Last night was a major night for video games, as The Game Awards not only awarded many hit titles of the year with various awards and honors but also, current and upcoming games got to show off content via new trailers and reveals. And for though who like Battle Royale Games, you were in double luck last night. For not only did PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds drop a new trailer for its desert map Miramar but also, Fortnite Battle Royale revealed a brand new 50 vs. 50 mode for players to do right now.
This mode is significant for many reasons, not the least of which is that players can now a new form of Battle Royale of sorts, but this time with two armies of people going at it for supremacy. Also though, this is a mode that’s entirely different from other Battle Royale games, as most of them are “one must survive” games. Here, it’s something a bit more coordinated, and you know you can trust all the people on your team.
Furthermore, you’ll actually be able to form a squad with your friends before you dive into the massive 50-person team. There will be no friendly fire in this mod, and, you can revive downed allies, adding even more intrigue and possibility to the game mode.
However, as in all things, there is a catch. Though this mode is available right now on Fortnite, it’s not going to be around forever. In fact, it’s ending on December 17th. Now, depending on how players respond to the mode, it could become a part of the game proper, not unlike how the Battle Royale itself got added to the game for free.
Fortnite has been doing very well since adding the Battle Royale mode, and Epic Games even revealed that they’ve reached 1.3 million concurrent players, a new milestone for the game. It’ll be interesting to see how this new mode potentially boosts that.