The Best Xbox One Battle Royale Games

By Dave Horobin, 9 days ago
Love them or hate them, there's no disputing the fact that the battle royale genre is the hottest ticket in gaming right now. It seems like everyone is trying to get in on the action. From games like PUBG and the recently released Apex Legends that offer nothing but battle royale gameplay, through to the bigger AAA games that have added the mode in the hope of riding the wave, the list of battle royale games on the Xbox One is steadily increasing.

To help you decide which to check out next, we've used our community ratings to list in no particular order the best battle royale games available on the Xbox One right now.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

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Starting off as a mod for the PC shooter ARMA, PUBG took the gaming world by storm when it released on Steam, selling over 20 million copies in early access. Whilst other games had included battle royale modes, PUBG was the first game to gain major traction and bring the genre to the place it is now. When it finally dropped into Xbox Game Preview in 2017, before releasing properly in December 2018, the game has continued to improve with the addition of new maps and gameplay tweaks. It might not be the hottest new thing that everyone is talking about these days, but it still has an army of loyal and passionate players.

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Apex Legends

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The newcomer on the scene, Apex Legends was a surprise release in early February of 2019. Developed by Respawn and set in the Titanfall universe, this fast-paced free-to-play battle royale won us over with its ping feature which allows players to highlight the location of useful items without the need of voice chat. With a diverse roster of characters at launch, each packed with powerful abilities, this team-based first-person shooter is a surprisingly welcome addition to the battle royale genre.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 — Blackout

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With the genre's growth showing no sign of slowing down, it wasn't any great surprise that one of the AAA publishers would want to dive into the action. With the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in October 2018, Activision was the first to show their hand with the addition of a new Blackout mode. Marrying the tight gunplay and mechanics that the Call of Duty series is known for with the popular battle royale format sounds like the perfect match, and thankfully it is. With big budget visuals and enough tweaks to the formula to make it feel like it's adding its own unique spin to the genre, it's hard to imagine a future Call of Duty game not including its own take on Blackout.

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Fortnite: Battle Royale

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Starting off as an intriguing game about searching for supplies, building fortifications and fighting off waves of monsters in co-op, no-one could have imagined the impact it would have when Epic announced that they would be adding a free-to-play battle royale mode to Fortnite in September 2017. Since then, its child-friendly cartoonish design has gone on to take the gaming world by storm and make Epic billions of dollars. With a unique base building aspect thrown into the battle royale mix and a steady stream of updates to keep players interested, there's no other game quite like it.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 — Gun Rush

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Red Dead Online might still be in beta at the time of writing, but Rockstar has already shown it has a number of tricks up its sleeve in an attempt to keep players interested. In January 2019 they released an update which added their own take on the battle royale genre called Gun Rush. Available to play in solo or as a team, Gun Rush is a fast-paced and frantic mode where a maximum of 32 players duke it out to be the last person/team standing. With shorter matches than most battle royale games, you're straight into the action without the long periods of travelling and hunting for enemies to take down. It's certainly fun, and if you're longing to return to the Wild West, it's definitely worth checking out.

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Dave Horobin
Written by Dave Horobin
Dave is the TrueAchievements Social Manager and has been a Newshound since 2010. When he's not chasing developers and publishers for early review copies, he can usually be found on the TrueAchievements social pages discussing all things TA related.