Just when you thought that Fortnite’s battle royale couldn’t get any crazier, Epic Games keeps upping the ante with ideas like Port-a-Fort. That’s right: There are now portable forts in the PvP mode that can be deployed in mere seconds. But that’s not all that came with the recent Patch 3.5. Fortnight also added a cinematic replay system, an updated version of the 50v50 limited time mode, four cyberpunk heroes, and neon weapons. On the downside of this patch, guided missiles had to be disabled due to a bug. And going back to that replay system, it sounds like there may be a contest brewing in conjunction with it: “With a suite of cinematic settings you can now capture your most memorable moments, highlights and cinematics. We can’t wait to see what you create. You have an opportunity to win phenomenal prizes with the replay system… very soon.” Source: Patch notes, PolygonSHARE THIS ARTICLE … [Read more...] about Portable forts and a replay function parachute into Fortnite
Fortnite these past couple of days you probably noticed something strange in the skies above Tilted Towers. Multiple players have reported seeing the ominous comet but the big question is, what does it mean? According to Polygon, the most popular fan theory is that Tilted Towers, an area rife with weapons and gear, will be impacted by the comet, consequently nerfing the area and restoring balance to the game. Player ChlorophyteFTW explains in his forum post: "Firstly, most of us hate it, it removes the flow of the game, it is the location in the centre, so the storm will mostly be near it, which means tilted towers gets loads of people, nowadays nobody lands to Greasy grove, lucky landing, haunted hills, and the original wailing woods and lonely lodge; tilted towers is why. And, epic games hate it as well.” ChlorophyteFTW also reports that the comet is getting larger by the day, and that telescopes have also been added on the mountain. Other theories say that a cosmic event might … [Read more...] about Is The Fortnite Comet A Sign Of Impending Changes To The Game?
The writing was already on the wall as recently as last week, when a staff from the Paragon development team posted the team’s concerns about the future of Paragon on Reddit. With the explosive growth of Fortnite due to the Battle Royale mode, it was not justifiable both financial and manpower wise to continue creating content for Paragon, as the game has a limited pool of core players. Paragon will officially close on 26 April, but players can still enter the game until then. If you have not tried the game out, go register an account now! … [Read more...] about – Epic Games shutting down MOBA to focus on Fortnite
If you were to believe Fortnite players, the end of the world is coming — and the sky is literally falling. A mysterious comet in the sky has the shooter’s fan base speculating that a developer-made disaster might be lurking on the near horizon. The comet was spotted above the Tilted Towers, leading some to believe that the resource-rich area is about to be nerfed in a very public way. The audience for this event could be larger than ever, thanks to the move to open up the iOS mobile app to anyone who wants to play. Previously, players had to get an invite to jump into the game. An Android version is on the way but has not announced a launch date. Of course, the under-reported story of the Fortnite phenomenon is how the battle royale mode has completely eclipsed the original co-op PvE mode that launched last year. PC Gamer has an interesting piece out right now that looks at fans of this game mode who exclaim that “Battle Royale is not Fortnite!” And for fun, … [Read more...] about Fortnite’s sky is falling (but its iOS version is rising)
Fortnite isn’t just a hit for Epic: It’s a hit for the whole industry. That’s according to SuperData’s latest report, which ranks PC, console, and mobile games according to their global revenues in the month of February. “Fortnite Battle Royale’s dominance in the Free-to-play Console segment drives the segment’s 359% year-over-year growth,” says the analytics firm. “Epic’s Battle Royale title showed no signs of losing steam. Fortnite earned more additional content revenue on console than any game other than Call of Duty: WWII and now has more monthly active users than Grand Theft Auto V.” Pay-to-play MMOs shrank again this month, continuing the trend identified in previous months. On the PC side, Crossfire and Fantasy Westward Journey Online II switched places, and Hearthstone rejoined the list to bump off Overwatch, but otherwise, it’s pretty much the same list as last week, with World of Warcraft hanging in there … [Read more...] about SuperData’s February 2018 revenue summary shows Fortnite’s dominance