It has been over a year now since the era of Battle Royal has started and chances are that you already know about the 2 pioneers of this type of game mode: Fortnite and PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds).
Needless to say, it’s quite obvious that Fortnite has more concurrent players than PUBG because it’s free to play. But this doesn’t mean that it’s considered the game for everyone because PUBG has also gained millions of players last year– and it’s because of how the game is constructed from the ground up.
So, between Fortnite and PUBG: Which is the game for you?
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We’ll dissect the differences of both games in the following sections as well as point out the similarities to give you an idea which game is perfect for you.
What makes Fortnite and PUBG similar is that both of these games are battle royales.
This means they share the same goal from start to finish: be the last surviving man/team to win the round. So, no matter if you choose to play solo or team up with your friends, the end goal will be the same.
Just like any battle royale game, there are items and weapons you can pick up from all over the place to aid you through the entire round. But between Fortnite and PUBG, PUBG has more items and weapons you can use.
Weapons in Fortnite are also easier to come by than in PUBG. You’d have to loot every single house you’d come across to come up with a handful of noteworthy weapons, weapon attachments, and items in PUBG. While in Fortnite, items glow a distinguishable colour based on the power level of the item.
There are no such things as chest armours and helmets in Fortnite like in PUBG but there are shields you can consume to double your health. But you can build walls, roof, floors, and even traps to maximize your survivability.
You can also change your appearance in-game in PUBG with the variety of shirts, pants, and shoes you can find around the map to keep you camouflaged or hidden from the eyes of enemies. In Fortnite, there is nothing like such but there are colourful skins you can buy/get for free through events and whatnot that will change your character’s appearances or guns in the game.
Pointing out the difference in the graphics department, PUBG has realistic graphics while Fortnite has a cartoony look, similar to Overwatch or Team Fortress 2. Setting the graphics to ultra with the best 1080 Ti graphics card will showcase the realistic graphics of PUBG.
Enemies are harder to spot in PUBG compared to Fortnite. More so since you can change your clothing throughout the duration of the round.
Spotting an enemy in Fortnite is easier since most of the skins are usually bbrightly-coloured which makes you stand out from the world easier to spot.
Fortnite only has one map and unlike PUBG, Epic Games hasn’t announced or hinted to add more. But the physical appearance of some points in the map changes every time a new season kicks in.
On the contrary, PUBG has been consistent in adding new maps. In fact, the latest PUBG map, Vikendi, was just released last month (December 21, 2018)– a total of 4 maps now (Erangel, Marimar, Sanhok, and Vikendi).
Moreover, PUBG maps are relatively big compared to Fortnite. In fact, the map in Fortnite is approximately only a quarter the size of PUBG’s smallest 4×4 map.
Fortnite allows you to hold up to 5 weapons or consumables while PUBG lets you hold a hoard of items, depending on the level of your bag.
PUBG weapons are rather complex and are obviously inspired by real-world military arms. You can even attach a hefty amount of attachments such as scopes, magazines, suppressors, and compensators. Fortnite weapons are rather cartoony and hilarious like the boogie bomb that forces players to dance uncontrollably.
PUBG has an assortment of vehicles you can use to traverse the large maps. There are motorcycles, vehicles, and boats that you can ride on. These are also used to transport and move from one looting area to another.
Fortnite, on the other hand, has 2 vehicles: the shopping cart, which only fits 2 people, and the All Terrain Karts that can fit up to 4 players.
No matter the case, the need for a vehicle is essential in both games so you can stay inside the safe zone more efficiently.
Conclusion – Which is the Game for You?
With all that said, chances are you already have an idea which is the right game for you. But to sum it all up:
- Go with Fortnite if you want a casual, fast-paced game where you can build and break stuff.
- Play PUBG if you’re more into realistic games with longer round times and rather tense gameplay.
At the end of the day, it all boils down to personal preference, really. So tell us down the comments which game you think is best for your personality or game style!