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Fortnite fans who missed out on the special "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" event can now catch a look at what the Fortnite X Star Wars gameplay will include. The big draw here is that players get to duke it out with lightsabers in melee combat and shoot enemies with First Order blasters. The gameplay video seen below shows massive Imperial starships hovering in the sky and TIE fighters zooming around and trying to bring down the Millennium Falcon while the iconic Star Wars music plays in the background. The gameplay footage does show that players will be able to deflect projectiles from the blasters using their lightsabers, as Jedi can do in the film series. We also see Storm Tropers on the... Read more...
The new 11.30 update for Fortnite has arrived, and with it comes a bunch of new stuff and the usual round of bug fixes. In addition, however, data miners have busted out their snow shovels and plowed through the codebase to uncover some winter-themed goodies, including a whole bunch of new skins and items. Let's start with the official information. Epic Games has introduced a Split Screen mode in Battle Royale, in which players can play Duos or Squads with a friend on the same PlayStation 4 or Xbox One consoles. The developer notes this is an early release and a work in progress, and is asking players to report any bugs via the in-game feedback tool. You can also now preview what's in the Shop... Read more...
Epic Games had hoped Google would reconsider taking less than a 30 percent cut from in-game app purchases if it were to make its highly popular Fortnite game available in the Play Store, but Google took a pin to the developer's balloon and said in no uncertain terms it is not going to happen—the rate would be 30 percent, just as it is for every other developer. There are exceptions to that rate, but mainly for subscription services. Netflix and Hulu, for example, are both subjected to a 15 percent royalty. Those and other similar apps primarily deal with subscriptions, though, which is why they qualify for the reduced rate. Fortnite, on the other hand, rakes in piles of cash through in-game... Read more...
Epic Games, the creator of the incredibly popular game Fortnite, has had a former news anchor, Matthew Geiler, threaten to sue it and send a cease and desist over a dancing emote that was part of the Fortnitemares Halloween event. Geiler created a character called "Dancing Pumpkin Man" during his time on-air that shows him dancing in front of a generic graveyard scene in a black unitard wearing a pumpkin mask. Geiler says in the cease and desist letter that the company is using his character's likeness without permission and threatened to sue Epic Games. However, Epic has asked a New York Federal Judge to declare that the dancing pumpkin feature "Pump It Up" doesn't infringe on the copyright... Read more...
Epic Games has announced that fans of Fortnite will get the opportunity to use DirectX 12 in v11.20 of the game. The game will still require a graphics card that runs DX11, but the option of using newer tech in DX12 will become available with this latest release. Epic says that PC gamers with high-end GPUs that support DX12 may experience higher and steadier frame rates during gameplay, which is always welcome news. DX12 can offer higher and steadier frame rates by delivering better CPU performance that allows for the rendering chores to be distributed across multiple cores. Epic says that in the future, it will add features to Fortnite that are only made possible with DX12. The game developers... Read more...
When it comes to Fortnite, the biggest streamer out there is Ninja. Ninja, whose real name is Tyler Blevins, has spoken out about the lifetime ban handed down by Epic Games to FaZe Jarvis Khattri, a fellow professional Fortnite player who's more of a creator type. Ninja feels like a permanent ban is too harsh for a professional gamer. Jarvis wasn't caught using aimbot cheats in a professional match or tournament; he was banned for using a cheat in a regular match while making a video. Ninja said in one of his streams that Jarvis was a "stupid kid" who made a "stupid decision" and that he feels a permanent ban is "just silly." Ninja said at one point in the stream that content creators like Jarvis... Read more...
Fortnite has been massively popular title for gamers both young and old (and everyone in between), and has been a huge money generator for its developer, Epic Games. Fortnite is also very lucrative for the professional players who excel at the game and compete in various tournaments. Epic takes cheating very seriously in Fortnite, even if the cheating doesn't occur in competitive modes or during major tournaments. However, one professional gamer from FaZe Clan has found this out the hard way after he uploaded videos of himself using a cheat. The gamer is Jarvis, and he uploaded videos of himself playing the game to his YouTube channel. The uploading of the videos and the use of the cheat software... Read more...
