It’s officially happening, the wave of games and game modes inspired by the overwhelmingly successful Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is under way, starting with Epic Game’s Fortnite. Fortnite’s new mode, simply called Fortnite Battle Royale, will be separated from the core game and made free to play starting on September 26.
Fortnite Battle Royale is a 100-player free for all mode that drops everyone on a single, large map. Fortnite’s destructible environments and tower defense-like building mechanics will also be part of this mode. Epic Games states the game will be free, with cosmetics and “compendium-like content” will be on sale at a later date.
The September 26 launch date will also add squads to the game, as well as various bugs and user experience modifications. Fortnite Battle Royale will be a free download on all platforms: PS4, Xbox One and the Epic Games PC launcher.
In other Fortnite news, this announcement post also reveals more updates! The “Save the World” PvE campaign is still in Early Access, a Block Party mode is on the way, and some “spooky”content is headed to the game in October.
Source: Epic Games