Battle Royale genre has come a long way from simple mods in Arma 3 and Minecraft to the most popular games of all time like PUBG, Fortnite, Apex Legends and so on. Battle Royale has grown at an incredible speed in the last few years and becomes a global phenomenon.

There have been countless Battle Royale games on the market nowadays. However, not every title is worth playing. Hence, we’re making a list of the best free-to-play Battle Royale titles today. Tighten your seatbelts, here we go:

The Darwin Project

We’re starting with a title by Scavengers Studio: Darwin Project. Currently, the game is in early access but many people have gotten an eye on it. “Shroud” for example, the famous ex-CS:GO pro player experienced the game and had fun playing it. Darwin Project is unique as you’ll always start the game with a bow and an axe on your hand. It’s your job to not die to the cold, craft necessary items and take out enemies.

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The Darwin Project, by Scavengers Studio.


H1Z1 is the next title on the list. The game has been available for quite a while, even long before PUBG took all the Battle Royale audience. H1Z1 by NantG offers a wide variety of equipment and weapons, especially guns. It’s probably the diversity of arsenal that made H1Z1 famous.

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H1Z1, by NantG.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends is the most surprising title in the history of battle royales. The game came out in Feb 2019 without any advance announcement and completely captivated the audience. It’s also the first title to break Fortnite's records in terms of players in a single month. In Apex Legends, you will not be seeing random enemies with the same face. Every character in Apex Legends has unique personalities and skills to master. It’s safe to say that Apex Legends is a mix of Overwatch and PUBG.

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Apex Legends, from Respawn Entertainment.

Realm Royale

Realm Royale is a rip-off title from the famous multiplayer “Paladins”. From Hi-Rez Studio, Realm Royale puts in sci-fi aspects and let you wield fantasy weapons. Bow, swords, magic, and forges to make a good armor are all included in Realm Royale.

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Realm Royale, from Hi-Rez Studio.


Well, probably none of us needs any further introduction on Fortnite Battle Royale. The title is clearly sitting on top of the genre, owning an impressive community of over 125 million players. Fortnite got some Minecraft touches into it, combined with the battle royale factor and we’ve got a highly successful title as a result. It’s pretty unique to shoot and build at the same time in Fortnite. To be fair, that might be the secret to Fortnite’s popularity at the moment.

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Fortnite Battle Royale, exclusively by Epic Games.

Ring of Elysium

Next on the list, we’ve got ourselves Ring of Elysium, a title with a snowy environment and an extremely realistic gameplay mechanics. Ring of Elysium puts heavy emphasis on environmental factors to challenge players. Such environmental hazards can make you struggle during combat against multiple enemies. The special thing about Ring of Elysium is that you have to catch a rescue helicopter before its departure. Don’t haste towards your escape and risk your endgame.

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Ring of Elysium, by Aurora Studio.

Rules Of Survival

Rules of Survival is a rip-off from PUBG, but it has still managed to accumulate a huge player base. The only difference between the two is the graphics and to some extent, the gameplay. Rules of Survival appears to be more vibrant but less realistic than PUBG regarding the recoil system.

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Rules of Survival, a PUBG rip-off battle royale title.

Island of Nyne

Last but not least, we have Island of Nyne i. As a sci-fi battle royale from Define Human Studios, Island of Nyne brings upon a handmade battleground “Terra Fictus”. This is where players battle each other to earn the first place. Island of Nyne has incredibly comprehensive graphics and decent gameplay mechanics.

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Island of Nyne, from Define Human Studios.

If you’re a fan of the battle royale genre, these are the free-to-play games that totally worth your time playing.