Had Plunder not been introduced alongside the standard battle royale, I would’ve gotten burnt out on Warzone much faster. But this gives a nice contrast between the two modes, and it can be fun in the right circumstances.
It’s really weird that after playing several different battle royale games and not finding one I enjoyed, this was the battle royale mode that clicked. But then I started thinking about the previous ones I played, and then I figured it out why.
Fortnite, the one all the kids are into, frustrated me with its building mechanic. It felt like it was obfuscating the combat, with combat encounters often being judged by some guy getting lucky to build a building around them or placing unexpected traps. Hell, for a long time it seemed to achieve Victory Royale revolved around how well your tower was built as you potshotted at enemies even as the circle collapsed. The other mode, Save the World, seemed more appealing to me from what my friends described, but I keep waiting for Epic to make it free like the battle royale mode, which at this rate is “probably never.”