If you've been spending time online in your favorite gaming community, chances are you've heard about a new game from Hi-Rez Studios called Realm Royale. You've probably seen it rising on the Steam charts and attracting attention here and there, especially since popular Twitch personality Ninja began streaming it not long ago. But what exactly is Realm Royale, and why should you care? How is it different from the other battle royale games out there, of which there seems to be another every other week? Is it worth jumping on the bandwagon because everyone's suddenly talking about it?
In a word — yes. It's a potent mixture of Fortnite, magic, and wizardry, and it's well worth testing out. Here's what you need to know about Realm Royale.
H1Z1 has yet to capture the same kind of mass appeal of games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, but that might be changing. In an effort to find a new audience, the free-to-play PC shooter is coming to PlayStation 4 today in the form of an open. Whether it gains any traction with console players is still up in the air, but we’ve prepared a brief guide for the game to catch you up to speed on what H1Z1: Battle Royale has to offer.
The massive Season 4 update of Fortnite: Battle Royale brought some dramatic changes to the map we knew and love. Whole locations were blown off of the map, replaced by massive craters. Many of these destroyed locations now sport glowing purple stones that grant new, superhero-like leaping abilities when picked up, which goes hand-in-hand with the new season's superhero themed Battle Pass (not to mention the limited time Infinity Gauntlet mode). The superhero theme also pops up in one more place: in the form of hidden superhero hideouts throughout the newly updated map. We don't know for sure how many hidden lairs there are, but here are the ones we've found so far.
Thanks to a miraculous cross over by Epic and Disney, a limited time mode called The Infinity Gauntlet has come to Fortnite: Battle Royale. The titular gauntlet falls from the sky and the first person to pick it up transforms into Thanos himself. With it comes new powers and a truck load of durability, turning you into a real boss-level character for the rest of the island to sort out.
You've snagged countless chicken dinners in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. You and everyone else in the world are crazy about Fortnite. But have you taken Boss Key Productions' Radical Heights for a spin? It's the newest project from the studio helmed by Cliff Bleszinski, and it's got just about all the raditude one can handle.
For the last few weeks, Fortnite Battle Royale players have been confronted with an icy, gleaming ball of light that suddenly appeared over the Tilted Towers zone. It's a comet, and it's getting closer each day. No one knows exactly what purpose it serves, or what's going to ultimately come of the anomaly.
The race to decipher what the gleaming comet in the sky could mean for the future of the game is on, and fans are racking up their own discoveries and theories to go with them. It's a riddle that practically begs to be solved, especially when Epic Games has been teasing players with important tidbits that all seem to lead to one conclusion: Tilted Towers will likely cease to exist in the future. But to what end?
The "it" genre in video games these days is the battle royale. Simply put, they task a large group of players to duke it out over scarce resources and limited terrain until one player (or team of players) is left standing. It's characterized by tense periods of waiting, coupled with quick and violent exchanges where players risk it all to come out on top. It's competitive, re-playable and, perhaps most importantly, stream-friendly.
The genre is still relatively young, but new entries are beginning to debut pretty regularly, with plenty of new battle royale-style games in development. With that in mind, here are the best battle-royale experiences you can take for a spin right now.
A popular criticism towards Epic's Fortnite Battle Royale is that it is almost too similar to Player Unknown's Battlegrounds. They share many features, like a high player count, single death survival with a rapidly truncating map, jumping from a plane (battle bus?), supply drops and more. But there is at least one key difference: building. In Fortnite, breaking structures down into raw materials to be used to build you're own battlements is not just a gimmick – it's essential. Some of the game's most defining moments come when building is implemented to its full potential.
With PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds being such a smash hit, it’s no small wonder that other developers are looking to catch some of that lightning in their own little bottles. Enter Epic Games, who have found room in their survival game, Fortnite, to add a new type of frantic gameplay.