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1 week ago

Fortnite is screening anti-racism panel We The People all day

How did you expect Fortnite to celebrate the USA's Independence Day? Fireworks, Rockets. Llamas and musicians falling from the sky? Instead, Epic have more appropriate plans for 2020's 4th of July celebration. As Black Lives Matter protests continue into the Summer, the monolithic battle royale hopes to use its new party island to educate - broadcasting Øpus United's anti-racism presentation We The People throughout the…

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3 weeks ago

Fortnite will show Inception free in its virtual cinema on Friday

When Epic announced plans to show a full Christoper Nolan film on Fortnite's in-game cinema screens, I guessed it was probably Inception or maybe Batman. Turns out, it's both - or even The Prestige instead. Interestingly/frustratingly, the film that'll be screened free on Friday varies by country due to rights issues and local laws. So the UK gets The Prestige, the USA gets Inception, France…

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Police cars have gotten the boot from Fortnite

Epic Games have been pretty vocal about the big changes to Fortnite in the battle royale's new season. The entire map is full of water, if you hadn't seen. Another change came in without the same fanfare. Players have noticed that Epic have also removed all the police cars from the game, including Creative mode maps. Epic haven't made an official statement on the subject, but…

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Fortnite’s new sharks have absolutely zero chill

Why should Fortnite's 100-player deathmatch be limited to humans, anyway? If we're going to prove who's the best of the best, let's invite the whole animal kingdom along for the ride. Fortnite's latest update sank the map, bringing deadly sharks into the fray - and it looks like the ocean predators are already more than capable of snagging themselves that victory royale.

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4 weeks ago

Fortnite’s new season has flooded the world

A storm has swept through Fortnite, leaving the island looking a bit like the Universal Studios stunt show, Waterworld: A Live Sea War Spectacular. Chapter 2 Season 3 launched today and the battle royale's map has been remade once again, with large chunks of it now underwater. And yes, you really can get around by fast by snagging a shark with your fishing rod then…

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Fortnite’s storm is a giant wall of water now thanks to The Agency’s doomsday machine

Fortnite's done it again with one of their live events. The battle royale kicked off Chapter 2 Season 3 by unveiling a thing they've called The Device. As some leakers predicted a few weeks back, most of the map is getting plunged underwater after a battle between Fortnite's blue storm and some giant doomsday device controlled by The Agency. Get yer flippers ready because the…

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1 month ago

Fortnite delays Season 3 in wake of Black Lives Matter protests

Epic Games have postponed Fortnite's end of season live event and Season 3 start date, due to the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests against racism and police brutality. The live event, The Device, will now take place on June 15th, with the Season 3 start date pushed back to June 17th."The team is eager to move Fortnite forward, but we need to balance the Season…

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Fortnite’s next season might be headed underwater next week

You know how it goes, Fortnite is constantly changing up the map and events on its battle royale island and folks love to get a sneak peek at what's up next. This time around it's not a datamine that dug up the dirt. It seems that the PlayStation Store accidentally changed Fortnite's icon on its site to this, the battle bus floating over an endless…

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2 months ago

Fortnite will screen a full Christopher Nolan film in-game for free

The in-world cinema of Fortnite will screen a yet-unconfirmed old Christopher Nolan film for free this summer, Epic have revealed after debuting a trailer for his new film, Tenet. It's going to be Inception they show, isn't it? Gotta be. Inception turns ten in July, it's like a big ol' video game itself, they could add fun in-game effects with folding worlds and slowed time...…

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Please watch this man perform videogame soundtracks on his Mongolian string instrument

You know how it is. You think you're into videogame soundtracks, then you go and hear someone perform ten of them on a Mongolian string instrument. I recently spent 20 minutes listening to a man do just that, and I think you should too.Genius Jaavka is the man. The morin khuur is his instrument. Songs from Horizon Zero Dawn (coming to PC this summer), Mortal…

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Diplo headlined the first concert on Fortnite’s new Party Royale island

As was foretold, Fortnite's new Party Royale island is real. As an alternative to its main Battle Royale mode, Epic have introduced "a new experimental and evolving space" where friends can hang out and play minigames together or, apparently, attend a concert by DJ man Diplo performing his Major Lazer set last Friday. It was the latest in a series of live events that Epic…

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3 months ago

Fornite might get a new map all about Party Royales instead of Victory Royales

As they're wont to do, like kids sneaking peeks in their holiday presents, some regular Fortnite dataminers have gone snooping through the game files in today's 12.5 update looking for clues to Fortnite's future.They've unwrapped what might be a big one: something that appears to be a new, smaller map for Fortnite all about partying and minigaming with friends rather than fighting for victory royales.…

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Fortnite’s latest in-game concert is a great experience (even if you don’t like Travis Scott)

Over 12.3 million people dropped into Fortnite last night for the world premiere of Travis Scott's new song, The Scotts, and it was really quite cool. The in-game event sees a giant holographic Travis descend from the skies to serenade players with an extravegant performance including fire raining from the skies, the world flooding, rollercoaster tracks growing across the skies, everything going topsy-turvy... a real…

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Catch a Travis Scott concert inside Fortnite this weekend

If you're missing proper concerts right about now, Fortnite is queuing up yet another one of its in-game performances for you to enjoy. This time around, rapper and songwriter Travis Scott will headline an event called Astronomical where he'll be debuting a new song for all you hot dogs and bananas in the audience. The concert will have five different show times over the course…

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4 months ago

You can fly a helicopter in Fortnite now

Starting today, Fortnite players will be able to grab their friends and take to the skies in the brand new Choppas (or "helicopters", as they're more commonly known - I see your Predator reference, Epic). If you've been playing any of the recent spy-themed season, you may have noticed some heli-pads dotted around the secret bases, and that's exactly where you'll be able to find…

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5 months ago

Fortnite Chapter 2 has started its spy-themed second season

Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 2 starts today, and Epic have released a couple of trailers to show what's waiting for us on the island when we drop into the new update. One of those things is a top secret base with a disturbingly buff cat man and a tuxedo-clad Peely residing inside, as the new season is all about secret spy stuff. You'll find new…

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Fortnite’s newest dance is no stranger to love

Did... did Fortnite run out of pop culture to nick? Have we really exhausted every last dance move, team? Was there nothing the kids find more romantic than a 1987 pop jam turned early web prank? This Valentine's Day, Epic Games introduced a whole new generation of kids to rick-rolling, announcing an Astley-tastic "Never Gonna" emote to the game using the oldest trick in the…

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7 months ago

You can grab a lightsaber in Fortnite this week for a proper showdown

It's that time of year again. A new Star Wars movie is coming, which means that Disney have partnered with countless other brands to make sure there are stormtroopers and lightsabers and blasters in your face every day. One of their latest partnerships is with Fortnite, where Geoff Keighley, director J.J. Abrams, and Ben Schwartz (as a stormtrooper) got together in-game on Saturday to show…

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8 months ago

Fortnite gets technical, adding DirectX 12 support in this week’s update

This week's Fortnite update is much like any other. A few bug fixes here, some rebalances there, clean the blood off the grass for another night's mass-murder. But one of patch 11.20's least noticeable updates may, in fact, be its most important. Epic Games have added DirectX 12 support to their massive battle royale, laying the groundwork for future graphical and technical flourishes while providing…

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