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Fortnite fans on Android weren't happy when word surfaced that the game would be an exclusive title for Samsung on the newly unveiled Galaxy Note 9 and other newer Galaxy devices via Galaxy Apps. Fortnite is a huge deal with massive numbers of players battling it out and has turned over a billion dollars in revenue for a game that costs nothing to download. The good news for Android Fortnite fans with no intention of buying a new Samsung device was that Fortnite exclusivity was promised to be short-lived. Samsung's exclusive deal wore off over the weekend and that means that Android gamers on other... Read more...
Despite being a free-to-play title, Fortnite is a veritable cash cow. That's because there are in-game purchases available, and Epic Games is raking in a lot of sales from what has become the world's most popular battle royale shooter, having taken the torch from PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and run with it. Unfortunately for Google, it stands to miss out on potentially substantial Fortnite-related revenue when it launches on a wide swath of Android devices. Epic Games previously confirmed that Fortnite will not be available in the Play Store, as it wants to avoid paying a 30 percent cut to Google... Read more...
After what feels like a long wait, Fortnite has finally landed on Android devices, though it is only available on Galaxy S7 and newer handsets. Samsung scored an exclusive to help promote its Galaxy Note 9, which launched yesterday and is available to preorder today. Do not fret if you own a different Android handset, though—the exclusivity period is super short. Epic Games has started rolling out Fortnite Mobile to Android in beta form to newer Galaxy devices and will continue to do so through this Sunday, August 12. After that, Samsung's exclusivity period will have expired. At that point,... Read more...
Epic Games continue to feed its cash cow known as Fortnite, the world's most popular battle royale shooter that is free to play but offers in-game purchases. One of the appeals of Fortnite is that it is available on a bunch of different platforms. One of those is the Nintendo Switch, and it just received a big performance boost courtesy of the latest software patch. The version 5.20 patch contains a "significant GPU optimization," according to the release notes. Specifically, Epic Game's developers moved to the high-end forward renderer that purportedly increases dynamic resolution by 10 percent... Read more...
Epic Games is planning to port Fortnite Mobile over to Android, though the question is when will it finally happen? There have been rumors that it make an exclusive debut on Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 9 handset, then roll out to other Android devices sometime after. While that has never been corroborated by Epic Games or Samsung, there is new evidence that seemingly confirms that will be the case. The folks at XDA Developers obtained access to the Fortnite Mobile on Android installer APK and promptly dug through the package. They decompiled and analyzed the package, labeled as Fortnite version... Read more...
If you want to install Fortnite on your Android device when that version of the game launches later this summer, you won't be going through Google Play. It is a rather curious, but understandable move considering that Fortnite is a worldwide gaming hit and has been a huge revenue generator for Epic Games. But in the end, it all comes down to money. If Epic were to distribute Fortnite through Google Play, it would have to forfeit 30 percent of the revenue from in-app purchases to Google. To put it simply, Epic wants complete and total command of this revenue stream and thinks that side-loading... Read more...
Traditionally, kids are expected to play sports like baseball, football, basketball, or other sports of the type you learn in school growing up. In modern times, however, kids and adults alike are playing a lot of video games, and the eSports arena can be as competitive and even more popular that traditional sports. Some parents hold the dream that their kids will one day be professional athletes and get paid millions to play traditional professional sports teams. However, when it comes to eSports, the reality is that there are certainly gamers out there who make huge money as well, and pro-streamer Fortnite... Read more...
Every since Epic Games ported Fortnite to Apple's iOS platform, many mobile gamers have been wondering when the popular battle royale shooter will arrive on Android, and which specific devices will be supported. We still do not have an exact release date, but we do have a list of compatible Android phones, the first of which is Samsung's Galaxy Note 9. Rumor has it Epic Games is giving Samsung and its Galaxy Note 9 handset an exclusive launch on Android. For the first 30 days, that will be the only Android handset to support Fortnite Mobile. After that, Epic Games will open up available to a whole... Read more...
Fortnite gamers both love and hate guided missiles that were available in the game's weapons arsenal; actually it's a mostly hate relationship, if we are being honest. Players can do interesting things with those missiles, like ride them. The big issue gamers had is that the guided missiles were nigh impossible to survive. Guided missiles were incredibly maneuverable and had devastating power, meaning if someone fired one at you, odds are you were dead meat. Gamers and Epic Games devs eventually decided that the guided missiles were just too much, and pulled them from the game. Epic says that lots... Read more...
Gamers around the world have been enjoying Fortnite's Battle Royale for the past year, and have in turn filled developer Epic Games' coffers with over a billion dollars in revenue. Fortnite is available to play on PC, macOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and iOS. Up until this point, the world's most dominate mobile operating system -- Android -- has been left out of the fun. That will change this summer when Fortnite finally lands for Android. However, we're learning that the initial release of Fortnite for Android might be exclusively tied to a single device. 9to5Google is... Read more...
Sing it with us: Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Fortnite, happy birthday do you! That's right, the world's most popular battle royale game is turning one-year-old, and to celebrate the occasion, Epic Games has launched a new patch (version 5.10) that introduces a bunch of goodies, including the return of Playground mode. The return of Playground LTM hits tomorrow, July 25, and it will bring with it new team select options that let you and your set up team battles for practice for training. In addition, it will include the ability the drive All Terrain Kart (ATK)... Read more...
Dr. Evil had it all wrong—instead of holding the world hostage to raise one billion dollars, he could have just developed a free-to-play game with a battle royale element, and then raked in the cash through in-game purchases. That precise recipe for success is working wonders for Epic Games, which is raking in cash hand-over-fist from Fortnite. The battle royale genre is immensely popular right now. Fortnite in particular is seeing massive numbers, more so than PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, which it surpassed in popularity several months ago. As of last month, Epic Games said Fortnite had... Read more...
Epic Games launched its Unreal Engine 4.20 and it is jam packed with new tools and optimizations developed for Fortnite to help developers create awesome experiences. That includes experiences in virtual reality and augmented reality, along with a whole bunch of optimizations and improvements for mobile, such as Android and iOS. In short, there's something for everyone here. Starting with mobile, the Unreal Engine 4.20 brings over 400 mobile optimizations developed for Fortnite on iOS and Android, making it much easier for developers to create and ship games, and also optimize gameplay across platforms.... Read more...
The success of Epic Games' Fortnite is nothing short of incredible, with the company currently clearing a quarter of a billion dollars in revenue every month - which isn't bad at all for a free-to-play title. While Epic kicks butt and takes name, it's hard to feel anything but admiration for the company, because it seems to be doing everything it can to please everyone. Just the other day, we learned that the company is starting to spread its wealth to its faithful Unreal Engine customers, simply based on the fact that Fortnite has proven a safety net for the company. Not all is perfect in Fortnite... Read more...
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