Epic Games Just Revealed... the New Fortnite?

So Epic just revealed Rumbleverse at the 2021 Game Awards, and the game looks a lot like Fortnite, except... it's a melee battle royale.

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Rumbleverse is Fortnite... but melee. | © Epic Games

Let's get right into this: Rumbleverse is essentially Fortnite, except that it's a battle royale and you will literally be slamming people from skyscrapers. If you had told me that this was a Fortnite melee expansion, I would've believed you. That's how similar the graphics are, Seriously, this game comes as a real surprise, mostly because it's published by Epic themselves and has an eerie – more than eerie – resemblance to Fortnite. But... judge for yourself:

Here's what the devs themselves have to say about the game:

“This journey began for us with an idea to create an experience that was social, competitive, and chaotic. We wanted to build a big, hilarious playground where spectacular things are always happening. Rumbleverse combines our love for melee combat with the teamwork and player expression that have made games such a crucial source of human interaction."

While Epic is publishing the game, Iron Galaxy are developing it. As a melee combat lover, I can't help but be excited and I am looking forward to the official Rumbleverse gameplay reveal tomorrow, on December 10. For more info, do check out the Rumbleverse website.

As is the case with Fortnite, Rumbleverse will be Free to play, and feature a lot of customization options. The game will release on February 15, for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Crossplay and cross-progression will all be supported in full.