PUBG Event Mode gets some Fortnite inspiration

At this point, it's safe to say that Fortnite has become one of the biggest games in the world, if the biggest. A year ago, things looked very different for the battle royale genre, as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was just launching into Steam Early Access amid a ton of hype, while Fortnite Battle Royale was still months off. Now, with Fortnite overtaking PUBG in a lot of respects, its time for the creators of Battlegrounds to draw some inspiration from their competitors' success.

One way Fortnite has been able to differentiate itself from PUBG is through the use of limited-time game modes. These modes attempt to do something that don't fit well with Fortnite's standard solo, duo, and squad modes, whether that's pitting two teams of 50 players against one another or, more recently, 5 teams of 20. The developers of PUBG have taken a page out of Fortnite's book with a new feature of their own, dubbed Event Mode.

Event Mode will be the place where unconventional game modes will go live for a limited time. PUBG Corporation says on Steam that at first, itwants to keep it Event Mode simple, launching it with an 8-man squad variant that doubles the rate of rifle drops. Event Mode is going live on PUBG's test server this, and it will eventually makes its way to the live servers once PUBG's developers are satisfied that it's ready for a stable release.

Event Mode will be unranked, and for 8-man squads, we'll see it limited to third-person perspective on the game's Erangel map. That doesn't necessarily mean that we'll see these restrictions for future Event Mode variants, but as PUBG Corporation said, they'd prefer to keep Event Mode as simple as possible for its initial roll out.

It'll be interesting to see what kind of gameplay experiences PUBG Corporation comes up with in the future, and if it will allow the game to better compete with Fortnite. That's going to be difficult no matter what PUBG's developers do, as Fortnite's rise to the top has indeed been meteoric. Are you excited for PUBG's Event Mode? Head down to the comments section and let us know!