Activision has finally detailed Call of Duty: Mobile Battle Royale Mode. The publisher is releasing two Call of Duty titles this year, one for consoles, PC and the other for mobile devices. Call of Duty: Mobile Battle Royale download is currently available for select Android users in India and Australia. As mentioned in the blog post, Call of Duty Battle Royale for mobile devices is similar to Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode. Players will parachute their way into a massive map and the last person or team to survive will win the match. Despite the similarities, Activision mentions that COD: Mobile Battle Royale offers a unique experience. The publisher describes the unique experience it offers with the following points: Up to 100 players in a match. Single, Two-person and Four-person playlists are currently being tested Players can choose from six different classes, each comes with a unique ability and skill. The rules are similar to Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode. Players will … [Read more...] about Call of Duty Mobile Battle Royale Mode Detailed by Activision
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The battle royale game mode isn't exactly new, but its current mainstream spotlight can be attributed to the virality of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. After it sold tens of millions of copies on Steam during its early access period alone, there was bound to be a wave of games trying to capitalize on the genre's exploding popularity. As of now, though, Fortnite: Battle Royale is the frontrunner in challenging PUBG's dominance. And while many have dubbed Fortnite's rendition a PUBG clone, there are just as many stark differences as there are similarities between the two.A drastic contrast in presentation will hit you first. PUBG has a realistic, military-inspired look that's layered on top of the already nerve-racking concept. Fortnite looks like a cartoon; it's bright, colorful, and animated in a way that takes the edge off the imposing battle royale mode. Oddly enough, both games use Epic's Unreal Engine 4 despite the divergent graphical styles. These games were also born out of … [Read more...] about Fortnite Vs. PUBG: How Are These Battle Royal Games Different?
When Epic added a battle royale mode to Fortnite in September last year, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds publisher Bluehole was pretty upset. "We are concerned that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known," said Chang Han Kim, then its executive producer and now CEO of PUBG Corporation, which today runs the breakout shooter. The press release listed concerns over similarities in user interface, gameplay and 'structural replication' between the two games, and made a vague threat about potential legal action, which hasn't apparently gone anywhere. Fortnite now has 45 million players, which is probably greater than the number which plays PUBG, and Battle Royale mode is what they play. That has to hurt. But it's not to say PUBG has much of a leg to stand on. "Look, I don't claim ownership," Brendan 'PlayerUnknown' Greene told Rock Paper Shotgun last summer. "So, it's a last-man standing deathmatch. That's been around since people could pick up clubs and hit each … [Read more...] about PUBG, Fortnite Battle Royale and the question of how new genres form
Earlier this week we posted a survey asking you to help us create the perfect battle royale game. We got 4,958 responses, wow! A big thank you to everyone who took our survey. Let's take a look at the results and see what we've got before the final circle closes in. Obviously, we need a great name for our game to kick things off, and we provided a list of words for you to choose from that could combine into an evocative and descriptive name. Naturally, we're throwing a colon in there: it ain't a cool game unless it's something colon something else. Picking the top five words and combining them worked pretty well when you helped us build the perfect FPS, Rising Dark Shadow: Apocalypse Protocol, so we did the same with our BR game. Your top five choices are Royale, Battle, Endgame, Arena, and Final, and after a little reshuffling we get: Final Battle Arena: Endgame Royale We could also go with Battle Royale Arena: Final Endgame, which I'm partial to since 'Final Endgame' is so … [Read more...] about How to build the perfect battle royale game
It’s mid-week which means that Fortnite is set to launch yet another update for its Battle Royale and Save the World modes. But of course, most of the focus is on the 1 vs. 100 Battle Royale mode, which has caught fire since debuting a few weeks ago. This latest update does not offer anything too substantial compared to the holiday patch, but it does make some important changes to Fortnite BR. As far as new additions are concerned, the update will introduce the Campfire, a new healing item that is great for the Duos and Squad variants of Battle Royale. The Campfire will function like a trap, which means that players need to put it onto a pre-built floor before it can be active. Once placed, the Campfire will heal any nearby players for 25 total seconds at a rate of 2hp per second. So standing next to the Campfire for its full duration should heal a player for a total of 50 hp. What’s great about the Campfire is that it is an additional healing item that does not occupy a … [Read more...] about Fortnite Battle Royale Update Adds New Item, Fixes Major Bug