There’s a lot of ingredients involved in Fortnite’s wild success. The addictive nature of scavenging resources, the adrenaline of fleeing the encroaching storm, the countless skill-based skirmishes against dozens of other players, the bucket loads of pop culture references, and the colourful, playful skins, environments and weapons, just to name a few.
Once the Fortnite hooks are in, they’re in for good. That being said, there’s a plethora of other games available for Fortnite fans wanting to take a break or try something new. Today, we’ve compiled a list of 10 Games Like Fortnite that you should try, including battle royales, survival games, and more.
Let’s get started.
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Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0
Platforms: Windows, PS4/5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Until Warzone, Call of Duty was a simple arena shooter, albeit with some of the most polished gunplay and addictive progression systems in the genre. Enter Warzone, the free-to-play battle royal gamemode that pits 150 players against each other in a fight to be last man standing. Like Fortnite, you can go solo or work as a team as you fight through small skirmishes to be the overall winner.
While Fortnite is fairly wacky in terms of design, Warzone is more realistic in that it’s based on real military warfare. Expect gore, realistic vehicles, and a large variety of authentic weapons. Don’t expect Rick Sanchezes, players riding boars into battle, or flying buses.
Warzone has been around for a few years now, but COD’s flagship battle royal mode recently shifted things into a new gear with Warzone’s 2.0 update. There’s loads of new vehicles, updated looting rules, AI controlled strongholds, third-person playlists, and much more.
Platforms: Windows, Mobile, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds, now rebranded as PUBG Battlegrounds, wasn’t the first battle royal game to make its way onto the market. It was, however, the game that catapulted battle royales into the limelight. Like Fortnite, you’re pitted against 99 other players to see who’ll come out on top and be ‘winner winner, chicken dinner’.
In terms of setting, PUBG is closer to that of Warzone than Fortnite. It too shares a realistic map, with military inspired weapons and vehicles. While the first iteration of the map was a barren wasteland with a few buildings to keep things interesting, the current iteration features a nice mix between urban environments and an arid wilderness.
Although PUBG once followed a buy-to-play model, it’s now completely free for all players, regardless of platform. Just be warned; PUBG players are infamously sweaty, so be prepared to bring your ‘A’ game.
Platforms: Windows, PS4/5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch
Sometimes, a game comes out with an idea that’s so good, we’re surprised nobody thought of it sooner. Fall Guys is one of those games, capturing the fun, chaos, and trickery of popular TV shows like Tekeshi’s Castle, Total Wipeout, and Ninja Warrior, repackaging what makes these shows great as a vibrant video game.
Like Fortnite, you compete against up to 100 players for victory. However, this one isn’t a battle royal you’re accustomed to. Instead, you compete in several stages with the challenge of overcoming obstacles that will eliminate you from the game.
Fall Guys is aesthetically similar to Fortnite, too. It’s cartoony and colourful, with some weird and wonderful skins and environmental designs to boot. Definitely one to load up with friends and switch your brain off after a long day at work.
V Rising is a survival game that kind of plays like a MOBA. You control a freshly awakened vampire that rises from the crypt to inflict revenge upon those who imprisoned him. Meanwhile, you’ll salvage resources from across the map to build the vampire lair you’ve always been dreaming of.
Like Fortnite, you’ll spend a lot of time resource gathering, whether that be wood, stone, or other useful materials. You’ll use these items to build your castle, furnishings, and other useful structures to survive in this grim world. You’ll also rapidly lose health if you spend more than a few seconds in the sunlight, which means you’ll have to stick to the shadows, or skulk around at night.
There’s several gametypes you can play, but if you’re a fan of Fortnite, we recommend PvPvE mode. You can play alone or with friends, and in this mode you’ll not only have a variety of bosses and other mobs to kill, but also opposing players to contend with.
Platforms: Windows, Mobile, PS4/5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch
From the developers that bought you Titanfall, Apex Legends is an incredibly polished battle royal that rivals Fortnite and Warzone in popularity. Similar to Fortnite, you’ll be dropped into a huge map where you’ll be left to forage for supplies and escape an encroaching storm as the arena continues to shrink.
