Fortnite vs PUBG: Fortnite for the win

Fortnite & PUBG Victory Photo Credit: Marisol Rivera

By Marisol Rivera ’19

Fortnite vs PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a common concept among many teens and adults. The common argument among players of both Fortnite and PUBG is that they both have a similar gameplay. Fortnite is an online game that is playable on PCs,  video game consoles, and iPhones. Fortnite will be coming soon to users of Android phones in the future. PUBG is similar to Fortnite, but it is also available on android. I wish I could download the game on my iPhone, but my iPhone is an older version that does not allow me to download it.


Fortnite has two different game modes: Battle Royale and Save the World. Battle Royale is the most common among players. In Battle Royale there are 100 online players who spawn on an island and literally battle, as the circle closes in at different time intervals. In the game, there is a term known as the “storm” and basically what that does if a player gets caught in it is that it begins to take away a player’s health, at different rates, depending on how far the player makes it to the final two people left in the game. The key concept is to get a “Victory Royale,” which is when a player wins first place. There are different modes within Battle Royale, however. Players can choose to play with one friend in duo mode or with three other friends in squad mode. Yes, Fortnite does lag at times, but that is due to the servers containing bugs after a recent update, which can be fixed easily.  The graphics of the game are great, as long as the game is updated constantly, which it is for the weekly challenges that come out every Thursday. Fortnite is the better game because it is free to download.

Player’sUnknown Battlegrounds

Player’sUnknown Battlegrounds, known as PUBG, is also an online multiplayer Battle Royale game. In the game, 100 players spawn on an island and they have to search different locations for weapons and other equipment that will assist them in killing the other online players. Similar to Fortnite, PUBG has a map that also begins to shrink in size as time progresses, as the players begin to get pushed together in allowance for players to find each other in an easier manner. The last player on the team wins the game and it counts towards the player’s record. The quality of PUBG is also great, as players may agree with as well. Even though PUBG has a greater rating than Fortnite, PUBG costs money out of its players’ pockets. PUBG also lags, but this also because of constant updates the game has.

In my opinion, I prefer Fortnite because Fortnite has more vivid colors and I like the fact that it is more animated than PUBG. Others may argue that they prefer PUBG because the game is more realistic and that the graphics are better. However, why play a game that costs you money when you can play a game that’s free to download?

  • Fortnite Rating: ⅘ stars
  • Fortnite Price: free
  • PUBG Rating: 4.⅗ stars
  • PUBG Price: full-game price of  $29.99