Battlefield V developer is reportedly prototyping a battle royale mode

For anyone sleeping under a rock (or maybe just not paying attention to recent gaming trends), the battle royale mode became a popular genre after the early access release of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds previous year, followed by team-based, horde-mode shooter Fortnite added its own 100-player mode.

"The "Custom Matchmaking" button will be disabled at the end of the event and can not be used outside of the event", Epic Games wrote at the time.

Epic Games has remained secretive of its plans for season 4 and as it's now only a couple of weeks away, the meteor could be a big part of next season.

Stay up to date with our Fortnite update tracker. It seems every week brings something new that alters the dynamic for the best, and recently that's mostly been oodles of cool new weapons and items.

"In the meantime, we know that you know there are lots of uses for private matches". You can see it approaching the map in the video clip above. The mode will likely be of a similar setup to games like PUBG and Fortnite.

Some "Fortnite" theorists have suggested the meteor might hit Tilted Towers, the most populated area in the game, effectively changing the landscape of the game as we know it.

Since April 11, at around 5 p.m. that day - the same time the free-to-play game experienced a worldwide blackout that lasted over 12 hours - "Fortnite" has surpassed "Apple" in search volume on Google, the most popular search engine in the world. An Android version of "Fortnite" is also coming soon.

The battle royale genre is about to get very crowded. This lines up with the end of season 3 and could signal major changes to the map for Fortnite Season 4. And Fortnite Battle Royale feels like a finished product now thanks to its slick menus, customization options, and a comprehensive list of player stats.

The only thing to note is that this week's challenges include the same "Taco Shops" task that turned out to be false last week. But the secret can be kept only for so long.

  • Fernando Stephens