The battle royale games genre has evolved from the days of large-scale survival games like ARMA 2 and Minecraft into a new territory. We’ve seen the major growth and development of the genre with PUBG and Fortnite becoming wildly successful in a short amonut of time. 2018 is packed with upcoming battle royale games that you won’t want to miss.
The new games have embodied expanding upon its most long held tenets and adding new mechanics into the mix. Some games add in spectator elements and dynamic environmental effects, while others are taking the experience to VR. On the other hand, there are games that are holding to traditional game play with last man standing approach. However, these games like Europa and Mavericks: Proving Grounds are using different scales and with additional mechanics, like dynamic environmental effects and higher player counts.
Whatever style you prefer to play, with the number of battle royale games coming out this year, you’re bound to find one that you like.
Radical Heights – like most battle royale games, Radical Heights tasks contestants with surviving against other players, but adds its own twist on the formula by inviting players to use vehicles to give themselves the advantage. Plus, you can collect cash and deposit it in the bank, to use later on regardless of whether you win or lose the match.
H1Z1 – is the battle royale version of the zombie-survival sandbox game, Just Survive. It pits 150 players against each other in a last-man-standing deathmatch. Available on PC currently, coming soon for Xbox and PS4.
Paladins: Battlegrounds – is a 100-player battle royale standalone expansion of Paladins: Champions of the Realm.
The Darwin Project is a third-person competitive multiplayer battle royale game focusing more on survival than on competitors. To win, you must endure extreme weather conditions, while tracking opponents and setting up traps in order to be the last one left alive. What makes it different is it incorporates reality TV show elements into its gameplay, like spectator interaction and a show director who controls varying aspects of the arena.
Islands of Nyne is a sci-fi-themed first-person battle royale game that’s more skill-driven than its competitors. Based on how well you play, you’ll earn special armor sets and weapon skins for your character.
What game are you looking forward to most this year? Or are you all about Fortnite?