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Houseparty Video Chat App Acquired By Epic Games
Houseparty, a popular group video chat app, has been bought by Fortnite developer Epic Games. The former officially confirmed its acquisition today. It’s not surprising that this has happened given that Houseparty has recently introduced some gaming-related features for its platform such as screen sharing and integrated games. The company had also mentioned earliert his year that its app was being used by people to chat with their friends while […]

Epic Destroys Tilted Towers In Fortnite
One of the most popular drop locations in the most popular battle royale title has now been destroyed by the developer. Epic does change Fornite’s environment often but Tilted Towers remained untouched. That has finally changed with a weeks-long in-game event ending in the destruction of Tilted Towers.

Epic Adding HoloLens Support To Unreal Engine
Microsoft unveiled its new HoloLens 2 mixed reality headset today and while this product has never been a bonafide gaming platform, the company is working to lay the foundations for the future. Epic Games has announced today that it’s adding support for the HoloLens platform to its Unreal Engine 4. It’s the underlying technology that powers a long list of flagship games and 3D productivity applications.

Fortnite Is Hosting A Marshmello Concert
Fancy attending a concert of the EDM artist and producer Marshmello? You don’t have to shell out a couple of hundred bucks for a ticket, just head over to the football field in Pleasant Park. If that makes no sense, you need to play Fortnite.

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Fortnite Will No Longer Have Blind Loot Boxes In Save The World
Epic is making a significant change for loot boxes in its Save the World PvE mode. The developer has always kept blind loot boxes out of the battle royale mode and it’s now doing the same thing for Save the World as well. Players will be able to see what they’ll get in a loot box prior to spending 50 V-Bucks on it.

New Fortnite Vehicle Release Has Been Delayed
Epic Games teased a new Fortnite vehicle recently which seems to look like a snowboard. The developer has now confirmed that it won’t be releasing this vehicle, called the Driftboard, with the upcoming Fortnite patch. A snowboard-like vehicle seems an appropriate addition to this insanely popular game ahead of the upcoming holiday season.

Fortnite's Cross-Platform Tools Offered To Other Developers For Free
Fortnite battle royale is a massive cross-platform hit. The title is available on a variety of gaming and mobile platforms. The underlying software infrastructure which supports this cross-platform behemoth is quite complex and Epic would be justified in keeping it closed. It’s not doing that, though, as Epic has said that it’s going to offer all of the underlying software and tools to other developers for free.

Epic Games Store To Offer A Free Game Every Two Weeks
Epic recently announced the launch of its own online game store which it says will provide a fairer deal to game developers with 88 percent revenue sharing. To further entice PC gamers to get their games from its online store, Epic has announced that it will be offering a free game every two weeks through the Epic Games Store.

Fortnite Creative Mode Adds A Touch Of Minecraft
Epic Games announced today that the next major mode adds a touch of Minecraft to Fortnite, its most popular game. The Fortnite Creative mode arrives as part of the game’s seventh season and puts an emphasis on building instead of battling. Epic says that the mode provides users with a brand new way to experience Fortnite.

Epic Games Store Will Be Released For Android In 2019
Unreal engine developer Epic Games has revealed that it’s setting up its own online store for selling games. The Epic Games Store will initially be released for titles meant for the PC and Mac but the company has confirmed that the store will be released for Android as well in 2019.

Fortnite Developer Epic Games Is Launching Its Own Steam Rival
Epic Games, best known for developing the battle royale behemoth Fortnite and the Unreal engine, today announced that it’s launching its own online game store. Many are viewing this as a Steam rival which Epic Games says will be fairer to developers. It’s apparently going to be offering 88 percent revenue share.

Fortnite Boasts 200 Million Players
To say that Fortnite is a popular game would be a massive understatement. The title has become an absolute phenomenon, taking on a life of its own. So it’s certainly not surprising to see that it has achieved another major milestone. Fortnite now boasts more than 200 million players across the globe. This is a massive achievement when you compare this figure to what it was back in March this […]

Fortnite 'Winter Royale' Is A $1 Million Tournament Open To All Players
The next major tournament series for Fornite isn’t going to be limited to professional players. “Winter Royale” is the next major competition for this popular title with a prize pool of $1 million. The best part is that any and all players can compete for a chance to win cash prizes.

Fortnite Save The World Free-To-Play Launch Delayed To 2019
The free-to-play launch of Save the World, Fortnite’s FvE mode, is not going to happen this year despite expectations. The developer Epic Games has confirmed that this mode’s free-to-play launch will now take place in 2019. It says that the need for “features, reworks, and backend system scaling” has compelled it to delay the launch to next year.

Fortnite's Latest Event Rewards Creators When You Buy In-Game Gear
Fortnite is one of the most popular titles on the planet right now and a darling of game streamers on Twitch and YouTube. Epic Games wants more and more gamers to stream Fortnite which will only increase the game’s popularity so it has announced a new event called Support-A-Creator. It will be paying streamers on Twitch and YouTube whenever someone buys in-game gear.

Fortnite Drum Gun Has Been Retired
Fortnite fans who play the game often will be well aware of the Drum Gun. It was one of the most powerful guns in the game. Note the use of was in that sentence but this gun is no more. Epic Games has retired Fortnite’s Drum Gun as part of a minor update that’s rolling out for one of the most popular games on the planet right now.

Fortnite Performance Fix For iPhone And iPad Promised
Fortnite, one of the most popular games on the market right now, is available for a variety of devices including the iPhone and iPad. Many players on iOS have been complaining about performance issues with the title and they will be happy to know that the developer Epic Games has acknowledged the matter and promised to provide a fix in the coming days.

Improved Fortnite Competitive Features Will Arrive This Fall
Epic Games, the developer of the most popular title on the planet, has confirmed that the Fortnite competitive mode is going to arrive this fall. With Epic increasingly spending huge amounts of money on Fortnite competitions, it obviously serves its own interests to improve the title and make it better suited to gaming competitions because things are far from ideal on that front for Fortnite right now.

Fortnite Season 5 Adds Golf Carts, Desert Locations, And More
Fortnite is unquestionably the most popular game on the planet right now. Millions of people will be delighted to find out that Epic Games has finally revealed more details about the fifth season of Fortnite. Fortnite season 5 is finally here and it brings a host of new content including but not limited to golf cars, new locations, weapons, vehicles, and mechanics.

PUBG Fortnite Lawsuit Has Been Dropped
Bluehole’s Korean subsidiary PUBG recently filed a lawsuit against Epic Games for similarities between Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, two insanely popular battle royale titles. In an interesting turn of events, the PUBG Fortnite lawsuit has been dropped, but there’s nothing to suggest that a settlement has been reached between PUBG and Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite.