The battle royale genre has become quite popular; the first battle royale genre came from a mod of Arma, though still, it is quite a debated topic whether the game idea was picked up from the movie Hunger Games. But soon it started to create waves, and this genre came into the limelight in here players drop onto an island and then find and scavenge weapons for their survival and the last one to stay alive in the island is announced as the winner.
In short, the survival instinct. People do have a survival instinct when they are born, who doesn’t love winning while defeating others? The same thing applies to other game modes too, like in Team DeathMatch you want to kill other players with the least amount of deaths and want your team to win there is a competitive element involved also. Yet, Battle Royale genre is the end to this “Survival Instinct”. In Battle Royale, every fight you enter into might be your last one. At the same time, the story is quite different for other modes where you could respawn until the match ends. Hence, making it more satisfying to be the winner in battle royale games. Yet, there may be instances, and drawbacks which may cause the players to feel unfair is the random drop rate of the weapons and armours.
The short answer is you can do anything that you would probably do if you were in the same situation. As in PUBG, you can drive cars, buses, pickup vans, and in Fortnite, you can build towers for your protection. The other factor that may contribute to making battle royale games popular is the price of the games. As Fortnite is free to download and is available in practically every console and news is that it may be soon be ported to Nintendo Switch too also it is available on smartphones. Similar is the case with PUBG, but the only thing is that you need to buy it for PC and Consoles whereas again it is free on mobile devices. The one reason that makes Battle Royale Games is also because of their large player base and active daily users. If it didn’t have a big player base, then possible developers won’t be updating the game much either. Therefore, you can see that there are updates practically every week, whether it is a weapon or skin. All this content makes the game more attractive and makes people play more to grind for their favourite skins and weapons.
The Battle Royale is indeed the most popular genre right now. Even Call of Duty a First-Person Shooting game has entered into the battle royale genre with their new game Call of Duty: Warzone. Battle royale games may continue to grow in future also. Hence, making it more interesting to look back at its past and understand what made it so popular today.
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