Supervillain Thanos is returning to Fortnite yet again, this time in the form of a new tournament open to all players. Called the Thanos Cup, this new non-cash tournament will give players the chance to unlock the Thanos skin and related back bling for free. You’ll need a partner to compete as the Thanos Cup is Duos only. Thanos has … Continue reading
Certain pockets of society have been demonizing video games for decades, accusing them of everything from making kids stupid to increasing rates of violence. Actual research into gameplay among kids tends to turn up the opposite, however, with past studies linking video games to increased motor skills, improved problem-solving skills, and other positive things. Fortnite remains one of the most … Continue reading
Epic has announced a new contest called Fortnite Concept Royale. The new opportunity will result in two ‘exceptional’ fan concepts being turned into actual in-game outfits, giving creators the chance of bringing their idea to a massive audience. In addition to having their concept turned into an outfit, the two winners will both also get cash rewards. Many Fortnite players … Continue reading
The second to last Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point comic book is now available to purchase, bringing the mini-series near its end. As with the previous four issues, this new release comes with a code to redeem a free item in Fortnite. Assuming you get all six codes released with the six comic book issues, you’ll be able to unlock a special … Continue reading
Epic will soon release a new living object in Fortnite called alien parasites. As the name suggests, these creatures originate from the alien invasion and attach to players like parasites — but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It seems these creatures will offer players certain abilities that can be useful depending on the situation. Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season … Continue reading
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Fortnite players have been able to shake opponents for a while now. This ability is available in Duos, Trios, and Squads matches where one opponent will only be ‘knocked’ if one or more of their teammates are still alive. By shaking the knocked opponent, players can see where their teammates are — but the feature comes with a downside. If … Continue reading
Epic has announced its first Fortography contest for its new Chapter 2 – Season 7. This new challenge, as you’d expect, revolves around the new alien theme in the game, including its UFOs, futuristic weapons, and alien characters. It’s no surprise that Epic is making this theme the subject of its Fortography challenge kicking off this season. Epic has been … Continue reading
Facebook has bought several virtual reality game studios over the past couple of years, and they added one more to their portfolio Friday with the acquisition of Seattle-based BigBox VR. The studio’s major title, “Population: One,” was one of the big post-launch releases for Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 headset and is a pretty direct Fortnite […]
A character in Population: One. | Image: BigBox VR
Facebook has acquired yet another developer of a popular virtual reality game, announcing on Friday that BigBox VR, makers of the battle royale VR title Population: One, will be joining Oculus Studios.
“POP: ONE stormed onto the VR scene just nine months ago and has consistently ranked as one the top-performing titles on the Oculus platform, bringing together up to 24 people at a time to connect, play, and compete in a virtual world,” Mike Verdu, the VP of content at Facebook Reality Labs, wrote in a blog post. “And while social is bringing players into POP: ONE, the quirky humor, continual updates, and pure fun of the environment keeps them coming back time and time again — we’ve even seen players scheduling time to meet in-game for a...
Epic has finally revealed the details for its planned FNCS All-Star Showdown event. The competition will kick off tomorrow, June 11, and continue through most of the month, pitting past FNCS competitors in a new series of challenges. The company is offering up a $3 million prize pool that’ll be split between the winners. The FNCS All-Star Showdown will run … Continue reading
Having trouble accepting a quest from a payphone in Fortnite? In this guide, we go through how to complete the latest Fortnite challenge for season 7, week 1.
Overwatch is one of the most popular shooters around, and it's getting crossplay soon. In the meantime, here's everything we know about cross-platform support.
Epic released its next Fortnite season this week, introducing players to a slightly updated battle royale island, as well as a slew of new weapons, UFOs, and some new additions based on old items. If you haven’t had a chance to dig into the update extensively yet, here’s a list of the biggest changes you should know about to get … Continue reading
Alien Artifacts are a new form of currency added to Fortnite chapter 2, season 7. In this guide, we'll show you how to get your hands on them and what they do.
The NFL's Baltimore Ravens have launched a new esports initiative, and will hold tournaments as part of it.
Overwatch launched in 2016, but it’s getting a significant feature soon. Blizzard Entertainment is releasing a cross-play beta that will let PC and console gamers play in matches together. The developer says the update is coming “soon.”
Until now, the communities on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch were segmented, but this update should make it easier to find online matches to join, whether it’s with your friends or with random players. Some of the most popular online titles feature cross-play support, like Fortnite and Call of Duty Warzone, and it bodes well that this feature may be supported earlier on in the game’s upcoming sequel, Overwatch 2.
Cross-play is a welcome, if overdue, feature to have in Overwatch, but it might...
The organizers behind this year's Tribeca Festival discuss what they look for in a video game official selection.
A new Fortnite season has begun, and while last season did away with advanced technology to return us to our primal roots, it looks like tech is back on the menu for Season 7. Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7 is dubbed Invasion, and as that name suggests, aliens have invaded Fortnite‘s world. We’ll be teaming up with some big-name characters … Continue reading