If you take a quick glance at the two Battle Royale sensations of the moment, you’ll see they are pretty similar. Of course, these resemblances are related mostly to gameplay, but some would say they are equally popular. However, there’s a main difference between Fortnite and PUBG. For the first one, everything seemed to go wrong, and it still managed to gain an impressive number of plays and fans.
How are Fortnite and PUBG similar?
First, let’s look at the things the two Battle Royale sensations have in common. There’s the playing method, where people can run around and kill everyone they meet. This calls for multiplayer campaigns, where real players are brought together. Their gathering method is similar as well.
Both Fortnite and PUBG players end up on a deserted island where they start running at each other in whatever styles they like. However, things slowly start getting different. In PUBG, for instance, players reach the island by jumping off a plane. Also, the map they have to explore is bigger than in Fortnite. The list of differences can go on but, in essence, the games go on after the same principles.
The graphic differences are definitely worth mentioning. For PUBG, the developer Bluehole adopted a realistic design that makes players feel more at home. On the other hand, Fortnite is a bit more cartoonish. Even so, you’d say the two Battle Royale sensations are the same in terms of popularity.
Fortnite won despite all difficulties
However, we have to admit Fortnite had to overcome a lot more difficulties. After it was released later than PUBG, Fortnite issued the Battle Royale mode with a delay, and faced some technical problems. Then, things looked a bit too similar to the first game of the type, so Bluehole wanted to sue Epic Games, the Fortnite developer. Instead, the shooter turned into an overnight sensation.
If we look at the overall number of players, the number of plays, and the total streaming time, we’ll notice an impressive situation. This contrasts with the sudden fall suffered by PUBG due to game toxicity. Therefore, if we were to choose between the two Battle Royale sensations, we might have to declare Fortnite a winner.
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