Battle Royale games are all the rage at the moment, but who really did do it first. The main game to come out was PUBG, it came out on the PC and everyone loved it. I myself have only played it on the mobile but I must admit it was a good game to play even on mobile, the fact you can drive vehicles and go around collecting loot is a great aspect of the game and picking up upgrades for your weapons also is a nice touch. The next game to come along in this genre was Fortnite, its a cartoon character based game as apposed to the real world graphics on PUBG, its a free for all 100 player game last one standing wins the same as PUBG, you can collect weapons as you go around the map in chests and in random places on the map, the main differences between these two games is that on Fortnite you can build forts and structures to aid you in game play, you cant upgrade your weapons just pick up stronger and better ones of each one and no vehicles in Fortnite so you mainly use jump pads and running to get around the map. The main basis of both of these games is almost identical, in Fortnite you are running from a storm and in PUBG your running from a gas cloud.
PUBG did come before Fortnite, so is Fortnite copying PUBG or are they both copying another game what we would call the original of the Battle Royale genre, well with the release of H1Z1 which is a re-release of a previous game of the same title it brings both PUBG and Fortnite into question of who copied who. H1Z1 is a 100 player free for all where you parachute in and run from a giant gas cloud closing, as you move around the map you collect weapon crates and randomly scattered gear to level up your character and ultimately be the last one standing. Sound familiar? well that’s because it is both PUBG and Fortnite have followed the same pattern as H1Z1 but PUBG mostly as its a real-world game as opposed to the cartoon style gaming of Fortnite, but the fundamental concepts of all the game are near identical so in my opinion H1Z1 did it first and have done it well, which I’ll show in my review of the game in the coming days.