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Fortnite is currently the hottest game in the world and appeals to a wide spectrum of gamers both young and old. However, its immense popularity also means that it is often the target of malware authors and scammers. That became readily apparent over the past few weeks by Rainway CEO Andrew Sampson. Sampson wrote in a blog post that his company began tracking "hundreds of thousands of error reports" starting on June 26th via its web-based game streaming platform. The errors related to calls to various ad platforms according to Sampson, which was peculiar given that Rainway doesn't have ads.   "We ruled out immediately that we had been compromised in some way and began... Read more...
Fortnite is certainly pulling out all the stops to keep gamers interested with seasons of content that keep players coming back for more. One of the coolest recent events went off this weekend when a giant rocket launch served as the catalyst for a solo kill world record when a player iced 48 people at once becoming a legend in the process. Players are now realizing that something else is afoot in the game with lots of dimensional rifts appearing around the map. There is one larger tear that seemingly looks down on everything. The intriguing part is that the rifts are growing, and they are beginning to impact the island. The big image below shows how the large rift is changing over time... Read more...
Fortnite had a special event yesterday that saw the launch of a rocket in game. Nearly everyone was standing around looking at the sky to see the spectacle. It was sort of like that old Coke commercial where everyone is singing and holding hands. However, some Fortnite gamers saw this as an opportunity to wreck people in a dastardly and hilarious way. As all of these Fortnite gamers were standing around safe in their assumption that killing would be put on hold with this beautiful one-time event in a game known for all-out carnage. One player named Elemental_Ray wasn't into buying the world a Coke and destroyed a ramp on which 48 players were standing to watch the launch, sending them to their... Read more...
Fortnite gamers who were looking forward to spending some time with Playground mode this weekend have reason to be a little sad. Epic Games has announced that it will be delaying the launch of Playground mode, with additional details to come early next week. Epic said in a tweet that it was unable to resolve issues that prevented the launch of the mode and that it would be spending the weekend trying to resolve the issues. The reason that Playground mode is delayed has to do with widespread issues with matchmaking that surfaced when it initially launched a few days ago. Epic separated the Playground matchmaker from the one that affects the default modes and made improvements to assist players... Read more...
No matter which platform you want to play Fortnite on, it's available as a free download—all that is required is a decent Internet connection and the requisite storage space. Yes, there is plenty of DLC available if you really want to spend some money, and many gamers choose to do exactly that. The game itself is free though, unless you are after a physical copy. In that case, you'll find listings ranging topping $300 in some cases. How can that be? Even though Fortnite is a free-to-play title, Epic Games is no longer producing physical discs for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. That makes them a bit of a rarity, and they seem to be attracting interest from what we presume are collectors.... Read more...
Fortnite is a free game and it would be easy to think that going this route would mean meager revenue for its developer. However, analytics firm Sensor Tower conducted a survey that found Fortnite was making an average of a million bucks per day on player spending. That puts a new light on the suit for copyright infringement Fortnite publisher Epic Games is facing from PUBG. Another research firm by the name of LendEDU has taken a closer look at the financial powerhouse that Fortnite has become, and conducted a survey of 1,000 players to find out some statistics on how that $1 million daily income is earned. The survey found that 68.8% of all players have spent at least some money on in-game... Read more...
Over the weekend, Epic Games sent Fortnite players an in-game message announcing it will soon be launching a new game mode called 'Playground' to "Let your creativity run wild on your own private island!" The upcoming mode will be available for a limited time, perhaps as early as tomorrow, though it's not clear exactly how long it will remain. However, we do know some other details about the Playground mode that Epic Games previous shared. Firing up Playground will load players into the battle royale map with some adjusted settings. It's a limited time mode (LTM) that could prove immensely popular among new players who want to get their feet wet without jumping straight into the fire. "Battle... Read more...
Epic Games had good intentions when it rolled out rideable shopping carts to Fortnite's Battle Royale mode, but in the short time they have been around, the developer has had to disable them multiple times to work out some kinks. The latest shopping cart ban is "due to ongoing issues" and comes just two hours after they were reinstated into the game. While Epic Games didn't get into specifics, they've probably been disabled due to a glitch that allows players to clip the map and wander beneath the surface of the map. Due to ongoing issues, we'll be disabling Shopping Carts again. We'll update you when this issue is resolved. — Fortnite (@FortniteGame) June 20, 2018 Who knew that implementing... Read more...
