You already spend every waking second of your time playing Epic Games’ Fortnite: Battle Royale on your consoles and PC, but when you leave the house, you’re forced to leave the multiplayer shooter behind.That will no longer be the case, however, as Fortnite: Battle Royale is coming to mobile devices with cross-platform play.Epic Games announced the port of Fortnite — which we shall call “Portnite” — on its website late Thursday, March 8.Initially available on iOS, the game will eventually come to Android platforms as well.A special “invite event” for iOS users will begin shortly, and interested players can sign up beginning on March 12.To play Fortnite: Battle Royale on iOS, you’ll need an iPhone 6S/SE or newer, or a newer iPad, such as the Mini 4, Pro, or Air 2.
Fortnite, released last July for the PS4, Xbox One and PC, is best described as a game that's kinda like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.But now it's truly setting itself apart with a mobile port.The mobile version of Fortnite, announced on Thursday by Epic Games, is ambitious: It'll feature the same 100-player battle royale gameplay that its console brethren is famous for (and which PUBG initially made a phenomenon).Even more impressively, the iOS and Android games will feature cross-play with the PC and PS4 versions."Same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates," a post on Epic's site read."In partnership with our friends at Sony, Fortnite Battle Royale will support Cross Play and Cross Progression between PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and eventually Android."
Epic Games announced Fortnite: Battle Royale for Android and iOS.According to Epic Games, the mobile versions will have feature-parity with their PC and console counterparts.Fortnite: Battle Royale‘s invite event for iOS starts on March 12, with support for Android coming in a few months.With games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (known as PUBG) and Fortnite: Battle Royale being as popular as they are on PC and consoles, it was only a matter of time until they made it to mobile.That time is now, as Epic Games announced that Android and iOS versions of its popular battle royal-style game are in development.According to the developer, the mobile versions will feature the same 100-player matches from their PC and console counterparts.
If you ask gamers and game developers what’s the hottest title around these days, they’d most likely answer one of two titles: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite Battle Royale.They are the games that everyone wants to copy, especially to make a quick buck.Tons of clones have sprung up, especially on the easy to market mobile, with varying results.To cut those off before the run wild, and to get that money for itself, Epic Games is announcing Fortnite Battle Royale for iOS and, soon, Android.Given the oversaturation of zombie-themed games of late, you’d think the “Minecraft slash Left 4 Dead” four-player co-op would become just another title on Epic’s belt.And thanks to PUBG’s own fame, the massive multiplayer battle royale mode gained 10 million players just two weeks after it was released as a free standalone game.
Fortnite developer Epic Games has announced that it’s bringing Fortnite Battle Royale — the incredibly popular free-to-play multiplayer game — to iOS and Android devices, via Polygon.The port is coming to both phones and tablets, and Epic Games promises that “it’ll be same 100-player game you know from PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac,” with the same gameplay, content, maps, and weekly updates as the console and PC versions.Users will be able to sign up for an iOS beta starting on March 12th, with invites rolling out shortly afterwards.Players who get an invitation will also get several invites to send to friends as well.Android support is planned for farther down the line in the next few months.Fortnite Battle Royale on mobile will support cross-play and cross-progression between the PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS, and eventually the Android versions of the game — meaning that you’ll be able to play with and against players from other platforms, and that you’ll be able to team up with friends across devices.
Epic Games’s popular last-player-standing game Fortnite: Battle Royale is heading to mobile.Players will be able to register starting on March 12.The publisher says that a limited number of invites will be sent out to start, but it will also hand out friend invite codes and then gradually open it up to more players.The mobile version of Fortnite will require iOS 11.Compatible phones include the iPhone 6S/SE and beyond.It will also be compatible with the iPad 2017, Mini 4, Pro, and Air 2.
Making great use of this vital mechanic sets the good Fortnite players apart from those who go down before the storm comes.When you break something down, it becomes one of three resources that you can use to build with.Wooden structures build the quickest, followed by stone, then metal.Don’t get so caught up in the gathering of resources that you forget to look around for other players.Usually, building on the fly is needed when someone is shooting at you, but you can also use building to your advantage when you’re the aggressor.There are two types of useful covers that you can throw up in a pinch.
These days, though, when players talk about Fortnite — and that happens a lot — it’s safe to assume they are referring to Fortnite: Battle Royale, a free-to-play game mode that Epic quickly added to the game, in response to the wild success of Battle Royale innovator PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.Fortnite: Battle Royale mimics the standard Battle Royale format: 100 players enter in an large arena, last person standing wins.The last person or team standing wins (you can play solo, as a duo, or in a four-person squad).Most of that precious loot is found in the game’s town areas scattered around the center of the map.As such, you have a choice to make.Do you risk dying early in the pursuit of rare weapons, or do you stay away from the pack in favor of less densely packed areas without nearly as much available firepower?
