"Fortnite Battle Royale" and "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" are two of the most popular battle royale games at the moment. While this genre is slowly taking over the gaming industry, it will probably take a few months until these games get a serious competitor. The rivalry between these two games is quite intense, and it even resulted in a lawsuit. Unfortunately for PUBG, the lawsuit was not successful and it was recently dropped.

Even though these two games are in the same genre, they are very different in terms of gameplay and visual graphics.

Additionally, Epic Games' product is a free game that is available on nearly every current-gen gaming platform, which is something that has contributed to its massive success.

The lawsuit info

Earlier this month, information was released to the effect that PUBG Corporation filed a lawsuit against their biggest competitor, Epic Games. The lawsuit focused on "Fortnite Battle Royale's" potential copying of "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds'" items and user interface. From the very start, experts predicted that the lawsuit wouldn't go well for the South Korean company, and it turns out they were right.

According to Bloomberg, "PUBG Corp. sent a letter of withdrawal" to Epic Games Inc.'s attorneys on Monday.

With this action, the case between the two hottest battle royale games has been closed. "PUBG" confirmed that this was true, but it is currently unknown whether a settlement had been reached, and PUBG is not saying why they withdrew the case.

There will be more details on this case soon, but it is safe to say that the winner of the lawsuit is Epic Games.

After all, the "Fortnite" developer owns Unreal Engine, the engine that is used by both "Fortnite Battle Royale" and "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds." It is impossible to avoid similarities between these two games, but many players can agree that there are more differences than similarities.

The competition

"PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" was much more popular than its main competitor a few months ago.

However, Epic Games' battle royale game has gained incredible popularity within the last few months and The Verge noted it has surpassed 125 million players. On the other side, its competitor has sold 44 million copies on PC and Xbox One, but we can expect that number to go up with the release of the mobile version of the popular game.

Besides being free, "Fortnite Battle Royale" has gained a lot of players thanks to its constant updates and new additions. As long as this is the case, there is no doubt the game will keep growing and breaking more records.