If you lament the loss the unpopular smoke grenade in Fortnite, Epic Games is replacing it with an even more potent follow-up. Fortnite's update feed this morning revealed that a stink bomb is "coming soon" to the wildly popular battle royale game. According to the description, the stink bomb "explodes into a cloud" upon detonation and will slowly damage opponents that are caught within its damage radius. What's unknown at this point is just how large the damage radius will be with the stink bomb, and how much damage it will inflict if you're within the contaminated area.  Regardless of the particulars for this new weapon, it could be beneficial for "smoking" gamers out of their manmade... Read more...
Epic Games dipped into its wallet to extract a cool $3 million for its Fortnite Pro-Am tournament, with the prize money earmarked for charity. The tournament consisted of 100 competitors split evenly between celebrities NBA player Paul George (for the Oklahoma City Thunder) and actor Jon Heder from Napoleon Dynamite fame, with professional gamers and streamers such as Tyler "Ninja" Blevins and Kathleen "LoserFruit" Belsten. The tournament yielded some intense matches and fun-to-watch gameplay, which you can check out in various videos. Skipping to the Final, Ali "Ninja" was able to knock out Myth, the latter of which is considered one of the top Fortnite players around. Myth also became a meme... Read more...
The backlash against Sony for blocking Fortnite cross-play on the PlayStation 4 with other console gamers is growing. Fortnite for the Nintendo Switch was released earlier this week, and like the Xbox One port before it, gamers are unable to compete against those on PlayStation 4 (although all consoles can play against gamers on the PC, macOS and iOS). Sony's behavior is even more infuriating because progression and paid items cannot be transferred from the PlayStation 4 to the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One. Needless to say, Sony's unwillingness to lay down arms and join in the with everyone else in what is the most popular game in the world at the moment is leaving pretty much... Read more...
Fortnite has grown to become one of the popular games of the day, and is the top battle royale shooter in terms of concurrent players, having surpassed PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) earlier this year. In a relatively short period of time, Fortnite has grown to 125 million players overall. The fast success is not lost on Epic Games, which is celebrating the monumental growth with a $100 million prize pool for Fortnite competitions during the 2018-2019 season. That is a massive prize pool and speaks to both the growing popularity of esports and the widespread interest in Fortnite. The $100 million pool will be split between a bunch of events at different levels of competition around the... Read more...
Back when the Nintendo Switch first arrived, our biggest gripe was the lack of top-tier games for the platform, outside of the excellent The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which initially sold more copies than the hybrid console itself. Oh, how times have changed. There are now a lot more compelling titles for the Switch, and more on the way. One of them appears to be Fortnite, the crazy-popular battle royale shooter that has eclipsed PlayerUnknown's Battleground (PUBG) in concurrent user count. Rumors that Fortnite was heading to the Switch kicked up a notch over the last week, especially after a list of games from Nintendo leaked online. The leaked list showed which games Nintendo would... Read more...
Fortnite is a widely popular battle royale-style game, even surpassing Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, which arguably popularized the genre. Given its popularity, the game has been brought to the majority of today's modern gaming platforms including the PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, iOS and even macOS. However, two platforms that have been left out of the mix so far have been Android (support is coming this summer) and the Nintendo Switch. We're learning today that it might not be long before the Nintendo Switch version of the game is made available. Leaked materials purportedly show a rundown of Nintendo Switch games that will be on display at E3, and Fornite is prominently featured.... Read more...
As if inspired by an episode of Jackass where Johnny Knoxville and the gang participate in outrageous stunts. Epic Games is adding a shopping cart to Fortnite, its incredibly popular battle royale shooter that now has more concurrent users than PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG). And no, the carts are not for shopping, of course, but for riding around the map with room for two. The new rideable shopping carts are being rolled out with the latest patch, version 4.3. You can "ride solo or grab a friend to cover you as you roll around the map together." Players can push a cart around the landscape, and if you're seated as a passenger, you can fire at enemies. The new rideable shopping carts will... Read more...
