Fortnite Battle Royale version 3.4 is here and it seems to add quite a bit to the game that is currently taking the world by storm.There are, of course, plenty of bug fixes and optimizations being made in this patch, but those are never the exciting parts of a new update.It probably goes without saying, but most players are likely looking forward to the new weapons and game modes coming along with this patch.If you’ve been craving a new weapon with which to dispatch your enemies, then the 3.4 update isn’t going to disappoint.Epic has added a new guided missile weapon to the game, and looking at the stats, it’s definitely going to do some damage.We would expect explosives to rain destruction upon their targets, but there’s a trade off when using this new system: When you take control of the missle to guide it to its target, your character becomes locked in place, making you very vulnerable to attack.
Free-to-play console games led the digital games market’s growth in February — in particular, Epic Games’ standout hit Fortnite: Battle Royale.The market grew 6 percent globally year-over-year last month, and free-to-play console games grew a whopping 359 percent year-over-year, according to industry-tracking firm SuperData Research.Fortnite now has more monthly active players than Rockstar Games’ perennial top-10 title Grand Theft Auto V. Though Epic’s last-player-standing game doesn’t cost anything up front, it does successfully tempt its players with in-game purchases.The only game where players spent more money was Sledgehammer Games’s Call of Duty: WWII, which is still the top-grossing game on consoles.PUBG Corp.’s rival battle royale game, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, sold over 2.5 million copies.SuperData reports that sales on PC are continuing to dip for that title, but it’s still selling steadily on Xbox One.
Epic Games’ Fortnite: Battle Royale might not have chicken dinners, but players are finding it tasty.1 spot for the last couple of months, and market analyst Newzoo has some new numbers about the standings.Fortnite has claimed the top honors as the most-played battle royale game as of February, but PUBG is beating out its colorful rival in China as the top Western PC title.Newzoo reports that 30.1 percent of core PC gamers played battle royale games last month, and it predicts that the genre will only grow beyond existing titles like Fortnite, PUBG, Daybreak Game company’s H1Z1, and Studio Wildcard’s Ark: Survival of the Fittest.However, developers will likely opt to incorporate a battle royale mode rather than create an entirely new title in the genre.As for the two top guns in the last-player-standing space, their popularity is uncontested at the moment.
Brenden "PLAYER UNKNOWN" Greene gives a talk about his journey as a video game developer at the Game DEvelopment Conference in San Francisco on Friday, March 23.Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene, the original developer of "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds," says that he doesn't see the game as competitive with "Fortnite: Battle Royale.""Fornite: Battle Royale" came out several months after "PUBG," and has a very similar concept and gameplay.Greene did not provide an update on when "PUBG" will be available for Sony PlayStation 4.Last year, "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" became a surprise phenomenon, selling $400 million worth of copies in a few short months.But then, last September, "Fortnite" came out with its own, similar, free-to-play "Battle Royale" mode – and became a smash hit in its own right, challenging the dominance of "PUBG."
At this point, it’s safe to say that Fortnite has become one of the biggest games in the world, if the biggest.A year ago, things looked very different for the battle royale genre, as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was just launching into Steam Early Access amid a ton of hype, while Fortnite Battle Royale was still months off.Now, with Fortnite overtaking PUBG in a lot of respects, its time for the creators of Battlegrounds to draw some inspiration from their competitors’ success.One way Fortnite has been able to differentiate itself from PUBG is through the use of limited-time game modes.These modes attempt to do something that don’t fit well with Fortnite‘s standard solo, duo, and squad modes, whether that’s pitting two teams of 50 players against one another or, more recently, 5 teams of 20.The developers of PUBG have taken a page out of Fortnite‘s book with a new feature of their own, dubbed Event Mode.
Epic Games today announced that it’s developed a new replay editor for its Unreal Engine so that game developers can create more streamlined highlight-making tools for players.The news, announced as part of Epic’s annual “State of Unreal” show at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, means that it will be easier than ever to take recordings of game footage and edit them into professional-looking clips for YouTube.Epic even flew out British YouTube personality and Twitch streamer Alastair “Ali-A” Aiken to demo the feature with a custom Fortnite Battle Royale video he made with help from the Epic team.Epic is stressing that this tool will be available for all developers using the Unreal Engine, meaning it won’t be restricted to just Epic-made games like Fortnite.However, it does make sense that the company would show it off with Fortnite and design it specifically with that game’s streaming and YouTube audience in mind.The massively popular survival shooter has in just the last few weeks alone reached an unprecedented level of mainstream popularity, thanks in part to popular streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins playing live on Twitch with Drake followed by Epic’s release of an invite-only beta version of Fortnite for iOS.
