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Though the Epic Games spat with Apple quieted down some, that does not mean the war is over. We are slowly creeping toward the May court date, where the two companies will face off before a judge. In the meantime, Epic Games is taking the battle across the pond after filing an antitrust complaint against Apple in the European Union. Epic Games published a blog called Europe Free Fortnite today, sparking a movement in efforts to “advance fairer digital platform practices for developers and consumers.” The complaint filed with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition alleges “anti-competitive restrictions” imposed by Apple. In the complaint, Epic... Read more...
Most everyone knows the original, incredibly angular Lara Croft of the incredibly popular Tomb Raider series. Since its release nearly 25 years ago, human 3D models and animations have improved vastly. We may be on the cusp of the next step up in human 3D models and animation once more, though, as Epic Games has unveiled a project called MetaHumans using its Unreal Engine. Earlier today, we saw a wild sneak peek into what MetaHumans are on the Unreal Engine website and YouTube channel. The store page for the project samples claims that it can create “high-fidelity digital humans generated by the MetaHuman Creator for use in Unreal Engine.” You can watch the video below to see... Read more...
Back in late December, Metro: Last Light Redux was offered up as a free game download from the GOG Store. It was only available for 48 hours, so if you weren't quick enough, it's quite possible that you missed out on that hot deal. Thankfully, the Epic Games Store is giving you a second chance to grab Metro: Last Light Redux for the low, low price of free. As we talked about before, Metro: Last Light Redux is a post-apocalyptic shooter set in Moscow during the year 2034. The game was originally released in mid-2015, but it still provides an exciting and immersive gaming experience. You'll be able to game along at 60fps, and the Redux version includes all previously-released downloadable... Read more...
Epic Games seems to have quite a bit in store for the popular battle royale game, Fortnite, which now has many different characters involved. The company has now officially announced a limited-time event with The Mandalorian. Also, according to new leaks, the list of characters in the Fortnite universe could grow this season with a crossover event possibly featuring Five Nights At Freddy’s characters. Five Nights At Freddy’s Fortnite Crossover Event Behind the leaks is data miner and prolific Fortnite leaker HypeX on Twitter, who has been working quite a bit recently. The first piece of interesting data found is an encrypted skin within Fortnite named “FrenchFry.” HypeX... Read more...
Are you looking to get a cool 20,000 BattlePass XP in Fortnite for next to no work? Look no further than the Season 5 Week 9 Epic Games challenge of visiting a mysterious bunker. Finding any of the three bunkers spread evenly across the map should not be a challenge at all if you know where to look. Thus, we are sharing the locations of each with you, so the task is quite simple. Now, where are we dropping? If you want to go off and do the challenges all by yourself, that is perfectly fine. We have put together a map, so you know roughly where to go at least, though. Remember, when you drop, these locations may be contested, so keep your head on a swivel and get in and out fast. The three locations... Read more...
Fortnite is famous for its crossover events, which brings widely popular characters from pop culture into the game for a limited (or sometimes, extended) period of time. We've seen events that have centered around the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars (i.e. The Mandalorian), Stranger Things, and even John Wick. Heck, even Master Chief has made an appearance. Now, Epic Games is teasing a potential crossover with another popular film franchise: The Terminator. Speculation is mounting given that Epic posted a rather ominous teaser this morning with the description "Targets Description: A ruthless machine and a protector of the future". The video simply shows a satellite in the... Read more...
Early in December last year, Epic Games added the Mandalorian to Fortnite in the form of a skin. You cannot go without Grogu (Baby Yoda) when you have The Mandalorian, though, so he was added as a “back bling” at level 100. Now that players are finally starting to hit that level, they are noticing an issue with Grogu where they cannot see when they shoot. Either Grogu is a staunch pacifist and is stopping aiming, or this is a disappointing glitch for fans of The Mandalorian and Fortnite. Whatever is happening with Grogu is quite problematic for players. The bug appears when users reportedly crouch or exit vehicles. After that happens, Grogu’s floating egg seems to be attached... Read more...
