18 Mar 2019
Battle of Battle Royales: PUBG vs Fortnite vs Apex Legends
Written bySiddharth TyagiSports
Gaming space, in recent years, has been dominated by Battle Royale titles.
The thrill of playing with and against real people in real time while 'crushing it' on the battlefield is what makes titles like Fortnite, PUBG, and Apex Legends so popular.
Here is a comparison among the three immensely popular Battle Royale juggernauts to help you choose the right one.
PUBG vs Fortnite vs Apex Legends: Versions, player count
PUBG and Fortnite released in 2017 to great fanfare.
Both have been integral in popularizing the Battle Royale genre and are available on PlayStation, XBox, iOS, and Android.
PUBG has more than 400 million players across platforms while Fortnite has 200 million.
Apex Legends released in 2019 and currently has more than 50 million players. It doesn't have a mobile version as of now.
PUBG vs Fortnite vs Apex Legends: Gameplay
In PUBG, players have to kill others with scavenged weapons/loot to remain the last one standing, with the playable area decreasing in size over time.
Fortnite adds to this, construction elements, which can give certain advantages to players according to usage.
Apex Legends is FPS only and gives players eight characters to choose from, each having distinct abilities for offense, defense, support and recon.
PUBG vs Fortnite vs Apex Legends: Look and feel
PUBG feels the most 'realistic' out of the three.
Fortnite is colorful and cartoonish, while Apex Legends has more of a futuristic science-fiction vibe.
Every new season of the games comes with different weapons, themes, loot boxes, and perks.
The games allow players to buy promotional items like clothing using in-game currencies that can either be earned or bought with real money.
PUBG vs Fortnite vs Apex Legends: Maps and weapons similarities
PUBG has various maps that differ in size and characteristics.
Fortnite and Apex Legends have different terrains, inside their map, like grass, buildings, mountains that give various tactical advantages.
All maps are strewn with different items that aid in the gameplay.
All three have various melee weapons, grenades, and guns including assault rifles, SMGs, Shotguns, Pistols and more that differ in damage, reload time.
PUBG vs Fortnite vs Apex Legends: Maps and weapons differences
PUBG is famous for regularly releasing new maps and updating existing ones. Fortnite has a single map, which is constantly updated with new stuff.
The map in Apex Legends, King's Canyon is the newest of the lot and is set to undergo changes in the coming weeks.
The weapons differ in terms of look and appeal, with PUBG and Apex Legends being more realistic.
Distinguishing factors: Which one is perfect for you?
PUBG: If you like games with a realistic 'war-like' vibe, where you can use your instincts and battle tactics to kill your opponents.
Fortnite: If you want a fun-filled game with a wider appeal, that can make killing opponents seem cute.
Apex Legends: If you are a fan of FPS, who wants a free-to-play fast-paced game with great gunplay, unique characters, and stylish combat.