PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds only features a few playable maps at the moment, but the battle royale game just got a whole lot less predictable.The game’s latest update adds dynamic weather, which can change how you approach a match at a moment’s notice.The PC version of the game now includes dynamic weather options for both the original Ernagel map as well as the desert Miramar map.Erangel will feature an overcast option, while Miramar will have that as well as a sunset option.When in overcast, the game could bring rain or fog to a game at any time.Most matches you play in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will still be in sunny weather, and you won’t have to worry about dynamic weather.
We still have a while to wait before Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches, but eager fans are going to get something to sate their eagerness later this week.Activision and Treyarch are planning to launch a multiplayer test on August 3, but before that goes live, the two companies have delivered a launch trailer to try to tempt out a few last minute pre-orders.While the trailer largely takes us through things we already know, it does offer a brief glimpse at Blackout, Black Ops 4‘s battle royale mode.There’s a lot of interest behind Blackout, because it’s one of the first instances of a major game publisher throwing its hat into the battle royale ring.It isn’t surprising in the least to see Activision and Treyarch creating a battle royale mode for Call of Duty, as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite have both proven that there is a massive market for the genre.In other words, it was only a matter of time until the big FPS franchises decided to claim their slice of the pie.
Last week’s poll summary: Last week, we asked you which is the better battle royale game: PUBG or Fortnite.Out of over 48,000 total votes, roughly 65 percent of voters on Facebook and Instagram said they prefer PUBG.On the website, YouTube, and Twitter polls, about 45 percent said they prefer PUBG over Fortnite, while many folks said they don’t care for either game.Check out the full polling results here.The LG G3 was one of the first phones with a Quad HD screen.Since the first time I saw it in real life, I was hooked.
iPhones and iPads get the goods app first (or even only).Heck, even YouTube’s own dark mode only started rolling out to Android today.That’s also true for fans of the battle royale game Fortnite who have been waiting for the mobile version to land on Android.That day might be drawing near but if this latest tidbit is true, the game might cause some confusion and could be a security risk waiting to happen.It all boils down to how Epic Games might distribute the game.According to XDA, it might not use the preferred way all certified Android devices get their games and apps.
Epic Games has announced the upcoming return of Solo Showdown, a Limited Time Mode that adds a competitive element to the Fortnite Battle Royale game.Think you have what it takes to beat some of the game’s best players?If so, you could potentially win 50,000 V-Bucks, the in-game currency used to purchase season passes, skins, and more.Epic says some players will also get the chance at Summer Skirmish invitations.For those who missed it the first time around, Solo Showdown LTM is a competitive mode that any player can participate in.The core gameplay experience is the same as Fortnite‘s regular Solo Battle Royale mode, but the player’s performance is ranked against others to determine where they fall in the pecking order.
Samsung might be taking its marketing of the Galaxy Note 9 in a different direction than previous Notes: the company is said to be planning a huge, exclusive Fortnite push through a partnership with Epic Games.Both 9to5Google and XDA Developers are reporting that Fortnite’s Android port will launch alongside the Note 9 — perhaps even as a pre-bundled application.Samsung might have a 30-day exclusive on the hugely popular battle royale game, according to 9to5Google.Epic Games did not respond to a request for comment.Both sites say that Note 9 buyers will be rewarded with some Fortnite bonus freebies in exchange for preordering the phone, including complimentary V-Bucks, player skins, and more.And yes, apparently somehow Samsung has found a way to add S Pen functionality to the game.
We’ll be collating all of the official PUBG update notes and breaking down all the new features added to the hit battle royale game for Android and iOS phones and tablets.If you’re a fan of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile (and chowing down on chicken dinners), be sure to bookmark this page to stay up-to-date with all of the map updates, weapon and armor balance changes and additions, new modes, and much more.Check out the rest of our PUBG Mobile content:PUBG Mobile version 0.7.0 update overviewRelease date: July 25, 2018The latest PUBG update brings a new Arcade Mode called War to PUBG Mobile, which is Battlegrounds’ take on the classic deathmatch PvP format.
The newfangled battle royale game—PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds—for mobile is set to receive a new battle mode in 0.7.0 update.Popularly known as PUBG mobile, the game ignited a rage as soon as the makers brought it from PC to mobile, is reportedly getting loaded with new features.The war mode is a team death-match where two or more opposing teams are spawned in an enclosed area of the map.You can either go duo or as a squad of four.Unlike the existing modes, players will be handed a random weapon as you parachute down.Players have unlimited re-spawns, once they and will be dropped to the same area to battle it out.
