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Sing it with us: Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Fortnite, happy birthday do you! That's right, the world's most popular battle royale game is turning one-year-old, and to celebrate the occasion, Epic Games has launched a new patch (version 5.10) that introduces a bunch of goodies... Read more...
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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"... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more...
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