Despite being out for less than a year, PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds has quickly become one of the biggest gaming phenomenons of the decade. Throwing a hundred players into a massive open world and making them find the tools they need to survive and fend off against everyone else, the game has set the bar for the battle royale genre going forward.
With few other imitators arising since it took the world by storm, the early access game Fortnite staked its own claim to the genre in September 2017. The first time console players have been able to get a taste of this battle royale style of gameplay, the title has become a huge overnight success, but it's not a PUBG killer... yet.
Clearly being cobbled together by taking the core elements of BattleGrounds and smashing them with the combat system that already existed in Fortnite's PvE mode, Battle Royale is very much a foundation and a stepping stone for a more robust game to come.
What's already there is great as a starting point, but if developers at Epic Games and People Can Fly want the title to have the same longevity and impact as PUBG, it needs to make some radical changes and improvements in the months to come.