11 Free Battle Royale Games Like Fortnite To Play When Quarantined

At times like this, when every person is self-quarantined due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, battle royale games seem to be one of the best ways to escape boredom. However, if you want to enjoy popular battle royale games like PUBG, then, unfortunately, you’ve got to pay for it.

In addition to paid battle royale games, there are a lot of free options too, like Fortnite. I know you’re not a six-year-old, so why would you even consider playing Fortnite. However, there are several free battle royale games like Fortnite, which will keep you glued to your gaming chair throughout the day.

In this list, I’ve included all the free battle royale games you can have fun playing while also being safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Here's the list of games if you're in a hurry
1. Apex Legends
2. Ring of Elysium
3. Call of Duty: Warzone
4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Danger Zone
5. The Darwin Project
6. Z1 Battle Royale
7. PUBG PC Lite
8. Cuisine Royale
9. Realm Royale
10. Creative Destruction PC
11. Rules of Survival PC

11 Best Free Battle Royale Games You Can Play

1. Apex Legends

EA’s sweetheart, Apex Legends, has always been one of the most popular free-to-play battle royale games like Fortnite. The futuristic weapons with different crazy, dark-sided, and humourous characters to play with, Apex Legends is one of the perfect battle royale games out there.

A lot of professional streamers even went on to say that Apex Legends is “the” best battle royale game, far ahead of PUBG. I mean, PUBG did come before Apex Legends; however, constant bugs and glitches in the game are frustrating.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC 

2. Ring Of Elysium

Developed by Aurora Studios and published by Tencent TCH Scarlet Limited, Ring Of Elysium is a free-to-play, multiplayer online battle royale game.

Like Fortnite: Save the World, Ring of Elysium gives you a glider to jump off from heights. But unlike Fortnite, Aurora’s Battle royale game is less cartoonish, and maybe most six-year-olds hate it, which makes it a perfect video game for you. Ring of Elysium continues the same storyline and keeps up with its trend of introducing three new characters each season.

Overall, the game is a lot of fun, and for the most part, it follows a realistic approach like PUBG. If that’s not enough, then you should know that you could ride a bicycle and even do crazy stunts with it in the game.

Platforms: PC, Android, iOS

3. Call of Duty: Warzone

Activision’s Call of Duty: Warzone is the latest edition in the free battle royale games category. Warzone is instantly dominating other battle royale games by giving us 150-player battle matches.

That many players mean that people are hooked to their seats for really long. And given that this new battle royale game is cross-platform, you don’t have to wait that long for the lobby to fill.

The name Call of Duty is more than enough for the millions of people to try out the game instantly. Of course, freeloaders like us couldn’t get a feel of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. But the fact that COD: warzone is completely free, makes it a perfect free alternative to Fortnite.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Danger Zone.

Just like Call of Duty, Counter-Strike is also a reputable title in the gaming community. Developed by Valve, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive included the ‘Danger Zone’ battle royale mode to make a step forward like other studios.

CS: GO Danger Zone is a free battle royale game that lets you compete against only 18 players in harsh environments. The weapons and equipment are similar to those of other modes in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

You can play solo in a 16-player lobby, or you can play in a two/three squad with a maximum of 18 players. The game usually lasts for about 10 minutes, so if you love quick action, then CS: GO Danger Zone is perfect for you.

Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC

5. The Darwin Project

Don’t we love movies and stories set around Ice Age? Well, Darwin Project takes you back to an apocalyptic Canada where everything is surrounded by ice.

Darwin Project is a perfect escape for you from games like Fortnite and PUBG and all the fancy weapons. It takes you in a world where you have to fight other warriors with nothing but a crossbow and an ax.

Interestingly, it’s more than just fighting head-on with other players. You have to build arrows for your crossbow on your own by crafting the wood from trees. Also, after every few minutes, you’ve got to light a fire if you don’t want to die from the cold.

