PUBG Suing Fortnite for Battle Royale Similarities

Fortnite vs PUBG: game giants ready for battle royale in court

PUBG Corp. is suing Epic Games for Fortnite’s Battle Royale similarities

However, as noted by PCGamer, it could simply be the fact that Epic Games' Battle Royale mode announcement and directly cited PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds as an inspiration. There's no question there's been a fierce battle between the two most popular battle royale games here in the USA, with Fortnite now claiming the greater share of media attention and players, though both games have been wildly successful.

Now the company behind PUBG is taking Fortnite's creators to court. In February, Epic Games announced it had reached 3.4m concurrent Fortnite players, topping PUBG's record of 3.3m achieved in early January, according to data site SteamDB. In a press release issued in September, Chang Han Kim, vice president of PUBG publisher Bluehole, said that the company was anxious that Fortnite was copying PUBG, stating that Bluehole was "concerned that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known".

No further details are available at this time, with The Seoul Central District Court now left to determine whether or not Fortnite has plagiarised PUBG in any shape or form.

"But our name was used to officially promote their game without our knowledge".

That brings us to cheating, where the PUBG dev team believes it has "made the most progress".

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Of course, it isn't hard to see why PUBG Corp. and Bluehole are concerned about Fortnite. The main example of this is coming later this year with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which is set to feature a battle-royal mode called Blackout and is sure to also cut into other games player bases.

Both games have proved hugely popular.

Fortnite and PUBG have both attracted millions of gamers with their huge "last player standing" online battles.

There will also be new Gold Plated and Silver Plated skins, but the Dr DisRespect and Shroud skins will undoubtedly spark the most interest.

The Doc's now infamous tweet where he demanded PUBG add a skin for him or he would never play again gained a lot of attention since, and it looks like the game's developers have wasted no time in meeting his demands. Is that too much to ask? PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is available on PC and on Xbox One through the Game Preview program.

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