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

Friday, June 1, 2018

Fortnite Is Coming to Nintendo Switch

The biggest games in the world, Fortnite may be coming to the fastest growing Nintendo console.

Only a day before, we've learnt from a leak that popular Battle Royale shooter Fortnite is coming to Nintendo Switch virtual console. The leaked image showing a list of unannounced games for Switch showed up on image-board site 4chan. Recently, Game Content Rating Classification Committee of South Korea have rated a Switch version of the game, which definitely means it is not a hoax and will probably be announced on Nintendo's E3 2018 Nintendo Direct.

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Fortnite Is Coming to Nintendo Switch

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A number of upcoming Switch ports were on that list, which a guy working on showroom displays for E3 2018 apparently took a picture of and then leaked it to the image-board forum site earlier. To be honest, it looks legit than most fake leaks out there. If that booth layout is genuine then Dragon Ball FighterZ from Bandai Namco, FIFA 19, arcade-hit title Killer Queen Black, party cooking game Overcooked! 2, free-to-play shooter Paladins from Hi-Rez Studios and Starlink: Battle for Atlas from Ubisoft is also on their way to Switch.

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Fortnite Switch Rating

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Even though, Epic Games is currently in a legal situation with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds regarding copyright violation, they still rule the genre in terms of popularity and growing audience. Aside from reigning as the most-played multiplayer game, Fortnite Battle Royale has received recognition from mainstream media when rapper Drake decided to join for a game. It was only a matter of time that this massive franchise now has joined Nintendo Switch to create more hype.

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Epic Games' widely renowned free-to-play multiplayer shooter Fortnite gained insane level of popularity when it hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles after debuting on Mac and PC. An iOS version is already live and the title will soon come to Android as well. So, being ported to Nintendo Switch will finally let the game rule all available platform for gaming. Players owning a next-gen gaming console from Nintendo will now be able to enjoy this third-person shooter as much as they want.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Fortnite for Nintendo Switch Leaked

Epic Games' massively popular battle royale shooter Fortnite coming to Nintendo’s Switch console soon.

After conquering almost every gaming platform available out there as well as live streaming video platforms like Twitch and YouTube, Fortnite is reportedly heading for Nintendo Switch according to a recent leak. A brand-new image has popped up on image-board site 4chan lately that showcases a number of Switch ports waiting to be announced at E3 2018 booth. One of the biggest titles from that list is none other than Epic Games' insanely popular free-to-play multiplayer shooter Fortnite.

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Fortnite for Nintendo Switch Leaked

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Fortnite has been creating a lot of buzz recently and after debuting on Mac and PC, they even hit both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. It's been only a short while that they have launched on iOS, with an Android release expecting to land this summer. It even managed to leave its biggest and primary competitor PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds behind by a huge number, whether it is on popularity, current player count or even revenue stream from various media.

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Nintendo Switch E3 2018 Games Leak

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After the game successfully lands on Switch, it will truly triumph over every major platform. Aside from this popular Battle Royale game, there were a few other big-name E3 2018 games listed from third-party developers for Nintendo Switch virtual console. Bandai Namco's Dragon Ball FighterZ tops the list, then came football simulator FIFA 19, one popular arcade title re-branded as Killer Queen Black, party cooking game Overcooked! 2, another free-to-play shooter Paladins and action-adventure Starlink: Battle for Atlas.

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We did not include the name of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate on the list above for obvious reason as it was already announced earlier this month. Mario Tennis Aces is seemingly the only first party game from this leak that Nintendo is bringing on E3, which is quite unusual. Since there is no other Battle Boyale games currently on Switch port, Epic Games has made a well devised move to seize momentum on this trendy platform and score a big time competition here!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

PUBG Corp Suing Epic Games For Copyright

Developers of Fortnite have been accused of copying from rival title PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

After throwing accusations for copying their game, developer studio PUBG Corporation has finally filed a lawsuit against Epic Games for copyright infringement. PUBG Corp is a subsidiary for Korea-based publisher Bluehole that is responsible for multiplayer online battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Although PUBG has introduced the concept of last-man-standing shooter in video games, their main competitor Fortnite is currently ruling everywhere!

