What Games Are Fortnite’s Biggest Rivals?

What Games Are Fortnite’s Biggest Rivals?
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Written by 

Katie Memmott


25th Jun 2021 11:50

Fortnite Battle Royale is one of the biggest games on the planet and is practically a household name in gaming at this point in the online multiplayer’s life. One may wonder what game could possibly top this king of gaming, but there are plenty of popular battle royales out there that are coming for Fortnite’s crown.

It’s entirely possible that players indulge in multiple battle royales and are simply looking for a similar game to Fortnite to dive into and grind. You’ll find all the answers and more, right here.

Who are Fortnite's competitors?

Capturing the magic of the battle royale genre is tough, but not impossible. There are plenty of alternatives to Fortnite, and their player count isn’t half bad either. Below are some of Fortnite’s competitors and rivals, and just how popular they really are.

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Call of Duty: Warzone

Warzone has become one of the Call of Duty franchise's biggest successes, boasting electrifying gameplay via its 150-player lobbies for their battle royale. While the gameplay is more "realistic" than the bright and colourful vibe of Fortnite, it bears many resemblances but provides players with a slightly more tactical version of a BR.

Available on: PS4/Xbox One/PC

Price: Free

Player Count: 100M

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Apex Legends

Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends burst onto the battle royale scene in 2019 and has risen to stratospheric heights in just two years. Slightly more vibrant than Warzone, but slightly more similar to the tactical shooter Overwatch (in terms of abilities), Apex combines battle royale gameplay with strategy to a tee.

Available on: PS4/Xbox One/PC/Nintendo Switch

Price: Free

Player Count: 100M

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Long preceding Fortnite's arrival, PUBG reigned over the battle royale genre. A more "serious" battle royale, PUBG operates with the same 100-player lobby as Fortnite but is far more realistic. 

Available on: Xbox One/PS4/PC/Android/iOS

Price: £26.99 on PC, £24.99 on Xbox One/PS4 (PUBG Mobile is free-to-play)

Player Count: 70M (as of July 2020)

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Daybreak Game Company


Originally a zombie survival shooter, H1Z1 paved the way for battle royales and added a touch of silliness to proceedings. Chaotic with elements of realism, H1Z1 is a fun way to kill some time during Fortnite downtime.

Available on: PC/PS4

Price: Free

Player Count: 10M (as of June 2018)

10 million as of June 2018

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Realm Royale

Realm Royale is the wildcard on this list, as it operates as a battle royale with Paladins elements. The colourful themes of Fortnite are present, but includes more details such as character classes and medieval-esque weapons like Longbows and Staffs. Also, downed players become chickens, so there's that.

Available on: PC/PS4/Xbox One

Price: Free

Player Count: 8.5M (as of November 2020)


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