Currently dominating the gaming landscape a few million matches every minute, the battle royale genre has not only arrived in full (now it's on consoles), but is clearly here to stay. None other than Red Dead Redemption 2 will see Rockstar implement a BR mode into its online multiplayer, and from Paladins to Crytek's next effort Warface, everyone's getting in on the action.
But what of the "originator" and its most infamous copycat, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG, because man... that name), and Fortnite?
The pair have been locked in conflict since late last year - mostly because Epic Games' about-face turn away from the latter's survival horde mode into a last man standing battle royale, was just about the most obvious cash grab since Star Wars Battlefront 2 implemented loot boxes.
Battlegrounds on the other hand, has slowly become the "CS:GO" of the genre, with Fortnite resembling something more like a Call of Duty: A mass-market, more polished, more accessible alternative.
Diehards will swear by PUBG, but the masses are lining up to dance jigs and win "Victory Royales". Only one can win, and as I'll be awarding points per category along the way, even I don't know.