This game is based on the Unreal 4 Engine, just like Fortnite and PUBG. But which Battle Royale game should you play? We’ll now discuss the pros and cons of each game to help you better understand both games.
What We Loved About Fortnite
- Huge Playerbase
- Well Optimized
- Casual Gameplay
- Building Mechanism Adds Higher Skill Ceiling
- Great skin selection
What We Loved About Realm Royale
- Mix of RPG and Battle Royale
- Multiple classes
- Forge your own gear
- Very casual gameplay
What We Didn’t Like About Fortnite
- Too Building-Oriented
- No Character Customization
What We Didn’t Like About Realm Royale
- Poorly Optimized
- No Proper Website For The Game
- No Leaderboards
- No Skins
- No Solo Mode Yet
In terms of players, Fortnite has the clear lead here. Realm Royale is fairly new and is only out in Alpha mode. Furthermore, there are no PS or XBOX versions for Realm Royale available right now.
We will now discuss different aspects that both of these games share and we will look at the similarities and differences. Let’s start with the most obvious one – the graphics!
Graphics-wise, Fortnite and Realm Royale are very similar. They both offer the casual, cartoon-ish graphics that makes them much more popular among the younger audience.
Unlike PUBG, you can easily spot enemies in both Fortnite and Realm Royale, so no difference there.
One major difference is that in Realm Royale, you can see the bullet trajectory for a short period of time. Therefore, it’s even easier in Realm Royale to find out where you’re getting shot from.
When comparing the shooting mechanics, you’ll notice some obvious differences. There is very little bullet drop in Realm Royale and it appears that most, if not all, weapons are hitscan.
You can also get armor in Realm Royale to boost your survival rate, while you have the blue armor in Fortnite that can effectively double your survival rate. There are a lot more weapons in Fortnite than there are in Realm Royale at the moment. There’s even melee weapons in Realm Royale, such as swords and daggers.
In terms of pure gameplay, there are some major differences here as well.
Let’s start with the lobby area while you wait for the game to start. In Fortnite, all you can do is wait and walk around to try different weapons, while in Realm Royale, you can select your class. There are currently a total of five classes in Realm Royale and each one of them have different weapons and skills. Also, you can only play Duo and Squad in Realm Royale at the moment.
After you jump off the battle bus (Fortnite) or the airship (Realm Royale), you’ll automatically use your umbrella in Fortnite a specific height over the ground, while you’ll do a “superhero” landing directly into the ground in Realm Royale. So if you’re used to playing Fortnite and you just started playing Realm Royale, then make sure to keep this in mind.
Let’s talk about building because Fortnite is all about building, while there’s no building features in Realm Royale.
Moving on, you also have mounts in Realm Royale, while we have the shopping cart, jetpack and jump pads in Fortnite to travel faster.
When you lose all your health in Fortnite, you will be knocked down and a teammate can then revive you (if you’re not playing Solo). It takes 10 seconds to revive a player in Fortnite, and both parties have to be standing still during this period. In Realm Royale, you turn in to a chicken and you will make actual chicken sounds while you run for your life. You will automatically be revived after 30 seconds if you haven’t been killed yet.
By looking at the map comparison above, you’ll notice that there are distinct areas in the Realm Royale map. There’s a desert, an icy area, a rocky area and a regular grass area.
In both maps, there are dozens of chests scattered throughout the map. In Fortnite, you’ll hear a sound when you’re near a chest, but you won’t hear anything in Realm Royale.
Furthermore, there are also so-called Forges in Realm Royale, where you can forge high-tier potions, gear and skills. If a Forge is active, there will be smoke coming out from the top of it so if you see the smoke then be prepared for a fight! You need shards to forge items and you can get these by disenchanting armor, skills and weapons on the ground.
In terms of features, Fortnite is obviously much more developed than Realm Royale. You have quests, skins, multi-platform play in Fortnite, while Realm Royale has not worked out any of these features just yet. There is, however, an unclickable Battle Pass button in Realm Royale so they will offer that as well some time.
Fortnite vs Realm Royale – Which Game Should I Play?
You should play the game that fits your game style.
- If you like a very casual gaming experience and like RPG’s then you’ll like Realm Royale very much.
- If you like want to play a more developed and larger mainstream game, and like the building aspect, then you should play Fortnite.
That’s pretty much it. Let us know which game you prefer in the comments below!