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PUBG is the one that started the whole BR boom. Whilst it wasn’t the first, it refined the genre and took the world by storm accumulating over 3 million concurrent players and smashing records of steam left right and centre. It’s modern day military setting was a huge draw for millions of players all trying to get that chicken dinner. PUBG became the standard to aspire to for Battle Royale games. 100 players drop in and have to scavenge for weapons, armour and equipment whilst a circle closes in around you forcing players closer together. With solos and upto 4 player squads PUBG offers a variety of ways to play on multiple maps all with vastly different aesthetics. .
PUBG may have kick started the genre, but Fortnite took things to a whole new level. Like Marmite, Fortnite splits opinions in dramatic fashion. But there is no denying the power of this behemoth. Keeping a Battle Royale game fresh, engaging and interesting after such a long period of time is a truly special effort. Celebrity endorsements, Marvel tie-ins, live concerts, this game has seen it all. The key to success in Fortnite comes from being able to build structures around you for protection. The faster you can do that the better your chances of survival will be. With it’s cartoony art style don’t be mistaken in thinking this is a casual game, Fortnite can be a real sweatfest when it comes down to the last few survivors.