10 Best Battle Royale Games To Play in 2023

These are the most played Battle Royale Games!

What name comes to your mind when we say Battle Royale? I bet that you must have thought of PUBG, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or CoD. These games have gotten popular like no other game and have made it into the minds and hearts of battle royale fans.

There are a number of battle royale games that one can find in the market, the popular ones have already been mentioned, but still, there are games that stand toe-to-toe with the aforementioned games. Battle royale games may bring certain spins and out-of-the-box ideas into them, but in all the games the winner always is the last man/team standing.

BR is currently the most liked and played video game genre in the gaming industry right now, so players keep searching for the best battle royale games. Keeping that in mind, here at Benettonplay we have curated a list of the best battle royale games that you can play right now.

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The Best Battle Royale Games

1) Apex Legends

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Apex Legends
  • Developers Respawn Entertainment
  • Release Date – Feb 4, 2019
  • Platforms – PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Windows & Mobile Devices

Apex Legends is currently one of the most-played battle royale games across platforms. Apex Legends has everything that a battle royale game should have. It not only requires skills that are required in a normal battle royale game but also the skills of choosing the right Legend (the protagonist in the game).

The game now features a roster of 22 Legends to choose from, every legend has a unique arsenal of weapons. The game features two playing modes – The Battle Royale Mode & the Arena Mode.

In Battle Royale mode 60 players are dropped on an island in teams of either two (30 teams) or three (20 teams) and as usual, the last team that remains unbeaten is declared the winner. Whereas in Arena Mode 3V3 round-based battles take place, and the first team to win 3 or more matches first (with a difference of 2 matches) is declared the winner. In the case of a 4-4 tie, a sudden death round takes place whose winner takes home the glory.

Apex Legends is currently heavy on the minds and the hearts of battle royale fans and this game is not going anywhere in the near future.

2) PUBG: Battlegrounds

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  • Developer PUBG Studios
  • Release Date – Dec 20, 2017
  • Platforms – PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows & Mobile Devices

The game that started it all. Although battle royale mods existed before PUBG was released (DayZ – Arma 2 mod), they lacked many features and elements that you see in today’s battle royale games. PUBG worked on many shortcomings and came out as one of the best battle royale games.

PUBG is often credited as the game that popularized and revolutionized the Battle Royale genre.

Every battle royale aficionado has played PUBG at least once. A total of 100 players are dropped onto a map (it features a total of 8 maps of different areas) either solo, as a duo, or as a team of up to 4 people.

As in other battle royale games, players parachute to the ground without any gear, and upon landing, they scavenge for weapons, armor, health kits, vehicles, etc. Players then battle alongside or against each other to try to be the last man or team standing.

PUBG is definitely the king of the battle royale genre.

3) Naraka: Bladepoint

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Naraka: Bladepoint
  • Developer – 24 Entertainment
  • Release Date – Aug 11, 2021
  • Platforms – Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S & Windows

Naraka: Bladepoint is an Xbox-exclusive game that mainly focuses on melee combat rather than long-range combat and it is in its name (Bladepoint). It encourages players to come up close to each other and engage in one-on-one fights. Like Apex Legends, the game has a roster of 13 heroes (at the time of writing) to choose from with each hero having a unique set of skills and abilities.

A match of 60 players takes place at Morus Island where players either fight solo or in trios. Similar to other battle royale games, the safe zone continuously shrinks to a random center and any player outside of the safe zone for a prolonged period dies and gets eliminated.

One interesting feature of Naraka: Bladepoint is its player customization feature. There are so many hero customization options in the game that a player can use to create a character of his/her liking. This customization feature makes Naraka more fun.

If you are tired of playing the typical shooter-battle-royales and are looking for a change, then Naraka: Bladepoint is a must-try.

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4) Fortnite Battle Royale

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  • Developer – Epic Games
  • Release Date – Jul 21, 2017
  • Platforms – PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Windows & Mobile Devices

A very popular choice among battle royale fans. Fortnite offers a total of three game modes – Save the World, Creative & Battle Royale, among these the most popular game mode of Fortnite is battle royale which is also its most played mode. In Fortnite Battle Royale up to 100 players fight against each other and the last one standing takes all the glory.

You can either solo play the battle royale mode or in a duo, in a group of either three or four players. The core gameplay of Fortnite is very much similar to the other battle royale games, players fall from a battle bus on the map without any of the accessories or equipment and upon landing, they must scavenge for the weapons, ammo, medkits and other useful items. With time, the safe area shrinks and players outside of the safe area takes regular damage and get eliminated if they don’t make it to the safe zone quickly.

The game offers more than 200 skins and characters to play the game. The game is one of the most played battle royale games and sees around 3 million active players anytime during the day.

5) Call of Duty: Warzone

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CoD Warzone
  • Developer – Raven Software & Infinity Ward
  • Release Date – Mar 10, 2020
  • Platforms – PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows & Mobile Devices

One of the most popular choices among fans of the battle royale genre, Warzone is the second main Call of Duty battle royale entry after ‘Blackout Mode’ of CoD: Black Ops4. Warzone has consistently been one of the most talked-of and played battle royale games. It allows up to 150 players to play a battle royale match and during some events, for a limited time, it even allows up to 200 players to join and play.

Warzone offers two game modes, one is of course the Battle Royale mode and the other is the Plunder mode. In the Battle Royale mode, you can either play the match solos, duos, trios, or quads. Warzone introduced some changes to the gameplay, but most of it is similar to the other battle royale games.

In other battle royale games, if you die in the match once, boom, it’s game over for you; but in Warzone if you die you are sent to the Gulag where you go up against another eliminated player. The winner of the battle gets respawned in the main game. The game also features an in-game currency that can be used to purchase necessary items from the buy stations.

