Showing posts with label Epic Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Epic Games. Show all posts

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Fortnite: Battle Royale for Mobile Announced

From 2017, battle royale has become such a trend that almost all major developers are either including or considering introducing a battle royale mode to their video games. One of the games that truly redefined the genre was third person last-man-standing shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds from last year. The only other game that gave PUBG any type of competition was co-op sandbox survival Fortnite's standalone Battle Royale mode.

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Fortnite: Battle Royale for Mobile Announced

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Even though Fortnite: Battle Royale has done nothing that matches the grade where PUBG has reached, it sure has risen to popularity in comparison to other games like H1Z1: King of the Kill, Last Man Standing and The Culling. Also, they are the ones who introduced their game made it to the consoles before PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and since they did it first, PUBG developer Bluehole couldn't take any legal action.

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Fortnite: Battle Royale's developer Epic Games didn't just stop after entering the console world. In fact, they just confirmed that they are bringing the game to mobile devices. Fortnite will soon be available on iOS phones and tablets with keeping content and gameplay exactly same as PC and console versions. Android support is likely to arrive shortly within the next few months. Players who are eager to enjoy the game on their mobiles can sign up for the upcoming iOS invite event on Monday.

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Sign-Up For iOS Invite Event

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Epic Games also added that cross play support for Fortnite: Battle Royale on iOS devices will be available as well. That means whether you and your squad are either on iOS, Mac, PC or PlayStation 4, you can all enjoy the experience of battle royale together. While Android debut of the game is still pending, players on Xbox One are not included in this cross play list. This might have something to do with Sony's decision for not joining cross-platform play initiative.

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With their fellow business rival Bluehole already bringing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for mobile, it was about time that Epic Games made their right move. Plus, this is an appropriate idea in current times, because when game like Minecraft was ported to mobile, it just gained millions of new players. Many people may think of it as attending to another commercial agenda but if done right, the initiative can be a successor to many upcoming hit-franchises.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Fortnite Season 3 Battle Pass Announced

Aside from trying to give PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds a run for their money, Epic Games have launched Fortnite Battle Royale Season 3 and the new Battle Pass. There are some pretty cool features and improvements for the betterment of your battle royale experience. Season 3 Battle Pass will be available for only 950 V-Bucks and stuffs like emotes, gliders and outfits are just waiting for you to collect.

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Fortnite Season 3 Battle Pass Announced

A trailer from Epic Games for Battle Pass Season 3 of Fortnite's Battle Royale mode is recently released highlighting key-aspects of it.

The v.3.0.0 update of Fortnite lets you play the game in 60 FPS mode for all major consoles and with that, PC gamers are not the only privileged group to enjoy those higher frame-rates. Now, those Victory Royales can be celebrated in clearer resolution served in absolute smoothness. You can just snap between this 60 FPS mode and your regular 30 FPS graphics at any time during the game. Epic Games is still working on it to improve this tweak for players.

One of the key-thing you do for survival in Battle Royale mode is to build and we need not to discuss it why! Building is no longer boring and tiresome task anymore. Now the system has been improved so that you can keep building by just holding a button. Also, you can just continue your build through a tree on the way or almost anything and that is how life is easier than before.

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Brand-New Hoverboard

The main co-op sandbox survival game mode "Save the World" gets a new Hoverboard for your transport. Now you can navigate through the map surfing without using any stamina and complete your quest objectives faster than ever. The only downside of it is that that you will need three seconds to summon the board and if you take any damage as you surf, you will just get knocked off. Update v.3.0.0 also brings new Heroes and weapons with Lunar New Year series of quests.

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PlayStation Plus Celebration Pack

Fortnite Season 3 Battle Pass adds tiers and that makes a total of 100! According to Epic Games, you can unlock everything there is in the same amount of time that you needed to complete the Season 2 Battle Pass, which is a rough estimate of 75-150 hours. Purchasing tiers using V-Bucks will unlock them fast though. There is a Celebration Pack containing a glider and new outfit for Fortnite Battle Royale on PlayStation Store that PlayStation Plus members can get for FREE!

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Mission Specialist Outfit!

The Season 3 Battle Pass will grant you a bunch of free items and in-game rewards when you purchase it and you will get the Mission Specialist Outfit. Better yet, you can buy the Battle Bundle for 2,800 V-Bucks, which contains the Season 3 Battle Pass and 25 tiers of items. For 150 V-Bucks per tiers, you can also pick them separately if you will. Don't forget to pick your Back Blings and other items to customize your character.

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Update V.3.0.0 Brings New Weapons

Fortnite Battle Royale is a standalone mode of survival game Fortnite from Epic Games, available for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Currently, the battle royale is free-to-play 100-player PvP mode and Save the World mode is still on Early Access. If you have Xbox Live Gold membership, you might as well as give the game a try along with various Founders Packs of Fortnite at Xbox Store for a great discount this week.