Ok, this is why I think that the Fortnite version as a concept is bad and is shameful on Epic for putting to market. Bluehole and Epic are partners. Bluehole licenced the Unreal Engine and worked closely with Epic to make changes to accommodate the game mode. Brendan Greene the head designer of Pubg created the DayZ:Battle Royale mod, himself. He is arguably the genus of this entire genre. Yes it is true that the game isn't original in design, but it is authentic and that is very key. That's where my issue lies. Epic wholesale lifted what they had learnt from Pubg and crowbarred it into their relatively lacklustre game. It's not authentic, it wasn't part of the Fortnite roadmap. It's an opportunistic move to make Fortnite relevant.
The worst part is the precedent this sets. Epic is a massive company that have produced average games of late. They do serve the community massively by continuing to produce Engines and support to teams looking to implement them, but from now on it looks like if you come up with an awesome idea and they can get away with it, they'll steal it. And that is fucking bullshit.