Epic Games is the latest developer eyeing up that sweet PUBG money.

The studio announced overnight that its co-op sandbox survival video game Fortnite is getting a Battle Royale PvP mode on September 26.

The mode will sound familiar to players of PUBG, H1Z1: King of the Kill, and GTA Online: 100 players duke it out on a giant map, and the winner is the last man standing.

You can't blame Epic for diving in: PUBG has sold more than 10 million copies since its launch six months ago, and H1Z1: King of the Kill has sold almost eight million itself.

Fortnite's Battle Royale mode will retain the game's building skills and destructible environments which is interesting, and there's also something called a Battle Bus which I definitely like the sound of.

The mode is now in Public Test for Fortnite players.

"We love Battle Royale games like PUBG and thought Fortnite would make a great foundation for our own version," said Epic.

"We are really excited about Fortnite Battle Royale and can’t wait for you to play it.

"This is just the first version of the mode, and we will update Battle Royale and the core Fortnite game throughout our Early Access period and into launch.

"We are excited to grow the game with you and thank you for joining us on the adventure."

Fortnite is currently in paid early access on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. A full free-to-play release is expected next year.