Battlefield 5 battle royale now in the prototype phase at DICE

Delia Walker
April 19, 2018

Bluehole's PUBG is, of course, the first love in this metaphor, and now that it's faced with some stiff competition, the OG video game battle royale experience is struggling to keep up.

Players from across the globe have shown their support for the game since release, including high-profile athletes, celebrities, and other notable individuals getting in on the action.

In fact Sensor Tower estimates that Fortnite Battle Royale could very well be on its way to earn as much as $500 million this year, which combines both iOS and Android earnings.

You can see the Fortnite Battle Royale meteor coming in towards Tilted Towers.

One of them might be Call of Duty, whose Black Ops 4 installment, due this fall, will supposedly consist of a multiplayer mode only, which will include a Battle Royale last-man-standing kind of fight.

The predominance of battle royale mode rumours has some industry analysts predicting that the genre will shake out the way the MOBA genre did: a couple of titles will be successful, but most will fail.

These battle-royale modes have not been confirmed by Activision or Electronic Arts, so take them with a grain of salt!

Fortnite marches to its own drummer, though, so it's not a stretch at all to think that in some random matches at a specific time, comets will just descend and wipe Titled Towers right off the map.

But while that's a good theory, connected to a lot of information being interpreted by fans, something new is happening. It has been speculated by Charlie Intel and Eurogamer that we will see a remastered version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which will release without the original multiplayer content. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is scheduled to hit shelves on October 12, 2018, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Epic Games has not formally announced the arrival of these keys via its usual channels, but it looks like custom matchmaking has at least entered its test phase on consoles.

If you hated the sensation of being turned into a pile of ashes by something that couldn't miss and couldn't be countered in Fortnite Battle Royale, then you're in luck.

With the lack of a campaign, I feel that the game is missing a mass market.

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