Tag: Fortnite

SuperData: Mortal Kombat 11 and Fortnite help digital game sales hit $8.8 billion in April

Mortal Kombat 11 is breaking more than just bones. According to market researcher SuperData, the console versions of the bloody fighting game, along with perennial hit Fortnite, pushed digital game sales to $8.86 billion in April. That’s a 7% increase from April 2018, when God of War was one of the best-selling games. (While the year-old […]

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This ‘Fortnite’ Pro’s Lawsuit Could Change How Streamers Do Business

Professional Fortnite streamer and esports player Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney is suing the professional esports organization he belongs to over a slew of alleged labor violations. According to court documents filed by Tenney’s lawyers, FaZe Clan—the entity Tenney worked for—failed to pay him several times, levied an 80 percent “finder’s fee” on merchandising deals, and forced […]

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Sensor Tower: Mobile battle royale games have brought in over $2 billion in less than 2 years

Here’s two billion reasons why mobile game publishers have been so aggressive about getting into the battle royale market, according to mobile market research firm Sensor Tower. It’s found that battle royale games have brought in more than $2 billion in less than two years on iOS and Android. Fortnite may be a phenomenon, but […]

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Fortnite launches an in-game John Wick bounty hunt

Lionsgate and Epic Games have collaborated on another John Wick in-game event in time for the launch of the latest Keanu Reeves film. The premiere for the third film in the series, John Wick: Chapter 3, is set for May 17. The event includes a Wick’s Bounty LTM (Limited Time Mode) and free John Wick […]

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Fortnite is throwing an E3 after-party: Summer Block Party June 15-June 16 in L.A.

It was only a matter of time before Fortnite got its own theme park, even if it’s only open for two days. Epic Games announced that it’s hosting a new event in June called Fortnite Summer Block Party at The Forum arena in Inglewood, California. Fortnite continues to be an unstoppable juggernaut in the industry, […]

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Fortnite now has John Wick’s Continental Hotel

Lionsgate has integrated John Wick into the world of Fortnite, with new locations including the Continental Hotel. But the thing is, like in the John Wick films, you cannot shoot anyone inside the hotel. The hotel figures big in the Keanu Reeves films, as it is a gathering place for various assassins. But it has […]

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Fortnite Season 9 brings Epic Games’ online shooter into the future

Fortnite’s Tilted Towers didn’t stay dead for long. In the new season that starts today, developer Epic Games revealed that the beloved loot-filled location is back as Neo Tilted, bringing the rest of the game into a future featuring shiny new buildings and mechanized pets. Fortnite is the biggest game in the world. The free-to-play […]

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David Price Says The Red Sox Didn’t Ban ‘Fortnite’ After Their Slow Start

Getty Image The Boston Red Sox are defending World Series champions, but so far in the 2019 season, they haven’t looked like it. The Sox needed a series sweep against the Oakland Athletics earlier in the week to reach 14-17 on the season as of Wednesday. Hitting hasn’t been there, and the bullpen looks more […]

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Fortnite teams up with Avengers: Endgame for another tie-in on April 25

The Avengers will have to live up to their namesake when Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26. But before they have their much-anticipated rematch against Thanos, they’re going to blow off some steam in Fortnite first. Earlier today, developer Epic Games announced an Endgame-related tie-in on Fortnite’s official Twitter account, promising an in-game update […]

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Fortnite and Apex Legends propel Twitch to 2.7 billion hours watched in Q1 2019

Twitch continues to be the go-to destination for watching live video. According to a new report from streaming service company StreamElements and analytics firm Stream Hatchet, people watched 2.7 billion hours worth of content on Twitch in the first quarter of 2019, a 35% increase from the first quarter of 2018. But its rivals also experienced a […]

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Fortnite rules Q1 streaming hours, but Apex places No. 2 and surpasses League of Legends

Fortnite players streamed more than 23.9 million hours of gameplay in the first quarter, cementing Epic Games’ position as the publisher of the world’s most-streamed game. But Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends, launched on February 4, came in at No. 2 with 9 million hours streamed. That enabled it to surpass League of Legends at 5.8 […]

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Fortnite World Cup Creative focuses on the building aspects of the battle royale hit

Fortnite’s battle royale players can’t have all the fun. So for the upcoming Fortnite World Cup tournament in New York City, developer Epic Games announced a new competition: Fortnite World Cup Creative. It’s the largest competition from Epic centered around the game’s sandbox Creative mode. World Cup Creative will even have its own separate prize pool […]

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Our deep dive into how esports broadcasting differs from traditional sports

The world of sports entertainment is changing, and esports is the star player. Market researcher Newzoo forecasts that esports revenue will grow from $906 million in 2018 to $1.7 billion by 2021. In an esports panel at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas this week, we explored how esports will disrupt the  […]

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Fortnite World Cup Finals, with $30 million at stake, will be July 25-28 in Queens

Epic Games announced today that the Fortnite World Cup Finals will take place in Queens, New York, from July 26 to July 28. The prize pool is $30 million, and the solo champion winner will walk away with $3 million. The event will be at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center’s Arthur Ashe […]

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How Garena’s Free Fire competes with Fortnite and PUBG Mobile

Mobile apps are a difficult business to succeed in. The competition in mobile gaming is even tougher. Where can you grow your game? Where can you even just be competitive? If you look toward emerging markets and nail it, the payoff is huge, as these regions often have massive growth potential. But these markets do […]

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