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Fortnite fans have been enjoying Chapter 2 along with the new map and challenges that came with it. New challenges have landed, and one of them has players hiding out in spots around the map to jump out and kill your opponents. The ability to utilize hideouts is a new mechanic in Chapter 2, and Epic Games wants people to use it. For the challenge, all you have to do is slink out into the environment and find either a dumpster or a bale of hay and hide. To use one of the hideouts, all players need to do is find one, walk up to it, and then interact with it. There are multiple hideouts around the map.  Players will need to hide in a hideout in three different matches to complete the challenge.... Read more...
After more than a day of downtime, the black hole in Fortnite has closed, the servers have been flipped back on, and Chapter 2 is now live. The second chapter brings with it a fresh map to explore with more than a dozen new locations (or exactly a baker's dozen, if you prefer), new weapons and vehicles, and...fishing! Wait, fishing? Yes! Water is not in short supply in Chapter 2 with a bunch of lakes spread about, and so there are plenty of opportunities to hop in a motorboat, swim, catch fish, and basically get your feet wet on the new map (figuratively and literally). Epic Games is taking somewhat of a gamble by casting the old map into the ether and herding millions of players into the new... Read more...
Earlier today, we reported that Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 1 is set to kick off tomorrow morning, aka Taco Tuesday. We’ve previously seen a few grainy images concerning what to expect from this new chapter including an all-new map and boats for players to ride in. Now, we’re getting a relatively extensive look at the game courtesy of a leaked trailer that found its way to the internet via a tweet (before being swiftly deleted). The trailer confirms that this is an all new map complete with a fishing pond, a waterfall, a river (which we saw in the previous leak), and the aforementioned boats. The boats especially look wicked cool with room for four players. There also appears... Read more...
Over the weekend, Fortnite in its entirety was sucked into a black hole, leaving everyone clamoring for when they’d be able to rejoin one of the most popular games on the planet. Logging into the game currently only displays a black hole, and all of Epic Games’ social media accounts have gone radio silent. The only thing left for gamers to do is to play a minigame that is activated with the Konami Code. But Epic can’t leave gamers in a lurch for too long – the software developer is going to need to bring Fortnite back online sometime soon. Thanks to some super sleuthing by hardcore enthusiasts, we have an idea of when the game will return. Fortnite gaming extraordinaire... Read more...
Fortnite gamers know that the end is near for Season 10, and a big event involving the visitor and the rocket is expected to bring the close of the season soon. Before the end of the season, there is still time to get the secret white Scientist skin, but it takes some work. To get the secret white Scientist skin, players need first to complete the Meteoric Rise challenges, which include: Consume four different Glitched Foraged items Destroy 10 structures with Junk Rifts Eliminate 7 opponents in Rift Zones Search 20 chests or ammo boxes in Rift Zones Touch a glowing cube, enter the Rift above Loot Lake, and search a landing pod within a meteor three times Visit three different Rift Zones in the... Read more...
Well, Fortnite fans, it was a good run but the end is nigh. What will you play next? Just kidding, Fortnite is not actually closing shop—Epic Games would have to be bonkers to turn its back on Fortnite, given how lucrative its free-to-play baby has grown to become. However, there is a season event called "The End" that is en route. Donald Mustard, the Worldwide Creative Director at Epic Games, teased the event on Twitter by changing his location to The End. Check it out... It's a subtle hint, but certainly not random—Mustard often teases Fortnite events on his Twitter account, and that is precisely what he is doing here. Looking back, Fortnite has a history of closing out seasons... Read more...
Video games are supposed to be fun, and can be a great way to relieve stress and connect with friends in person and online. One of the most popular video games on the market today is Fortnite from Epic Games. Unfortunately, Epic is facing a lawsuit in Canada that is seeking class-action status. The lawsuit alleges in-part that Epic made Fortnite too addicting, with its developers specifically targeting young children. The lawsuit was filed by a Montreal legal firm on behalf of the parents of two minors, age 10 and 15. Documents in the lawsuit liken Fortnite to cocaine, noting that much like the narcotic drug, Fortnite releases the chemical dopamine in the brain and then kids can become dependent... Read more...
