In 2017, PUBG broke several records including “Fastest time to sell 1 million units for a Steam Early Access game” and “First video game to reach 2 million concurrent players on Steam.” However, in September 2017, Fortnite Battle Royale, which is designed in almost the same way as PUBG, came into existence and rapidly achieved tremendous success. So how is Fortnite Battle Royale different from PUBG? And which game should you choose?
There is a noticeable difference between the graphics of PUBG and Fortnite.
The PUBG is developed based on high-resolution graphics that make the battle more realistic. Players will feel as if they were taking part in a real-world combat. Meanwhile, Fortnite is created with fun and colorful cartoon-style graphics. Therefore, this game can approach a variety of players at different ages.
For PUBG, it’s not easy to detect enemies hiding behind bushes, grass, stones or in the house. On the contrary, the landscape in Fortnite is covered with bright colors, which contrasts with in-game characters. As a result, players can easily spot enemies from afar.
In short, Fortnite’s graphics are easier for beginners to get used to while PUBG is a good choice for those who desire for the real-world experience when enjoying the game.
There are three similarities between PUBG and Fortnite.
First of all, PUBG and Fortnite share a common point that their battlegrounds involve 100 players. Second, both games have three game modes: solo, duo and squad. The last one is that they have the same goal: the person or team that last survives will win the game.
In terms of gameplay, quite a few factors make PUBG and Fortnite different.
Starting the game, you’ll be inside a plane (PUBG) or a bus (Fortnite) and can get down anywhere on the map with a parachute (PUBG) or an umbrella (Fortnite). What gives PUBG advantages over Fortnite is that PUBG has more maps that are larger than Fortnite. Therefore, with PUBG, you will have more stops on the land. Nevertheless, many players are fond of the small-size map of Fortnite where they can get involved in more speedy and thrilling fights. For this reason, compared to PUBG, the duration of gunfights in Fortnite is shortened.
Fortnite also differs from PUBG by its building mode. Playing Fortnite, you can destroy trees, houses and walls for resource exploitation. These resources are used to build protection walls, house traps and aerial paths. Depending on the creativity of each player, they can create a variety of in-game constructions. This unique feature plays an important role in developing the player’s strategy.
For example, you can collect a host of materials and build a high street reaching the locations that are less prone to violation. In another case, if you are shot and cannot identify the location of the enemy, you can build a protection wall around you.
When you encounter the same situation in PUBG, you just run in a zigzag line and hide behind a bush or rock.
Fortnite provides gamers with more items and equipment than PUBG does. These items can be easily seen and glow in different colors. Fortnite players swiftly find out weapons when they start the game.
In contrast, you initially face some difficulties in equipping yourself with essential items in PUBG. Early in the game, players waste a great amount of time to look for equipment in the houses riddled with hazards.
Shooting in Fortnite is much simpler and less stressful than that in PUBG because the gunfights in Fortnite do not require many tactics. In addition, each match only lasts 20 minutes. Thus, Fortnite appeals to average gamers who just play the game for relaxation.
Meanwhile, shooting in PUBG necessitates realistic features. In particular, when being fired, each shot is affected by the physical factors such as gravity and the time of the bullet being in the air. Sure enough, players have to spend a lot of time practicing.
Both PUBG and Fortnite are ranked top among survival games. Depending on your style, you can play a suitable one. No matter which game you choose to enjoy, you will experience the most glorious feeling of survival games.