Epic Games is an incredibly influential force in the gaming industry with its Unreal Engine (which is used in a wide range of games) and its own popular games like Fortnite. Its Unreal Engine is even used in the production of mega-hit TV shows like The Mandalorian. The company was founded in 1991, and has long been headquartered in Cary, North Carolina. However, even after expanding its HQ multiple times over the past three decades to accommodate its growing influence in the gaming/entertainment industries and workforce, the company is running out of physical space to expand. Needless to say, Epic has been looking for other alternatives in the area, and a prime opportunity... Read more...
Are you ready to get in on some dinosaur action? Epic Games is offering the Jurassic World Evolution for free as part of its 15 days of game giveaways so you can help life... uhhh... find a way. Now, do you want to start humming the Jurassic Park theme song, or should I? Released earlier in 2020, Jurassic World Evolution fantastic looking game where players can “take charge of operations on the legendary islands of the Muertes archipelago and bring the wonder, majesty and danger of dinosaurs to life.” Players can become something of a scientist by bioengineering dinosaurs however they want. Through this, players can give the “dinosaurs unique behaviors, traits and... Read more...
Last week, Fortnite challenges were all about tomatoes. Now in week five of season 5, the challenges have gone to the gnomes, as in the garden variety. Players need to dig up gnomes and bury them around the map to complete the challenges. Why do they need to dig up and then bury them? Who knows? However, we have the locations for you to complete these gnome games and level up your Battlepass. Dig Up Gnomes The first gnome challenge for this week is digging up gnomes around the map. Players have to visit Fort Crumpet and Pleasant Park to find glowing mounds of dirt that signify buried gnomes. Then, the piles need to be whacked with a pickaxe for the gnomes to rise out of the ground. After... Read more...
Last week, it was discovered that the Epic Games Launcher was unnecessarily consuming CPU resources, which also resulted in unwanted temperature spikes, even when systems were idle and not updating a game. In addition, as we reported, it was also noted that the Epic Games Launcher app was sending a fair amount of traffic from host machines to multiple servers, again, even when the app was idle. However, it seems that at least one engineer on the development team at Epic is now aware of the issue and the company intends to release a fix soon. In the end, it appears that we are just witnessing a bug with the launcher, though we will definitely know more soon. The director of publishing strategy... Read more...
Fortnite is known for some silly weapons, such as a snowball gun or a grenade that makes players dance. It seems the developers at Epic Games are up to no good again, with recent leaks showing off two new guns. Fortnite leaker @ximton on Twitter showed off videos of what looks like a minigun with explosive ammo and a rocket launcher that launches explosive trolls. What exactly is Epic Games doing with these crazy weapons? Troll Launcher The first weapon we got a glimpse of was the troll launcher. It looks like it fired four rockets after every reload, but other than that, we do not know much. @ximton explains that it “launches explosive trolls,” but Epic may have scrapped the weapon.... Read more...
Though Epic Games is giving away games for Christmas, not everything that seems free truly is. Either by lousy design, stealthy data collection, or a combination of the two, the Epic Games Launcher appears to be continuously running some sort of relatively demanding process in the background. This issue is so pronounced that a Reddit user by the name Neoncarbon noticed that his AMD Ryzen 7 5800X idle temps dropped from 50C to 37C when he closed down the app. We actually proved this out for ourselves as well, as you'll see in the screen shots below. What's odd is that other game store apps, like GOG and Steam, do not show this behavior at all. What exactly could Epic Games Launcher be doing in... Read more...
I now know two weird things about tomatoes: they are technically fruits, and there are two Fortnite challenges about tomatoes this week. Since the launch of Fortnite Season 5, new challenges to grab Battlepass XP have been dropping every week. In week 4, players can collect baskets of tomatoes and dance around an on-fire tomato effigy/cauldron to get their XP. As bizarre as it is, we can show you where to go for these challenges and a nifty tool to guide you through all future challenges. Tomato Baskets This is the least odd challenge this week, which isn’t saying much. In any case, there are three locations northeast of the coliseum where players can grab a basket of tomatoes for 20k Battlepass... Read more...
Though the Marvel Fortnite season has come and gone, it does not mean we cannot still enjoy some Marvel-themed content. Starting today, Fortnite players can “celebrate the legacy of Wakanda’s King with the Wakandan Salute Emote,” which will be free to all who complete the “Wakanda Forever Challenges.” Epic Games has also teased the possibility of a Black Panther skin being announced on a livestream later today at 6:45ET, but we will have to wait and see what happens. Since Marvel’s Black Panther movie and the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman, players have been requesting skins, emotes, and other ways of commemorating the Wakandan king. Now, it seems players... Read more...
