On the hunt for the best Android battle royale shooters? The battle royale genre has gone from strength to strength on mobile over the past few years. There are games for most tastes, but especially if your tastes run to military shooters. So that’s cool.
We expect there to be even more coming in the future. But in the meantime, we thought it was a good idea to check out the very best battle royale games you can get on Android right now.
You can click on the names of the games below to download them, and if you’ve got your own suggestion for a brilliant battle royale that isn’t included, let us know in the comments section below.
Fortnite Mobile isn’t as easy to get hold of as it used to be, thanks to a long-running dispute with Google and Apple, but you can download it on the Epic Store if you don’t mind going off-road. It’s worth it. While Fortnite isn’t the first big battle royale, it was the one that sent the genre into the stratosphere, thanks to its bold, cartoony aesthetic, fun weekly challenges, and perfectly balanced gameplay.
PUBG can rightly claim to be the original battle royale game – the mod that became a runaway success and spawned a whole new genre. It’s not hard to see why. The mobile version of the game has been cleverly optimised for smartphones, with plenty of automated actions to save you getting shot in the face while frantically swiping at your screen. It’s an impressive technical achievement, too.
PUBG Mobile has just over 37 million reviews on the Google Play Store. That’s a lot, right? Garena Free Fire has 85.5 million. It was also the most downloaded game globally in 2020. Its success is largely down to its popularity in SE Asia, India, and Latin America, but this year Garena Free Fire overtook PUBG Mobile in the US too, meaning if you haven’t played it yet you’re seriously behind the curve.
A souped-up version of PUBG with shinier graphics, a futuristic story, and loads more. The violence is just as tight and taut, and there are plenty of new twists thrown in for good measure. If you’re just starting out your battle royale journey, this is hands-down one of the best places for you to start.
Call of Duty: Mobile may not be a straight-up battle royale game, but it does have a battle royale mode. It’s also a brilliant online shooter, and if you like your battles to be royale you’d be a fool to miss out on it.
Now, we know this one isn’t out just yet, but you can pre-register for the game! Call of Duty: Warzone is Call of Duty’s take on a battle royale – and it’s great. Players have been waiting for a mobile version for quite a while at this point, but it’s on the horizon. We’re not too sure how it’ll hold up on mobile at the moment, but we reckon it’ll be a fantastic little addition to the franchise.