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Real-life battle royale to be built on private island by random millionaire

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Do you have to parachute onto the private island, we wonder?

Who needs Apex Legends, Fortnite or Blackout? An anonymous millionaire is asking for tenders to develop a real-life battle royale experience on a private island.

As advertised by Hush Hush, a self-proclaimed “leading luxury shopping marketplace,” the anonymous cashed-up bogan is on the hunt for a gamemaker to lead a three-day event.

“We were approached by one of our customers, who was on the lookout for a private island, for help in setting up the championship. We will also be handling registrations for the event when the time comes,” Hush Hush wrote in its search for expressions of interest.

“Contestants will be provided with Airsoft guns, ammo and touch-sensitive body armour for a three-day event. 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.”

Those looking to snag the job can expect a salary of around £45,000, or £1,500 daily for a likely six-week duration.

“Battle royale games have become incredibly popular over the last few years ago and our customer is a huge fan who wants to make the game a reality in the safest way possible,”Hush Hush’s Aaron Harpin said of the project. “If the championship is a success this year, it’s something he wants to make an annual event moving forward, which is very exciting!”

Would you be keen to fly to a private island to take part in a three-day real-life battle royale? I think I’ll stick to the likes of Apex Legends, personally. If that’s not your jam, maybe Call of Duty: Black Ops 4‘s Blackout is — Treyarch’s battle royale mode is free for all of April.