The key to battle royale games popularity

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The battle royale genre continues to break all records. Such wild popularity leads to predictable results. More and more developers are starting to create custom battle royales, which means the genre is just getting started.

The battle royale formula is very simple: a team of several dozen players is thrown onto one map, and the last one left standing is declared the winner. However, experience shows that unique nuances added to the basic formula can radically change the gameplay. We have collected 6 of the most interesting titles in the battle royale genre, among which there are projects that have not yet been released that deserve close attention.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends was released in 2019 and immediately gained recognition both among fans of the battle royale genre and among fans of shooters in general. Since then, the game has not rested on its laurels and has been constantly refined and improved. The success of Apex Legends was largely destined, because at the helm is Respawn Entertainment, in which every second is a veteran game developer. The basics of gameplay in Apex Legends are not much different from their counterparts. Players are thrown onto a large map, where they need to look for equipment in order to survive until the end of the round. Of all the battle royales on the market, Apex Legends offers the most sophisticated support for team play, which often turns a bunch of strangers into a more or less played squad. Another distinguishing feature is the class system. Apex Legends has 16 different characters or legends, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. 

The bottom line is that each chosen character is different from the other character. This is what makes Apex Legends so compelling. Before entering a match, players choose which character they want to play. The character they choose can’t be chosen by another player, and sometimes it’s better to have a backup character in case someone picks the legends you play the most. If you want to achieve success in the game faster, you can use the Apex Legends boosting service, which will help you unlock a new legend, increase your rank or purchase badges.

Fortnite

You can’t talk about battle royale without mentioning Fortnite. For a long time, Fortnite stood at the top of the entire gaming industry. The success of the game is largely due to the colorful graphic style that sets it apart from the realistic battle royales of the past generation. Of course, you can’t take a shooter out on graphics alone, and one of the most interesting game mechanics in Fortnite was the building system, which has not been implemented so successfully in any other shooter. The only serious disadvantage of the game can be called a large number of intrusive microtransactions.

Call of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty is familiar to every shooter lover, but the core of the franchise’s gameplay has always been relatively short matches with a small number of players. Warzone attempts to combine the tried-and-true Call of Duty formula with the freedom and unpredictability of a battle royale. This title has all the signature elements of CoD, including missions, pumping and equipment layouts.

The map that players are thrown into is a fictional abandoned city that looks like a horror movie set and gives the game a special setting.

PUBG

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is considered the first battle royale game, at least as it is known today. Being the ancestor of the genre, PUBG is a “distilled” version of the royal battle without any extraneous elements. A group of 100 players are simply thrown onto a map measuring 8 by 8 kilometers and allowed to shoot, blow up and cut each other to their heart’s content. The ever-shrinking arena forces players to become more and more active as the end of the round gets closer. Good weapons can be found almost anywhere on the map, so the landing point is not critical.

PUBG has nice shooting, realistic graphics and the ability to immediately rush into battle if there is no desire to play cat and mouse. Many battle royale fans prefer PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to other games in the genre even today.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

If the battle royale genre was popularized by such giants as Fortnite and PUBG, then Fall Guys managed to fully use this popularity. Previous battle royales were about shooting, explosions and team fights, and the developers of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout decided to take the tried-and-tested formula and make it less bloody and more colorful. Despite the fact that the game turned out to be more childish, it cannot be said that adults will not be interested in playing it.

Gameplay in Fall Guys is similar to the TV show format. The match involves up to 60 players who have to go through several obstacle courses. One mistake and the player is out. The last one standing wins, as it should be in a battle royale.

The fun style sets Fall Guys apart from other battle royales, where explosions rumble and bursts of machine guns. A great game for a group of friends or entertainment with the family.

Naraka: Bladepoint

In most battle royales, players shoot each other with guns, and Naraka: Bladepoint is a breath of fresh air against their backdrop. In this title, the main weapons are all kinds of swords, knives and other melee weapons. The style of the game is designed in the format of oriental action movies. Each fight turns into a performance full of lightning-fast pirouettes and magical explosions. Unlike a regular shooter where you only need to know how to shoot accurately and know the map, combat in Naraka is full of nuances. The difference between an experienced player and a beginner is immediately noticeable.

Each game of the Royal battle genre has its own unique features that distinguish it from other similar projects. Of course, the goal is the same everywhere – it is necessary to remain the last survivor, but this is done in completely different ways. Playing Battle Royale is incredible fun, especially with friends. During the game, funny and memorable situations will constantly arise.

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