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PUBG Corp Suing Epic Games For Copyright

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This is not the first time the accuser has claimed for their designs or intellectual property being copied by Epic Games for their Fortnite Battle Royale, which eventually became more popular. Back in January, the company filed an injunction against Epic Games Korea for supposed copyright violation. The accused company has not made any comment on the lawsuit yet and Seoul Central District Court will decide whether or not they have copied aspects from PUBG.

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Both Fortnite and PUBG have millions of players engaged in online multiplayer battles these days. Originally inspired from a Japanese thriller film Battle Royale, PUBG debuted in March 2017 on Steam's Early Access before being fully released on December, 2017 for PC and Xbox One. Then Fortnite's Battle Royale mode was released by Epic Games in September when their "Free The World" PvE mode was constantly failing to get any footing or recognition.

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Fortnite: Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup

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Because of their free-to-play nature, it soon gained huge popularity and a massive fan-following, which their rival game was lacking. They were also making some sweet cash out of micro-transaction for cosmetic items. While Fortnite was breaking into mainstream media with guest appearance from rapper Drake or having a timed crossover event on the release of Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was slowly dying for their compatibility problem, lack of optimization and loads of bugs.

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Despite sharing traits like dropping 100 players into a selected map to survive till the last person or a team, Fortnite also pushes you to build fort and craft various items for better defense, which is completely absent in PUBG. Although, they have no problem with Epic Games adapting a Battle Royale mode for their game, PUBG Corp is concerned with Fortnite trying to repeat what they did to deliver similar experience to players and they already pay a huge buck to them as royalties for using Unreal Engine 4.

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PUBG Revolutionized Battle Royale

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Considering those above mentioned points, it really seems very inconsiderate for Epic to using intellectual properties of their client. Since, Fortnite Battle Royale is free-to-play, PUBG is currently struggling to even retain their spot on the competition. However, people will still abandon the game if they do not prioritize fixing tons of existing problems their community has been complaining about from the very beginning.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Epic Games Will Arrange Fortnite Esports

Epic Games will be giving up a prize pool worth of $100M for Fortnite’s first year of esports tournaments.

With rising popularity of their free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite, developer Epic Games announced for an Esports tournament for a prize pool worth $100 million. They will have a competitive season from 2018 to 2019 for their insanely popular third-person shooter. So, they are inviting the best players to take part in this arrangement to take a shot at the grand prize. Fortnite Battle Royale will be the main focus of the challenge and skilled players will be pitted against each other.

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Epic Games Will Arrange Fortnite Esports

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Epic Games have yet not specified when these competitions will begin but they have stated last month that, during E3 2018 in June, they will kick-start 100-person tournament which will be called Fortnite Party Royale. The developers were also not very specific about how they are planning to play it out except the mention of trying to do something out of the box. So, they might actually be up to something and may even break the traditional inspiration for such contests.

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One thing is certain about their intention and that is to make this experience a great fun for both players and spectators. Looks like, they are finally close to bridge the gap between professional players and viewers enjoying the game as their favorite players broadcast on Twitch with this deal. The UMG’s Friday Fortnite competition is already being organized to bring together gaming personalities from Twitch and YouTube in a race to get the most number of kills.

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Through Early Access, Fortnite debuted for PC on July, 2017 and then Mac, PlayStation 4 as well as Xbox One eventually saw the release. Quickly taking over the popularity of last-man-standing shooter, the game even gave PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds a tough run for their money. After conquering online streaming platforms, they sure are looking for playing in big leagues as it seems. If you are a huge fan of the title, its time you try to cash in your skills on Fortnite.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Fortnite: Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup

With the release of Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos has already taken down The Avengers while wiping out half the universe and now, he has set his sight for Fortnite Battle Royale. If you play your part just right then you can also become The Mad Titan wielding his Infinity Gauntlet. Despite the game releasing a variety of skins that looks like many familiar characters like John Wick or Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy, this is the first-ever major crossover for Fortnite and is going to last for a limited time.

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Fortnite: Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup

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Witness how you can rule battleground maps of Fortnite as Thanos in the Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup.




