Epic Games has today announced via the official PlayStation blog that the new Fortnite mode will be launching on September 26th in the form of the hundred player Battle Royale.
100 players, one massive map, a battle buss and more are the ingredients for intense PvP combat, check out the Battle Royale announcement trailer below to learn more about what you can expect from the new Fortnite mode.
Introducing: Fortnite Battle Royale. 100 players. One giant map. A battle bus. Fortnite building skills and destructible environments are combined with intense PvP combat. The last commander standing wins. Fortnite players get access to the Public Test, now! www.fortnite.com ESRB Rating: TEEN with Violence
Donald Mustard from Epic Games explains more about the new Battle Royale mode :
Yeah, we made a PvP mode for Fortnite. We love Battle Royale games like PUBG and thought Fortnite would make a great foundation for our own version. A few months ago Epic’s Unreal Tournament team began experimenting with the mode while the original Fortnite team kept updating the core game. To maintain game balance we kept the PvP mode completely separate from the PvE mode. The new Battle Royale mode was so much fun we decided to share it with everyone to get feedback.
We are really excited about Battle Royale and can’t wait for you to play it. This is just the first version of the mode, and we will update Battle Royale and the core Fortnite game throughout Early Access and into launch. We are excited to grow the game with the PlayStation community. Thank you for joining us on the adventure.