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The Best Game I Played: September 2017 | Fortnite

Oct 03, 2017

By: Max Cannon

A lot of different games flash across my TV, some of them good and some of them are not so good. If you're looking for a great gaming recommendation you are reading the right article. Each and every month I'll give you the update on my favorite game I played over the last 30 or 31 days. Some of these games will be newer releases and some will be ancient games that I dug out of my dusty old cabinet but they'll always be something I'm passionate about.

This month's game is...

Fortnite Battle Royale

If you've been paying attention to the biggest games lately than you've probably heard of Player Unknown's Battlegrounds. For those that haven't heard of PUBG, the game sports a "battle royale" type mode where 100 players skydive out of a helicopter into a giant map where the last player standing wins, every weapon or piece of armor has to be found on the map and things can quickly get tense. PUBG is insanely popular right now but you can only play on PC until the game at least sees an Xbox release later this year.

Fortnite: Battle RoyaleFortnite: Battle RoyaleCourtesy of Epic Games

Well for players like myself that only play our games on a console and want to play PUBG it looks like Epic Games may have our answer with Fortnite. A few months back in July, Fortnite was released as an "early access" game -- which basically means you can pay to play it before its even out -- but last week the game went totally free-to-play with another big change incoming. Fortnite was initially a survival game where players build spaces to defend themselves against creatures at night... but that free-to-play change also brought a Battle Royale mode to the game.

Fortnite Battle Royale - Gameplay Trailer (Play Free Now)

 

This mode is pretty identical to that gameplay popularized by PUBG. You'll start each mode off dropping out of a vehicle in the sky then once you glide to the ground you'll find any tools you can to attack or defend yourself and meanwhile, the map's area of play is slowly shrinking to force the 100 players to have to interact with each other. It's so identical that when Epic Games, the team behind Fortnite, announced their inclusion of a Battle Royale mode they strictly referenced how much they felt inspired by Player Unknown's Battlegrounds.

Fortnite Battle Royale isn't just a perfect way to fill the gap left by PUBG on console but it's also totally free-to-play, at the moment I haven't even seen an opportunity to use microtransactions. The art style is also a bit more family friendly than PUBG and the biggest pair of differences between both games make some distinct changes to how you play. PUBG has vehicles and Fortnite lets players build structures including walls, traps, and stairs. While they still feel very similar these slight changes make the awesome games feel a little more unique.

Fortnite's large map works perfectly for the game.Fortnite's large map works perfectly for the game.

Some Other Awesome Games I Played This Month:

Have Your Say!

Did you play any great games through September? Have you had a chance to play Fortnite? Comment below!.

 

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