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Is Battlelands Royale better than Fortnite on mobile?

Posted by Harry Slater on June 29th, 2018
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What happens when you take the battle royale template and mix it into a more mobile shape? Well, what happens is Battlelands Royale. It's like if Fortnite had a little brother who wanted to copy its elder sibling, and did so in the most adorable way.

You get everything you get in the likes of Fortnite (apart from the building). There's shooting, a drop zone, equipment to discover, and an ever-shrinking playfield upon which to try and slaughter every other player and be crowned the champion.

But does simplifying things make them better? That's the question we're going to ask in this here article - is Battlelands Royale better than Fortnite?

Axe.io review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 3rd, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: AXE EM UP
.io games are a bit played out, but Axe.io has just enough variety to stand out.
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Where next for PUBG, Fortnite, and the battle royale genre on mobile?

Posted by Harry Slater on April 11th, 2018

Battle royale games are all the rage on the App Store at the moment. A couple of weeks ago we looked at the origins of the genre, but now it's time to get the crystal balls out and think about what might be the future for the giant deathmatches we all know and love. With PUBG and Fortnite both available for iOS now, and a good handful of clones out there as well, what can the genre do to stay relevant in a world as changeable as our own? Or is this going to be another flash in the pan genre that falls by the wayside before it's really had the chance to grow? Read on to find out what we think.

How PUBG, Fortnite, and the battle royale genre took over the world

Posted by Harry Slater on March 19th, 2018

Fortnite screenshot - How the battle royale genre took over the world

The history of the battle royale genre isn't a long one. While the nascent parts of the experience have existed ever since players first started killing one another online, it's really only in the past six years that the genre has coalesced into something specific, with distinct parts that define whether a game does or doesn't fit into the specific pigeonhole.

Fortnite and PUBG might be the names connected to the massive online shooters now, but it wasn't always that way. In fact, the genre started out thanks to a number of strange confluences in the pop-culture zeitgeist. And the coming together of those ideas wasn't the preserve of companies and focus groups - a good deal of the battle royale genre stems from its players. It's those ideas, and those players, we need to trace to understand the behemoth that's barreling through the App Store at the moment.