The best PC games ever The best PC games of 2018 so far Best graphics card 2018 Best free games Rainbow Six Siege operators guide Monster Hunter: World guide

Posts tagged “Epic Games”

Fortnite introduces automated competition and smashing quad bike

For serious fraggers who wish to challenge themselves and prove their chops, today's Fortnite Battle Royale update introduces an in-game tournament system for regular automated competitions. For twats who wish to lark about making smashing things and making loud noises, the update also added a jet-boosted quad bike with a plough on the front which can smash through buildings. I know which I'm spending more…

Tagged with , .

A wall-destroying quad bike will soon crash into Fortnite

You think you're safe, tucked up in that tower of yours. The tried and tested lattice beneath you stands firm, far too robust for explosives or hammers to rob you of your lofty hideaway. Then you hear it. An ominous purr. A splintering of wood. A quad bike is about to ride up to Fortnite Battle Royale. He's got an angry face, and a functional…

Tagged with , .

It’s murder on the dancefloor in Fortnite’s new 50v50 mode

I mostly play Fortnite Battle Royale for the 50v50 megamurder event modes, so I'm glad to see a new one arrive in today's update. Disco Domination is its name, and... disco domination is also its game. It's a control point mode where both teams are trying to capture dancefloors by boogying on 'em, then holding them by murdering would-be disco invaders. Like other 50v50 modes,…

Tagged with , .

Epic Games buy makers of Easy Anti-Cheat

Epic Games, the makers of Jazz Jackrabbit 2 and bona fide cultural phenomenon Fortnite Battle Royale, have bought the company behind cheat-smashing software Easy Anti-Cheat. Epic already use Kamu's tools in Fortnite, and now they own the whole dang company. Kamu say they'll still work with other developers and game engines, not just Epic's stuff. And Epic say they'll use this opportunity to befriend more…

Tagged with , , , .

Fortnite’s Support-A-Creator event lets entertainers benefit from fans’ in-game purchases

Quite a few people play Fortnite Battle Royale, to put it mildly. But the game’s also become a global spectator sport, with tens of thousands of people watching others play on Twitch at any given time. Starting from next week, the Support-A-Creator event will give these community leaders a cut of what their fans spend in game.

Tagged with , , .

Fortnite disables Shadow Stones after ghosts start murdering people

You know me, gang: friendly; easy-going; welcoming; patient; forgiving. But enough is enough with these fairweather Halloween fans. Epic Games thought it would be 'fun' and 'spoopy' to add a Fortnite Battle Royale item temporarily transforming players into ghosties, making them near-invisible, faster, able to warp through walls, and as harmless as a breeze. But when it turns out an exploit with these Shadow Stones…

Tagged with , , .

Fortnite season 6 has started, adding a floating island and pets

Season 6 of mega-popular murder-a-rama Fortnite Battle Royale has just kicked off, launched with a huge update which once again changes the landscape of Murder Island. A few days after a giant runed cube completed its journey across the island and turned the central lake into jelly (which was an actual real in-game happening, to be clear), Loot Lake has blasted open a swirling vortex…

Tagged with , .

Fortnite is testing true cross-platform play as Sony finally ease up

Fortnite has already taken over the world, but after an announcement on Sony's PlayStation Blog today, I might be willing to give it some tentative credit in ending the console war, too. Or starting a new one. After months of Sony taking up Microsoft's old miserly crown and saying that cross-platform play between PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC players just wasn't on the cards,…

Tagged with , , , , , , .

Fortnite’s sixth season kicks off on September 27th, now with a bouncy lake

The mystery of the giant bouncy cube that once rolled across Fortnite's plains is solved, just in time for the battle royale mega-hit's next season of costumes, live events and gunshootery, starting on September 27th. Plus, there's a 400% match XP event running through the weekend, starting now. It turns out that the probably magical purple block rolling across the land was an oversized bit…

Tagged with , , , , .

