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4 days ago

Fortnite is adding football kits, but not for my team so whatever who cares

As if a 100-player murderparty weren't reason enough to fight, Fortnite is adding football to the mix. Epic Games today announced they're introducing football kits from 23 teams around the world, bringing the beautiful game's sporting, political, and religious rivalries to the video game. Also I guess you can just take pride in your team, if you want. Local teams represented include Celtic, Rangers, Man…

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2 weeks ago

Feature: Get your RTX and RDNA 2 graphics cards at the ready

Here are all the confirmed ray tracing and DLSS games so far

Ray tracing is the hot new graphics tech of 2021, and Nvidia have just announced another fresh crop of ray tracing and DLSS games that are coming to PC later this year. To help you keep track of them all, I've created this list of all the confirmed ray tracing games you can play on PC right now, as well which ones will be getting…

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1 month ago

Fortnite’s Creative Mode is getting an Unreal upgrade next year

Epic Games are the Fortnite company, sure. But on the developer side of things, they're the Unreal Engine company - and while Fortnite is obviously made using that base, the two rarely overlapped if you weren't actively employed to work on the battle royale. Next year, however, Fortnite players will be able to spice up their creative maps with custom models, bespoke scripts and editable…

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Fortnite’s new “performance mode” hopes to double framerates on older hardware

For being the biggest game of the past decade, Fortnite's system requirements aren't exactly generous. Okay, yes, it'll run on phones and the Switch, but my ratty old laptop still struggles with it, which is why I'm actually excited by the game's experimental new "performance" mode, which hopes to improve framerates for folks who are already scraping the lowest graphics sliders.

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Halo’s iconic Blood Gulch is now in Fortnite with capture the flag

During last night's The Game Awards show with games announcements man Geoff Keighley, a different Geoff actually arrived to deliver one of the reveals. Geoff Ramsey, one of the voices from ye olde Halo-based Red Vs Blue web series, popped out in character as Grif of the red team to announce a new capture the flag map for Fortnite inside a very familiar canyon.

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2 months ago

Fortnite leaks suggest Halo’s Master Chief may be dropping in this season

With Halo Infinite delayed into next year and The Master Chief Collection all wrapped up, where is one supposed to hang out with their big green friend? Fortnite, apparently, should this week's rumours be believed. Recent alleged leaks suggest John Halo himself is making his way to murder island as part of this season's multi-dimensional crossover, letting the big man finally compete in a castle-building…

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Fortnite Season 5 has arrived with the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda in tow

Alright, let me get this straight. Last night, Fortnite was eaten by Marvel villain Galactus, but Iron Man swooped in and put you in a battle bus rigged with explosives so he'd blow up in the process. The Fortnite island exploded as well, but has now magically come back to life, and everyone and his mum is a bounty hunter?It's been so long since I've…

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Marvel world-muncher Galactus just ate Fortnite

At least, that's the best I can describe what just happened in Fortnite's superhero-packed finale for Chapter 2, Season 4. The cinematic climax to an Avengers-themed period of murder island antics just wrapped up with a wonderfully bizarre dogfighting section, hurling players straight into the planet-killer's tummy before pulling the servers offline to prepare for season 5.

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Fortnite subscription service will give skins and store cash for £10/month

If your nieces and nephews are not yet pestering you with Christmas lists of page and item numbers from the Argos catalogue, here's something else you'll likely have demanded: a Fortnite subscription. Epic Games today announced the Fortnite Crew, a £10/month optional subscription service offering exclusive outfits plus pocket money for the item store. That's launching alongside Chapter 2, Season 5 next Wednesday, the 2nd…

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Fortnite is considering monthly subscriptions

Would you pay a monthly subscription to get extra goodies in Fortnite? It looks as though Epic Games are trying to find out. A number of players have received surveys asking about their opinions on a potential monthly subscription for the game, and what they think it should include. These surveys come with little mockups of what Epic could offer players on a monthly basis,…

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3 months ago

Fortnite’s Halloween update shrank its scary install size by 60GB

Back when Fortnite first came out in 2018, it had the very polite install size of around 20GB. Having not played it for ages, I had no idea that it'd managed to beef all the way up to 90GB. Thankfully, that's not the case any longer, though, because today's update chopped it all down by 60GB. On top of that, it added a load of…

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Epic can continue to support Unreal Engine on Mac and iOS for now

While Epic and Apple's legal battle over app stores isn't due in court until next year, one important matter is settled for now: Epic will get the keep the Apple developer accounts which let them update and maintain Unreal Engine on Mac and iOS. Apple had threatened to disable those too, not just the accounts Epic use for Fortnite, until a judge approved Epic's appeal…

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4 months ago

Apple and Epic agree on one thing: a court trial sans jury

Apple and Epic Games have been at odds over the past month and a half in the early phases of a lawsuit concerning Fortnite's presence on the App Store. Epic has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Apple concerning their control of the App Store while Apple have returned a countersuit based on Epic breaking the terms of service for the store by adding a secondary…

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Fortnite: Save The World being pulled from Macs while Epic and Apple grapple

The newest casualty in Apple and Epic Games' legal squabble is Fortnite: Save The World. Nah, not the battle royale everyone plays, just the co-op horde game. If you're just catching up, Epic kicked off a big stink with Apple last month with a weird, 1984-inspired propaganda video as they circumvented Apple's cut of App Store sales. It's been all drama since then. Has this really…

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Tencent’s investments in Epic and Riot Games have caught the attention of the US government

Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent have managed to draw the eyes of the US government for their dealings with American companies like Riot and Epic Games. Tencent own the former and have a 40% stake in the latter, not to mention ties with Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft, Discord, and more. Now, a government agency want to know how Tencent are handling the security of Americans' personal data.

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Fortnite now supports ray-tracing, because why not?

What does Fortnite need ray-tracing for, anyway? Epic's blockbuster murderfest isn't exactly gunning for hard realism, after all. Regardless, RTX ray tracing brings high-fidelity reflections, shadows and ambient occlusion to Fortnite today, alongside support for DLSS 2.0 to run those high-res rays at an agreeable frame rate. Fine, you've got me - I'll admit it does look quite nice after all.

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5 months ago

Fortnite is getting ray tracing and DLSS support for some reason

The number of confirmed ray tracing and DLSS games is still pretty small at time of writing, but today's big Nvidia Ampere reveal added another key addition to the slowly growing line-up: Fortnite. I'm not entirely sure why, given its art style largely consists of big, blocky worlds and colourful cartoon characters, but hey, if you've been particularly looking forward to doing battle with Fortnite's…

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Fortnite’s Black Panther statue becomes an impromptu memorial

Last Friday, actor Chadwick Boseman lost his life to cancer at age 43. Best known for his role as the Black Panther in Marvel's blockbuster flick of the same name, Boseman has now been memorialised in Fortnite by way of a colossal obsidian panther statue just west of Misty Meadows - turning the crossover event into an informal tribute spot for mournful fans of the…

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