Battle Royale Gems You Can Play Now

You're probably aware of the growing trend of video game genre that is Battle Royale. Up to 100 players enter into an online world, they do battle, and the only the best are left standing. It isn't exactly a new concept, but modern technology has allowed it to be done on a massive scale like never before.

The only problem is that with so many of this style of game being released, it can be tricky to find the ones that most deserve your time. Take a look at the top 3 Battle Royale games that you can play right now.


PUBG, Player Unknown's Battle Grounds, is the game that started off the trend. Or at least, started it off in earnest. It is the only one that costs money to purchase, but also happens to be one of the best. You and 100 players parachute onto an island, and all are without a single weapon when starting.

Scramble around, look for weapons and armour, and try kill the other players. But, best you get moving. A giant domed circle closes in on the island incrementally, and you want to be in that circle, or else you'll slowly take damage. In this way, players are forced into conflict.

Interestingly enough, professional PUBG games can now be bet on, along with other big competitive video games. Check out betting options at online betting NZ sites.


You probably know Fortnite, or have at least heard of it. It is the same as PUBG in many ways, but with cartoony graphics, and the added twist of being able to build basic structures. Otherwise, all the same rules apply.

By hitting objects in the world with a pick axe, materials are gained, which can then be reused to make structures. Want a wall for defence? Build one where you need it.

Fortnite is free, and is playable with just a download. We probably don't need to tell you that it is the most popular game in the world right now, which really is no small achievement in this day and age when concert holograms are a thing and other amazing entertainment options are available at every turn.

Apex Legends

Last we have the most recent addition; Apex Legends. Apex Legends is very similar to both of the above games, but with a few twists of its own. In Apex Legends there are character that have different pros and cons. These come in the form of player specific skills.

Some characters are better at long range combat, while others are better at close and personal combat. Importantly, there are still no outright advantages that any player will have over another. Weapons must still be scavenged, and a circle still closes in over time.

What makes Apex Legends interesting is that there is no free-for-all mode. Players must always be part of a team, and work together to achieved victory. A unique ‘ping' system allows teammates to communicate with one another, simply by pointing at relevant object in the world and pressing a button. Very handy.


Quake 3 Arena focused squarely on the multiplayer aspect, and it was arguably this move that gave us the multiplayer shooters we know today. Though, sadly, there hasn't been much from the franchise since the fairly recent Quake Champions, which failed to impress players. Hopefully there will be more from this once wildly popular franchise, which once stood as the king of the shooter mountains.