Battle Royale will dump up to 100 players into a large Fortnite map, complete with the game's recognizable building and weapon crafting systems.
Fortnite enthusiasts may have been waiting for this mode and are nearly certainly not disappointed with its rapid introduction and implementation. The mode was one of the many surprises unveiled during tonight's Game Awards, where developer Epic debuted its first trailer. Additionally, the game hit a new milestone this past weekend, peaking at 1.3 million concurrent players. It remains to be seen, however, if this mode will truly rival battle royale's development.
The sad part of the announcement was that this 50 vs 50 Mode is going to be available in Fortnite Battle Royale for a limited time. This will set Fortnite apart from PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, which has capped its team size at 8 in custom matches.
Epic Games also shared some stats regarding the game's success, with Fortnite boasting more than 30 million players since the game's July launch.
Fortnite: Battle Royale is free to play on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, so everyone can enjoy the new mode before it's gone.