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Fortnite and PUBG Mobile hit Android in a big way. Both games have millions of players already and it jump started the battle royale genre on mobile. They are also two of the best first-person shooter games available. However, they are not for everyone. Both games have long play times with a fairly simple premise. Some players may want to try something else in the genre. We can help with that! Here are the best free battle royale games on Android right now.

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Battlelands Royale

Price: Free to play

Battlelands Royale is a third-person battle royale shooter. It’s also a bit smaller than most. Players drop into 32-person battle royales. Most matches take between three to five minutes. Otherwise, it’s a fairly standard battle royale experience. You find stuff, use that stuff to slay opponents, and try to be the last player standing. There are also character upgrades, the standard shrinking area mechanic, and more. There are some lag issues from time to time and the free to play model is more aggressive than PUBG Mobile or Fortnite. Otherwise, this is a good one.


Call of Duty: Mobile

Price: Free to play

Call of Duty: Mobile had the largest mobile game release of all time. There’s a reason for it. The game is one of the most polished in the genre with a good amount of content. The game features some various PvP modes, including a 100-player battle royale mode. In addition, the game has a ton of weapons, customizations, and other characters to unlock and play with as you grind it out. It’s honestly right up there with PUBG Mobile and Fortnite as among the best battle royale games on mobile and unless the developers really mess up, it should stay that way for a while.


Creative Destruction

Price: Free to play

Creative Destruction is extremely similar to Fortnite. In fact, we consider it a clone. It’s a decent clone, though. The game includes a large map with varying landscapes and 100-person matches. You can craft and destroy stuff. Additionally, you can play in third or first person perspectives. We thought that was really fun. The game runs terribly on some midrange and low end phones. Additionally, it has the occasional bug. However, the experience was still quite good in our testing.


Fortnite

Price: Free to play

Fortnite had a controversial launch. However, it’s easily one of the best and most popular battle royale games. The game includes a 100-player battle royale like most in the genre. You drop into an island from a plane, build your armaments, find weapons, and take out the other players. It is a cut above most battle royale games because it also includes a crafting element. Additionally, this one lets you sync your data between the console and PC version so you can bring all of your skins with you. The game has its flaws, but it’s a lot better than it used to be. The game was also launched on the Play Store officially in early 2020 so you no longer have to sideload the app from Epic Games’ store.


Garena Free Fire

Price: Free to play

Garena Free Fire is one of the most popular battle royale games. It’s weird that it doesn’t get as much chatter as Fortnite or PUBG considering its 100 million downloads. The game includes ten minute games with up to 50 participants. It uses shooter mechanics like most of its peers. You can also create four-man squads with a voice chat. Our testing went surprisingly well. The graphics are decent and the game play is smooth. Loading is actually fairly quick. There honestly isn’t a lot wrong with this one. It is a freemium game, though, to the surprise of nobody.


Guns Royale

Price: Free to play

Guns Royale is a fairly standard battle royale title in terms of pure mechanics. You drop down in a massive free for all shootout with a bunch of players in a shrinking game zone. However, the game goes from a first person perspective to a three-quarters isometric style view. This gives you the ability to see your opponents all around you, even behind corners sot he game dynamic is a lot different. Additionally, this one has AR elements for an even more unique experience along with some other game features. It’s a free to play game like basically all other battle royale games, but it’s not aggressive with it or anything.



Most IO games

Price: Free to play (usually)

There are a ton of IO games out there with battle royale elements. Some notable examples include Axe.io, Agar.io, Slither.io, Arrow.io, and many, many others. The games usually put you in the middle of a massive battle of some sort with a bunch of random players worldwide. The mechanics differ by game. Axe.io has axes and Agar.io uses blobs. However, the core premise is the same for most of these games. There are a lot of people with you and you keep going until you or everyone else loses. They are usually freemium titles and they all seem to suffer from similar connectivity and lag issues. However, they are probably the simplest battle royale games available.


Pixel’s Unknown Battle Ground

Price: Free to play

Pixel’s Unknown Battle Ground is a clone of PUBG, obviously. It uses pixel style graphics, but most of the mechanics and controls are the same as other shooter battle royale games. You drop in, find stuff, kill the other players, and survive the longest. This one also features an in-game chat, auto shooting, lower graphics settings for lower end phones, This one has some stability issues that we noticed during our testing. Frankly, if you’re going for something like this, you might as well go with PUBG Mobile itself. Still, it’s better than most of the other PUBG clones on Google Play.


Rules of Survival

Price: Free to play

Rules of Survival is another PUBG clone. It came out after PUBG Mobile was announced, but before the release date. You drop in from an airplane, find stuff, and kill people as per the norm. This one has some additional weapons, vehicles, and matches with 120 players. It’s a little less composed than most battle royale games, but that also adds an element of chaos for better or for worse. It has stability and lag issues like most other games. Some matches were more fun than others. This one hasn’t aged all that well in the face of more polished competition, but it’s still not bad as an alternative to those titles.


PUBG Mobile

Price: Free to play

PUBG Mobile is one of the two big names in battle royale games on mobile. Most of the other eight games on this copy off of PUBG Mobile or Fortnite. It features 100-person matches on a large map that slowly collapses to get players to engage with one another. There are a variety of weapons, gear, and vehicles to aid in destruction. It’s a surprisingly stable game that runs fairly smooth as long as you have the right graphics settings for your device. There is also a PUBG Mobile Lite version for those with lower end devices. It has less intense graphics, 50 players instead of 100, and a few other optimizations.


ZombsRoyale.io

Price: Free to play

ZombsRoyale.io is an arcade shooter with battle royale elements. You drop into a world with a bunch of players. The goal is to be the last person standing, obviously. It uses simple 2D graphics, simple controls, and simple mechanics. It doesn’t take long to learn. Additionally, there are team play modes, a metric ton of cosmetic stuff, leaderboards, weekly events, and more. This feels more like a mobile game than a console title ported to mobile. That’s perfectly okay, but it does come with a bunch of freemium elements. Plus, the stability is a little rocky on occasion. Otherwise, it’s a decent experience.


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