Epic Games’ Fortnite has been out for a while in paid Early Access, but hasn’t quite taken off in the same way that, say, Player Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG) has. The hot new indie “battle royale” title has a massive, rabid user base and an impressive sales record. It even knocked perennial chart-topper Dota 2 off the Steam charts – an impressive feat, indeed and one that developers like Epic and Rockstar are keen to reproduce.
Now, Epic Games has revealed its strategy to compete with PUBG via a standalone title set in Fortnite‘s cartoonish, building-focused, zombie-infested universe. The new game, Fortnite Battle Royale, will arrive on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on September 26th, too, beating out PUBG’s late-2017’s console release date. Better yet, Battle Royale will be free to play.