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, the two most popular battle royale shooters on the planet, have been locked in a battle for concurrent player supremacy for nearly a year. Now the two may have to duke it out in court. That's because PUBG Corp., a subsidiary of Bluehole, has filed a lawsuit in South Korea against Fortnite developer Epic Games over alleged copyright infringement. The lawsuit arrives as PUBG has seen its number of concurrent players on Steam cut in half, going from more than 3 million users in December of last year to around 1.5 million users currently. Meanwhile, the last update from Epic Games had Fortnite peaking at over 3.4 million concurrent players, which the game... Read more...
Epic Games has gone official with all the details of the V4.2 content update and it brings something that fans have been clamoring for: jetpacks. Jetpacks are part of a new item type coming to Battle Royale called Backpacks, not to be confused with Back Bling. Backpacks are gameplay items that can’t be purchased as cosmetics. Another key difference is that Backpacks fill an inventory slot just as if it were a weapon or consumable. Backpacks are Legendary rarity items and are found in Treasure Chests. Only one backpack can be carried at a time and if you pick up a different backpack while wearing one, it will be switched out automatically with the one currently equipped. When the backpack... Read more...
It’s hard to believe it, but the original Unreal is 20 years old today… yes, twenty years old. The game was originally released on May 22nd, 1998 by GT Interactive and was of course the first to use the famed Unreal engine. If you’re getting on up there in age, you can likely recall fanboys proclaiming their love for either Unreal or Quake II, and the enthusiast community’s delight in eking the best framerates out of modern (at the time) Intel Pentium and AMD K6-2 processors, along with early standalone graphics accelerators. Epic Games is celebrating the 20th anniversary of this pivotal game by making Unreal Gold Edition free for all on Steam. The game... Read more...
Fortnite is the biggest game on the planet right now, and developer Epic Games sure knows how to keep the hype train steaming along. Today, Epic announced that Marvel super-baddie Thanos is coming to the game for a limited time crossover event. Thanos will appear in a new game mode called “Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup”, which will have 100 players scavenging the map for the Infinity Gauntlet with all six Infinity Stones. With the Infinity Gauntlet in hand, you'll be able to "power up" into Thanos to crush all opponents. So how did we arrive at this epic crossover? It turns out that Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo are big fans... Read more...
When it comes to Fortnite, it's been a season of teases and leaks, with plenty of speculation thrown into the mix, especially in regards to the comet streaking through the sky. We can put all that to rest now—Epic Games has released the Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 4 Battle Pass, which arrived with a literal bang as shards of a massive comet crashed onto the map and altered the landscape. "Discover gravity-defying Hop Rocks and find new ways to play. Jump in and witness the aftermath of the impact while you level up your Battle Pass and earn all new loot. The Season 4 Battle Pass is here sporting 100 tiers of awesome new rewards, including new cosmetic items, emotes and Sprays," Epic... Read more...
Epic Games has announced that the v3.5 patch for the Fortnite is now available for all to download and that the most anticipated feature is likely the new Replay mode. This mode brings a bunch of settings that allow you to capture your most memorable moments, highlights, and cinematics. Epic says that it will be hosting a contest that allows players to win "phenomenal prizes" using the Replay system. There is no specific date for that contest, all Epic says is "very soon." Survive the Storm mode has returned and players who survive in the mode will be able to claim rewards. A useful new item has landed in the game in the form of the Port-a-Fort. That new item is a portable fortification that... Read more...
Fans of Fortnite who are sad at the ending of the Sniper Shootout Event have a new limited time event they can partake in and this mode blows the bejeebers out of stuff. The new event is called High Explosives v2 and it is part of the v3.4 content update. This mode removes all non-explosive weapons and turns off friendly fire. Wait times for the first four storms have been reduced (1:50), meaning they arrive in 20/30/30/30 seconds. There are plenty of supplies to make blowing stuff up a ton of fun; Epic says that 50% more consumables will spawn along with 100% more materials. There is also a 50% chance of dropping a Legendary Guided Missile. Other improvements to gameplay for the mode include... Read more...
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