Fortnite Battle Royale Mode Coming Later this Month

September 12, 2017Written by Anthony Nash

Fortnite Battle Royale

Epic Games announced today that Fortnite Battle Royale, the games brand new PvP mode, is coming to the game later this month on September 26.

Fortnite fans can expect the Battle Royale mode to fulfill their PvP desires, as the game drops 100 players into one giant map where they must combat and build skills while in order to become the last commander standing.

In order to celebrate the information, Fortnite is being given a 25% discount on both the Standard and Deluxe versions. Anyone who owns Fortnite through September 18 can play the Battle Royale early in a special public test for the games mode.

For more information on Fortnite, make sure to check out our review of the game:

Plenty of my favorite gaming moments have been playing a cooperative game online, but absolutely none of them have been with a group of entirely random players. Since I largely experienced Fortnite solo, it meant that I was teaming up with other players. I had a pretty awful experience right off the bat, as in my second game I was paired up with someone who spent three minutes yelling at me for successfully completing an objective “too early.” I eventually figured out how to mute the guy, who gave me the very helpful advice of “learn how to play the game.” It was a good reminder that people can often suck the fun out of an experience, and that the optimal Fornite gaming will be done with friends.

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 is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and OSX.