Developer Epic Games is well aware of the complaints over the new matchmaking system it recently introduced to Fortnite, in an attempt to pit players against each other based on skill level regardless of which platform they are playing on. But just because Epic Games hears the complaints does not mean major changes are headed to Fortnite. Instead, Epic Games is willing to engage in ongoing conversations over last week's update. "With the rollout, we’ve seen a lot of discussion about potentially unfair competitive advantages from pooling players together across platforms and input devices. The new matchmaking system, however, accounts for various skill levels across different platforms and... Read more...
Many Fortnite fans have hated the mech since it landed with the start of Season 10. The machine was overpowered in the opinion of most players, but Epic said it was added to give the causal gamers a better chance to win a match. Many have called repeatedly for the mech to be removed from the game, and it appears that Epic is finally listening. Fortnite fans who have played the game recently have undoubtedly noticed something weird is afoot with the mech. As soon as the mechanized beasts land, they are disappearing. The mechs vanishing are part of the ongoing Visitor storyline that sees a mysterious time traveler using his tech to sort out the Fortnite island's time crisis that started with the... Read more...
Yesterday was the big unveil of the Fortnite x Batman crossover, and today the new challenges that go with that crossover are live. One of the challenges is to light up three different Bat Signals outside of Gotham City. As with many challenges, the hard part is finding them. The map below shows the locations of all the bat signals on the island. Bat Signal Locations The fastest way to knock out this challenge would be to go to the north-west section of the map as it has the highest number of Bat Signals in the closest proximity to each other. That will likely mean more players looking to take you out too. Activating the Bat Signal requires you to get close and then follow the prompt to press... Read more...
A new Fortnite crossover event is coming soon, and the reveal for the event is set for Saturday, September 21st. The reveal will be for the Fortnite x Batman crossover with the stream starting at 8 am ET. Gamers on pacific time will need to get up early on a Saturday morning as that works out to 5 am PT. For anyone wondering why the reveal was set for a Saturday morning, September 21st is Batman Day. Fortnite is becoming rather known for crossover events, and in the past, there have been crossovers to celebrate other comic book characters with the Avengers crossover. A John Wick event has been held as well as crossover events for Borderlands 3 and Stranger Things. Anyone wanting to watch can... Read more...
Say what you will about the Epic Games Store—it is a divisive topic in the gaming community, for sure—one thing we can't complain about is the quality of some of the free games. The latest offering drives this point home. In celebration of 80 years of Batman's first appearance 80 years ago (in Detective Comics issue 27), Epic Games is giving away six games featuring the caped crusader. The caveat is that you have to register with Epic Games and grab the six titles through the Epic Games Store. Some gamers are upset over the exclusivity agreements Epic Games has been able to hammer out with developers and publishers, but for those who are indifferent (or are big fans of the storefront),... Read more...
Do you know how to get a tissue to dance? Put a little boogie in it! Ba-dum-tish! Excuse the dad joke, and to make up for the groan we elicited, we'll reveal locations for Fortnite's season 10 Boogie Down missions, which tasks players with dancing in certain ways at various places, such as in front of a giant bat statue. Sound good? Let's get started. As you are probably aware if you are reading this, this week's challenges are based around dancing themes. The rewards for these Fortnite challenges are based on how many you complete, such as playing on a ginormous piano and other tasks. We're focused on dancing right now, though. A shout-out goes to Paul Tassi at Forbes for nailing down the... Read more...
We all float down here. Rumor has it that Fortnite will celebrate Halloween with an It: Chapter Two crossover. Several leaks were posted on Twitter that hint that the crossover is coming soon. Data miners discovered sound bites labeled “Illinois Laugh” and they sound eerily like laugh of Pennywise the Dancing Clown. The data miners also found a file for a “CreepyBalloon”. The floating balloon resembles the balloon that Pennywise uses to lure his victims. Image from FortTory via Twitter Epic Games appears to have tried to misdirect data miners. The “CreepyBalloon” is light pink instead of the iconic red. The sound bite has been labelled as the “Illinois... Read more...
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