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Fortnite may soon be coming to a theater near you. A recent report noted that Epic Games is considering producing a Fortnite feature film. They are reportedly developing an entertainment division that will "[focus] on scripted video programming," with the purpose of such a division being to help diversify Epic Games’ brand. Unfortunately, there is little other information about the Fortnite film or any of their other projects at this time. However, there are some possible hints about  who may be involved in the entertainment division. Epic Games has already hired three Lucasfilm veterans. Jason McGatlin was the vice president of Physical Production at Lucasfilm and is now president... Read more...
A court ruling earlier this month wasn't a decisive victory for either Apple or Epic Games regarding the pair's legal battle over App Store payments. While Epic scored a win in allowing app developers to choose alternative payment methods for in-app purchases, it also had to pay Apple 30 percent of its revenues for directing iOS users to the Epic Direct Payment System. In addition, presiding Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers found that Apple was not behaving as an illegal monopolist. Despite the "win" on in-app purchases, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney defiantly stated shortly after the ruling, "Fortnite will return to the iOS App Store when and where Epic can offer in-app payment in fair competition with... Read more...
Just because Epic Games got a big win against Apple in court yesterday doesn't mean that the fight over the developer's cash cow Fortnite on the world's second-biggest mobile platform is over. The ruling wasn't a clean sweep for Epic, but Apple has 90 days to comply with allowing third-party payment methods on its app store in spite of the court's decision that "success is not illegal." There are still several roadblocks to Epic's return to the App Store, and in response to the company's victory, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney took to Twitter to discuss them.  In a series of tweets, Sweeney says that the ruling isn't a win for developers or consumers, but it's hard to see how that's the case. If Epic... Read more...
A couple of the developers behind the popular Among Us game are not real happy with Epic Games right now, after releasing its Fortnite Imposters Limited Time Mode (LTM) this week. As the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and there is a lot of imitation in the video game space. But even the map in Fortnite's new mode is similar. It's not identical in every aspect. Fortnite Impostors supports up to ten players, including eight Agents tasked with maintaining The Bridge, and two Imposters who try to overtake it. In contrast, Among Us can be played with four to 15 players, and up to three imposters, who are randomly chosen at the beginning of each round. "Work together to root... Read more...
With the alien invasion of Fortnite island in full swing, what better way to fight fire with fire with another alien named Clark Kent? With new battle pass quests from Epic Games, players will restore Clark Kent’s memories and unlock his heroic gear. As part of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 Battle Pass, the new Superman quests and rewards tell the tale of the Man of Steel coming to the island. Unfortunately, it appears his memories were stolen from him, and working through quests one through five will help Kent figure out what happened. After that, you can help Superman return to power with several other quests which give extra rewards. Besides the main questline, players can also “unlock... Read more...
Late last month, Epic Games submitted an amended complaint against Google, which ended up being heavily redacted. However, it appears that Google has lifted some of the redactions, giving us a better insight into the arguments at hand, though much has still been left out. In the filing, submitted on August 5th, Epic claims that Google felt threatened by any app store other than Google Play. It was written that “Google has deliberately changed its course of conduct, erecting contractual and technological barriers that foreclose competing ways of distributing apps to Android users.” One such example of this is when Epic struck a deal with OEM OnePlus to make its games available through... Read more...
Fortnite has become quite well known for its interesting and varied collaborations. Their upcoming character additions are a nod to those who are fans of classic fighting games. Fortnite players will be able to purchase Cammy White and Guile from the Street Fighter series.  Both characters and several other related items will be available for purchase on August 7th at 8pm ET. The “Guile Outfit” will include Guile’s classic army fatigues that he wore in the original Street Fighter II. The outfit will also feature a “beach-ready Glistening Guile Variant and K.O. Back Bling.” The “Cammy Outfit” includes Cammy’s original outfit, the Borealis Backer... Read more...
The recently introduced Ferrari 296 GTB is a plug-in Italian hell raiser that will likely set prospective buyers back somewhere north of $300,000. That means my chances of ever owning one are next to zero. If you're in the same boat, fret not—you can at least virtually experience 819 horses pulling the sexy red wagon in Fortnite, where the Ferrari 296 GTB has cruised onto the scene as the game's first licensed vehicle. Sure, plenty of other vehicles have found their way to Fortnite, including taxis, pickup trucks, and even grocery carts. But none up to this point have been real-life, licensed vehicles. That changes right now, with the Ferrari 296 GTB having just been unlocked, provided... Read more...
