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It's crazy to think that as popular and lucrative Fortnite already is, it may see an influx of new players, making it an even bigger success story for Epic Games. How so? The exclusivity period for playing the Fortnite beta on Android on Samsung Galaxy devices has come to an end, and now anyone with a compatible Android phone or tablet can download the game. Technically, the exclusivity period ended back in August. Epic Games teamed up with Samsung to offer the Fortnite beta for Android on the Galaxy Note 9, which ended around the middle of August. However, there was a catch—Android users... Read more...
We're not ones to look a gift horse in the mouth, but when it comes to cross-play support in Fortnite, Sony needs to get its story straight on why exactly it has it taken so long to finally embrace the gamer-friendly feature. Were there technical barriers that stood in the way, or weren't there? The latest comments by Sony Worldwide Chairman Shawn Layden suggest it's the latter, even though that's not what Sony said before. Layden participated in a recent PlayStation blogcast, episode 308 titled "Wooooo!" At around the 12-minute 50-second mark, Layden talked about supporting cross-play in Fortnite... Read more...
Fortnite players were treated to a bunch of new and improved features with the season six rollout yesterday, including pets in backpacks, floating islands, a haunted mansion, corn fields, and more. None of those things caused any controversy. What did, however, was a new Calamity cowgirl skin with a noticeable animation tweak. It looks as though the developers spent a bit of time polishing Calamity's breasts physics. Fortnite streamer FaZe Agony brought this to widespread attention by posting a short video clip on Twitter. In it, you can see Calamity's upper section bouncing around as she dances... Read more...
When you have a veritable cash cow on your hands, the smart thing to do is milk it until there's nothing left. Nobody needs to tell Epic Games that bit of advice, though. The developer is raking in cash from Fortnite hand over fist, and to keep its cash cow from drying up, it's rolling out yet another update to the popular battle royale. The arrival of Season 6 (v6.00 patch) brings with it an updated island with Pets, which reside in backpacks rather than scurry around the landscape on foot. They're basically cosmetic items. That said, they're not simply static images—these little creatures... Read more...
Epic Games has begun rolling out a new content update to Fortnite (version 5.40.2), the developer's freebie battle royale shooter and gaming sensation that is basically a money generating machine (through in-game purchases). There is a bunch of new and improved goodies in the patch, though it's not all candy and rainbows. Nintendo Switch owners are upset that Epic Games took away a feature with its latest update. Gamers who play Fortnite on the Switch can no longer capture video and then share their epic clips with friends. This was not immediately evident in the patch notes. Instead, Switch owners... Read more...
Epic Games struck gold with Fortnite, the incredibly popular battle royale shooter. Despite being a free-to-download title, Epic Game is raking in barrels of cash through in-game purchases. To keep the influx of cash flowing at a steady rate, Epic Games has teamed up with Hasbro to offer Fortnite-themed Nerf Blasters and a Monopoly board game. A Fortnite-themed Monopoly game feels like a natural extension, given that the goal of Monopoly is to ruin your opponents—usually family and friends—and be the last person standing. Only in Monopoly, we're talking about financial ruin, and over... Read more...
Epic Games is talking about the success of its limited launch of the Fortnite Android Beta. The initial Android rollout was a Samsung exclusive for a few days and then Epic began to issue invites to a subset of Android users on other devices. Epic Games says that interest for Fortnite on Android has been "extremely high" with over 23 million players entering the Android beta and over 15 million players installing the APK. Epic bypassed the Google Play store and ended up with a serious flaw in its installer that could give hackers full access to user's devices. Epic later slammed Google for announcing... Read more...
One of the reasons that Fortnite is the most popular game out there right now is all the work that Epic Games puts in to keep the game fresh. It seems like there is always a new mode, a new event, or new weapons for fans to check out. The latest change to the game is a new High Stakes challenge that will take place soon along with a new mode called Getaway. In Getaway mode players will team up with a squad of three other players to steal a jewel hidden on the map. That jewel is inside a safe that players will have to crack to acquire the jewel. A rival squad is bent on taking the same jewel and... Read more...
Make no mistake about it, Google could not have been happy with Epic Games for deciding to make its wildly popular battle royale shooter, Fortnite, available on Android devices only by sideloading it. By skipping the Play Store, Google is missing out on potentially tens of millions of dollars in revenue. As Google would point out, this also puts users at an added security risk. To drive the point home, Google disclosed a security vulnerability affecting Fortnite on Android, and Epic games is pretty ticked off about it. The vulnerability resides in the Fortnite installer. It potentially allows the... Read more...
Few things annoy console gamers more about cross-platform play than being forced to compete against PC gamers who are using a mouse and keyboard. The mouse and keyboard are sometimes seen as an unfair advantage to console gamers using a gamepad or other type of controller. PS4 gamers who are using a mouse and keyboard are considered to have an advantage over PS4 gamers using a DualShock controller, for instance. Xbox gamers don’t have to worry about that since there isn’t official mouse and keyboard support for the Xbox One. Regardless, Epic Games wants to keep things fair... Read more...
When Epic Games announced that it wouldn't be putting its world-dominating Fortnite Android game on the Google Play store, everyone knew Google wouldn’t be happy. Epic didn't want to pay Google 30% of every purchase via the app, a move that could potentially cost Google $50 million. In fact, Google decided to take a very hard look at the installer Epic Games was using for Fortnite and it found a massive security flaw. Google disclosed via the Google Issue Tracker that the first Fortnite Installer was vulnerable to hijacking by hackers. This vulnerability potentially allowed the installation... Read more...
Two-factor authentication is one of the best ways to go for an extra layer of security for software and accounts for various online services when available. Many services support two-factor authentication like PayPal and Facebook. The catch is that two-factor authentications is a bit of a pain for the average Joe or Jane to mess with, so most just don't enable it. Epic Games wants players of Fortnite to use two-factor authentication and to get people to turn the security feature on, it is offering an incentive. For all Fortnite players who enable two-factor authentication Epic will give... Read more...
When we think of the Apple TV, we don't think of it as being a particularly good gaming system; at least with the potential of something like the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. And don't even get us started on the media streamer’s dreaded remote or Apple's refusal to develop a dedicated gaming controller for the device. With all that being said, a big hint was dropped today that could lead to Fortnite landing on tvOS, the operating system that runs on the Apple TV. Fortnite is the biggest video game on the planet right now and code found within the game calls out references to tvOS. #fortnite Fortnite... Read more...
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...
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