Deck the hardrive with loads of games Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la All of which are free to claim Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la I like this song tradition Paul started when the 15 days of free game giveaways on the Epic Games launcher was announced. Anyhow, I digress. Today is a new day, and Epic Games has another free game to give to people who simply log in to the Epic launcher and claim it. Until tomorrow at 11 AM EST, gamers can grab Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty for the low price of free or pick up some other games on sale too. Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is a game released in 2014 from the developer Just Add Water. This free game is tagged as a puzzle, platformer, and action... Read more...
Are you ready to crack some nuts and sleigh some enemies in Fornite this holiday season? What was rumored to be Fortnite’s Winterfest is actually “Operation Snowdown,” with free loot, planes, and much more. You can drop into the fun today through January 5th to “complete Snowmando’s Quests for free Outfits and more, fly planes through the chilly skies, play fan-favorite LTMs, and enjoy the snowy scenery.” Snowmando’s Quests During Operation Snowdown, players will have the opportunity to pick up free rewards for completing different quests for Snowmando. Some of the prizes, shown up above, showcase “the perfectly-wrapped Shield Surprise Back Bling,... Read more...
Sing it with me now—On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a gift card to an online games store and it was awesome! Okay, maybe the lyrics do not actually go that way, but if you are a gamer, this is what you want for the holiday season, free games! That and maybe a fancy new graphics card, but let's not go there. As it applies to free games, Epic Games is going to deliver in, um, epic fashion with 15 days of freebies, and it starts right now. There is a leaked list going around claiming that the first free game is Dying Light, followed by Resident Evil 7, The Witcher 3, and a bunch of other high profile games (Far Cry 5, Monster Hunter World, and so forth). But it is probably... Read more...
Today, Epic Games is bringing Among Us-type gameplay to Fortnite in a limited time mode (LTM) called “The Spy Within.” There will be spies, regular players, and cosmetic loot abound to claim as you play your way through the new gamemode. Let’s look at what this new game mode entails. How To Play If you have ever played or watched someone play Among Us, you will immediately recognize this gamemode, and it is a little sus. All players start a match only knowing their own team. Two of the players, known as “The Spies,” will try to kill all the other players, known as “The Agents,” without revealing themselves. This has to happen before the players complete... Read more...
Perhaps you are a competitive gamer who likes to eke out every last drop of performance when playing games. Maybe you do not have the latest and greatest PC that can play all games fluidly. Either way you play, Epic Games has a new setting for you that should help. Starting today, Fortnite will have a new additional rendering mode called “Performance Mode” that will trade visual quality for higher FPS. According to Epic Games’ blog post, the new mode “offers significant performance gains by trading out visual quality to lower memory usage and lighten the load on CPU and GPU.” All users will have to do is go into settings for Fortnite, finding “Rendering Mode”... Read more...
It is that time of the year to start celebrating the holidays, and Epic Games should be getting into the spirit soon with its annual Fortnite Winterfest. Last year, Winterfest began on December 18th, and we are just six days out from then. And of course, some leaks and information have started to crop up already, so let’s dive into what we know so far about Winterfest 2020. Our first big leak comes from Twitter users @HYPEX and @Mang0e, who found a Christmas teaser trailer via a Russian Fortnite streamer. It shows the possibility of planes returning to the game and brand-new skins. Even though the quality isn’t the best, in the background is what looks like a candy cane cowboy or... Read more...
Early in December, Fortnite Season 5 began, and Epic Games got to bring the Mandalorian to the Fortnite Island in hopes of securing the “zero point.” As the season progresses, more hunters are needed to help save the universe. Last night at the Game Awards, Donald Mustard from Epic Games unveiled the next couple of characters joining the hunter squad in the popular battle royale game. Master Chief The next character from a different reality to come to the Fortnite island is the famed Master Chief from the Halo series. As Epic Games describes, “Hunter of the Covenant and destroyer of the Sacred Rings, few are more qualified to take on the Island’s bounties and the existential... Read more...
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