If you’re into PC gaming, chances are that you already know PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds). Yet, there’s another game in town, and it’s Fortnite – or to be precise, Fortnite Battle Royale!

PUBG is developed by Bluehole, and it is based on the Unreal Engine 4 game engine – which the creators of Fortnite, the team behind Epic Games, also own and use to develop Fortnite.

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The Pros:

  • Free
  • Well Optimized
  • Easy To Spot Enemies
  • Fast-Paced
  • Casual Gameplay
  • Building Mechanism Adds Higher Skill Ceiling
  • Very Quick From Lobby To Actually Playing

The Cons:

  • Only Third Person Perspective Game Mode
  • Graphics May Not Appeal To Everyone
  • No Character Customization


The Pros:

  • Multiple Maps
  • First Person Perspective Game Mode
  • Realistic Graphics And Gun Fights
  • Driving
  • Character Customization

The Cons:

  • Poorly Optimized
  • Hard To Spot Enemies
  • Slow-Paced
  • Too Many Campers

It’s no secret that Fortnite has more simultaneous players than PUBG.

PUBG’s playerbase has already hit its all-time peak and loses players every day, while Fortnite is still gaining active players. This is probably because Fortnite is new, and PUBG players are migrating to Fortnite like many popular streamers already did.

Another reason is that Fortnite has already been available on PS4 and XBOX One for some time now, while PUBG is only available on XBOX consoles.

In the following sections, we will go through the aspects that both games share, and we’ll look at their similarities and differences.

Let’s start with the small island that you spawn on before you enter the game arena.

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There are obvious differences between the graphics PUBG’s and Fortnite’s graphics.

A much smaller team has developed PUBG compared to Fortnite, so, understandably, it isn’t as optimized as Fortnite is. Therefore, if you have trouble running PUBG, you’ll probably have better luck with Fortnite: Battle Royale since overall, it runs better.

In terms of graphics, PUBG looks more realistic, while Fortnite has a more cartoonish look to it – like Team Fortress 2, for example.

Players are much harder to detect in PUBG than in Fortnite.

The Arena

pubg map vs fortnite map

In terms of the arena, both PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite share some similarities. In both games, you will enter a lobby arena populated by up to 100 players.

Starting a game in Fortnite is much faster than PUBG, and Epic Games strives to make it even faster. This means that when you finish a game of Fortnite, you can start a new one very quickly afterward. For PUBG, it takes much longer.

Afterward, you will be inside an airplane in PUBG, or a party bus in Fortnite Battle Royale). You can land anywhere you want on the map with a parachute in PUBG, while in Fortnite, you’ll use an umbrella or something else.

fortnite vs playerunknowns battlegrounds

PUBG has two maps: a fictitious island in Russia and a desert map in Mexico. Fortnite’s map is a smaller and more generic island with cities. PUBG’s map is much larger than the one in Fortnite. When dropping from Fortnite’s battle bus, you can cover great distances while the distance is much shorter in PUBG.


fortnite map size vs pubg map size

Both games allow you to play solo, duo, or in squads, and the goal of both games is the same: be the last man or team standing. Both games feature a toxic gas that you always need to stay outside of, or else you’ll lose HP rapidly.

On average, Fortnite games are shorter than PUBG games due to the map size and circle timings. Fortnite is also different from PUBG because you can build in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Yes. You can destroy trees, houses, and walls and get resources that you can use to build protective walls, trap houses, or create your way to the sky! It’s pretty unique and makes the game more compelling.

Because the games are faster in Fortnite, you will be having a much easier time running around finding enemies. In PUBG, that’s a lot harder and nerve-racking: the threat of players camping in a house and waiting to ambush you is much higher.


fortnite battle royale vs playerunknowns battlegrounds

Looting in Fortnite is much more casual than in PUBG. All items are easily visible and glow a certain color based on the power level of that particular item.

Weapons are also much easier to come by in Fortnite, while in PUBG, you would typically be raiding many houses before stumbling into anything noteworthy.

In Fortnite, you can have up to five weapons or consumables. There are no armor pieces or helmets, but instead, a shield that you can fill up to double your health.

On the other hand, PUBG’s game style is more intense, and you can have a helmet, chest armor, shoes, pants, shirts, and other gear. In Fortnite, instead, you can have skins that will change your appearance of that of your guns.


fortnite br vs pubg

Shooting in Fortnite is more manageable than in PUBG. Fortnite BR games are much more relaxed than PUBG games, and this fact makes Fortnite better for casual gamers looking for a fun time.

If you’re into games where shooting gives more realistic feedback and recoil, you should go with PUBG, since Fortnite Battle Royale can not provide that.

PUBG vs Fortnite – Which Game Should I Play?

You should play the game that fits your game style.

  • If you’re looking for a casual game where you can build and break stuff, you should go with Epic Games’ Fortnite.
  • If you want a more realistic game with longer rounds, you should play Bluehole’s PUBG.

Let us know in the comment section which game you like the best and why!

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