As the zone shrinks to a pinprick we come to the most important battle of all: who has the best hijinks? Battle royale games rose to their current heights off the back of Twitch viewers tuning in to watch streamers play them, and act all silly. Then there’s co-op team play, in which you mess about over voice chat until a dot on the horizon prompts radio silence. Whether you’re watching on Twitch or in-game spectator cam because you died, battle royale games should be great fun for an audience. H1Z1 has player-friendly features such as a swappable shoulder cam, weapon crafting, and a generous helping of vehicles, but somehow it isn’t as much fun to watch as it is to play. And Auto Royale mode, intended as a high-octane all-car spin on the formula, falls flat as a spectacle. You drive around a course, you meet another car, one of you blows up. End of. No, this one’s going to be fought between PUBG’s player-baiting and Fortnite’s madcap ingenuity. PUBG’s community has dreamed up all kinds of dirty tricks, from playing dead next to a supply drop to littering houses with items so they appear unlooted. Comedy gold when unsuspecting players wander in. But the slapstick of Fortnite’s ‘you’re shooting me so I’ll build a giant staircase to escape up this cliff’ crafting system wins out.