Fortnite has taken the gaming world by storm, but it’s just one of many Battle Royale games in which you have to survive as the last player to win the round. If you’re in the mood for something new, but you don’t want to miss out on the thrill, you’ll find eight good alternatives here.
1. Realm Royale
Realm Royale is visually very similar to Fortnite thanks to its comic graphics, but does a few things a bit differently in terms of gameplay: You can’t craft covers from collected resources, but you can choose one of different character classes with different ones before the start of a round Skills off – a bit like mixing Battle Royale with Overwatch Realm Royale is free to play.
2. Spell Break
If you love the fight for survival, but enjoy spells and magic much more than shooting, then you should definitely check out the free-to-play title Spellbreak. Grab an elementalist of your choice and compete in magic duels. Thanks to gauntlets, you are not only fixed on your main element and can unleash powerful magic combinations.
Crossplay and cross-progression ensure that you can also play Spellbreak with friends on other platforms and take your progress with you to other consoles.
3. Ring of Elysium
Extreme sports fans with a penchant for the morbid will love Ring of Elysium: The classic Battle Royale principle is spiced up here with snowboards, hang-gliders and climbing equipment, and the imported game from China even has a bit of a story: as one of 60 players in In a snowy area, you need to flee from a massive approaching storm, but there’s only room for four in the helicopter. Of course you want to win this race – if necessary by force of arms. After all, it’s just a game. Ring of Elysium is also free.
4. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
The game that started the Battle Royale hype: In early 2017, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, aka PUBG, topped the list of most played games on Steam in record time. And although Fortnite is the more well-known title today, PUBG is still strong and not only offers a more realistic alternative to the colorful comic shooter in terms of graphics: survival instincts, a good hiding place, a lot of patience and knowledge of the intricacies of different weapons and items are much more important here. For PUBG on computers and consoles, a purchase price of around 30 euros is due, the independent mobile version is free and can also be played on the PC via an emulator.
5. Call of Duty Warzone
The Battle Royale hype did not go past the time-honoured Call of Duty series either. After the first attempts at the Blackout game mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Call of Duty Warzone was released a little later, a standalone title that is very closely linked to other current COD titles.
Call of Duty Warzone offers exciting Battle Royale gameplay, an ever-evolving huge map with well-known locations from COD games and some unique features such as the Gulag. If you die in a match for the first time, you can fight for a new entry in the Gulag in a 1vs1 duel.
Thanks to continuous updates, the large player base and the close connection with other games from the COD series, you should hardly get bored in Warzone.
6. Apex Legends
The youngest Battle Royale in this list entered the arena overnight in February 2019: Apex Legends was developed by Respawn Entertainment and is set in the Titanfall universe, but has only a few points of contact with the mech shooter series . In each round, a total of 60 players in squads of three compete for victory in the game, which can be played free of charge – team play is a must! Special feature: Before each match, you choose from a pool of heroes, all of whom have unique but balanced abilities.
7. Blazing Sails
Tired of Battle Royales in the countryside? Then form a pirate crew and take the fight for survival to the seven seas in Blazing Sails. Sail across the sea with your pirate ship and sink other crews in the process. It is up to you whether you sink enemy ships with your cannons or board ships and let the opposing crew jump over the plank.
Blazing Sails is a refreshing mix of Fortnite and Sea of Thieves that is a lot of fun, especially with friends. The game is currently in Early Access and is only available for PC.
You’re not so keen on winning in Fortnite but rather like the building mode?
Then, Minecraft is the right game for you! The forefather of the digital block construction kit has an incredibly creative community that creates incredible buildings. Thanks to numerous mods, the game can also be tailored to your preferences – at least on the PC. If you want, you can even add a real Battle Royale mode!
Of course, some players have already made a Fortnite version themselves.