Battle Royale was something of a minor gaming phenomenon not too long ago, but it has clearly grown into a significant force among other videogame genres. Games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (or PUBG), Apex Legends, and Fortnite Battle Royale are among the most well-known PC/console games. Not just in their own respective genre, but in the whole of videogames.
These games and another iconic title, DayZ, have made the most impact among all the Battle Royale games. But not every game is able to maintain its quality for an extended amount of time. These are the Battle Royale games that continue to be of high-quality which you should try in 2020:
5. Apex Legends
The game Apex Legends is unique among other Battle Royale games in that it was the first to not go through a beta phase. Respawn Entertainment, also the creator of the Titanfall games, kept the development of the game in secret. Apex Legends has grown tremendously since its release and has even outperformed Fortnite in several metrics.
In this Battle Royale game, you pick and choose from a roster consisted of "legends" with unique abilities and skills who must battle to win. Right now, Apex Legends is probably the most exciting Battle Royale game out there for the PC/consoles. This is because the game includes a variety of features that make it stand out among other BRs. There is a strong emphasis on the characters' lore and their personalities. The latest season of the game came out on February 4, which was also the anniversary date for the 1-year-old game.
Apex Legends has constant updates and new content coming monthly. Despite its lack of a beta phase, its official release did not encounter serious game-breaking bugs. The devs and the PR team pay special attention to players' tastes and proclivities. Overall, Apex Legends is at the top of the list of BR games to play in 2020.
This is an indie project that came to fruition from a Kickstarter fundraising campaign. The game has a unique European medieval combat system that is always a blast to play. Unfortunately, the player base is quite limited and the BR factor is not as prominent as it should be. Nevertheless, Mordhau deserves to be enjoyed at least once just to try out its creative gameplay and meme-worthy situations.
3. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
PUBG is truly a genre-defining game of Battle Royale in general. While there are many BR games out there, few could really stand up to PUBG. It has excellent shooting mechanics, great designs and pretty graphics. PUBG should continue to be a major contender among BR games in 2020.
2. Fortnite Battle Royale
This game wasn't supposed to be a BR game, having started out as a multiplayer survival game a la Minecraft with a nascent beta BR mode. Then the unexpected happened and Fortnite became the BR game with the biggest audience. Its cartoony looks, constant updates, forgiving requirements and simple gameplay appeal to all demographics, but mostly Gen Z.
Although, the game is not as easy as it sounds since building and crafting take some getting used to. The next season of Fortnite is coming out on February 20, so try it out now or wait until a new batch of content comes out.
1. COD Blackout
COD Blackout started out with some promise but it hasn't gained a lot of traction lately. Players are migrating to similar BR military FPS games like Escape from Tarkov, so its prospects are even less hopeful. Regardless, COD Blackout is an excellent game that deserves some of your time this year. The graphics, gameplay, and choices for vehicles and weapons are as solid as any other COD game.