It's really depends on the game, since each of them got different mechanics in passive or aggresive plays.
In Fortnite, aggresive plays is more rewarding compared to other games, since you'll get HP/Shield regen + extra materials for each kills, and also the enemy's loots. So people with high kills has better chance in winning the game, since they got advantages in resources, weapons, and also better positioning.
Meanwhile, other games didn't got that kind of reward mechanics, and only players with high confidence were the ones who doing it. Well, probably Apex was better, since you can still call back your teammates if they died.
Sure, dropping in safe areas can makes you very well prepared for the fight, but you also need to consider how far your team from the circle. Because all of those will went down the drain if you took huge damage, or even died due to storm because there's no vehicles/ways to fast travel to the zone.