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The history of Battle Royale: From mod to worldwide phenomenon

In PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite, 100 people drop onto an island to scavenge for weapons and equipment. Those elements define the battle royale genre along with one other — the last person standing wins. Battle royale went from obscure mod to mainstream game phenomenon in less than two years. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ massive popularity made the genre […]

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Counter-Strike GO becomes F2P, adds a shrunken battle royale mode

On Thursday, Valve Software surprise-launched a comprehensive update to its five-year-old game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) with two equally major changes: a new battle royale-inspired combat mode and a shift to the free-to-play economic model. Air-dropping onto an island to fight a bunch of other players? Valve joins the battle royale frenzy. Before dropping onto […]

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Parents, don't get ripped off: 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' is a free game and probably always will be

“Fortnite Deep Freeze Bundle”/Epic GamesThis “Fortnite” bundle can be purchased in stores, but only offers a digital code for the free game with money to spend in-game. Don’t be fooled by anybody indicating otherwise: The world’s most popular game, “Fortnite: Battle Royale,” is free to download for everybody, on every platform. Major retailers offer a […]