Recently, one of n3rdabl3’s own outlined some of the major issues with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. He was correct on all accounts. PUBG is a pile of garbage, built on the allure of nostalgia for those who in their teenage years played its infinitely superior parent Operation Flashpoint. It’s for those gamers who seem to get their kicks from glitches and atrocious game design as if these are virtues. For those who never truly grew out of Puddle of Mudd, PUBG encapsulates the desire for the bad to be good and to garner enjoyment from the downright atrocious. For the gamer who has ‘Dude Where’s My Car’ on Blu-Ray and everyone else who ever bought a Coldplay record.
This being said, PUBG’s impact has been undeniable. Players are responding to this ‘Battle Royale’ style PvP and not just responding, they’re thirsty for it. Despite its issues and the recent spate of players leaving, PUBG has still sold 30 million copies. It will, I have no doubt, sell more.
However, players are clocking on. It has to be admitted that eventually, nostalgia trips wear off and the party comes to an end. Fortnite and its arrival on mobile devices could be the barman calling time on PUBG’s evening session.
Less broken, free to play and with graphics that actually load, Fortnite has quickly become PUBG‘s irritating thorn in the side. 30 million copies sold might look cool, but 40 million looks better, and the market always decides.
In a pretty amazing move, Fortnite will do what other games haven’t and become available across mobile devices as well as consoles this week. The game has been built in a fashion as to allow for the same graphics and playability whatever platform you’re on. Fortnite will be available to played 24 hours everywhere you go.
Expected to roll out on App Store and Android in the coming months, a statement on Epic Games website read, “Ready to play Fortnite Battle Royale on your iOS device? Sign up below for the Fortnite Invite Event on iOS waiting list. We will send you an email invite as soon as you can play.
We will send you an email invitation with a link to download the game from the App Store, as soon as you can play. New invites will roll out as the servers can handle more players. Thanks for your patience!
We expect to rollout Android in the next few months. If you are on an Android device, please sign up by clicking the button above. We’ll notify you when your Android device is supported.”
Players can register to play by visiting https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/mobile/sign-up and will receive alerts when the game becomes available on their device.
With it’s biggest competition available on every device on planet Earth is it “Nighty night PUBG?”.