I want to add another game to this list: Fortnite. Specifically, Battle Royale.
Originally I was skeptical and a little upset when this game mode was introduced. I had been a Fortnite closed beta tester for a couple years. This was a PvE game. Yes it had gone through several changes, but it was PvE.
BR was patched into the game without any warning or introduction. Seems that a couple of guys had been working on it during their free time. Epic said sure, let’s try it.
It has been an amazing success on all platforms. I feel confident saying that it is actually more popular than the PvE mode.
And it is free.
I bought H1Z1 the day it became available on Steam. I was upset when a Battle Royale mode came out of it. Played it a couple times and quit. I played PUBG for 30 minutes and refunded it.
However, there’s something about Fortnite that I seem to like. I already paid for the PvE mode so it can’t be the freeness. I think it might be the small map and how little time matches can take. Sometimes half of the players are dead in the first 2 minutes. I don’t rage in this game. I die and move on to the next match.
I encourage others to give Fortnite BR a try, especially because it is free.