Fortnite adds fancy pop-up fortresses and stadiums

As a giant purple cube continues to roll across the island of Fortnite Battle Royale, burning runes into the ground as ominous teasers for events of the next season, this week's content update focuses on something simpler (though not smaller): a handy gadget you can throw to instantly erect a castle tower. The Port-a-Fortress is like a Port-a-Fort, right, but bigger. As someone who doesn't…

Tagged with , .

Epic announce autumn esports programme for Fortnite: Battle Royale

Epic Games are continuing their push to make Fortnite: Battle Royale into the hottest esport around, following up their eight-week, $8 million prize pool Summer Skirmish with a new six-week series taking place this autumn. Despite being shorter, it’ll squeeze in $10 million in prizes, and a new format will see players face off in challenges that aren’t just the standard murder-everyone-on-the-island arrangement.

Tagged with , , .

This Fortnite squad wants to teach you about the environment

A friend of mine recently started working in education, and I keep pestering them to get into Fortnite Battle Royale, or at least learn what it is, so that they can relate to the kids they’re teaching. Somehow, MIT PhD student Henri Drake must have heard and taken my advice, because he set up a squad intended to stream Epic’s immensely, unimaginably popular game and…

Tagged with , , .

Fortnite’s Summer Skirmish invites PAX attendees to compete against pro players

After eight weeks and an $8 million prize pool, Fortnite’s Summer Skirmish is closing out with a LAN tournament at PAX West this weekend. Attendees will be able to sign up to compete alongside some of the fledgling esport's big names – so everyone join together with me in praying for a big upset.

Tagged with , , .

Fortnite’s new 50v50 mode takes to the skies

Another variation of Fortnite Battle Royale's megamurdering 50v50 event mode has arrived in today's patch, and it's a good'un. The "Soaring 50's" limited time mode sends 50v50 airborne by letting players redeploy their glider when in mid-air, adding a huge amount of mobility to help get around and bust through the vast forts that sprawl across the landscape when dozens of players start building together.…

Tagged with , .

Explosions aplenty in new Fortnite Battle Royale event mode

This week's Fortnite Battle Royale is a real double blammy, re-adding the exiled guided missile launcher and launching a new event mode filled with explosives and jetpacks - always a sensible combination. 100 players leaping and rocketing around while launching rockets, piloting missiles, and phlunging grenades makes for some silly fun, from the rounds I've played. And I'm not just saying that because long-dormant Quake…

Tagged with , .

Fortnite Battle Royale throws birthday party for some game named… Fortnite?

Birthday cake and decorations are yours to grab in Fortnite Battle Royale following today's update, in celebration of the first birthday of... hang on, FBR ('Fibber' to its friends) is only nine months old. What is this? It seems those scamps at Epic Games are pretending the birthday is celebrating something called 'Fortnite: Save The World', which is a hoax game name if I've ever…

Tagged with , , .

Worlds collide in Fortnite Battle Royale Season 5

After weeks of mysterious events with in-game rocket launches and vanishings crossing over into our world, Epic's free-to-play Fortnite Battle Royale today kicked off Season 5 with a big world-changing update. Viking longboats, ancient statues, and a chuffing great desert biome have appeared on the once-verdant island, for starters. And how better to see the new sights than in the new kart vehicle, which can…

Tagged with , , .

Fortnite’s first major esports season starts this weekend

Fortnite may have taken over the world and forced the BBC to dedicate a comical number of hours to silly dances and pondering if they're corrupting our youth, but until now it hadn't entirely dominated esports. That's liable to change soon, as Epic are putting $8,000,000 in the pot for their upcoming Summer Skirmish series of competitive events; eight weeks of big money matches, with…

Tagged with , , , .

Fortnite burger mascot survives interdimensional journey

Uh. Okay. Where to start here? So, last weekend, you might remember that within the world of Fortnite (a video game) a one-time event occurred when a rocket was launched from a secret underground bunker and tore a hole in the sky (of a video game). What does that giant rip in the fabric of space-time mean for the game? No one knows. What we…

Tagged with , , , , , , .

Page 1 of 7

Newer posts