Fortnite Battle Royale Goes Free For Everyone On Sept. 26

Fortnite Battle Royale Goes Free For Everyone On Sept. 26

The developer celebrated reaching one million players with a horde-like survival mode and followed it up with the Battle Royale mode Epic says was directly inspired by H1Z1 and PUBG.

From 26 September, Fortnite Battle Royale will be free to download and play on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac.

The 100-player PVP mode in Fortnite will be completely free for everyone from 26th September.

Epic Games has also noted that the game mode will be free and will not sell any item "that gives a competitive advantage" but, "at some point in the future we will sell other things including cosmetics or compendium-like content".

The mode is now in public test, and will launch next Tuesday (September 26), handily beating PUBG to market on consoles.

For more details on Fortnite Battle Royale mode follow this link. Fortnite will include its own construction and destructible environment mechanic which is unique to Fortnite, but presumably the scavenging for weapons and race to be the last player standing remains central to the mode's premise.

"We launched a public test and it worked better than we expected", said Epic. Console players can download it through the PlayStation Store and Xbox Store.