So, in the Darwin Project, you’ll never be idle and will always have something to do.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

6. Z1 Battle Royale

If you think that the first battle royale game was Fortnite or PUBG, then you can’t be more wrong. H1Z1: King of the Hill was the game that started the all battle royale thing.

To be more precise, King of the Hill was a battle royale mode created for H1Z1, which eventually became H1Z1’s most popular mod.

This free battle royale game lets you hit the ground solo or in 2-player, and 5-player mode. The first-ever battle royale game that revolutionalized gaming gives you chills and doesn’t let you down even for a second.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

7. PUBG PC Lite

Now, I know, after reading the word “Lite,” you must be thinking that why would someone want to play the lite version of PUBG. Well, let me tell you that not everyone can afford a system with insane specifications. And if you are one of those people, then PUBG PC Lite is one of the perfect free battle royale games for you.

First of all, it’s completely free. Secondly, it gives you somewhat of a similar experience of the PUBG PC, but with average graphics. The only downside with PUBG PC lite is that you’ll come across several bots in the game.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Android, iOS

8. Cuisine Royale

It’s possible that you haven’t even heard of this game. However, Cuisine Royale is a pretty good game with better graphics than PUBG. There, I said it.

It’s one of the best free games lime Fortnite and will make you laugh while also keeping you glued to your seat till the end. You run around a beautiful map wearing nothing but shorts and kill other half-naked players in the game.

As Shroud said, the developers of Cuisine Royale made the game a Troll intentionally. In my opinion, the gamble worked quite well. The game is undoubtedly underrated but has a very loyal fanbase.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

9. Realm Royale

If you love the cartoonish feel in battle royale games like Fortnite, then you’d absolutely love Realm Royale. The graphics and setting of the game resemble Fortnite; however, Realm Royale has a lot of things that Fortnite doesn’t have.

Firstly, if you lose a fight with someone, then you’ll turn into a chicken. If you survive long enough being a chicken, then you come back in the game on your own. I know, it’s unreal.

There are a lot of players who are fed up from Fortnite and PUBG and want to try something fresh. Well, Realm Royale is nothing but “fresh.” It is one of those free battle royale games that you’ll play for a while and have a good time with it. And who knows, maybe you’ll stick to it for a longer time.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, Mac

10. Creative Destruction PC

Let’s settle one thing for real. There are a lot of people who love battle royale games with unrealistic animated graphics. That is why games like Call of Duty and PUBG have competitors like Fortnite. Because if all players would go for realistic gameplay, then Fortnite would not survive even for a day.

That being said, there are a lot of games like Fortnite that gives you a similar experience. Take Creative Destruction; for example, it is a free battle royale game that follows in the footsteps of Fortnite. You never get bored as there are a lot of things you have to do in the game while also keeping an eye over your enemies.

Overall, it’s a perfect escape for you from Fortnite: Save The World while also keeping you on a similar theme.

Platforms: PC, Android, iOS

11. Rules of Survival PC

If someone asked me to sum up Rules Of Survival in one sentence, then I would say that its like PUBG events were happening in a fancy parallel universe, where everyone has weird dressing sense.

The map of ROS looks very similar to PUBG’s Erangel, and the structure of houses and terrain is also very similar. The game isn’t as popular as other battle royale games like Fortnite, PUBG, and Apex Legends, but it surely deserves more player base.

Platforms: PC, Mac, Android, iOS

Free Battle Royale Games: Wrapping Up

These are all the free battle royale games like Fortnite that can help you escape the boredom that comes with self-quarantine. If you like playing Fortnite: Save The World, even then trying out these other battle royale games is worth it. 

Shivam Gulati
Shivam is a blogger who is always fascinated with technology and the amount of knowledge he can gather from the internet. He is trying to nerdify everyone around him with that same knowledge, through his writings. He enjoys gaming in particular, so he tries to keep track of what’s new in the gaming community and write about it. Visit his Gaming Channel IntroGamers on YouTube.