Fornite was already weird before Chapter 2, Season 7 came along, focusing on an alien invasion of the island. Now, things are going one step further with the introduction of the Inflate-A-Bull, a bizarre object that lets players roll, bounce, and withstand fire while looking like a cow, alongside cow-themed quests. What exactly is going on here? The Inflate-A-Bull is a new inflatable cow suit that bestows users with “cow-like properties,” including being able to roll downhill, jump (or fall) off cliffs without damage, and withstand fire. While the suit could be popped by other players when shot, it could be an over-powered tool in the right circumstances. However, we are unsure what... Read more...
The aliens have invaded Fortnite, and it seems that they have started to abduct people from around the island. One of the Legendary challenges or “Quests” for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 Week 4 is to put up four missing person signs across eight spots in Weeping Woods and Misty Meadows. Completing this task will net you a cool 30,000 XP for your Battle Pass, and we will show you where to go. If you want to start placing missing person signs, there are a few quests ahead of it, but after that, it is as easy as walking up to the designated locations. Then, you need to interact with the spectral signs that indicate where the real ones go. You can follow where to go in the map below:... Read more...
All the way from Asgard, the God of Mischief Loki Laufeyson is joining the Fortnite crew this July in a mashup of the former Marvel season and the current alien-themed season. Starting on June 30th, Fortnite Crew members will be able to grab some Loki-themed gear to wear around the map and cause mayhem with. For the uninitiated, Fortnite Crew is Epic Game’s subscription service for the popular battle royale shooter Fortnite. If you pick it up for $11.99 monthly, you will get the Battle Pass for the full season, 1,000 V-Bucks monthly, and a new monthly crew pack which consists of exclusive outfit bundles. For example, June’s bundle was Cuddle Team Leader as Mecha Cuddle Master. Whatever... Read more...
Aliens have fully invaded Fortnite this season, and players are battling parasites while also trying to communicate with the invaders. This is a lot to take in, so let us take a look at how to take on a parasite and gain some XP for setting up communications with the creatures from outer space… Parasites, The Good Kind? Typically, parasites are a bad thing, but in the case of Fortnite, it appears to be a symbiotic relationship if our biology classes taught us anything. The leech-like alien parasites in the game attach themselves to any living organism in the area, including chickens, boars, wolves, or other players. If the host organism is killed or you stumble upon a green egg that hatches... Read more...
Loot Llamas are a great way to load up on supplies during a Fortnite match. However, they will now run away if you get too close to them instead of remaining motionless as of the latest season. Here is what you need to know about the updated Fortnite Loot Llamas. Loot Llamas will not only flee from players, but are even capable of swimming and teleportation. Players will have thirty seconds to defeat the Loot Llamas before they phase out with a golden glow. Dataminers have discovered that up to five Loot Llamas will spawn during a single match. It is unclear at the moment if they spawn in specific locations or if they will continue to spawn randomly as they have done in previous seasons. ... Read more...
In June, some mysterious crop circles appeared in Fortnite, potentially alluding to the now released Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7. Now, aliens have arrived and are attacking the island vigorously, but you can take them on. Using new characters, weapons, and sheer elbow grease, players can help save the Fortnite island from the alien invaders. The new chapter kicked off with an alien army coming to Fortnite with an "explosive opening attack," as Epic Games explained it. These alien invaders threaten the island, but Fortnite players are not ones to roll over and accept their fate. Under the command of Doctor Slone, the Imagined Order (IO) has decided to fight back against the invaders... Read more...
As computer components get better, so too do the visuals in games like Fortnite. When the new consoles from both Microsoft and Sony came out late last year, Epic Games introduced new visual effects and features to improve the player experience. Now, those upgraded visuals are finally making their way to PC on June 8th with the Fortnite v17.0.0 update. Beginning with Chapter 2, Season 7, players on the Epic quality preset will notice "improved Storm and cloud effects, as well as enhanced simulations for smoke and liquid." Moreover, these players will also see improvements in post-processing and lens flare effects. All of this should culminate in better overall graphics in-game and a better experience,... Read more...
