Battle royale games here to stay

Photo courtesy of | Gamers often argue about battle royale video games and feel very strongly about the popularity of many games such as Fortnite. The Tetris battle royale game is one example of the mainstream battle royale domination.

It’s finally happened. Battle royale has officially taken over. You would’ve have thought that acceleration would have come sooner.

But that was before they made a Tetris battle royale game (aka Tetris 99).

People seem to have some very strong beliefs on battle royale games, usually on opposite ends of the spectrum. On one hand, some people love them and can’t get enough of them. On the other, others hate them with such a passion that they think anyone who plays them is the scum of the earth and hopes to see them fail at every turn.

The main target of this hatred is Fortnite. I think some of it is hatred because of its popularity, feeling that its too mainstream. Others feel that they copied Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds and therefore cannot be enjoyed. The last reason may be that they feel like only a bunch of kids are playing it.

I honestly do not understand why people hate these types of games so much. Why is it such a bad thing that companies are letting people download these games for free? Sure, there may be some microtransactions in them, but you don’t need to purchase anything to get an advantage like in a mobile game. All you have to do is just play the game and not buy the skins.

If you don’t like a particular game, don’t play it. Why waste so much time and energy hating a game that other people enjoy? Just go back to playing something else.

All I know for a fact is that I’m going to have fun playing with my brother and friends who are out of town while you can sit and mope about how you’re not happy that a game is popular.

By: Jack Dunn | U.S. & World News Editor