Fortnite's PUBG-Style Battle Royale Goes Free-To-Play

Epic has decided to unlock the Battle Royale mode for all platforms next week.


After sending out an invite to Paragon Founders, Epic is making another push to hype up their new Battle Royale mode by making it free-to-play starting on September 26. The mode will be free for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Mac users.

Fortnite, the co-op sandbox scavenging and building experience from Epic Games, has had a solid stretch of success since launching into Early Access and has built upon that with a couple new gameplay modes. The developer celebrated reaching one million players with a horde-like survival mode and followed it up with the Battle Royale mode Epic says was directly inspired by H1Z1 and PUBG.

Epic Games revealed the news by sharing the above trailer and a blog post with some quick facts about this new change. The developers explain that there's no catch for this free-to-play version, even expressing that the team will not be offering any game-influencing microtransactions. They will, however, be offering cosmetic or compendium-like content in the future.

At launch, Battle Royale was only a solo affair against 99 other combatants but the new trailer also showed off teamwork. The dev team is still working on this but they're planning to introduce squads on September 26. If you want a shot at being the last person (or team) alive, the Battle Royale will be available on the Epic PC launcher, Xbox Store, and PlayStation Store.

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