Those wanting to get a taste of Fortnite’s newly-launched Battle Royale mode are in luck. Epic Games today announced that the mode is now available for free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac. To access the mode on consoles, players need only to pop onto the Xbox One Store or PlayStation Store and download the standalone Fortnite Battle Royale DLC.
In case you haven’t been paying attention, Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode is a 100-player PvP mode which drops players into a giant map, where they’ll use their building and combat skills in a fight to remain the last person standing.
To see this exciting new mode in action, check out the Battle Royale gameplay trailer below:
While the Battle Royale mode is free to all players, those wanting to get a taste of the game’s PVE component will have to purchase Fortnite’s “Save the World” mode via Early Access, with a variety of Founders Packs now available, ranging from the $39.99 standard edition all the way up to the $149.99 limited edition version of the game.
Epic Games’ decision to incorporate a Battle Royale mode in Fortnite has been well received by fans. However, not everyone is happy about the addition of this new mode. Popular last-man-standing shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer Bluehole feels the mode infringes on their IP, with studio executive Chang Han Kim saying “”We have also noticed that Epic Games references PUBG in the promotion of Fortnite to their community and in communications with the press. This was never discussed with us and we don’t feel that it’s right.” The executive added that the studio would “contemplate further action” against Epic.