As with Fortnite, you’ll have a large roster of weapons, consumables, and other items to loot around the map. However, unlike most popular battle royal games, you’ll also choose a hero to play as before each battle, each with a set of unique abilities to aid you in combat, traversal, and much more.
Rather than recreating the same map over and over again like Fortnite, Apex Legends opts to create new maps, and often has more than one in rotation to keep things fresh and exciting.
Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
If you glanced over a friend’s shoulder while they were playing Realm Royale, we wouldn’t blame you for mistaking it for Fortnite. Both mechanically and graphically, the two games are extremely similar, even down to the user interface.
The developers behind Realm Royale clearly had their inspirations, but that doesn’t stop their game from putting its own spin on things. Realm Royale takes a more fantastical approach to the setting, with mediaeval inspired locations, weapons, and abilities.
Additionally, Realm Royale benefits from a class system, with all your major RPG archetypes covered such as warrior, mage, and assassin. These help spice up gameplay and add some thematic flavour.
Platforms: Windows, PS4/5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Hunt: Showdown is a PvPvE masterclass that features strong FPS gameplay, intense PvP showdowns, and unique, unsettling atmosphere. Like Fortnite, there’s options to play this game solo or in teams, but the objective remains the same. To win, you must defeat boss enemies on the map before the other teams do.
It’s not only bosses you’ll need to contend with, however. There’s plenty of other enemy-types waiting to rip you limb from limb as you hunt bosses, and, of course, other players. You’ll often need to fend off opposing teams as you race to kill the bosses, which is a recipe for countless hours of adrenaline-fuelled fun.
While Hunt: Showdown takes a decent time investment to learn the ropes, the build diversity, moment-to-moment gameplay, and thrill of the hunt makes it a fantastic way to spend your time if you’re a Fortnite fan.
Ring of Elysium
Ring of Elysium doesn’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to the battle royale genre, but it does everything it needs to do extremely well. In this first-person shooter, you’ll be dropped into a large map in the area of your choice, with nothing but a few traversal items that are dictated by your starting class.
Like Fortnite, you’ll need to fight off enemy players as you avoid the storm that continuously closes in throughout the match. There’s a twist, however. You don’t win by being the last man standing, but rather reaching an evacuation point so you can be helicoptered out of the map and away to victory. The catch? There’s only a few seats – so you better be quick!
Z1 Battle Royale
Platforms: Windows, PS4
Formally known as H1Z1, Z1 Battle Royal is a rebranded spin on the original game. Although Fortnite fans may not have heard of it, it actually predates both Fortnite and PUBG, making it the first popular battle royal game to ever come to market. While its age does show, and it’s not as popular as it once was, we still recommend Z1 Battle Royale to Fortnite players who want to see where it all began.
Similar to Fortnite, you’re dropped into a large map with the sole objective of becoming last man, or last team, standing. It includes everything you’re likely to be familiar with, including intense skirmishes, resource gathering, and a rapidly shrinking map.
One thing that Z1 Battle Royal features that Fortnite doesn’t, however, is crafting. You can use the materials you’ve gathered or looted from other players to craft useful gear and items. It’s a nice spin on things that helps you to be a little more self-sufficient.
Platforms: Windows, Mobile, PS4/5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Unlike other games on this list, Among Us has a somewhat restrained lobby size of just 15 players. Although smaller in scale, Among Us is anything but dull. Set on a spaceship, the aim of the game is to uncover the imposter player who is roaming around the ship murdering other players, disrupting their duties, and trying to end the game in disaster.
Between rounds, you’ll need to converse with other surviving players (the dead ones get booted from the lobby!) to try and work out who’s acting suspicious, who’s on your side, and ultimately, who you think the imposter is. And if you’re the imposter, good luck trying to outwit your friends!
We’re including this on our list of games like Fortnite because it’s an absolute joy to play with friends, and evokes a similar sense of uncertainty, chaos, and outright laughter that Fortnite does.
Put dozens of players together and it’s a surefire way to have a good time, whether you’re firing a rain of bullets down on each other, sucking the blood out of your victims, or simply avoiding getting totalled on an obstacle course.
While not all the games we’ve shared today are battle royals, each one shares the same sense of trickery, fun, and mayhem that Fortnite players will enjoy.