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With collaboration with Marvel Studios, Epic Games have now added Thanos and he appears in a special mode called Infinity War. This one comes with their weekly update 1.59 and possibly one of the weirdest modes ever. Although, you don't immediately become the only survivor of the match or just as he likes to balance everything, The Mad Titan does not wipe out half the participants upon finding the Gauntlet but does gets into a rage of destruction or players can do that with him.

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There is no rocket science behind this new mode and it starts just like every other match for every for solo players, because squads or duos are not allowed in this mode. Right after you are dropped into the map, you go out seeking to wipe out your competition while also looking for the Infinity Gauntlet. When you finally find it to claim for yourself, you become Thanos and this one is not just a cool looking skin. Like his movie version, he is a force to be reckoning with even though there is no Hulk.

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Infinity War Event is Here

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Upon becoming The Mad Titan, players will be given 700 health and 300 shields, which are way above than what regular brawlers gets. However, he is not able to regain his health if hurt but his shields regenerates with kills. Instead of being able to pick up weapons, he some special moves including Leaping, Punching, Shooting Beams and Smashing. Before anyone picks the Gauntlet, no one really knows where it is but as soon as someone becomes mighty Thanos, it is picked up on everyone’s radar.

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In spite of bringing balance, the one who gets to become The Mad Titan actually greatly upsets it. Even though he will be very difficult to take down but by working together in groups players can eventually bring him down if they are willing to. You can join in this limited time event “Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup” in Epic Games' sandbox survival battle royale game Fortnite, which is now available to play on mobile devices, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Thanos Comes to Fortnite!

The Mad Titan Thanos from Avengers: Infinity War is coming to Epic Games' Fortnite for a limited time event for its battle royale mode.

After decimating The Avengers in Avengers: Infinity War movie from Marvel Studios, Thanos is coming to Epic Games' sandbox survival game Fortnite. Although he is arriving on the game for a limited time only, he is bringing his Infinity Gauntlet along. Today, Marvel just announced a crossover event where The Mad Titan will step foot on May 8, 2018. The event, “Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup” is about to bring a new twist to its Battle Royale mode by adding Infinity Gauntlet and all six Infinity Stones.

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Thanos Comes to Fortnite

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Both Infinity War and Fortnite have been doing exceptionally well regarding their very own field and almost everyone is hyped up with these two. While the movie is creating history by breaking tons of box-office records, the game itself is also making serious waves in gaming industry. Celebrities like rapper Drake even joined during a live-stream to be part of this modern day pop culture phenomenon. Both are absolutely famous and this crossover just might be the next big thing.

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Though there was not much information to make up what we are about to expect, it appears when a player would eventually find the Infinity Gauntlet, they would then be able to turn into Thanos. Details are not clearly suggesting what players will be allowed to do as the main antagonist for Infinity War but it sure seems like it has something to do with wiping out other players from the field maybe! So, collecting those stones before he does would probably be helpful for survival.



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Whatever it presents to us, we will be able to find out very soon as the crossover is going live from tomorrow. Many may speculate that this crossover completely came out of nowhere but turns out, co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo of Avengers: Infinity War is huge fans of this free-to-play game, which they've been playing for the last couple of months. Whenever they got time for a break, they would just jump into it and then it hit them with the idea of Avengers/Fortnite mash up.

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Now, this crossover sure came out of nowhere for most people but surprising as it may, this limited time event regarding two most popular franchise of current time is really a treat. You can clearly guess that this brand-new mode will draw a huge wave of players barging in just to see what impact Thanos makes with his incredibly powerful Infinity Gauntlet and where does that left Fortnite in the aftermath. Infinity War crossover will start from tomorrow and you can join in through mobile devices, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Fortnite Season 4 Announced

For months, Fortnite players were chasing tails after a "comet theory" that eventually came to be true. Season 3 is ending very soon as developers Epic Games and People Can Fly are bringing Season 4 of the game along with updates for Save the World and Fortnite Battle Royale. Just like players have been predicting of a new season for some time now, a comet crash from outer space in the middle of game’s map will bring massive change in overall.

