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Hackers do not need to bust open a Drama Llama Piñata to get the best loot in Fortnite. Epic Games recently patched a vulnerability that would have granted hackers access to users’ accounts. Nefarious parties would have been able to acquire users’ in-game currency and the last four digits of their credit card. The vulnerability was discovered by Israeli cyber security company Check Point this past November. Epic Games quickly and quietly fixed the issue. They recently remarked, “We thank Check Point for bringing this to our attention. As always, we encourage players to... Read more...
When Epic Games was gearing up to launch Fornite for PC gamers, it decided to bypass the popular Steam store to get around the cut of profits Valve demands. Instead, Epic Games created its own store to peddle Fortnite and was able to keep all the profits for itself. The Epic Games Store is also signing up other developers and publishers who want to sell their games online without having to pay the Steam tax. Steam has a policy that allows gamers to get a refund on games under certain conditions. Epic Games has announced a new revised refund policy for its store, something it needed to compete on... Read more...
Fortnite is raking in money hand over fist, but it is not all peaches and cream for its creator. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) slapped developer Epic Games with an "F" rating, its lowest possible score, over hundreds of unanswered complaints. Nearly 250 complaints have gone unanswered over the past year alone, according to BBB. "A majority of complaints submitted to BBB against Epic Games deal with customer service and refund or exchange issues," BBB wrote. The organization added that it has made numerous attempts to contact Epic Games, but has failed to a receive a response each time. Some... Read more...
When the average American likely thinks of a hardcore gamer, they likely picture some nerdy kid with a beard and a ponytail living in his mom's basement. However, the world of professional Ninja, aka Tyler Blevins, is a 27-year-old Fortnite beast that has not only helped to popularize the incredibly prolific game, but has amassed a huge following on his two social media platforms of choice: YouTube and Twitch. On YouTube, has nearly 21 million subscribers. On Twitch, he has 12.8 million followers. Ninja’s “street cred” skyrocketed back in March 2018 when he teamed up... Read more...
One of the more popular console bundles during the holiday season was the Fortnite Xbox One S bundle, which sold for $299. Some people who purchased the console bundle felt like the description, which stated that it included the "Full Game + Game Adds Ons," was misleading. Some buyers of the bundle argue that the "Full Game" verbiage led them to believe that not only was the free-to-play Fortnite Battle Royale mode included, but also the paid Save the World mode. What the bundle included was the free-to-play game, Eon cosmetic bundle, and in-game currency. Epic Games has now posted a response to... Read more...
For some people, it's the snowflakes that fall in December (or maybe even November) that put them in the holiday mood, depending on where they live. Others are mesmerized by all the Christmas programming on TV—A Christmas Carol, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, and yes, Die Hard. If you're just not feeling it this year, though, Fortnite's Season 7 trailer might do the trick. I'm acutely aware of how odd that sounds. Fortnite is battle royal shooter, after all, and a very popular one at that (the most popular battle royal shooter, in fact). From grocery carts to rocket launchers, there... Read more...
One of the reasons why Fortnite continues to be so popular is because developer Epic Games is putting in a lot of man- and woman-hours updating the title, constantly adding new features and stomping out bugs nearly as quickly as they appear (there's a lesson here, Bethesda). That's the case with the latest update, which also introduces some performance enhancements on various devices. On select iPhones, for example, there is an option to run the game at 60 frames per second. The Fortnite version 6.31 patch apparently includes optimizations for Apple's burly A12 Bionic silicon, as found on the recently... Read more...
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...
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