The rivalry between Xbox and PlayStation gamers is nothing new, but it seems that Epic could actually be actively encouraging it. In the latest update to the game that bumps it up to version 8.10 (via Engadget), the game will now automatically group Xbox One and PS4 gamers together where they will then battle against each other.
Last year Hasbro announced that they would be making a series of Nerf guns based on Fortnite. This isn’t the first time that Hasbro has collaborated with video game developers, as previously they had created some Nerf guns based on Blizzard’s Overwatch franchise. For those who are looking forward to these toys, you’ll be pleased to learn that they will be made available for purchase next month.
Last year Epic announced their plans to launch their own digital game storefront where it would play host to their own games as well as games from other developers. It seemed like quite a daunting task to challenge Valve’s Steam platform which has become the default storefront for most, but it seems to be working.
If a feature that you think is missing from Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale is spectator mode, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Epic will be adding the feature to the game in the future. This is according to an email that Epic is said to be sending out to select Fortnite players were they were inviting them to take part in a private testing session.
Violence in video games has always been a somewhat controversial topic as there have been debates going back and forth as to whether or not it contributes to real-life violence. More recently it seems that some teachers are starting to blame Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale for the increased violence that they are seeing in schools.
If you’re a casual gamer, sometimes when balancing patches are released for games, you might not feel the differences too much. Usually this affects professional/competitive gamers more who care about min-maxing their stats and characters because even the slightest change can affect your gameplay.
Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale is making the company a ton of money, despite it being a free game. This revenue is generated by selling in-app purchases such as costumes. However it seems that a chunk of this change could actually be used by criminals to help launder their money.
One of the things that makes Epic’s Fortnite so relatable to the current generation is that it features and uses dance moves that are popular. However it seems that more than a few celebrities who helped popularize those dance moves aren’t too thrilled with Epic using them without their permission.
These days whenever games are launched on PC, it’s almost always guaranteed that you will be able to find it on Steam. This is because Steam has established themselves as the platform for distributing PC games, thanks to features like a friends list, the ability to read reviews and give reviews all in one place, gifting, and so on.
Every now and then we come across a game that for some reason has the ability to generate a truckload of cash. Back in the day we had titles like Angry Birds, then there was that cult indie hit Flappy Bird, then there was Candy Crush, and in recent times, Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale is taking the cake.
As some of you might have heard by now, Epic has recently chosen to launch its own storefront where it will play host to their own games as well as games belonging to other developers. We imagine that the company is probably trying to take on the likes of Valve’s Steam platform, which at the moment is more or less the de facto store for PC gaming.
Last month in an update to Fortnite Battle Royale on iOS devices, Epic made it so that the game would run at a buttery smooth 60 FPS. However this only applied to Apple’s latest iPhones, the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max. So what about the previous year’s iPhone, like the iPhone X?
Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale has certainly blown up to very epic proportions in terms of popularity and how it fits into pop culture today. So much so that we can’t say we’re surprised that Epic is trying to milk the hell out of it as the company has since launched the official Fortnite merch store.
When Epic first launched Fortnite Battle Royale for Android, the system requirements needed for the game was somewhat strict and was pretty much limited to handsets powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset or later. However if you have a mid-range Android phone, not to worry as Fortnite will now support more devices.