Tag: Fortnite

Fortnite is finally getting better spatial audio

One of the reasons I couldn’t get into Fortnite was the sound. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has an excellent and accurate sound model, and that made it difficult to move to another game that doesn’t. In Fortnite, it was difficult to tell where attacks were coming from. That is changing in the battle royale shooter, because developer […]

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Fortnite Chapter 2 trailer leaks, and it has boats on a new map

Fortnite isn’t over quite yet. Epic Games is about to bring the game back with Chapter 2 – Season 1, according to a leaked trailer. Twitter account SkinTrackerCom tweeted the 30-second promo for Fortnite’s latest Battle Pass. That tweet is now gone, but I captured the video. You can watch it above. The clip shows […]

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‘The Simpsons,’ Unsurprisingly, Saw The ‘Fortnite’ Black Hole Event Coming

Nearly a full day after a black hole sucked up the entire Fortnite map, the game remains on pause. Fans kind of freaked out when the Season 10 special event took away the ability to play altogether, and the hours that passed since the initial rocket-induced meteor-created black hole have been filled with a black […]

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Fortnite Chapter 2 hype builds as Epic shuts it down

Developer Epic Games is using a classic strategy to build up excitement for Fortnite Chapter 2. The studio is hoping that the absence of its free-to-play battle royale shooter will make players’ hearts grow fonder. And it seems like it’s working. Fans are engaging with the mystery of why they cannot play Fortnite. It is […]

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Fornite Chapter 2 apparently leaks via Apple’s app store

Epic Games is evidently lining up a change for its biggest game, as images of Fortnite Chapter 2 leaked on Apple’s App Store in the Italian language. The image above suggests some big changes, as a team of three players looks out across a river with boats floating in it. There’s a big building to […]

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A Canadian Lawsuit Claims ‘Fortnite’ Is As Addictive As Cocaine

Fortnite is still a hugely popular video game that’s gone well past its free-to-play roots and into mainstream culture. But a new lawsuit claims that the battle royale game is so popular because it’s dangerously addictive. According to the CBC, some Canadian parents think Fortnite is dangerous for the health of their children and want […]

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StreamLabs/Newzoo: Fortnite still rules Twitch, but hours watched declined in Q3

Fortnite was still the most-watch game on livestreaming platform Twitch in the third quarter, but the hours watched on the platform declined. During the quarter, the most notable change here is the sharp increase in the number of hours watched for World of Warcraft. With the release of WoW Classic at the end of August, […]

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PUBG Mobile surpasses $1 billion in revenue

PUBG Mobile is one of the fastest-growing smartphone games, according to industry intelligence firm Sensor Tower. The company’s latest estimates put the battle royale shooter at over $1 billion in revenues across all devices. That comes after a huge year of increased spending on the game. If you’re wondering how PUBG Mobile is quietly such […]

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Akamai: Fortnite ransomware scams should force developers and gamers to think about security

The game industry has long been a target for cybercriminals, and so it was no surprise in the past couple weeks to see the discovery of ransomware that attacks the accounts of Fortnite players. Cybersecurity firm Cyren found a free game hack tool, Syrk, that players download as a way to cheat in the game. […]

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Nick Eh 30 takes his 4.6 million subscribers from YouTube Live to Twitch

Twitch suffered a blow when Tyler “Ninja” Blevins announced he was would livestream exclusively on Microsoft’s Mixer back on August 1. But it’s striking back with by snagging one of YouTube’s biggest gaming stars: Nicholas “Nick Eh 30” Amyoony. Nick Eh 30 will move his live broadcasts to from YouTube to Twitch beginning September 1. […]

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Fortnite gets Borderlands 3 event because of the Epic Games Store

If I were slightly more paranoid than I am, Borderlands 3 would make me very suspicious. That’s because it is inescapable. Everywhere I look, I see developer Gearbox’s cooperative shooter. It’s almost as if it’s a warning from the universe. But this probably isn’t like the No. 23 in the Jim Carrey thriller The Number 23. […]

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Fortnite team nerfs BRUTE mech to bring back more variety

I hate and fear change. This is why bi-pedal walking tanks frighten me. They change the calculus of war in real life and, more importantly, in the battle royale shooter Fortnite. Developer Epic Games has heard our concerns, however, and it has cut the legs out from underneath the mech known as BRUTE. Epic introduced […]

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Why video games are shooting down the Hollywood model

Not that long ago, big video games used to get sold like big movies: a flashy trailer, lots of messageboard hype, some fan conference sneak previews, and then a big make-or-break release date. Those early sales numbers determined whether something was a big hit like Grand Theft Auto V, or a big flop like Transformers: […]

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Sensor Tower: PUBG Mobile is the king of battle royale on smartphones

PUBG Mobile is now the revenue leader among battle royale games on mobile, market research firm Sensor Tower said today. Much of its surge has come since February, and China plays a significant role in it. Publisher Tencent Games released PUBG Mobile in China two months ago, rebranding it as Game for Peace. And in […]

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