We talked about digital humans, Epic’s demos, and the success of its Fortnite battle royale game.About a month ago we unveiled 60fps across all the console platforms.That’s more viewers than a lot of TV shows.We contacted one of the more famous YouTubers out there that loves Fortnite, and this is what resulted.You can rewind them, restart them, place cameras, follow the action.It’s running on an Nvidia DGX-1, which is a four-GPU graphics computer they make.
The competition for the world's biggest "battle royale" video game got even hotter on Monday with a not-too-surprising announcement: Playerunknown's Battlegrounds now has a free mobile version available across the world.Downloads are now live for all iOS 9.0 and later devices and most Android 5.1.1-and-above devices with at least 2GB RAM.Based on our preliminary tests of the live American version, this famously unoptimized game is way more playable—even on older, legacy devices—than it has any right to be.Monday's news follows last week's surprising announcement that the similar shooting game Fortnite: Battle Royale had already begun rolling out beta invites to its own mobile version.PUBG Mobile itself was no secret, having received a rollout on Chinese iOS and Android devices in February—and that launch decision may have to do with PUBG's publisher, Tencent, operating in China.That was followed by a "soft" rollout of PUBG Mobile last week, which was only pushed to Canadian Android smartphone and tablet users.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now available on mobile in the US, on both iOS and Android.The game has already been live in Asia for quite a while and came to Canada last week, but there wasn’t a launch date for the US.The US release might have been sped up by Fortnite Battle Royale launching on mobile, another battle royale-style game that takes PUBG’s core design and packages it up with better-looking graphics and some gameplay tweaks that have led to it breaking streaming records on Twitch.The mobile version of PUBG was developed by Tencent, the Chinese conglomerate that owns WeChat and invests in games like League of Legends.The mobile PUBG is true to the full game, although the graphics have been pared down for mobile performance.You also are limited to the single original map, but you’re still in for lengthy rounds of gameplay, which is sure to drain phone battery.
Fortnite: Battle Royale hasn’t quite grabbed me.While the game is at least accurately named, the gunplay—originally designed to let players mow down hordes of mostly mindless AI bots—isn’t as suited for culling other human players in a Battle Royale mode.Yet I still can’t stop thinking about the game.That was how my parents saw my future, anyway; the two farmers-turned-bankers didn’t have many positive things to say about career prospects that didn’t involve a lot of math.So my creative endeavors (mostly drawing, back then) always led to a response like, “Yeah, that would make a good hobby.”I didn’t particularly mind this narrow career ideal at the time.
Fortnite Battle Royal Mobile Download InstructionsDownload Fortnite Battle Royale from the iTunes store here.You’ll need an iPhone 6S/SE or newer and iPad Mini 4 or newer iPad for it to run as well as having the latest version of iOS installed.Sign up to the invite-only mobile event here.If you haven’t already you may be required to create an Epic Games account.Nervously wait while Epic starts sending out waves of codes to those who have applied.
Drake’s favorite game is available on iOS right now for a select few people.Epic has sent out the first wave of invites for its Fortnite: Battle Royale mobile port for iOS devices.If you get an email, you can download the game from the App Store and start playing right away.Fortnite on iOS is LIVE!Invites are going out now, check your email!If you haven’t signed up, you can do so right here: https://t.co/7yGQA4lh4B
You’ve heard of Fortnite: Battle Royale.After all, musician (and walking meme) Drake just played the last-player-standing shooter for 630,000 simultaneous viewers on the livestreaming video site Twitch last night.And I think these are all signs that Fortnite is turning into the game that may finally cause real troubles for Call of Duty.Unlike the well-publicized concurrent numbers for games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Dota 2, Fortnite’s numbers include both PC and console and come from Epic instead of Valve’s publicly available data.Their chill gaming session attracted other tiers of celebrities like NFL rookie JuJu Smitch-Schuster, rap artist Travis Scott, and … Kim Dotcom.Musician Post Malone disagreed with Drake’s game choice.
Squads with Drake, Travis and JuJu you heard me.| @Ninja on Twitter and InstagramTwitch streamers often use their inviting personalities or high-level gaming skills to attract viewers to their streams, but it sometimes takes a little bit more to get people tuning in.Tyler Blevins, known on Twitch as “Ninja,” discovered this when he invited rapper Drake onto his Fortnite: Battle Royale stream.Ninja invited Drake onto his stream on Wednesday, March 14, along with rapper Travis Scott and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.The four players eventually managed to amass more than 635,000 concurrent viewers, which is more than any other non-tournament stream to date — a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive match in 2017 drew in more than 1 million viewers, for instance.
