|This article is about the Battle Royale game mechanic. For the persistent antagonistic force of Save the World, see The Storm.|
In Battle Royale, the storm is a dangerous area encircling the safe zone. Any player outside the safe zone is in the storm and takes damage. Over the course of a game, the size of the safe zone progressively shrinks, forcing remaining players into the same location.
The safe zone represents the eye of the storm, and is the shape of a circle centered somewhere on the map.
The safe zone and storm move in phases:
- A storm circle appears somewhere on the map showing where the current safe zone will shrink to.
- The existing safe zone waits a certain amount of time (Wait Time) at its current size and position.
- The safe zone begins to shrink over a certain amount of time (Shrink Time).
- The storm fully shrinks to its new location, and stops.
- Repeat from Phase 1 until the final safe zone.
- The final safe zone, after waiting, shrinks to nothing.
Each storm circle that appears is smaller in radius than the previous circle, with a center chosen randomly.
Safe zones 1 through 4 are "non-moving": they will shrink to a storm circle with the center somewhere inside the current safe zone.
Safe zones 5 and later are "moving" in competitive game modes: they can shrink to a storm circle with a center somewhere outside the current safe zone.
Safe zones 7, 8, and 9 have no wait time: when the storm reaches the circle for safe zones 7, 8, and 9, the storm immediately continues to the next location.
Phases in Standard Playlists
In the standard game mode, the first safe zone initially covers the whole island and is not visible on the map.
1 minute after the Battle Bus finishes crossing the map, the first storm circle appears on the map, showing where the safe zone will first shrink to.
Storm Circle 10 has NO safe zone.
|Wait Time||Shrink Time||Storm Damage|
|Storm Circle 1||1 minute||1 minute||1 per second|
|Storm Circle 2||1 minute 30 seconds||5 minutes 30 seconds||1 per second|
|Storm Circle 3||2 minutes||2 minutes||2 per second|
|Storm Circle 4||1 minute 30 seconds||1 minute 30 seconds||5 per second|
|Storm Circle 5||1 minute 20 seconds||1 minute 10 seconds||8 per second|
|Storm Circle 6 (moving in Arenas)||50 seconds||1 minute||10 per second|
|Storm Circle 7 (moving in Arenas)||30 seconds||1 minute||10 per second|
|Storm Circle 8 (moving in Arenas)||0 seconds||55 seconds||10 per second|
|Storm Circle 9 (moving in Arenas)||0 seconds||45 seconds||10 per second|
|Storm Circle 10 (moving in Arenas)||0 seconds||1 minute 15 seconds||10 per second|
The CUBE was first creation of The Storm in Season 5 which made corrupted clones with the first being Brite Bomber, followed by Jonesy, Wild Card, Dark Red Knight, Power Chord, Tricera Ops, Rex, Bash and Skully. A second creation was formed in Season 9 when Tempest was born.
In Chapter 2 Season 2 during The Device Event, The Storm created an ocean-like wall as revenge against Midas. When The Wall of Water collapsed, it flooded the left side of the map completely, causing The Flood.
When the Eye of the Storm fully closes in, the Loop resets.