I would say the game still has a hardcore fps feel. Yea there is a little more wiggle room compared to the instant death you may experience in other games like PUBG or Counter Strike but overall you still will get owned very quickly. To me the main difference is you do not feel like you invested so much time to only die instantly after spending 10 minutes or so somewhat bored. Even when you do die there is still the chance to be saved and watching your team finish the fight is enjoyable.
A big difference is the movement factor. The game movement is much faster than PUBG which can make it difficult to hit people while also allowing for an escape to quickly heal and get back into it the fight. This game brings back a key factor PUBG is missing, movement while engaging. You can move around quickly, you can slide around gaining speed, you can air strafe, you can use zip lines to traverse and gain altitude, there is no fall damage to worry about and did I already mention air strafe wtf. So fkn happy to see air strafing again. If you are someone that enjoys moving around a map just as much as shooting someone in the face then this game has a nice balance.
The map is beautiful with much topography making for dynamic battles that are rich and complex. Again there are many ways to interact with the map which help with strategy, movement and just not feeling like the same old map every round.
Shot registration and overall server performance is excellent with the occasional slow downs as we are used to seeing in this genre.
This game is so rich in complexity that I can see it taking years to achieve your potential. With that being said there is a lot to learn which some people do not have the time to invest. You could just focus on one character to get up to speed but there is a limit that you can only use one of the specific characters per your 3 man team. So there will be games that you are forced to play a different character unless your team lets you pick your favorite.
Fair warning, you will get owned when you first start playing this game. To the point where I can see people easily giving up. If you are not into BR games then I don't think this will change your mind. If you do like BR games then this is a fast paced BR game that doesn't have the slow downs where you wait and wait to only be frustrated upon dying. Overall it is free and worth downloading to experience it, even if it is not for you.
This game is already taking over the BR genre and I see a nice future here if you are willing to invest the time into it.