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This is a list of battle royale games, sorted chronologically. A battle royale game is an online multiplayer video game genre that blends last-man-standing gameplay with the survival, exploration and scavenging elements of a survival game.

List

Year Initial

release

Game Developer Publisher Platform Viewpoint (perspective) Free-to-play Standalone Notes
2015 January 15, 2015

(Early access)

Z1 Battle Royale Daybreak Game Company Daybreak Game Company Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 First-person Yes Yes formerly known as H1Z1: King of the Kill[1]
2016 March 4, 2016

(Early access)

The Culling (video game) Xaviant Xaviant Microsoft Windows, Linux, Xbox One First-person No Yes
2017 March 23, 2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PUBG Corporation[a] PUBG Corporation Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, iOS, Google Stadia First-person / Third-person Yes Yes The game is based on previous mods that were created by Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene for other games, inspired by the 2000 Japanese film Battle Royale,[2] and expanded into a standalone game under Greene's creative direction.
July 21, 2017 Fortnite Battle Royale Epic Games Epic Games Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS Third-person Yes Yes The player can build structures as defense or buildings. It is a companion game to Fortnite: Save the World.
September 30, 2017

(Beta)

Garena Free Fire 111 Dot Studio Garena Android, iOS Third-person Yes Yes also known as Free Fire: Battlegrounds
October 11, 2017 Surviv.io Justin Kim and Nick Clark

Kongregate

Justin Kim and Nick Clark

Kongregate

Browser, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Android, iOS Top Down Yes Yes
November 17, 2017

(Beta)

Rules of Survival NetEase Games NetEase Games Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS First-person / Third-person Yes Yes
December 1, 2017 Knives Out[3] NetEase Games NetEase Games Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS First-person / Third-person Yes Yes a PUBG clone
2018 April 1, 2018 Path of Exile: Royale Grinding Gear Games Grinding Gear Games Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, macOS Top-down isometric Yes No A battle royale mode in Path of Exile, initially released for April Fools Day 2018, but later fleshed out and re-released on July 16, 2021.[4]
June 5, 2018

(Beta)

Realm Royale Heroic Leap Games Hi-Rez Studios Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Third-person Yes Yes The game is a spin-off of the hero shooter Paladins, where it originated as a game mode known as Paladins: Battlegrounds.[5][6]
June 5, 2018

(Beta)

Totally Accurate Battlegrounds (TABG) Landfall Games Landfall Games Microsoft Windows First-person Yes Yes A spin-off of Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (TABS) with heavily exaggerated physics. It became free to play in 2021
June 7, 2018 Rec Royale (Rec Room) Rec Room Inc. Rec Room Inc. Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, iOS, Oculus Quest 1/2 First-person Yes No A battle royale mode in Rec Room for up to 16 players (solo play) or 18 players (squads of 3 players).
August 3, 2018 Creative Destruction[7] NetEase Games NetEase Games Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS First-person / Third-person Yes Yes a Fortnite clone
September 19, 2018

(Early access)

Ring of Elysium Aurora Studios Garena Microsoft Windows First-person / Third-person Yes Yes The game features extreme sports like BMX and snowboarding with deadly, dynamic weather.
September 26, 2018 Battlerite Royale Stunlock Studios Stunlock Studios Microsoft Windows Top-down Isometric Yes Yes Battle royale mode based on the MOBA Battlerite.
October 12, 2018 Blackout (Call of Duty: Black Ops 4) Treyarch Activision Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One First-person No No a battle royale mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4[8]
October 22, 2018

(Beta)

Cyber Hunter NetEase Games NetEase Games Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS First-person / Third-person Yes Yes
December 6, 2018 Danger Zone (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) Valve Corporation Valve Corporation Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux First-person Yes No A battle royale mode in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for up to 16 or 18 players. It is possible to play with group of friends as a squad of two or three players, or to play solo.
2019 February 4, 2019 Apex Legends Respawn Entertainment Electronic Arts Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Android,[b] iOS[b] First-person Yes Yes The game features squads of three players using pre-made characters, called "Legends".
March 25, 2019 Firestorm (Battlefield V) EA DICE Electronic Arts Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One First-person No No a battle royale mode in Battlefield V[9]
June 10, 2019 Nuclear Winter (Fallout 76) Bethesda Game Studios Bethesda Softworks Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One First-person / Third-person No No a battle royale mode in Fallout 76
August 21, 2019 Rogue Heist Lifelike Studios Time2Play Gaming Studios Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows Third-person Yes Yes Rogue Heist is a competitive third-person shooter set in a world of organized crime. The game is designed to promote teamwork between players in order to complete objectives.
September 10, 2019 Red Death (Civilization VI) Firaxis Games 2K Games Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android Top-down No No Turn-based strategy, game mode inspired by other battle royales
October 1, 2019 Call of Duty: Mobile TiMi Studios Activision Android, iOS First-person / Third-person Yes No
October 25, 2019 ScarFall - The Royale Combat XSQUADS Tech Pvt Ltd XSQUADS Tech Pvt Ltd Android, iOS Third-person Yes Yes A made-in-India battle royale game that gained traction after PUBG got banned in the country.
December 12, 2019 CRSED: F.O.A.D. Darkflow Studio Gaijin Entertainment Microsoft Windows, Xbox series, PlayStation series, Nintendo Switch First-person / Third-person Yes Yes
December 12, 2019 The Eliminator (Forza Horizon 4) Playground Games Microsoft Studios Microsoft Windows, Xbox series First-person / Third-person No No Players drive around the game map collecting car upgrades as the round goes on. They can challenge others to head-to-head races to eliminate rivals. The player is disqualified if they either leave the safe zone after a given time limit, or lose a head-to-head race. After 10 players remain, head-to-heads will disable (any in course will be aborted) and a final sprint race will dictate the winners of the game mode.
2020 January 14, 2020 Darwin Project Scavengers Studio Scavengers Studio Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Third-person Yes Yes
March 10, 2020 Call of Duty: Warzone Infinity Ward, Raven Software, Treyarch, Beenox Activision Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One First-person Yes Yes The game is a part of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare video game but does not require purchase of it.[10]
October 18, 2022

