I mean, it’s technically a “battle royale” mode, and it’s even called “Battle Royale” with caps and everything in Fortnite, and it’s actually originally from games like ARMA and DayZ, but everybody knows PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds as the definitive version and so that’s what it is now and forever.
Much like those others, Fortnite‘s own PlayerUnknown’s Battegrounds Battle Royale mode will drop 100 players onto “one giant map”, and the last guy not dead wins.
“We love Battle Royale games like PUBG and thought Fortnite would make a great foundation for our own version. A few months ago Epic’s Unreal Tournament team began experimenting with the mode while the original Fortnite team kept updating the core game,” creative director Donald Mustard explains. “To maintain game balance we kept the PvP mode completely separate from the PvE mode. The new Battle Royale mode was so much fun we decided to share it with everyone to get feedback.”
It’s out now on the game’s public test servers, but Mustard expects that “the servers will probably break and there will be other crashes and bugs” because that’s, like, the point of a public test, so GL HF.