These days, though, when players talk about Fortnite — and that happens a lot — it’s safe to assume they are referring to Fortnite: Battle Royale, a free-to-play mode that Epic quickly added to the game in response to the wild success of Battle Royale innovator PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.Fortnite: Battle Royale mimics the standard Battle Royale format: 100 players enter in an large arena, last person standing wins.The last person or team standing wins (you can play solo, as a duo, or in a four-person squad).Most of that precious loot is found in the game’s town areas, scattered around the center of the map.As such, you have a choice to make: Do you risk dying early in the pursuit of rare weapons, or do you stay away from the pack in favor of less densely-packed areas, without nearly as much available firepower?When it comes down to final group of players in a tight play area, the person with the most resources has a considerable advantage.
Scavengers Studio announced today that its battle royale shooter Darwin Project is coming out for Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview on March 9 for $15.Battle royale games have become huge following PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds explosive debut last year, and other games (notably Fortnite: Battle Royale) have followed the trend, even on mobile.PUBG and Fortnite earned more than $200 million on PC and consoles in digital revenue in January, according to industry tracking firm SuperData Research.Darwin Project hopes to stand out by focusing on tracking, giving you a more active way to hunt down other players.We also nominated the game during our E3 2017 Unreal Engine Awards in the Best Hook, Most Addictive, and Biggest Buzz categories.The shooter has been available via alphas and betas on PC, but this will be the first time the shooter is playable on Xbox One.
The first huge battle royale shooter has finally left Early Access on Steam, and it is getting a new vehicle-only mode to go along with this release.Publisher Daybreak has launched the 1.0 retail version of H1Z1 for $20 on Valve’s digital distribution platform.After starting as an online survival sim (now called Just Survive), Daybreak added a last-player-standing competitive mode with the help of Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene — this was before he left to create PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds with Bluehole Studios.H1Z1 is a fast-paced battle royale shooter that exists somewhere between PUBG and Fortnite: Battle Royale on a gameplay spectrum.Unlike those others where using a vehicle is sometimes viable (PUBG) or not even in the game (Fortnite), H1Z1’s matches have a heavy emphasis on using cars and trucks.“In 2016, we did something unheard of — we split a successful game into two products and introduced the world to the first standalone battle royale game,” H1Z1 general manager Anthony Castoro said.
Today, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), the self-regulatory association responsible for rating the content of video games, responded to the mounting controversy around the industry’s shift toward microtransactions, specifically the gambling-style loot box systems favored by the world’s most popular competitive multiplayer titles.Unfortunately, the ESRB’s solution is only a new “in-game purchases” label that seems as if it would apply to a vast majority of modern games, from story-focused Nintendo classics like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to EA’s bungled Battlefront 2.“This includes features like bonus levels, skins, surprise items *such as item packs, loot boxes, mystery awards), music, virtual coins and other forms of in-game currency, subscriptions, season passes, upgrades (e.g., to disable ads) and more.”The problem, of course, is that there is a substantive difference between these various types of in-game purchases, how they’re implemented, and the amount of money they cost consumers.The ESRB does not delineate between what one might consider fair and chance-based in-game purchases.For instance, a game like Epic Games’ Fortnite Battle Royale, which does not contain loot boxes but does sell in-game currency that can be used to buy cosmetic items outright, would be considered the same as Blizzard’s Overwatch, which only lets players buy slot machine-style loot box packs with real money and no guarantee of eventual rewards.
Fornite‘s Battle Royale game mode has become the latest in the genre to garner massive buzz.It borrows quite a lot from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, but it also differentiates itself in a few meaningful ways (and it’s free!).The objective is pretty straightforward: Outlive 99 other players.While we don’t have the special ingredient that will lead you to win matches left and right, we do have some tips that should help you outlast the majority of your competitors on a consistent basis in our Fortnite Battle Royale beginner’s guide.Not only will you get to the ground quicker, but you can still cover a lot of horizontal ground by deploying your glider early.While some players like to immediately converge on urban areas with the most structures — Retail Row, Tilted Towers, Greasy Groves, Dusty Depot, Tomato Town — those tend to be the most dangerous and chaotic parts of the map in the early going.
