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Featured General Fortnite (Epic Games)

  1. Early Access for Fornite starts in just a couple of weeks, so take three minutes out of your day and give this cinematic trailer a watch.



    The new Fortnite trailer “Hard Days Night” is a cinematic short showing trouble “afoot at the DurrBurger.”

    Fortnite was announced by Epic Games back when the world was first created, er, no, make that 2011. Seems that long ago at any rate. The action building game was originally slated for release on PC only, but things changed as development progressed.

    Starting later this month those looking forward to Fortnite can jump into paid Early Access on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

    In Fortnite, players are tasked with building rickety structures with traps to hold off hordes of monsters trying their best to kill you, which is what monsters typically do. Gathering resources is the end-all be-all of your existence, so make sure you are gathering as much as possible in your spare time. Just pick and choose wisely.

    There will be various abilities to add to the skill tier when leveling, missions, hidden treasure, blueprints, weapon schematics, the ability to trade with co-op partners, and more. Arekkz went over the basics in a video released at the end of June. If you missed it, give it a whirl.

    A beta for Fortnite was originally slated for 2013 before being pushed into 2015. There was, however, an alpha held for the game in 2014 , and a second one in March 2015.

    If you are interested in Early Access, prices range from $39.99 to $149.99 depending on the option chosen.

    Those who pre-order the Founder's Pack can start playing on July 21, while those who didn't opt for the pack can start on playing on July 25.

    A concrete release date for Fornite hasn't been set, but it will will a free-to-play title.
     
  2. Fortnite is scheduled to launch in full sometime next year as a free-to-play game, and it was recently released in Early Access on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. However, it's currently only playable if you purchase a paid version of the game. In spite of the fact that it'll be free next year, Fortnite has already sold a lot of copies.

    On Twitter today, Fortnite creative director Darren Sugg revealed that over 500,000 people have already purchased one of the game's paid tiers. It's currently available in several packs: the $40 standard version comes with access to the game as well as loot packs and cosmetic items. The $60 Deluxe, $80 Super Deluxe, and $150 Limited Editions (or your local currency equivalent) include more bonuses like additional heroes, weapon packs, and more.

    The long wait for the game appears to not have dampened player anticipation for it; in fact, if anything, excitement and interest seems even higher because of its delays. Fortnite was first revealed way back in December 2011; since then, it's gone through numerous revisions, with Epic's CEO saying in 2016 that "it's a game that takes time to get right."

    Fortnite will officially leave Early Access in 2018, at which point it'll become a free-to-play game. At this time, it's unclear how the free-to-play model will work. If you're interested in jumping into the game now, you can read more about Fortnite's Early Access tiers here.
     
  3. Fortnite’s Battle Royale will be free for everyone on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Mac starting next week.

    Epic Games’ Fortnite will introduce the 100-player PUBG-esque mode on September 26.

    The PvP mode puts players on a giant map with destructible environments where they will “combine their Fortnite building and combat skills,” to be the last one standing.

    Battle Royale is free and Epic said it will not sell items which provide a “competitive advantage,” but cosmetics or compendium-like content will be available in the future.



    The mode will also introduce squads, a battle bus, and the development team is working to improve combat, controls, weapons, movement and inventory.

    Epic is also said those who purchased Fortnite just for the Battle Royale mode can receive a refund if purchased between September 12-19. The FAQ states to contact Epic to receive the refund, and you’ll still be able to play Fortnite Battle Royale for free.

    The game’s “Save the World” PvE campaign remains in paid Early Access, and there are plenty of updates in the works for the feature which will go free in 2018. New modes and October content is also in the works.

    Those interested in Fornite’s Battle Royale can download tit through the Epic Games PC launcher. Console players can download it through the PlayStation Store and Xbox Store.
     
  4. Saw the story how the PUBG creators are "unhappy and considering further action". They'll do nothing because they wouldn't have a leg to stand on in court, I'd say.

    I seriously doubt PUBG are the first who have done a battle royale type of game.
     
  5. Fortnite's Battle Royale Mode Had One Million Players On The first Day!

    Fortnite is the only game on consoles that offers a Battle Royale mode, so it’s no wonder it had a strong start.

    Of course, the Fortnite Battle Royale mode is completely free, so it doesn’t require buying into the early access version of Fortnite. Available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, the free Battle Royale version has already attracted 1 million players.

    Epic Games revealed the news earlier, confirming that customisation is coming soon. As it stands, you can’t customise your character the same way you can in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.



    Fortnite’s version of the mode popularised by PUBG, for all their similarities, doesn’t actually support duos or squads (squads was added at launch) – though these are planned for later when the player base grows to a point where it makes sense.

    The existence of this mode has made PUBG developer Bluehole uncomfortable, to the point that the studio issued a statement saying it’s not happy, and is contemplating further action.

    In a followup interview, Bluehole explained that it doesn’t have an issue with Fortnite copying PUBG necessarily, just that the game’s developer Epic is a partner of Bluehole’s.
     
  6. Epic Games has provided a list of features and improvements coming soon to Fortnite.

    Fornite players will soon be able to communicate with their team through voice chat, set different controller configurations, and enjoy some quality of life improvements.

    The team working on Fortnite has “picked up steam on the development side,” and plans to have most of the following pushed out within 4-6 weeks.

    Gameplay
    • Team communication incl. voice chat!
    • General squads / duo polish
    • Ongoing shooting and balance tweaks
    • Map POI (points of interest) and loot density improvements
    • Spectating improvements
    • Inventory improvements
    • Quality of life bug fixes
    Controller
    • Alternate configurations
    • Controller revamp
    • Input latency improvements on console
    • Aim assist improvements
    UI
    • 10' console experience of HUD
    • “Invite system” polish
    • MOTD system improvements
    • QOL features for streamers and content creators (hiding HUD elements, etc.)
    Progression
    • Stats
    • Leaderboards
    • Cosmetics / loadout
    • Progression
    • Compendium / mission logs
    Engine
    • Anti-cheat
    • Console performance, stability, and memory
    • Server performance and hitch optimizations
    • Reduction of initial download size and ongoing patch sizes
    • Level streaming to allow variation for cosmetics
    • Low end PC compatibility support / improvements
    Online
    • Spinning up more data centers to reduce average ping times
    • Public test realm
    I've played this a few times this week. I like it better than PUBG but I've found the lag so frustrating at times. Hopefully improvements are on the way that will fix this issue.