There have been aliens in Fortnite in the past, such as the Xenomorph’s arrival this past February. Now, more aliens may be coming to inhabit Fortnite after leaving mysterious crop circles on the map. Find out where you can find these circles and what they mean below… If you decide to go on the hunt for these crop circles, you will find them at Colossal Crops, where something interesting has happened. The cornfield at the center of the farm has been stripped bare, and in its place is a strange-looking crop circle with some loot, which you can see up above. The crop circles have some unusual runic symbols that do not have any apparent meaning yet. At present, no players have reported... Read more...
The antitrust trial between Apple and Epic Games continues today, and Apple is stepping up its defense of iOS, even if it means knocking some of its other products. Last week, the company made an interestingly timed announcement about how the App Store prevented $1.5 billion in fraud through 2020. Now Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior VP of software engineering, has been brought to the stand to defend the iOS ecosystem’s practices…by throwing macOS under the bus? As a quick refresher, back in August of 2020, Apple kicked Fortnite and subsequently Epic Games out of the App Store for some admittedly deceptive practices. In short, Epic changed Fortnite by adding its own payment... Read more...
Dark Knight fans rejoice, the Batman Zero Point and Fortnite crossover event is officially underway. As part of the collaboration between Epic Games and DC Comics, there are some specialty skins available in the early going, including one for Batman's Wing Glider, and a Rebirth Harley Quinn Outfit. There are a couple of ways you can get them. The quickest way is to read the accompanying Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point comic books. It is a six issue miniseries, and the first two issues are available now. Contained in issue #1, which released on April 20, is a code for the Rebirth Harley Quinn Outfit. And in issue #2, released yesterday, is a code to claim the Batman Zero Wing Glider. Epic Games has... Read more...
The ongoing court case between Epic Games and Apple has been revelatory. Epic Games has revealed that it has intentionally not added Fortnite to Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud). It also does not appear that Epic Games intends to add Fortnite to the service in the future. A deposition was recently made public ahead of the May 3rd trial date. Joe Kreiner, Epic’s vice president of business development, was asked why Fortnite was not available through xCloud. Kreiner responded, “We viewed Microsoft’s efforts with xCloud to be competitive with our PC offerings.” The remainder of his explanation has been redacted. Epic Games is primarily fighting Apple’s resistance... Read more...
Blow your vuvuzelas and get ready for some soccer action in the battle-royale as Epic Games brings Brazilian National Team soccer star Neymar Jr. to this season of Fortnite. If you currently own the battle pass, you can complete a series of new challenges that can unlock the Neymar Jr. skin and a host of accouterments to go with it. Collect The Skins And Cosmetics As with the other characters introduced into Fortnite, Neymar Jr. comes with a set of challenges that net you some pretty sweet soccer-themed swag. You can find the complete list of six challenges below to see what you will be after in-game. Challenge - Prize Talk To An Island Soccer Player – Soccer Ball Emote Toy And Neymar Jr.... Read more...
Epic Games is a massive company, but we already knew that between their battle against Apple and the ability to throw money to the wind with the Epic Games Store and free games. The behemoth gaming company is still chugging forward, though, with a new $1 billion round of funding and an equity valuation of $28.7 billion. This new round of funding, which was announced on Epic's website today, includes Sony Group Corporation, which invested $200 million. Besides Sony, there were also investments from "Appaloosa, Baillie Gifford, Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, GIC, funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, funds and accounts... Read more...
Spring has sprung, and the folks at Epic Games have instituted a new Fortnite limited-time Legendary Quest involving Bouncy Eggs. Given its Legendary status, this quest will only be around for a week, and there are five stage components. Luckily, the eggs can be found all over the island, so stumbling across them shouldn't be too difficult. The first go-around, you'll be tasked with finding 10 of the multi-colored eggs. If you're familiar with collecting other consumables like mushrooms, then you're already one step ahead when it comes to the eggs. Tactical Quaxes pickaxe Once you find 10 eggs, you'll gain 35,000 XP along with a new harvesting tool: the Tactical Quaxes pickaxe. This represents... Read more...
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