Biggest Differences Between Fortnite, Apex Legends, and PUBG

Battle royale is one of the most popular genres in the gaming industry. Millions of people play battle royale games every day, and they have taken the gaming world by storm. At the moment, there are many different battle royale games available out there. However, the ones that stand on the top of everyone are Fortnite, Apex Legends, and PUBG.

fortnite, apex legends & pubg
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The first one to get released was PUBG. The game arrived in 2016, and it properly introduced the world to battle royale. When the game was released, everyone hopped into it and it gave birth to many new amazing players. The game soon became a professional esports title, and tournaments for it were being hosted all over the world for it.

The Three Big

A year after PUBG, Fortnite was released in 2017. As soon as Fortnite arrived, some players stopped thinking about PUBG and started playing the newest battle royale title from Epic Games. And why wouldn’t they? I mean Fortnite was free while PUBG wasn’t. After some time, Fortnite crossed PUBG in terms of both player count and popularity. Epic Games started hosting bigger tournaments for it that offered huge prize pool. After these two, Apex Legends arrived last year in February. The battle royale from Respawn Entertainment changed the gaming world as it was downloaded by 50 million players in its first month. Today, we are going to talk about the biggest differences between the three games.

Mechanics and Settings

To begin with, PUBG focuses on real-life based combat with all the military stuff. Players are able to choose from weapons that exist in real life. As for Fortnite and Apex, they tend to go toward the cartoonish side. Both of them feature fictional characters, but Apex has the upper hand in this as its graphics look more real. In addition to this, every character in Apex has its own back story. The game is also the only one out of the three to feature characters that have special and unique abilities.

Apex Legends

Another difference between the three is the mechanics. In PUBG and Apex Legends, players can aim down their sights to get a better shooting experience. This is not the case with Fortnite as players can only fire their weapons from third person perspective. They can only use scopes on some rifles and on snipers.

Building Feature

The thing which makes Fortnite different from the other two is building. Unlike Apex and PUBG, players can build different structures. They can create stairs, walls, and much more in the middle of nowhere by using resources such as wood, steel, and bricks. These resources can be gathered from all over the map.

Player Count

As for the player count, the three games differ greatly. Fortnite currently has more than 250 million players, while Apex Legends is being played by more than 70 million players in its first month. As for PUBG, it is played by less than 1 million players every month.

Despite all this, all three games are really amazing, and you should give all of them a try at least once.

About Juan Pablo Sánchez

I've been writing on eSports, betting and videogames for the past 10 years. My passion was born at the time of the first consoles, and the way they quickly changed the world. I write articles about new games, the best co-ops eSports to play with friends, tricks and tips to win every single battle. I'm also a huge fan of comic books and old arcade games. I'm also a supporter of the whole eSports industry, and I think its grow just began.

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