PUBG or Fortnite: What should you play?

Submitted by Samy Van Vooren on Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:58

Last year has undoubtedly been the year of battle royale games. This video game genre blends the survival, exploration and scavenging elements of a survival game with last man standing gameplay. More and more companies put their best designers to work and develop games that implement this new gaming mode. The 2 most popular battle royal games at this moment are PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (or PUBG) and Fortnite: Battle royal. Together they have more than 6 million concurrent players. The question many gamers ask is: “Which one is better?”. After reading this article, you should have the answer for yourself.

As you may have seen in videos, Fortnite is cartoonish and not very realistic. PUBG on the other hand has very realistic textures. This is one of the main differences between the 2 games, whether you like one or not depends on what you prefer. But keep in mind that you will need a much better pc for PUBG than you do for Fortnite to get high FPS. Without a good GPU and enough RAM, PUBG becomes almost unplayable for the moment. Fortnite on the other hand doesn’t need high specs to get high FPS. I, for example, get a stable 80 FPS with a GTX 950M. Of course, it also depends on the settings in game so you should try what suits best in your situation.

While both games are battle Royal games, the gameplay is not quite the same. For example, the map in Fortnite is much smaller, that's why you will encounter more players than in PUBG. The games are relatively short and offer more close combat compared to PUBG. Because the map is so small, they didn’t introduce vehicles in Fortnite. In PUBG on the other hand, you have a lot of different vehicles to be able to more efficiently.

Another difference is that you can build stuff in Fortnite but not in PUBG. In Fortnite you need to acquire resources to build walls and stairs. This way, you can defend yourself if someone is shooting at you or you can build yourself stairs to get faster to a higher location. In PUBG this is not possible, you will need to find yourself some cover, because once you get shot in the open, there is not much you can do to protect yourself.

One of the main reasons you should play PUBG is because the games are much more intense than Fortnite. The fights are so realistic that when you make it to the last 10, your heart is pumping blood like never before. The satisfaction for being the last man standing is something you wouldn’t experience that quickly in other battle royal games. This is also because Fortnite is in my opinion much easier to win than PUBG. Fortnite is free so a lot of recreational players are trying it for the first time. PUBG, you will need to buy it on Steam and a lot of players have already some experience with first person shooter games.

Conclusion

Try it for yourself, but if you really don’t know: start with Fortnite. It is free and a good start if you want to learn how to play Battle Royal games. If you have already some experience with shooter games and you like the realistic aspect of PUBG, then go buy it if you think your PC can handle it. You can always try Fortnite later if you want to compare it for yourself.

 

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