Yes, Fortnite Battle Royale is shutting down. After a long lawsuit between Bluehole Entertainment (PUBG’s parent company) and Epic Games (the company behind Fortnite), the dust is cleared and a settlement has been reached. Fortnite Battle Royale will have to shut down, and they will be forced to cede any profits gained from their venture to Bluehole. Fortnite Save the World will still be available, but all of the servers and everything associated with Fortnite: Battle Royale will be gone.
According to the tweet pictured above and several other sources (Eurogamer, IGN, and Gamespot), Epic Games will not be able to reimburse anyone who purchased a battle pass, or VBucks.
This is a quite sad loss, as Fortnite Battle Royale was a great addition to the free-to-play gaming library.
The only other option for free-to-play Battle Royale games is Prison Royale, a game we featured in another article, linked here: link
The servers will be effectively offline as of Friday March 23rd, so if you love this game and are working or at school, we advise you stay home and enjoy it while you can.
Share this article to get the word out, and tweet this message we have made @PUBATTLEGROUNDS so we can possibly save Fortnite:
@PUBATTLEGROUNDS, Fortnite is infinitely better than PUBG and you at Bluehole are sadistic. If you do not cancel this settlement we will boycott PUBG and barrage it with negative reviews. Sincerely, the gaming community.