Difference Between Fortnite and PubG

Nowadays, Internet gaming has been increased at a pace. Everyone is now crazy about online video games, sometimes gamers eventually use their gaming skills to be flourish and be praised by everyone; therefore they stream while playing it online on different platforms.

Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a popular battlefield game played online. Although they may have some similarities but still differ in many ways. 

Fortnite vs PubG

The main difference between Fortnite and PubG is that both the games are available on mobile phones but still they are entirely different from each other. Where Fortnite is the same along all of its versions while PubG has its Mobile arcade version different from its other version. Fortnite allows sharing progress along with every version if it is on PC or mobile or Xbox etc whereas PubG separates its mobile players from the other version making it a standalone mobile arcade game in the market.

Fortnite vs PubG

Fortnite is an online game based on survival, sandbox, and battlefields. It has three game version with the same graphics and mechanics. Fortnite was developed by Epic Games and was released in 2017. The popular three game modes of Fortnite game are – Fortnite: Save the World, Fortnite: Battle Royale, and Fortnite Creative.

PubG is a multiplayer battle royale game. Full form of PubG stands for – PlayerUnknown’s Battleground. It was developed by a South Korean video game company naming “Bluehole”. It was also released in 2017. The game was mainly inspired by the movie “Battle Royale” released in 2000 in the Japanese language. It is available on Android, Xbox, PlayStation 4, iOS, Microsoft Windows.

Comparison Table Between Fortnite and PubG

Parameters of ComparisonFortnitePubG
GraphicsThe graphics of the game is a bit cartoonish and cannot be compared to reality.The graphics of the game is based on real military world. They ensure to be more realistic in the game.
GameplayIt allows you to strategize while playing the game.It does not allow you to strategize and act while playing during the game.
AvailabilityAvailable on every platform – Windows, iOS, Android, Xbox, PlayStation. The version of the game is same on all its platform.It is available on PC, Android, iOS, Xbox, PlayStation. The version differs on various platforms. PubG has its mobile arcade mode.
Number of MapsIt has only one map.It has four maps that are based on real life. These are – Erangel, Vikendi, Miramar, Sanhok.
CrossplayIt allows its player to Crossplay on different platforms.It does not allow its players for Crossplay.

What is Fortnite?

It is an online video game. The game was released in 2017. The game was based on survival, sandbox, battlegrounds. The Fortnite game was developed by Epic Games. Fortnite has three different game modes which have the same engine, graphics, and mechanism – 

Fortnite: Save the World – The game is based on saving the Earth from a huge storm that has occurred. In the game, 98% of the earth’s population has vanished and only some of them are survived. Those survivors are attacked by the zombies. The survivors will be work as commanders and collect special weapons, information, samples to stop the storm. The players/survivors will be leveled up with their continuous gain inexperience. 

This game is only for four players and was released in 2017. It is available only on Windows, Xbox One, macOS, PlayStation 4.  

Fortnite: Battle Royale – The story of the game is that the players are airdrop in “battle bus”. The players must have some weapons, resources, vehicles. They have to stay alive till the game ends and destroy other players in the game. With each round, due to the massive storm. The safer area on the game map shrinks and the player has to evacuate themselves from the threshold, and if fail to do so they are eliminated from the game. The solo, duo, or squad which will survive till the last is the winner of the game. 

The game was released in 2017 and can be played by 100 players at once. It was released on every platform along with Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. 

Fortnite Creative – It is similar to Minecraft, and is a sandbox game allowing the players to have complete freedom on the island and create games within it like – racecourses, battlefields, etc. The game was released in 2018.


What is PubG?

The full form of PubG is “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PubG)”. It is a multiplayer online video game available on Windows, Android, iOS, Xbox One, etc. The game was developed by a South Korean video gaming company “Bluehole”. The game was released in 2017 and is inspired by a Japanese movie named “Battle Royale” released in 2000.

The plot of the game is that the players are landed up on an island and are allowed to search for weapons and kill the other players to save themselves. With the increase in time, the safe map area is shrunk down, and players encounter more players and have to eliminate them saving themselves up. The last player whosoever left, is the winner of the game.

After the immediate release, PubG gained popularity and was the most played online game. Making it the highest sold copies of around 70 million for personal computers and game consoles. The game is downloaded by 734 million people and is increasing by $4.3 billion on mobile devices as reported up to December 2020. PubG has also been nominated and accoladed with many awards like “The best multiplayer game in 2017” and many more.


Main Differences Between Fortnite and PubG

  1. The graphics of the Fortnite game is highly different from that of the PubG, Fortnite provides you a reel cartoonish world whereas, PubG is completely based on the military real world. The guns, parachutes, etc are very similar to those in the real world.
  2. Fortnite has a single map in which they bring new changes and update within it while PubG has four different maps named – Miramar, Erangel, Vikendi, and Sanhok. 
  3. Fortnite is available on various platforms like PubG. Although, Fortnite has the same version on every platform while PubG has different versions for the same. 
  4. Fortnite allows you to play with your friends on different platforms at the same time which is called Crossplay, unlike PubG it only allows you to play with your friends on the same platform.
  5. Both the games are based on battlegrounds therefore, weapons and cosmetics are also required. Fortnite distinguishes its weapons with different color codes for common, uncommon, rare, etc while PubG does not allow that. 


Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PubG) both are enormously popular games on the online platform. Fortnite allows you to play casually while PubG allows you to have serious gameplay. PubG’s realistic world made you more attracted to it. The different interfaces on different platforms in PubG make it more attractive unlike Fortnite having the same interface on different platforms.


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