Epic Games’ Fortnite is currently in early access on both PC and consoles, and will be soon be going free to play. In the recent wake on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ success, they have also added a new mode in to Fortnite that has its own version of Battle Royale. This is the second big developer including a Battle Royale mode into their game lately, with Rockstar adding a similar mode to GTA Online just last week.
You can read the official announcement below:
We are excited to announce a new mode coming to Fortnite on September 26: Battle Royale. 100 players. One giant map. A battle bus. Fortnite building skills combined with intense PvP combat. The last player standing wins.
Our Battle Royale mode is now in Public Test for Fortnite players and we would love your help testing it.
Just open the game and select Battle Royale. We expect the mode to experience crashing and stability issues during the Public Test.
Wait … What?
Yeah, we made a PvP mode for Fortnite. We love Battle Royale games like PUBG and thought Fortnite would make a great foundation for our own version. A few months ago Epic’s Unreal Tournament team began experimenting with the mode while the original Fortnite team kept updating the core game. To maintain game balance we kept the PvP mode completely separate from the PvE mode. The new Battle Royale mode was so much fun we decided to share it with everyone to get feedback.
This is also a great time for new Fortnite players to jump in, because for one week only (September 12-18) we have a 25% discount on our Standard and Deluxe Edition Founder’s Packs.
We are really excited about Battle Royale and can’t wait for you to play it. This is just the first version of the mode, and we will update Battle Royale and the core Fortnite game throughout Early Access and into launch. We are excited to grow the game with the PlayStation community. Thank you for joining us on the adventure.
The battle is building. Good luck!