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Fortnite Season 4 Announced

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While all the crazy theories were flying around about what the mysterious comet is going to do or where it is about to crash, Epic Games remained silent and now, they are officially announcing Fortnite Season 4 with a new trailer.




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Upon witnessing the trailer above, we know now that where things are going to pick up from in Season 4. The theorized comet will crash on and destroy Dusty Depot, which will be then called Dusty Divot in the aftermath of impact. Previously, everyone has predicted that the collision would target the Tilted Towers but ultimately, that was not the case. Considering it was a pretty big meteor, there are craters everywhere of the island where players are.

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A new location in the Northeastern part of map called Risky Reels is introduced, where Battle Royale participants used to have their drive-in movie theater before the comet crashed. On the plus side, you got a brand-new site to explore now and the downside is that it cannot be used as a landing spot anymore. Full details of these changes are all pointed out in Patch Notes released by Epic Games and you can go ahead to check out all fine points yourself as well.

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Fortnite Season 4 Battle Pass Skins

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As the third season coming to an end, people have to stop jumping around in their John Wick skins, which is becoming very common these days. Pretty sure that Season 4 Battle Pass will contain some new cosmetics items to try out. Developers already hinted that they will introduce superhero-themed skins in the pass alongside other skins. There will be 100 tiers of rewards, all of which can be unlocked by playing the game. So, you should start now to better your chances.

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Fortnite Season 4 Loot Drops

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Co-op sandbox survival game Fortnite is developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, which is available to play on iOS, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We would like to mention that right after Season 4 goes live; everyone logging in will receive a free version of Battle Pass that has 10 levels worth of stuff to loot. However, don't worry about upgrading your pass later as progress made prior to that will be carried over.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Fortnite Made $223 Million Last Month

In an attempt to create a competition for last-man-standing shooter game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Epic Games have created free-to-play Battle Royale which is a cartoonish mostly a rip-off of PUBG. Whatever it was at the beginning, it sure worked out in the end as Fortnite Battle Royale became a modern day phenomenon by breaking into mainstream media and managed to reach out a broad audience worldwide.

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Fortnite Made $223 Million Last Month

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From professional ESports players to popular rapper like Drake, many people are getting into the hype regarding this game for its engaging multiplayer. Although, it has managed to garner a huge crowd of fans, not everyone is happy about it. Fortnite gameplay is clearly similar to the model of their rival title PUBG and that brings a lot of questions. Whether or not Epic Games have ripped off their competitor, it still is ruling the gaming industry right now and that is what matters.

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Since, this multiplayer shooter is creating a lot of buzz lately, it wouldn't be very surprising if they also make some big bucks at the same time or would it? Of course not. In fact, it did so well that last month, Fortnite made whooping $223 million from all platforms the game is available to play on, according to data provided by research firm Superdata. They made most of it from console and the influx of revenue is 73% more than what it was back in February and that definitely is a positive sign for Epic Games.

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Fortnite Making Serious Waves

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Although, it all started with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the publicity Fortnite is getting these days makes that look pale in comparison. Because, whereas the latter is at fifth place in PC gaming ranks, the former is still lagging behind at seventh. Spending on digital platforms in overall has increased by 2%, which is $8.9 billion worldwide and the commercial success of aforementioned title surely played a part in that growth.

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We believe the secret to the success of Fortnite lies into their plain and simple business plan. Epic Games launched it as a free-to-play title, which made it welcoming for all to join in and then smartly earned through in-game micro-transactions. It worked better than expected because players were more than happy to spend a few bucks every now and then for newly released skins and other items as it is completely optional. Plus, they took note from everyone else who messed with their loot box models to learn from others' mistakes.

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Fortnite Season 4 is Coming!

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Launched as a co-op sandbox survival game from Epic Games and People Can Fly, Fortnite debuted via Early Access on 2017 for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. At this point, debates are regarding whether Fortnite Battle Royale will keep growing or thrive to exist but the way developers are changing things up to keep the game interesting and keep the players engaged, it is safe to say that we haven't seen the end of it yet. Season 4 is nearly upon us and everything are expected to have a massive switch-up.