Fortnite: Battle Royale released today for free across Xbox One, PS4 and PC. This game gives players a good chance to experience the battle royale genre and do it for free. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is coming to consoles, first the Xbox One and presumably the PS4 at a later date. Fortnite actually manages to get its game released on consoles before it so that could potentially give it a boost to help fend off PUBG once it hits consoles.
One of the major questions about Fortnite: Battle Royale is whether you can change your character or not. In our time spent with the game, it does not appear like that is an option. That doesn’t mean it isn’t coming but it’s just not available right now, much like the leaderboards and stats page. Keep in mind that the title is still in early access so features will be added to the game over time.
As it stands right now, it’s looking like the only way to change your character is to hope for the best and pray that you’re not the same character match after match. Your character in the main menu isn’t always the character you’ll be seeing in game so it appears to be totally random at the moment. We’d be pretty surprised if an option to customize and change your character doesn’t come at a later date. It’s possible in can come next year when the entire game goes free-to-play. PUBG features different skins so it’s pretty likely Fortnite will get that added in if it wants to keep up the assault on PUBG.
The official Twitter page has confirmed the ability to customize your character is coming.
It doesn’t seem like there’s a whole lot of variety when it comes to the different players either so you’ll be seeing the same rotation of characters over and over. Your character doesn’t actually put on different clothes in the game either so the same characters might get pretty stale over time.
A recent update has adding a whole new host of customization features that will allow you to deck out your character in new skins. Buying the new skin and applying it will lock you into that character wearing that skin. You still aren’t able to change the clothes on every character but buying the skin will be a way to stay consistent with your character choice.
Epic Games has been pretty liberal when it comes to updating this game and several of the features have arrived much soon than the developer initially said. This doesn’t mean the change your character feature is coming next but it does give us hope that it’ll be coming relatively soon.
Fortnite: Battle Royale is out now for Xbox One, PS4 and PC via the Epic Games Launcher.