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PUBG Vs Fortnite, which one is easy and hard to play?

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    April 19, 2019 8:42 AM +05

    Hey fellow gamers! I just built a PC for some E-Sport level of games in shooting genre and going for each one of these:

    1. PUBG (Playerunknown's Battleground)

    2. Fortnite

    Although i heard both has way different sort of shooting dynamics and i am confused what should i go for? Any professional directive would be really appreciated!

    • 70 posts
    April 19, 2019 8:43 AM +05

    Hey Gamer007! In terms of learned abilities, Fortnite is more difficult. The reason I say this is because it’s a game you have to learn to be good at. A player who’s great at FPS games like Halo, CoD, or Battlefield can’t get on and expect to suddenly do well, while most people who are accustomed to FPS games can handle PubG fairly well.

    This is a controversial question, because most people will argue one game is “better” than the other even though they are very different games. The main argument is that PubG requires “more strategy” and “playing tactical”, while the truth is that both games require on the spot tactics and good decision making skills. Regardless of which you play, you have to know where to hide, when to strike, what you strike with, and constant awareness of your surroundings while being able to react quickly to your environment.

    What makes Fortnite more difficult than PubG however, are its mechanics. Unlike PubG, a player cannot lay down in grass in Fortnite and expect to survive the next 50 player deaths. Besides using bushes (which is a terrible idea), players must ALWAYS be on the move. To not continuously find cover, materials, and ammo, while maintaining your position in the circle’s center, almost always means certain death. Along with Fortnite’s fast-paced gameplay, it requires players to be accurate with their shots and react quickly to others, not like PubG where you can survive most of a game being in the right house or strafing someone’s shots enough to get out of their sights and prone into the ground.

    This difference in gameplay speed however does require one to be more tactical in PubG. Since PubG’s maps are larger and have less available loot, you have to find the right locations at the right time, and hope you can make it out with those weapons. It’s unlikely you’ll win a fight in PubG running around with a shotgun, whereas in Fortnite, rushing with a shotgun is often one of your best chances of ending a fight quickly. With everyone moving slowly, always viewing their surroundings, and moving when necessary, PubG players need to move slowly as well and think out their routes, otherwise you’re asking to get sniped. This is also controversial because in Fortnite, you are forced to have fast reflexes to avoid those shotgun rushes, low-recoil AR shots, and dangerous explosive weapons like RPGs.

    The main difference between the two games that make Fortnite much more difficult is the building. Building in a battle royale is a learned ability, and you can’t come out of MW2 thinking you’ll win a game without having some knowledge of using user-created buildings to avoid/engage fights. The ability to build also creates opportunities to win fights, reach places quicker, or deceive enemies, while PubG is all fight-or-flight response. There are players who are great shots in Fortnite, but simply having the high-ground allows you to take those players out, or knowing when to use walls and stairs to escape or make it down mountainsides. The difficulty lies solely in knowing how to build, what to build, and when to build it. Using a 1x1 base to heal up without checking your surroundings is an easy giveaway.

    TLDR; Fortnite is more difficult because no one knows how to build until they practice- you are forced to react faster and move faster than in PubG which is slow-paced and flooded with campers, and finding a good weapon in Fortnite isn’t a deciding factor for a game, while a squad with ARs in PubG would easily wipe anyone who isn’t using a scope. In PubG, if you find good guns/attachments + a suppressor and a nice location to camp, you’re pretty much set for the game. In Fortnite, regardless of what you have, there’s always the chance of dying to someone building at you with a pistol. There is no “lay in the grass and wait for them to run from the circle” (or the random noob driving his jeep around with 10 players left), just fight or die. As for the “tactical” argument, it’s not that the game (PubG) itself is more tactical, but that you are forced to play slowly and think things out, because campers with better weapons are always hiding, ready to take someone down. In my opinion, the game that requires more learning, faster reaction times, consistent aim, and immediate decision making skills is the game that is more difficult.

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