It’s Aries season, Women’s History Month, the start of spring, and Kotaku Royale week. What’s that last one, you ask? Well, we’re spending all week bringing you exclusive interviews with the teams behind your favorite battle royales, pointed opinions about the state of Warzone and the genre at large, hot takes on Fornite dance emotes, common player archetypes, and much more.
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Whether you main a specific Apex Legends character, have a favorite Warzone loadout, or just casually drop into Fortnite with some friends, we’ll have something here for you. If you suck at battle royales, don’t worry, some of us do, too. There’s no judgement here. Coming later this week we’ll have a story about fashion, a creative love letter to certain players, and even someone lamenting the loss of the original Call of Duty battle royale, Blackout—among other things.
Everything you see here was written specifically for this week—we’re not re-upping old stories, but delivering brand new content that reflects the current state of the battle royale. It’s the biggest genre in games, so there’s a lot to cover.
We’ll make sure to regularly update this page so that you can read all the piping hot takes, so bookmark this to make your life a little easier. It’s Kotaku Royale, your one-stop-shop for all things loot, Legends, and more.
This All-Women Pro Apex Legends Squad Won’t Listen To Haters
Laurice ‘GuhRL’ Habibi, Isabella ‘Avuhlie’ Rivera, Kornelia ‘Sabz’ Zawistowska, and Jane ‘Janey’ Newstead on making TSM history.
After Three Months of Struggles, Ashika Island Saved Warzone 2.0
The fast-paced and impeccably designed Resurgence map reinvigorated Call of Duty.
The True Gods Of Fornite Are The Expert Snipers
I’m pretty good at most shooters, but games like Fortnite make me wish I could use snipers.
Fortnite’s Story Is Way Better Than It Gets Credit For
The plot behind Epic’s massive battle royale deservers more appreciation than it gets.
PUBG’s Creative Director On The Success Of Battle Royales
It seems that the simple premise of winner-take-all is where the magic happens.
The Best Call of Duty Battle Royale Isn’t Warzone
Blackout, first introduced in 2018’s Black Ops 4, has a dedicated player base who won’t leave even after Warzone 2.0.
11 Battle Royale Players You’ll Always Match With (Or Die To)
Whether you’re playing Fortnite or Warzone, here are some battle royale player stereotypes.
The Sickest Battle Royale You Probably Aren’t Playing Is All About Martial Arts
Leave Fortnite’s new katanas behind, Naraka: Bladepoint is the melee-focused brawler you need.
Fortnite Is The Future Of Music Streaming
Epic has been taken music licensing to new levels to fill out Fortnite’s radio stations.
The Evolution Of Games Like Fortnite And Warzone Is Already Here
A genre growing in popularity over the years, extraction shooters like Escape from Tarkov and Warzone’s DMZ shake up the BR formula.
How Apex Legends, The Fashionable Battle Royale, Uses Streetwear To Stay Fresh
Apex Legends’ designers pull from Titanfall lore and fashion trends like gorpcore and techwear.
10 Must-See Battle Royale Moments, From Fortnite To Warzone
From nail-biting finishes to thrilling multi-kills, these clips celebrate everything we love about battle royales.
RIP: All The Battle Royales That Failed, Flopped, Or Died After Fortnite And PUBG Blew Up
From Rumbleverse to Spellbreak, the popular battle royale genre is littered with corpses.