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Fortnite Voted Best Battle Royale Game

Fortnite Voted Best Battle Royale Game

Well the votes are in and it's been officially confirmed - Fortnite is the best Battle Royale game out there.

We put it out to LADbible followers on Twitter, and the Epic Games hit came out on top, with nearly half of all the votes.

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Out of over 9,000 people who took part, 47 per cent thought that Fortnite is still at the top of its game, with Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends coming in second with 28 per cent of the votes, and PUBG garnering 16 per cent of the votes.

In a surprising turn of events, Apex Legends came second. Following its release in February, the game has a very similar narrative to Fortnite. It rapidly gathered a huge audience, hitting 50 million players just 28 days after it came out.

Credit: Epic Games
Credit: Epic Games

It also made waves on Twitch, overtaking Fortnite's highest single day viewing record by over 1.2 million hours.

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But it seems that success was short lived, as Fortnite has kept hold of its place at the top. Not just according to our Twitter poll, Fortnite is back in pole position on Twitch. Currently sitting at 142k viewers, Fortnite is miles ahead of Apex, which has 54.3k.

Apex Legends was tipped as Fortnite's biggest rival. Credit: EA Games
Apex Legends was tipped as Fortnite's biggest rival. Credit: EA Games

Fortnite's popularity is also showing no signs of slowing, despite regular threats from rival games. The latest statistics to come from Epic Games, recently revealed that 250 million players now have registered accounts. Between June 2018 and March 2019, 125 million new players also registered.

This puts the total of players at a massive 250 million.

It's difficult to say what exactly it is that makes the game so popular, but it's been blamed for all sorts of things. Last year, it was reported that Fortnite and other games were actually cited in divorce proceedings.

It was claimed online gaming was becoming as bad for relationships as other addictions, like drugs and gambling.

A spokesperson for divorce-online.co.uk said: "Addiction to drugs, alcohol and gambling have often been cited as reasons for relationship breakdowns but the dawn of the digital revolution has introduced new addictions.

"These now include online pornography, online gaming and social media, so it is no surprise to us that more and more people are having relationship problems because of our digital addictions.

"These numbers equate to roughly five percent of the 4,665 petitions we have handled since the beginning of the year and as one of the largest filers of divorce petitions in the UK, is a pretty good indicator."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: epic games, fortnite, Apex Legends, PUBG

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into the world of music. Quickly realising that you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

 

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