The five best Xbox One battle royale games

By Dave Horobin,
Love them or hate them, there's no disputing the fact that battle royale games are still extremely popular. From new additions such as Call of Duty: Warzone to old stalwarts like PUBG and Fortnite, the genre isn't going away any time soon, and the number available to play on Xbox One is ever so slowly increasing.

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

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

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. 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.

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS

Outwit your opponents to become the last player left standing. Game requires an Xbox Live Gold subscription. In-game purchases optional. Game purchase includes access to the PUBG Public Test Server. For more information, please visit www.pubg.com.


Apex Legends

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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 welcome addition to the battle royale genre.

Apex Legends™
Apex Legends™

Conquer with character in Apex Legends, a free-to-play* Battle Royale shooter where legendary characters with powerful abilities team up to battle for fame and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. Master an ever-growing roster of diverse Legends, deep tactical squad play, and bold new innovations in the next evolution of Battle Royale.


Forza Horizon 4 - The Eliminator

Forza Horizon 4 The Eliminator

The Eliminator in Forza Horizon 4 provides a refreshing twist on the battle royale format. Seventy-two players in cars compete to be the ultimate winner by racing against each other in an ever-decreasing play area. Everyone starts with a Mini Cooper and can pick up higher-levelled cars that are dotted around the map, or by challenging another player to a race and winning. If you lose, though, you're out. Hours of fun can be had with The Eliminator in Forza; it's just a shame some of those Eliminator achievements are so damn hard to unlock.

Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon 4

Dynamic seasons change everything at the world’s greatest automotive festival. Go it alone or team up with others to explore beautiful and historic Britain in a shared open world. Collect, modify and drive over 450 cars. Race, stunt, create and explore – choose your own path to become a Horizon Superstar.


Call of Duty: Warzone

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Call of Duty: Warzone has reinvigorated the battle royale genre, with new features and a steady rotation of differing game modes. The game's map is colossal, and up to 150 players can jump into the action in Solos, Trios or Quads (at the time of writing, Warzone still doesn't have a dedicated Duos mode). Unique features like The Gulag — where, after they've died, players can earn their place back on the battlefield by competing in a one-on-one deathmatch — can create tense and heart-stopping clutch moments. Special in-match contracts such as Bounties and Recons give players an extra incentive to not camp and to actually get out there in the middle of the action.

Developed by Infinity Ward and Raven Software, Call of Duty: Warzone, of course, has a high-production quality that few other battle royales can match. Warzone also has a narrative full of mystery and intrigue. At the time of writing, wolves have been heard howling in select locations of the map, mysterious bunker doors have been opening, and random phones have started ringing in buildings that when picked up play a strange message in Russian.

Call of Duty®: Warzone
Call of Duty®: Warzone

Welcome to Warzone, the massive free-to-play combat arena from the world of Modern Warfare®. Drop in, armor up, loot for rewards, and battle your way to the top.


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 Fortnite would have when Epic announced it would be adding a free-to-play battle royale mode 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.

Fortnite
Fortnite

Chapter 2 - Season 2 has arrived, and you've been activated! Play as a spy and join the forces of GHOST or SHADOW to secure intel, sabotage rival agents and take back the Island. The Agency is calling, will you join the fight? Fortnite is the completely free multiplayer game where you and your friends can jump into Battle Royale or Fortnite Creative. Download now for FREE and jump into the action.


Do you have a favourite battle royale game that we haven't included in our list? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

This article was updated on 29/05/2020. Additional reporting by Sean Carey.
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.