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If you're a fan of both the National Football League and Fortnite (and who isn't), Epic Games has a treat in store for you this week. The company has announced a partnership with the NFL that will see all 32-team uniforms available to Fortnite players starting Friday, November 9th at 7pm EST. The outfits will be available directly from the Fortnite Item Shop, and in addition to the official NFL teams, there will be a separate "unique" Fortnite team outfit as well. You'll be able to pick a player number from 1 through 99, allowing you to have some semblance to your favorite gridiron bruiser.... Read more...
When Epic Games' Fortnite first came to the Android ecosystem, it was an exclusive only for the Galaxy Note 9 for a limited time. Samsung and Epic Games still have a close relationship and Samsung device owners will be getting some new exclusive Fortnite goodies. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or Tab S4 owners playing Fortnite will get a Galaxy-themed harvesting tool, glider, and back bling. These items are in addition to the Samsung Galaxy-themed skin that was offered last month. Samsung also offered players a chance to highlight their best gaming moments while using the exclusive skin for a... Read more...
What do you do when you have a massively successful game franchise on your hands? You monetize it with offline products, of course! Epic Games needs no such lesson in these things. It's already teamed up with Hasbro to bring Fortnite to the Monopoly board, and coms next summer, the first of several Nerf blasters built after in-game counterparts will be available. Hasbro provided an early look at the upcoming Fortnite AR-L Blaster. It's a colorful contraption, just like the one in the game, except now Fortnite fans will be able to physically touch it. The upcoming blaster features rapid-fire motorized... Read more...
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...
Sony has not exactly been a champion of supporting multiplayer gameplay across different platforms, otherwise known as crossplay. If there was a time and place to reverse course, it would be now, in Fortnite, the world's most popular battle royale shooter. Sony is sticking to its guns, however, drawing ire from not just gamers, but also Microsoft. Fortnite is a veritable cash cow for developer Epic Games, and part of the game's success is its availability on so many different platforms—PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. And for the most part, players on one platform can... 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...
It seems ridiculous that in this day and age of video gaming, cross-play support isn't a standard feature across the board. Things have improved, sure, but there is still a long way to go. One of the holdouts is Sony, and if you were hoping the company would change its mind in the wake of increased pressure, you're going to be disappointed. Cross-play just isn't something Sony feels compelled to promote at this point. The reason for this is almost definitely financial, though you won't hear Sony say that directly. Instead, Sony's new chief executive officer Kenichiro Yoshida emphasized at IFA 2018... 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...
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