The announcement that Epic is planning to bring Fortnite‘s Battle Royale mode to mobile is one that was met with a lot of excitement and curiosity.That’s to be expected, given the popularity of Fortnite: Battle Royale, and now it seems that there are some rather unsavory folks out there looking to take advantage of that excitement.With sign-ups for Fortnite‘s iOS test now open, Epic is warning players to be on the look out for false invites.In a tweet sent out just a little while ago, Epic notes that it has yet to send out any invites for Fortnite: Battle Royale on mobile, and tells prospective players to be wary of any download links they come across.The company also points out that the only official URLs related to Fortnite are Fortnite.com and Epicgames.com – a link sending you to any place else is most certainly bogus.We’re not sure when Epic plans to send out the first round of invites to Fortnite mobile, but judging from yesterday’s announcement, it seems that the company wants to get the ball rolling quickly.
Fortnite Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are two of the hottest, and most lucrative, battle royale type games today.But only one of them is going to be available on almost all gaming platforms imaginable, including mobile (but excluding the Switch, at least for now).And only one of them And only one of them will have almost full cross-platform play support.Fortnite Battle Royale is in the position to become the perfect cross-play massively multiplayer battleground, but only if Microsoft and Sony can build bridges.The cross-play feature of FBR is a bit confusing.When Epic Games announced that the game was coming to both iOS and Android, it also revealed cross-play capability between some platforms, namely PC and PS4, but not Xbox.
Fortnite has become a smashing success on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and now the folks at Epic want to try their luck with a mobile version.Details of Fortnite: Battle Royale for iOS and Android first surfaced last week, and Epic has wasted little time in getting the ball rolling on this mobile release.Today, the company opened sign-ups to those who want to test an early version of the game, so it appears that this mobile port is further along than we thought.While Epic is allowing iOS and Android users to sign up today, it seems that iOS players will get the game first.Still, an Android test is coming up within the next few months, so it’s probably best to express your interest now, as you’ll presumably stand a batter chance at getting in when the time comes.Over on iOS, on the other hand, it seems that Epic is looking to kick off this mobile test very soon, but assures users that if they don’t get in with the first round of invites, there’ll be other chances in the coming months.
Unless you’ve been living in a box for the last 6 months there’s a strong chance you might have heard about a game called Fortnite Battle Royale.Available on Xbox One, PS4, PC and even Mac this online multiplayer game has become something of a worldwide phenomenon since it launched a free ‘Battle Royale’ mode that allows up to 100 players fight it out ‘Hunger Games’ style until there’s just one person left.It is this free version of the game that has ended up seeing its fair share of controversy thanks to its incredible popularity, low 12+ age rating and a whole host of lovely microtransactions for people to get stuck into.It’s so popular the game now boasts a staggering 45 million players worldwide and is still growing fast.To help you navigate this brave new world of Fortnite here’s everything you need to know about the game that has millions of people hooked.Announced back in July 2017 by Epic Games, Fortnite is a team-based online multiplayer game that allows gamers to either team up and take on hordes of zombies in a mode called Save The World or fight other players in a mode known as Battle Royale.
Epic Games has opened up the signup program for the iOS version of Fortnite: Battle Royale.If you go to Fortnite.com/mobile, you can put in your email, and Epic will email you with a link to download the game from the App Store.Fortnite: Battle Royale is one of the most popular games in the world right now on PC and console, and Epic announced last week that it is bringing it to iOS soon and Android at some point after.It is free-to-play and features the popular battle royale action where players all jump into a huge arena together and only the last player or team standing wins.While Fortnite: Battle Royale and its competitor, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, have established the genre on PC and consoles, mobile is already a fertile space for these kinds of games.Multiple small developers and huge publishers have launched their own takes on the genre Chinese megaconglomerate Tencent has even already launched PUBG for Android and iOS, and it is testing it right now in that country.
The sum total of my gaming experience includes a round of "GoldenEye 007" I played at a friend's house once as a kid, and maybe a couple of poorly executed games of "Guitar Hero" in high school.So imagine my surprise that when I arrived home one day a few weeks ago to find my roommate playing a game called "Fortnite: Battle Royale," I was not only interested in watching, I actually wanted to play.For the uninitiated, "Fortnite" is a third-person shooter video game that's a little like "The Hunger Games."It plops you in the middle of an island with 99 other players, and you're forced to use your wits, weaponry, and construction skills to survive."Fortnite" isn't particularly bloody or violent, which are two turn-offs for me."Fortnite" is a violent game on its face.
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