into more tactical serious shooters, PUBG is the better option for you. If you enjoy cartoonish games with a twist, Fortnite is the better option for you. Every player has their preferences and the only way to find out what you prefer is to play both and decide which one is the better game for you.