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Fortnite battle royale getting new mode that pits 5 teams of 20 players against each other

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Last night, Epic Games announced that Fortnite's battle royale is getting a new mode that will see five teams of twenty players each battle it out for "Victory Royale." So, instead of the standard 100-player battle royale where the last man standing is the victor, it will be 20-versus-20-versus-20-versus-20-versus-20. Epic, right? The mode is simply called "Teams of Twenty."

We don't know much about the new mode, only that it launches today, and that it will run for a limited time. Playing with a team of twenty people can be a holy mess or the best time you've ever had in a battle royale game. However, I doubt players will be able to organize such a large group of players with such short notice. If you can get a group together, (even if only half of the designated amount), and get most of them to use voice chat, then it can be epic. Fortnite's battle royale mode is free to play, so I would suggest you grab your Destiny guild members and invite them for a few rounds of Fortnite. It would work best with people who already know how to play together as a team, or you can just join with randoms for a round of fun.

Last month, in a blog post about Fortnite's battle royale state of development, Epic said that they're working on adding things to the game (and not just loot and weapons), that will bring "exciting new ways to play" to the battle royale mode. Epic also stated that they're bringing more Limited Time Modes to Fortnite, and the above five teams of twenty is one such event.

Other LTM include "Blitz Mode" with a time cap that means much shorter matches, different team sizes (but always counting to 100), Sniper Shootout, Sneaky Silencer, The Floor is Lava, and a revamp of December's 50 vs. 50 mode. I love how Epic keeps things fresh in Fortnite, no wonder it is currently the most-watched game on Twitch.

According to SullyGnome, a platform that tracks Twitch statistics, viewers have watched over 5100 years worth of Fortnite - just in the past two weeks! It overtook the previous king of Twitch, League of Legends, that collected just over 4500 years spec time for the same period. Here's the big one though - Fortnite has more than double the viewership time of PlayerUnknown's Battleground.

Not only is Fortnite the most watched game on Twitch, but it is also the most streamed game, with PUBG in second place, League of Legends in third, and Overwatch in fourth. Another interesting stat from the report is that Fortnite's peak for channels streamed is at a staggering 12206, against PlayerUnknown's Battleground 4054.

The conclusion - Fortnite is growing on all fronts while PUBG is in decline. I find the popularity of Fortnite a rarity when compared to the more realistic PUBG. The tradition was always that realistic-type shooters far outweigh cartoon-type shooters when it comes to what gamers prefer. Looking at Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2 as examples.

Why do you think Fortnite is doing so well?

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