Epic continues to roll out updates for its last-player-standing shooter Fortnite: Battle Royale, and the latest patch has it running at 60 frames per second and a 4K resolution at the same time on the Xbox One X.This is a big update as the game ran at a dynamic resolution that occasionally hit 4K and 30 FPS up until recently.I hopped onto the Xbox One X version last night to see how it looks.Fortnite has had a polished sheen relative to competitors like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which can look grimy with its attempts at photorealism.Fortnite also ran at a solid 30 frames per second — but that means that the upgrades to 4K and even to 60 frames per second aren’t earth-shattering.These are nice improvements to have, but if you were already playing on an Xbox One X, you may not notice much of a difference during gameplay.
PUBG Corp.’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Epic Games’s Fortnite: Battle Royale are still going strong despite big launches like Capcom’s Monster Hunter: World last month.The two last-person standing shooters raked in more than $200 million on PC and consoles in digital revenue in January, according to industry-tracking firm SuperData Research.In SuperData’s ranking of the best-selling games last month, PUBG is beating out Fortnite on PC as the two sit neck-and-neck at No.However, it’s missing from the console rankings, likely because it’s an Xbox One exclusive.5 in the top 10 best-selling games on console, and it broke its own record for engagement.Epic’s last-player-standing game has over 40 million players, and it recently rolled out its Season 3 Battle Pass along with technical improvements like a new 60 fps option on consoles.
You've probably noticed, but Battle Royale games are having something of a moment.Available for free on PC, Xbox One and PS4, Fortnite Battle Royale supports up to 100 players at a time in a game, either playing as individuals or in squads of up to four.Like most Battle Royale games, Fortnite is split into matches of varying length with a map that shrinks as the match progresses, forcing players closer together.Here you'll be able to find the latest changes to the game.Console players using PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One and Xbox One X will now have access to a 60 FPS mode.It’s going to be switched on by default and when it’s on you might see graphical quality dip a little so if you’d rather have the best looks instead you can always turn it off.
Epic Games’ hit multiplayer shooter Fortnite: Battle Royale is starting Season 3 today, and with it comes a new Battle Pass that gives players access to a new wave of cosmetic items, including costumes, gliders, pickaxes, and more.It also includes some new console frame-rate options and other additions.Fortnite: Battle Royale has over 40 million players across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and it’s often the most popular game on Twitch.The Battle Pass gives Epic Games a way to monetize the free-to-play title.The Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks, Fortnite’s in-game currency.You can buy 1,000 V-Bucks for $10.
The growing popularity of Fortnite Battle Royale shows no signs of slowing down, with the game just recently topping the mighty PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds‘ with a record of 3.4 million concurrent users.To help keep the momentum going — and keep things fresh for players — developer Epic Games has revealed a plethora of details on the game’s new updates, which are set to include new modes of play, new settings options, and new items to use.In the coming weeks, Epic says Fortnite players can expect a renewed emphasis on rotating playlists with limited time modes, or game modes that are only available to play for a set period of time before they’re swapped out with something different.The next month is set to see five modes added — one being a new version of the 50v50 mode that debuted in December, alongside four all-new options — followed by at least five more modes shortly after.Among the other new modes mentioned in Epic’s blog post are games that see a reduction in map size, a reworked Blitz mode with shorter rounds, modes with team sizes in between 50v50 and squads, and the anticipated “The Floor is Lava” mode.Another feature coming within the month is an optional 60 fps mode for console Fortnite players.
One of the coolest features on livestreaming platform Mixer is expanding to a new game today.Microsoft revealed that it has added a HypeZone channel to Mixer for Epic Games’ Fortnite: Battle Royale.This livestream actively switches from one Mixer broadcaster to another.Like the NFL Red Zone, HypeZone Fortnite switches to players who are close to getting a win.This makes the HypeZone a great way to discover new livestreamers and to see a lot of different kinds of playstyles during the most crucial time of a match.Check it out for yourself right here:
In December, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds partnered with Seoul-based Minkonet to introduce a new 3D replay feature.For those unfamiliar with PUBG, it follows a similar structure to H1Z1 or Fortnite Battle Royale, with a hundred players dropped into a large map with nothing but their own ability to loot gear and ultimately survive.The game is a hit, with a reported 3 million concurrent players in December.While the launch of 3D replay might sound minute, it’s picked up a lot of traction.The feature lets players capture video after they’ve died, changing the speed of the video as well as the camera angle.Since launching Minkonet’s tech, the feature has been used more than nine million times each day, with an average of five minutes of replay viewing per game session.