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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...
Epic Games is raking so much cash from Fortnite that it has decided to take a smaller slice of sales from creators in the Unreal Engine Marketplace. Instead of the previous 70 percent (developers) / 30 percent (Epic Games) split, Epic Games is reducing its cut to just 12 percent, effectively giving developers a raise to 88 percent. It gets even better. The new, more generous split not only applies to current and future sales, but past ones as well. Epic Games is retroactively applying the 88 percent rate to previous transactions that date all the way back toe the Unreal Engine Marketplace's launch... Read more...
The latest patch to Fortnite introduces the fifth season to the immensely popular battle royale shooter. Worlds collide in new season, following a rip in the sky caused by a rocket launch event that appears to be messing with time and space—Doc Brown would have a field day with this one, and would certainly appreciate that the wild west is part of the action. "Viking ships, desert outposts, and ancient statues have appeared across the island. Hop in an All Terrain Kart (ATK) with your squad and uncover all-new mysteries and locations that await. Tell me, partner...do ya feel lucky? Test that... Read more...
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more...
Sony has been come under increasing pressure due to its unflinching policy of blocking PlayStation 4 cross-play with other consoles (i.e. the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch). In the past, this policy has drawn complaints from gamers, but nothing like what we've seen with Fortnite. Gamer outrage has been immense since cross-play is not only impossible between the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, but cross-progression has also been banned.  Fortunately, it appears that Sony may be willing to cave in slightly when it comes to cross-play with the world's most popular game. Shawn Layden,... 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... 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... Read more...
When it come to its mega-hit Fortnite, Epic ties to keep details surrounding the game and upcoming features pretty close to the vest. That's why Epic is not at all pleased about the alleged leak of Fortnite information by quality assurance contractor Thomas Hannah. The information was leaked via reddit and confirmed where exactly the comet that was spied in the skies over Tilted Towers would strike. Since the comet was over Tilted Towers, gamers thought that was the target. The true target was Dusty Depot (turning it into Dusty Divot) and Hannah is said to have worked with a third-party to... Read more...
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