In the Plunder Mode, teams have to collect as much cash as possible which is scattered all around the map, the first team to collect a total of $1 million is declared the winner. If no team can gather $1 million, then the team with the most cash is declared the winner.

6) Garena Free Fire

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Garena Free Fire
  • Developer – 111dots Studios
  • Release Date – Dec 4, 2017
  • Platforms – Mobile Devices

When it comes to battle royale games played on mobile, Garena Free Fire is one of the most downloaded and played battle royale games. In 2019, it was the most downloaded mobile game globally. In Garena Free Fire, not 100 but 50 players parachute onto an island and fight for being the last man to leave the deserted island alive.

The game is a great option for those who have slightly lower-end mobile phones. The game runs smoothly on a 3GB RAM device without any hassles. The gameplay of Free Fire is ditto to the other games. Apart from the usual battle royale mode, the game also offers two other game modes – Lone Wolf and Clash Squad.

In Lone Wolf, players either play solo or in duos. A match starts consisting of several rounds, and the first team to win 5 rounds wins the match. Both the players/teams, get to choose the weapons that will be used in the next two rounds. If the match sees a 4-4 tie, in the final round, both the players/teams are free to choose weapons of their choice.

Clash Squad is a 4Vs4 game mode in which the players have $500 of in-game currency that can be used to purchase weapons and other armories during the preparation time. A round ends with all four team members of a team getting eliminated. The first team to win four rounds wins the match.

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  • Developer – Darkflow Studios
  • Release Date – Dec 12, 2019
  • Platforms – PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Android, Windows & Linux

CRSED: F.O.A.D (formerly known as Cuisine Royale) was initially released (in 2018) as an April Fool joke to mock PUBG and other battle royale games. The game featured kitchenware, both as weapons and armor. But what started as a pun, became the third most downloaded free-to-play title on the PlayStation store in Jan 2020.

Unlike other battle royale games, there is no parachuting or gliding at the beginning of the match, but the players are randomly spawned onto an island right after the matchmaking (and that kinda sucks, parachuting to your favored location is fun). The weapons in the game are WW2-inspired and they look quite realistic, apart from the weapons players can also use supernatural skills (calling out zombies, being temporarily invisible, or becoming a beast, etc).

If you’re tired of the usual BR gameplay, then you might want to give it a try to CRSED: F.O.A.D. A

8) Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

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Fall Guys
  • Developer – Mediatonic
  • Release Date – Aug 4, 2020
  • Platforms – PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S & Windows

The least expected game on the list. Fall Guys is a fun BR game that any player will enjoy. While other battle royale games require you to be competitive and serious, Fall Guys lets you have fun while still being competitive. The game is inspired by the Japanese reality TV show The Takeshi’s Castle.

The match starts with 60 players running across an obstacle course, trying to reach the finish line before others. Only a certain number of players advance to the next stage. The mini-game of the next stage is selected randomly. Every minigame consists of several obstacles that increase the complexity of the game while also making it fun.

Fall Guys is one of the best battle royale games that you can play right now.

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9) Realm Royale Reforged

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Realm Royale Reforged
  • Developer – Heroic Leap Games
  • Release Date – Jun 5, 2018
  • Platforms – PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch & Windows

Realm Royale Reforged was earlier known as just Realm Royale. Realm Royale was Paladin’s battle royale spin-off. The game has gone through many changes and now it is as good as an Italian Pizza! The game is free to play and can be enjoyed on the aforementioned platforms.

The game features four different playable classes – Warrior, Assassin, Hunter & Mage. Every class has unique abilities and different combat styles and players are free to choose whichever class suits their playing style. Like its counterparts, 100 players skydive onto an island, and upon landing they scavenge for supplies.

After receiving a massive update Realm Royale Reforged definitely is definitely counted among the top battle royale games.

10) Darwin Project

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Darwin Project
  • Developer – Scavengers Studio
  • Release Date – Jan 17, 2018
  • Platforms – PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S & Windows

The last but not the least entry in our list of top battle royale games is Darwin Project. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic world in the Canadien Rockies. With only 10 players, Darwin Project is the game with the least number of players taking part in a match.

Darwin Project tries to be different and to provide something new to the battle royale genre. The game does not make use of guns, instead, it uses an axe, bows/arrows & snowballs. Also, in other games the encounters are forced with a shrinking zone, the seven locations close one by one.

Instead of looting resources like health kits, armor, helmets, and guns, in the game, you search for Darwinium crystals that are used to craft and upgrade items. An average match in the Darwin Project lasts for about 12-15 minutes.

The game tries to stand apart from the other battle royale genre games and offers some new elements into the usual gameplay, which makes Darwin Project a must-try battle royale game.

Further Reading

FAQs –

Which battle royale game is free?

Fortnite, Apex Legends, Fall Guys, and CRSED: F.O.A.D, CoD Warzone are some of the best free-to-play battle royale games.

Which battle royale has the most concurrent players?

Fortnite and PUBG record the most concurrent players at any time. Fortnite can have 3-4 million concurrent players at any time and PUBG can have 3-4 million concurrent players.

Is Free Fire better than PUBG?

It is subjective and depends on whether you are looking for realistic or animated shooting games. Where PUBG makes use of more real and smoother graphics, Free Fire gives you an animated feel. The gameplay of both games is nearly identical which makes it harder to differentiate the two on that basis.

Nihaal Bhogal

Playing video games for the last seven years, keeping an eye out for the recent video game releases, ardent fan of the Call of Duty and God of War franchises.

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