We set our sights on the five best Battle Royale of this 2020. Where are they and where are they going. Become the last survivor.
There is no doubt that Battle Royale is the fashion genre in this generation less than 5 months away from saying goodbye. PS5 and Xbox Series X will see at the end of 2020 as the main companies in the sector focus their efforts to gain a foothold in an increasingly competitive market.
For this reason, we selected the five most important names around it this year. We break down where they are and where they are going. A road map that, like a good service game, lives by giving its users a constant remittance of content. Survive the circle.
Call of Duty: Warzone
The Activision brand debuted at the Battle Royale in 2018. Blackout was the seed of what Infinity Ward would carry over to its Modern Warfare reboot. Since his arrival in March he has not stopped breaking records. Base game numbers rocketed to the 62.7 million players registered across the three platforms. A real madness added to the confinement by the coronavirus.
We are currently in the first week after patch 1.23, which brought with it the usual batch of additives mid-season. In it we received a new sniper rifle, whose design is reminiscent of the legendary Barret .50 from the beginning of the subsaga. Also severe adjustments to the balance of the game, such as the reduction of power in the Grau 5.56 and MP5, two of the most used in Warzone. In short, a season four that has already given everything it had to give of itself: we are aiming for the fifth season in an exciting summer for the players of Call of Duty. The company confirmed that Call of Duty: Warzone would appear in the PS5 and Xbox Series X catalog.
Epic Games continues to make Fortnite a meeting point for influential brands in pop culture. He is the undisputed king of an increasingly disputed genre. Since it rebooted to Chapter 2, the game has continued to receive increasingly powerful collaborations. The last one, with DC, has allowed us to see Aquaman, in a third season with a taste of sand and salt.
On June 30 we saw your update to version 13.20. In addition to a set of cosmetics as a summer celebration, it received many adjustments and corrections, both in its version for traditional and mobile platforms. New punched cards and achievements extend their offer, as our colleague Rubén Martínez tells us. In July it was released with the publication of the skin of Captain America. Now you can fight like a true hero. The third season has only been on the market for three weeks, so there is still a lot of fabric to cut.
Respawn Entertainment overcame the first year barrier with the success the studio deserved. The Canyon of the Kings was one of the attractions of a 2019 full of emotions within its walls. Between Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and the Battle Royale, the work of the Americans brought the name of Electronic Arts even more to the forefront on the international scene. It is normal that from its headquarters it has been decided to open a new studio dedicated exclusively to gaming.
Right now he is deep into his latest event, Lost Treasures. Starting June 23 and running through June 7, players can get limited themed cosmetics. The past EA Play Live allowed us to elucidate his next steps. Nintendo Switch will join the platforms available this fall. As part of EA’s new policy, Apex Legends will make an appearance on Steam and coexist on PC alongside Origin. All versions will feature crossover play by the end of the year. Players will join a single community around the title.
PlayerUnknow’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)
Despite its drop in popularity, PUBG continues to gather thousands of players every day. His recent arrival at Google Stadia (and part of the Pro subscription) created a small boost in metrics that allowed less frequent users to give it a try. You are about to receive the qualifying season eight, which will be accompanied by update 8.1.
Its latest version 7.3 introduced a new throwing object: C4. This plastic explosive works a little differently than is usually the case in the video game. When launched, the C4 will start to beep, and the explosion will take place 16 later. Detonation, as indicated in the patch notes, cannot be stopped or activated earlier. You will know that you are next to one by the beep it produces. Everything is ready for the tables to turn this July.
Ubisoft revealed as soon as July began its next project for this 2020. From the hands of Ubisoft Montreal, Hyper Scape was presented in society as the only Battle Royale FPS of futuristic urban environment that exists in the market. The game provides a mix of quick action with the use of upgradeable skills and weapons. Forget about inventories, rarities and deadly circles: they want to distance themselves from everything that exists out there.
At FreeGameTips we have already tested it. In our impressions, Alejandro Castillo pointed out that Hyper Scape “is not just any BR”. “Bet on something different in an overcrowded field of proposals cut by the same pattern.” The differences are palpable, and the freshness he shows at the controls makes him a rival to consider. Right now his Technical Test is available, limited until the next day 7. The final version will arrive on PC sometime this summer. PS4 and Xbox One will accompany you later.