Battle Royale Epidemic

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have realized by now that battle royale games are here to stay. It seems like all big game developers have put out or are working on putting out their own version. So how do you feel about them?

I honestly wasn’t a big fan of the genre at the beginning. The first title to launch that hit mainstream was DayZ, which had zombies in it. Zombies aren’t my thing so I never tried it and only casually watched it when I was bored.

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PUBG launched, and I was a little more impressed. It was basically a DayZ reskin, but with no zombies. SCORE, or so I thought. I played it a little bit, but it felt really clunky when I tried it and gave up shortly thereafter. From what I’ve seen recently, it’s gotten better and they’ve added more things to keep people interested, but I have yet to revisit it.

Fortnite came out shortly after that and just exploded within the community. It’s been the top viewed game on Twitch for a long time and doesn’t seem to be slowing. I wanted to like this game, but I suck at the building aspect and I always managed to get aggravated when someone built the Empire State Building to evade me.

Since Fortnite came out, a host of other studios have launched their own attempts at Battle Royale. HiRez made one, Call of Duty has one (which I thoroughly enjoy), and now even Respawn has made a Titanfall inspired battle royale (no titans, but more on this game in a later post).

Needless to say, whether you love them or hate them, studios will continue to pump out battle royale games, because they’re popular. While most of them are similar to others with slight variations, the minute a new game drops in the genre, people are trying it out.

So what are your feelings on this genre? Do you love it or hate it, or are you somewhere in between? Let me know in the comments below and thank you as always for reading.

Achievement Hunter

Do you care about your gamerscore? Some players care about their gamerscore and nothing else. They rush to beat as many games as they can and accrue as many points from each game as humanly possible before moving onto the next game. I’m kind of in between, I like having a high gamerscore, but I like to focus on multiplayer games as well which don’t always give you the most points.

Starting a new gaming account always comes with its own set of problems and setbacks. My Hybrd Cobra account had many things unlocked and games completed. My Galactic M3rc account, however, literally has nothing.

My current goal with my new account is to start getting my gamerscore up. Many people that may look at your profile will more than likely judge you by your gamerscore and with a super low score, you look like a noob. Well, I’m no noob, so I guess I gotta get this score up.

I think the hardest thing right now is deciding which games to play first to plus up my score. Game sharing with my main account gives me access to about 100 titles, plus game pass, so I really have a lot of choices. I’m thinking of playing through The Division again in preparation for the launch of The Divison 2, but it shouldn’t take me too long to beat, so I’ll definitely need to decide on more games to play.

What do you think a good score is for an avid player? 1000, 5000, 10000, or more? My old account had about 15,000 gamerscore, so I would at least like to beat that within the next year. Let me know what you think in the comments below and I’ll be sure to address it in another post. Thank you for reading.