(Retired)

Hyper Scape Ubisoft Montreal Ubisoft Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S First-person Yes Yes
August 4, 2020 Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Mediatonic Devolver Digital Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 Third-person Yes Yes Up to 60 players control jelly bean-like creatures and compete against each other in a series of challenges. It became free to play in 2022[11][12]
September 3, 2020 Spellbreak Proletariat Proletariat Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Third-person Yes Yes Players use magical spells in place of guns, choosing from one of six classes wind, fire, ice, lightning, stone and toxic.
September 18, 2020 Farlight 84[13] Lilith Games, Miracle Games Miracle Games Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS Third-person Yes Yes
October 14, 2020 Eternal Return Nimble Neuron Nimble Neuron, Kakao Games Microsoft Windows Top-down isometric Yes Yes Battle royale with multiplayer online battle arena elements.
October 22, 2020 Population: One[14] BigBox VR BigBox VR PCVR, Oculus First-person No Yes VR Battle Royale where you can climb, fly, and build.[15]
2021 June 29, 2021 Sausage Man XD Entertainment Pte Ltd XD Entertainment Pte Ltd Android, iOS Third-person Yes Yes Wiggle Wiggle Sausage Battle
July 2, 2021 (Android), August 18, 2021 (iOS) Battlegrounds Mobile India Krafton Krafton Android, iOS First-person / Third-person Yes No Modified version of PUBG Mobile for the Indian market.
August 11, 2021 Naraka: Bladepoint 24 Entertainment NetEase Games Montreal Microsoft Windows First-person No Yes
August 26, 2021 Super Animal Royale Pixile Studios Modus Games macOS, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S Third-person Yes Yes
September 7, 2021 (Windows) Vampire The Masquerade: Blood Hunt Sharkmob AB Sharkmob AB Microsoft Windows Third-person Yes Yes Based in the World of Darkness universe.
November 5, 2021 The Eliminator (Forza Horizon 5) Playground Games Microsoft Studios Microsoft Windows, Xbox series First-person / Third-person No No Same rules as in Forza Horizon 4.
December 15, 2021 Babble Royale Everybody House Games Everybody House Games Microsoft Windows, macOS Top-down Yes Yes Battle royale word game.

Notes

  1. ^ The mobile version was developed by LightSpeed & Quantum Studio, an internal division of Tencent Games.
  2. ^ a b in 2022

References

  1. ^ Hall, Charlie (February 5, 2016). "H1Z1 is splitting into two games, headed to consoles". Polygon. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
  2. ^ Zavarise, Giada (December 6, 2018). "How Battle Royale went from a manga to a Fortnite game mode". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
  3. ^ https://www.knivesout-en.com/
  4. ^ Gilliam, Ryan (July 15, 2021). "Path of Exile: Royale returns starting today". Path of Exile: Royale's battle royale mode is back - Polygon. Polygon. Retrieved August 15, 2021.
  5. ^ Phillips, Tom (January 4, 2018). "Paladins is getting a Battlegrounds-inspired mode and it is named Paladins: Battlegrounds". Eurogamer. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
  6. ^ June 2018, Alex Avard 06 (June 6, 2018). "Realm Royale is like Fortnite mixed with World of Warcraft, and it's better than it has any right to be". Official PlayStation Magazine. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
  7. ^ https://www.cdgame.com/
  8. ^ Wales, Matt (August 14, 2018). "Call of Duty Black Ops 4's battle royale Blackout beta gets a September start date". Eurogamer. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
  9. ^ Senior, Tom (March 21, 2019). "Battlefield 5 Firestorm's blazing inferno brings some urgency to battle royale". PC Gamer. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
  10. ^ "Call of Duty Warzone Mobile like Games to play while waiting for it". Game News Mania. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
  11. ^ Antonio G. Di Benedetto; Jay Peters (May 16, 2022). "Fall Guys is going free-to-play and coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox on June 21st". The Verge. Retrieved May 16, 2022.
  12. ^ Purslow, Matt (June 21, 2022). "Fall Guys Has Been Removed From Steam, But Will Still Receive Full Support". IGN. Retrieved June 21, 2022.
  13. ^ "Farlight 84".
  14. ^ https://www.populationonevr.com/
  15. ^ Heroes of Mavia