Fortnite Battle Royale Will Be Free Starting September 26 (Update)

September 20, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

Fortnite Battle Royale

Update: The original version of this post mentioned that it was a one-day event, but the mode will be free permanently. I apologize for any confusion.


Fortnite‘s Battle Royale mode is going free-to-play permanently. Starting September 26, players will be able to download the mode at no charge and battle it out to see who reigns supreme. This game mode will be free across all platforms including PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Here’s the official description:

Fortnite Battle Royale is the 100-player PvP mode in Fortnite. One giant map. A battle bus. Fortnite building skills and destructible environments combined with intense PvP combat. The last one standing wins.

Download Fortnite Battle Royale for free on Sept. 26 on PC, PS4, Xbox and Mac. 100 players. One giant map. Last one standing wins.

Check out the trailer for the PUBG-style mode below:

For more on Fortnite, check out our early access impressions. Here’s what I had to say about the future free-to-play title:

While there are a few rough edges that make it clear why Fortnite isn’t officially releasing until next year, I’ve had a really great time with the inventive shooter so far. I’m rarely someone that gets into a loot grind, but Epic does such a great job at constantly broadening the game experience that I’m always excited to unlock something new in-between missions. I’m not sure that I can fully recommend dropping nearly $40 just to play the game early (and get a bevy of bonus unlocks), but it won’t be a wasted purchase as long as enough friends are down to play it together.

Fortnite will release as a free-to-play title in 2018, and players can currently purchase the Founder’s Pack to play it now.