Fortnite begins testing its battle royal game mode, launching September 26

Epic Games heard you liked battle royal game modes, so it’s putting one into Fortnite. The so-called Fortnite Battle Royale is

“an all-new PvP mode coming to the action-building game Fortnite on Sept. 26, available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac. Fortnite Battle Royale drops 100 players onto one giant map where their combat and building skills will be put to the test and the last commander standing wins!”

If you already own the game, you can jump into testing the new mode on the PTR as of today. If you don’t own it, you can take advantage of the 25% off sales running on founder packs right now. Video’s down below. Anybody still playing this?

Source: Press release
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Mewmew
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Mewmew

I don’t want or need a Battle Royale mode in Fortnite. Epic claims it’s their most successful game ever already. That’s based on the Co-Op mode we’ve all been getting it for. We don’t need a stupid PvP match mode in this game just because PUBG is doing well lately. “Hey let’s try to get a piece of that!” Come on…

We don’t need the resources split, if they claim they’re new resources (which they are claiming that) then if they had money to assign for new resources for the game they should have had them helping out with the Co-Op game we’ve all been buying. It’s not finished yet and needs a good deal more work. We don’t need their attention split between two modes.

Pick one mode and do it well. That’s what PUBG did and that’s the go to PvP game right now. Fortnite was supposed to be one of our go to Co-Op games. Many of us bought it very happy that there wasn’t a PvP mode to split the focus or player base.

I hope not many people play it so they can drop it and get back to the business of what the game is supposed to be about. I hate when I defend a game and company for so long and then they go and do something so ignorant. While I may be able to defend Lock Boxes even somewhat, I can’t defend this.

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bobfish

This new mode does nothing to play to the strengths of the game (building, traps), its almost identical to PUBG with worse combat and health bars.

Absolutely pointless.

ihatevnecks
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ihatevnecks

Yeahhhh these guys can go straight to hell at this point.

MrEllis
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MrEllis

LOOK A SHINY.

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John Mclain

This game was crap since the early alpha when they added loot box progression. Dead on Arrival.

Mewmew
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Mewmew

Horse manure. There isn’t Loot Box progression in the game. Anybody who claims there is is full of it. You don’t even know how many changes have happened lately – and a lot of them have. You now can find the top tier weapons in the lowest boxes, so you’re not always hoping for a gold from a paid box. You also find all sorts of better equipment and the higher end components to make that equipment earlier, and stop finding lower end stuff at later levels.

The game doesn’t have a pay wall. You can get and find everything in the game needed to progress without spending a cent (not that that’s a good thing). It’s getting non stop tweaks to make it better for the people not spending much or anything and it’s been far from non stop arrival. Do you know who Epic are as developers? This is already their most successful game ever (check the news and you’ll see that’s true). Does that sound DOA to you?

Just because you personally don’t like loot boxes doesn’t make a game dead that has them.

Now as far as the Battle Royale mode, it should be brought out into the desert and buried (watch out for copies of an old ET game when burying it). The game became this “most successful” game by focusing on Co-Op. This new mode is just trying to quickly get in to the current popularity of PUBG. It’s not wanted by most players of this game who got it for it’s Co-Op, it certainly isn’t needed.

Still your comment is just way way off base and made out of more ignorance than this Battle Royale mode was.

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Mr Poolaty

Looks sweet

Mewmew
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Mewmew

It’s not :P

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Siphaed

UGH! It was a PvE game. It was always supposed to be a PvE game! If they made the AI more challenging, the classes more balanced (I’m looking at you, Constructor), and the ……ah, screw it, bring on the PvP because they couldn’t do the PvE right.

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Mewmew

No you’re right. It was supposed to be a PvE game. There wasn’t supposed to be PvP here at all. It’s sales success has been from Co-Op players looking for a Co-Op PvE game (and not to repeat myself too much but they claim it’s already their most successful game ever – that’s from Co-Op PvE players who don’t want or care about PvP).

If they had money to hire extra resources for development, they should have hired them to help work on the PvE game and finish that out. It could use a lot more work (and is supposed to be getting it, but this PvP mode appearing now when the Co-Op game is still so heavily in need of development is not every inspiring or confidence building).

This was not cool of them to do at all.

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Indigo Salma

How about the modification of loot box progression? Only played it for a week from the first day it released and i pretty much dropped it after that.

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Yuri Geinish

Love the idea and visuals but from what I’m hearing about loot I’m not giving them any money.

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Sorenthaz

So only a vocal few even cared about PvP in Fortnite and the devs said/claimed that it wasn’t really on the table anytime soon. Guess this explains why the second half of the game’s zones are literally copy pastes of Plankerton. They keep focusing on side distractions instead of adding more permanent pve content :/

I get it’s the cool thing to do but they’re literally going down a path similar to H1Z1

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DeadlyAccurate

::sigh:: I just want a fun game at one price with no cash shop grind. Is that too much to ask?