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PUBG-inspired Fortnite Battle Royale is now free to play on Xbox One

Fortnite Battle Royale is now available on Xbox One, opening up a new option for gamers who have been curious about alternatives to PUBG – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – which has dominated the genre on PC for the past few months. The release of the game has opened it up to no small amount of controversy, up to and including vague threats from the creator of PUBG. While there doesn’t seem to be any legal credibility to speak of for PUBG’s grievances, it certainly sets precedent for a beef between the two games’ players.

Whether or not Fortnite: Battle Royale is here to stay and prosper is something we’ll have to wait and watch for. Before PUBG, countless battle royale games came onto the scene, almost immediately dying out. With PUBG having taken a foothold as “that one battle royale game that people still care about,” it’s hard to imagine anything usurping its title as the king of its genre. If nothing else, Fortnite’s entry into the genre has the perk of being free – as opposed to PUBG, which is $29.99 purchase on Steam and will likely be priced similarly on the Xbox One.

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Will you try Fortnite Battle Royale?