PUBG Vs Fortnite: Which One Is Better?

If you are a gamer, you’ll know Battle Royale games have taken the world by storm.

Player Unknown’s BattleGrounds (PUBG), a game based on battle royale mods an de developed by South Korean studio Bluehole, has taken the gaming world by storm. It has racked up huge sales numbers, an Xbox One port, and now a well-received mobile game.

With such success, the game was never going to be alone for long. Enter Fortnite, a rival battle royale produced by American Studio Epic Games.

Both games offers the high-stakes, white-knuckle survival fix gamers know and love, but each has a slightly different approach. So, which is better? We’ll compare the major features to help you decide which is the one for you.


Both games offer a unique graphical style. PUBG is all about gritty,environmental realism, so the color palate is subdued and washed out. Fortnite is the complete opposite, embracing a bubble gum-bright, cartoonish style, with outlandish outfits and weapons.

PUBG environment look like they come straight out of The Walking Dead.

While Fornite’s visual style is more Disney than Day Z.

PUBG has gained notoriety among PC users for bad frame -rate she and stuttering even on high-end machines. Fortnite seems better optimised graphically, and the minimum specs are much lower than PUBG’s, so a wider variety of rigs will be able to run the game.

Fortnite's cartoonistic graphicsFortnite coloured and cartoonistic graphics


Generally speaking, the goals of each game are the same: drop in, loot, kill your enemies, and stay within the boundaries that shrinks as time passes. Gunplay, though is significantly different.

PUBG boasts realistic gun handling, and you have to account for things like bullet drops. This makes fights difficult and combat tense, but also more rewarding when you win an engagement. You have to plan your moves carefully, and the game rewards patience.

In Fortnite, the style is much looser. Hit points will fly out of player’s heads as you pummel them with a mini-gun, for example. It’s a lot simpler, and easier to grasp. In general, the weapons are a lot more forgiving than those in PUBG, so Fornite is kinder to beginners.


We play games to relax, right? Not in Battle Royale.

Clutching your mouse in a death grip while scanning for the bullet that could end it all…Both games have a different approach to creating this atmosphere.

Broadly speaking, Fortnite is faster, tighter, and the action takes place in a smaller area. When you hear gunshots, it usually means it’s too late to defend yourself.

PUBG is the opposite. Games are about silence between. The engagements, the tension drawing out until you finally have someone in your sight. Then all hell breaks and you can Just hear gunfires.

PUBG realistic gameplay !!!

Late Game

The key part of any Battle Royale is the late game, and this is where PUBG and Fortnite differ the most.

Fortnite introduced a building system, so you can quickly scoot up difficult terrains using stairs and ramps. Late game encourages players to build towers that overlook rapidly shrinking maps. Then you simply pick off your opponents who didn’t plan ahead by collectinbuilding materials and weapons.

PUBG’s late game usually ends with eight players slowly crawling through fields or holding themselves up in one location, waiting for someone else to slip up and reveal themselves. While it’s nail-bitting, it can’t deflate some of the early game excitement.


Another key part is the actual battleground. Currently Fortnite has only one map, but the developers are continually adding and polishing up locations.

PUBG has two map space. The original map has a bleak, Soviet bloc feel,while the fond is a desert. A third map is also going to be  introduced very soon which is still a mystery. The change of scenery definitely helps keeps thing so fresh.


Both PUBG and Fortnite are the leading lights in the newly revitalised Battle Royal genre. However, both will appeal to a slightly different kind of player.

If you’re looking for something casual that’s easy to learn but hard to master, then Fortnite is for you.

if you are a fan of heart-pounding tension, steep learning curves, and big rewards, then PUBG is the best way to go. My personal opinion is with PUBG just because of its realistic graphics and perfect gunplay.

so which one is your favourite?!


Tanmay Chatrath

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