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What Is The Most Popular Online Game Right Now?

by Lois R. Earles
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Gaming culture has become a huge part of people’s everyday lives. It lets people blow off some steam and chill out with friends after a long hard day at work. Thanks to the explosion of the internet and the advancement of technology. People are able to play with one another from different sides of the world. Whether people are jumping on Borgata games to play some of their favorites or on Fortnite to try and get some victory royales, people can connect and enjoy playing online games for as long as they want.

You might be wondering what games people are playing the most at the moment. Well, do not worry as we have you sorted. Here are the most popular online games that people are playing now.

PUBG

Player’s Unknown BattleGround was one of the first games from the battle royale genre truly to explode and achieve global recognition. In a game of PUBG, 100 players will drop onto a map to fight with nothing but their fists, and they will have to gather weapons and supplies to fight the other 99 players. The goal of the game is to be the last person standing. If you don’t fancy jumping into this game as a solo player, there are duo queues as well as the option to join up with a team of 4 to take on the other 24 squads.

This game provides hours of entertainment as you battle to get your first win. Because the likelihood of you being the last man standing is so low, the game can be quite addictive as you chase that end screen that shows the phrase “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner” when no one is left alive on the map but you.

Fortnite Battle Royale

Similar to PUBG, Fortnite is another game that belongs to the battle royale genre. However, unlike PUBG, Fortnite has a unique element where you can build defenses with materials and resources you have picked up around the map. The better you are at building walls for you to hide behind, the more successful you will be at wasting your opponent’s ammo, allowing you to mount a counter-attack and win the 1v1. Again, you can play this game solo, in a duo, or as part of a squad.

It takes quite a lot of practice to get used to placing four walls around you and gain high ground while being shot at. But, once you do get the hang of it, this game is extremely rewarding and a load of fun.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends is another game that has exploded in popularity recently. In this game, you drop into a map as part of a 3 man squad. You get to choose what character you play before you start the game, with each character having a different set of abilities. Once you drop onto the map, you will be fighting against the other 23 squads to find the best guns and resources that will give you the best chance of being the last 3 players left alive. 

Similar to Fortnite, there are some mechanics in this game that take a little while to get used to, such as all the different abilities of the various characters as well as the sliding mechanic. Get ready to start practicing while flying around in the air because there is a lot of that going on in this game. As chaotic as this game can be at times, it’s extremely fun, and it is no surprise that it has gained so much attention since its release back in 2019.

League of Legends

Although League of Legends has been around for many years, there is a reason it has stood the test of time and is one of the most popular games in the world. In this game, 5 players spawn onto a map known as the Summoners Rift. Each player is playing a champion that has a set of abilities unique to them. 

The 5 players will fight the other 5 players on the map with the objective of destroying the enemy’s base. This is done by collecting gold from kills and minions that spawn in waves from both bases. Once you have enough gold, you can buy items that make your champion stronger. There are objectives to secure and many macros and micro components that you must consider in depth to become good at this game.  

This isn’t a game that you will master overnight. Still, the more time you put into it, the more rewarding it feels when you can outsmart opponents strategically and mechanically with your ability combos. If you don’t like the thought of playing competitive matches on your own straight away, there are options to play more relaxed games with friends.

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