By Emma Boyle[Update: Epic Games has laid out its plans for the next few months of Fortnite in a significant blog post, which might help you decide if this is a game you want to follow. First and most importantly, Epic promises that it’s working hard on its back-end scalability to ensure that the recent server problems users have been facing won’t continue. With this in hand, Epic will then be able to make a start on its future plans. Matchmaking will be changed in order to create matches with more balanced skill distribution across players and loading times from lobby to game will be reduced.
Short term plans include introducing an optional 60fps mode for consoles, which has been “tuned for each console to maximize frame rate while minimizing loss of visual quality“ PUBG is still restricted to 30fps, even on Xbox One X, though the developers are working on increasing this.
Epic also stated that it’s aiming to improve and add new limited time modes.
Outside of game modes, there are also plans to add team communication outside of voice chat, new social features that will allow you to invite friends from Facebook to play, custom matches, and new items that aren’t weapons and consumables but will “allow for exciting new ways to play”. It seems that Epic has a lot in the works for Fortnite, but it’s the server improvements that are likely to stand the game in the best stead.]
Towards the end of 2017 it was abundantly clear that ‘battle royale’ was the game genre of the moment, with Fortnite Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds being the most popular games in that genre.
Now that 2018 is well underway, we’re only seeing the popularity and scope of both titles increase, but which game is best for you?
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was the first of the two games to be released, and it took the PC gaming and streaming worlds by storm. Its growth has been nothing short of astounding, and towards the end of 2017 it was boasting an Xbox One port and 3 million concurrent players.
Of course, any fan of battle royale games knows that you don’t get to be alone for long, and PUBG’s competition soon came along in the form of Epic Games’ Fornite. With similar gameplay it’s proven to be tough competition, and in the last month alone it’s increased its playerbase by an …read more