Epic Games likes to hold Fortnite special events to celebrate holidays, and one of the traditional celebrations is Fortnitemares for Halloween. Epic tweeted that this year's Fortnitemares event kicks off at 9 AM ET today. That is several hours later than when Fortnite usually adds updates, which is nice because it prevents players from having to stay up late or get up early. It's hard for Fortnite to keep any secrets these days with people combing through the game code to find hints at what is coming. As for what is expected in the event this year, it will likely follow the same pattern as Fortnitemares in years past. That will mean a smattering of skins and new cosmetic items, which... Read more...
Fortnite Chapter 2 was recently released and featured several changes and surprises for longtime fans. Epic Games teased the new chapter with a few trailers, but several trade secrets were also revealed by a leaker. Epic Games has decided to sue the former employee that leaked information about Fortnite Chapter 2. Epic Games has filed a civil lawsuit against former employee Ronald Sykes with the District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Sykes was a “User Experience” tester and was able to play Fortnite Chapter 2 before it was released to the public. Sykes tweeted on his main account that he had “played S11 and can tell you the new stuff”. He then proceeded... Read more...
Fortnite fans have been enjoying Chapter 2 along with the new map and challenges that came with it. New challenges have landed, and one of them has players hiding out in spots around the map to jump out and kill your opponents. The ability to utilize hideouts is a new mechanic in Chapter 2, and Epic Games wants people to use it. For the challenge, all you have to do is slink out into the environment and find either a dumpster or a bale of hay and hide. To use one of the hideouts, all players need to do is find one, walk up to it, and then interact with it. There are multiple hideouts around the map.  Players will need to hide in a hideout in three different matches to complete the challenge.... Read more...
Things have been rather strange in Fortnite as of late, with Season 10 ending in a bizarre black hole that kicked players out of the game for a long while. When the game finally came back, Fortnite Chapter 2 was born like the big bang, with a completely new map and of course the challenges continue. The first of the new challenges for Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 1, is to find the letter "F" as the first step in an ongoing challenge to collect all the letters needed to spell "Fortnite." As with Fortnite challenges in past seasons, the hardest part of the new challenge is finding the letter. Finding it is also doubly-difficult, when you consider the map is entirely new. The good news is that if... Read more...
After more than a day of downtime, the black hole in Fortnite has closed, the servers have been flipped back on, and Chapter 2 is now live. The second chapter brings with it a fresh map to explore with more than a dozen new locations (or exactly a baker's dozen, if you prefer), new weapons and vehicles, and...fishing! Wait, fishing? Yes! Water is not in short supply in Chapter 2 with a bunch of lakes spread about, and so there are plenty of opportunities to hop in a motorboat, swim, catch fish, and basically get your feet wet on the new map (figuratively and literally). Epic Games is taking somewhat of a gamble by casting the old map into the ether and herding millions of players into the new... Read more...
Earlier today, we reported that Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 1 is set to kick off tomorrow morning, aka Taco Tuesday. We’ve previously seen a few grainy images concerning what to expect from this new chapter including an all-new map and boats for players to ride in. Now, we’re getting a relatively extensive look at the game courtesy of a leaked trailer that found its way to the internet via a tweet (before being swiftly deleted). The trailer confirms that this is an all new map complete with a fishing pond, a waterfall, a river (which we saw in the previous leak), and the aforementioned boats. The boats especially look wicked cool with room for four players. There also appears... Read more...
Over the weekend, Fortnite in its entirety was sucked into a black hole, leaving everyone clamoring for when they’d be able to rejoin one of the most popular games on the planet. Logging into the game currently only displays a black hole, and all of Epic Games’ social media accounts have gone radio silent. The only thing left for gamers to do is to play a minigame that is activated with the Konami Code. But Epic can’t leave gamers in a lurch for too long – the software developer is going to need to bring Fortnite back online sometime soon. Thanks to some super sleuthing by hardcore enthusiasts, we have an idea of when the game will return. Fortnite gaming extraordinaire... Read more...
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