10 Games Like Fortnite
Fortnite is definitely one of the most popular games, but what else could you play?
Fortnite, now in its eighth season, continues to have a massive player base. Previously, we might have said that PUBG was its main rival, but that was before Apex Legends came on the scene in 2019.
If you're tired of Fortnite and craving a change, then you might want to check out some of these games. We've included some FPS and a few without battle royale modes, just to mix things up.
The latest entry in the battle royale genre is Apex Legends. In Apex Legends, you choose a Legend, which has its own special moves, and you play in teams of three.
You can revive each other and work together to achieve that victory. The ping system has eliminated the need for microphones as you can highlight weapons, equipment or enemies, adding a new way to communicate that makes Apex Legends a much more enjoyable and inclusive experience.
PUBG is like Fortnite's militaristic cousin, with realistic graphics and larger maps. There are many more weapons and items to choose from and is definitely aimed at more serious FPS fans.
PUBG's skins and cosmetic items are often more expensive than Suicide Squad's themed skins. It has an altogether more serious theme compared to the cartoonish look of Fortnite.
There are no building mechanics either, so you'll have to make do with the cover you find on the map. Like Fortnite, each match starts with 100 players, so grab a weapon and find a place to hide.
Call of Duty: Blackout
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 released in the second half of 2018 introduces Blackout, the first battle royale mode in the COD franchise. The number of players per match has been reduced from 100 to 80 on PC for faster load times.
Blackout is a battle royale FPS experience and is not for the faint-hearted. It takes all the best COD multiplayer qualities and sticks them on a map with zombies, mystery boxes and the best weapons from previous games over the years.
This is probably the most hardcore battle royale game out there, as you have to be very quick on the trigger, not to mention the firearms that are often in short supply.
For all FPS fans, it's worth buying Black Ops 4 just to participate in the Blackout experience.
This year, Nintendo system players have their own battle royale game with Tetris 99, a unique game where you compete with 98 other players to win the coveted victory in a Tetris royale, as difficult as it sounds.
Using cool moves and blockers to make life more difficult for other players, the tempo continues to pick up as you fight for first place.
It's a little different from the other games on this list, but it's worth checking out if you're a fan of battle royale games.
Realm Royale is a royal fantasy instead of the usual shooting experience. Like many others, you will be fighting against 100 opponents, but Realm Royale has some interesting mechanics to give you an edge.
You can carry a lot more loot than you usually would in your average battle royale game, which you can then disenchant into shards and craft more weapons in the Forge. This can give you a strategic advantage as people will have their own unique items and weapons as opposed to what they find lying around.
You can craft these items in the middle of the game, but if you step into a Forge, you will be marked as a target, so make sure you have a weapon handy.
Minecraft has been hosting battle royale style games for years, so if you've somehow avoided the world of Minecraft, it might be time to finally dive in.
Communities like Mineplex offer balanced and competitive battles, and it's very kid-friendly, so if you're introducing a toddler to games for the first time, this is the way to go.
H1Z1 is like a stripped down version of PUBG, with fewer items and weapons and you have no choice of where you drop, so there's always a bit of chaos at the beginning.
There are several different versions of the battle royale, including the FFA Deathmatch where 50 players fall on a map and the first player with 25 kills wins if the 15 minute time limit is not used up.
It also has Auto Royale which involves the use of vehicles, which is as wild as it sounds. You play as Solo, Duos or Fives in H1Z1, and it's definitely worth a try on PS4 if you don't already have it installed.
While not technically a battle royale game, Overwatch has a similar feel to Apex Legends where you will choose to play as different heroes who each have their own unique skills.
Overwatch players are incredibly competitive and it's a 6v6 death match. It has a colorful, cartoonish style that, combined with such fast-paced gameplay, can seem a bit overwhelming at first.
The different heroes mean that there is a style of play that suits everyone and you'll quickly get used to it, although you may want to mute the voice chat when things get a little hot.
Ring of Elysium
Ring of Elysium is different in that you can choose your own starting point, rather than jumping out of an aerial vehicle, and can choose your stuff before the match starts.
Changing weather can also hinder your progress, so you'll need to think quickly about how to defeat other players and protect yourself from the oncoming blizzard.
Instead of trying to kill everyone just because you're actually racing for the last helicopter from Europe, this is a different twist on the battle royale genre. You can choose a character and have access to a large number of skins, so it's worth a try if you're looking for something new.
Destiny 2 doesn't have a battle royale mode, but it's still a great online FPS with various PvP and PvPvE modes you can jump into. Bungie recently added two new modes, Gambit Prime and The Reckoning, that really test your teamwork and shooting skills as you race to summon and defeat a Primeval and take on hordes of enemies.
Since parting ways with Activision, Bungie said the roadmap would change slightly to allow them to take a more autonomous direction with Destiny 2, and Season of the Drifter already includes some of the best activity since Forsaken launched last September.