Battle Royale games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, and PUBG have become one of the most popular subgenres in the world of gaming. Now according to a post on Hush Hush–a luxury shopping website–an anonymous benefactor wants to make the fantasy a reality and it sounds like a recipe for disaster… or a really scary horror movie.
The post begins with an intriguing offer.”We’re looking for someone who can help design the arena for a 100-person battle royale inspired event. With a £1,500 day rate and an expected six-week project duration, we’re expecting the competition to be fierce for the £45,000 contract!” What’s the famous saying though? If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
Of course, it’s completely normal to want to anonymously source a private island to pit people against each other. “We were approached by one of our customers, who was on the look out for a private island, for help in setting up the championship… The ‘last person standing’ will win a £100,000 jackpot. As it is currently planned, the event is intended to last three days, with 12 hours of competition each day. Competitors will then camp for the night. Food, camping gear, and all the necessary equipment will be provided.”
There are only two ways that this ends, as the new Fyre Festival, or a complete bloodbath enabled by “the #1 destination for luxury goods online.” If the cult classic Battle Royale–and a million B-Movie rip-offs–taught us anything, nothing good is going to come of shipping a bunch of people to an island and giving them weapons. But with the popularity of Fornite perhaps this could become a huge new trend? One thing is for sure, we’re not paying anyone to go and have people we don’t know try to kill us… even for fun!
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