A teenager in Ohio fell victim to the oldest scam on record while playing Fortnite.Hopefully his loss will stand as a good lesson for the legions of other neophytes cutting their teeth on the popular battle royale game.What happened: The 13-year-old, named Jake, was playing a match when a stranger made him a tempting offer.He could have free skins for his character — a character that, according to Jake’s mom Amy, he’d already invested a significant amount of money in.All Jake had to do was give the stranger his account details, including his password.I’m not necessarily judging here.
Battle royale is a genre that’s quickly taking the world by storm.On the heels of successful titles like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite, many developers have started implementing battle royale modes in their own games.This is starting to extend to long-running, triple-A game franchises as well, with Call of Duty and Battlefield both slated to get battle royale modes in this year’s releases.With all of this hype surrounding battle royale, it goes without saying that Microsoft will implement a similar mode in the upcoming Halo Infinite, right?Though Halo Infinite is likely still early on in development, it seems that 343 Industries has already made up its mind about whether or not the game will include battle royale.Last night, 343 Industries hosted a social stream on Mixer in which it answered questions from viewers.
Microsoft Studios and in-house developer 343 Industries aren’t interested in the hottest trend in multiplayer gaming right now – ‘battle royale’ – when it comes to Halo Infinite, the upcoming sixth sequel.The ‘battle royale’ style of multiplayer shooters has taken the online gaming world by storm in the last two years, with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and later Epic Games’s Fortnite leading that charge.In short, it’s a 100%-competitive multiplayer mode, in which the last player standing wins among 100 combatants battling across the same massive map.Through the 343 Industries Social Stream on Microsoft’s Mixer platform, series lead writer Jeff Easterling spoke directly to fans to quash expectations of such a feature making its way into Halo Infinite.Easterling said, “the only BR we’re really interested in is ‘Battle Rifle’ – the original BR.This statement makes clear the studio’s views on the battle royale game mode, at least as it fits within the Halo franchise.
The PUBG Mobile development team have removed a weapon and mask pack from PUBG Mobile.The pack contained a pilot mask with a decoration resembling the Imperial Japanese Military’s “Rising Sun” insignia.PUGB Corp apologized and issued refunds, but quickly came under fire for another perceived reference to Japan’s military regime during World War Two.The team behind PUBG Mobile has been forced to apologize twice after players of the hit battle royale game spotted perceived references to the Imperial Japanese Army.Forget Your 401k if you Own a Home (Do This)The controversy kicked off over the past weekend following the release of a new, premium weapon and armor pack.
About a week ago, video game developer Xaviant launched the sequel to one of the games that kicked off the battle royale craze, The Culling.To say it failed would be a huge understatement.In the week since its launch the developers have not only pulled it from online marketplaces, but are offering refunds to anyone who purchased it.As if that weren’t enough, they’ve actually decided to revert the first game in the series to its early access form and develop it as a free to play title.This is the first time I’ve heard of a sequel failing so horribly that it brought down its predecessor with it.The reviews, of course, have been quite unkind.
Epic Games planned a number of real-world crossovers with Fortnite leading up to its fifth-season launch last week, but the game made an unplanned appearance during Sunday's World Cup final.During the final between France and Croatia, France's Antoine Griezmann scored a penalty goal and celebrated by dropping Fortnite's "Do The L" emote dance right on the field.The dance is one of many options players can use in the battle royale game to celebrate eliminating another opponent on the battlefield.During Sunday's big game, Griezmann made an L-shaped hand gesture, put it on his forehead and then trotted side to side along Croatia's goal line.Reactions, along with explanations of the dance, immediately hit Twitter.It's also not the first time Griezmann danced this Fortnite jig, as seen in this YouTube video from April.
Epic Games is up to something and no one knows for sure what will happen.At 1:30PM ET tomorrow, the popular battle royale game will experience something out of the ordinary, but the company hasn’t said what it has planned.Rumor has it the in-game rocket will be launching, but that only raises more questions.The Season 4 Fortnite update — the one that resulted in a big space rock smashing into the game’s island — brought some interesting new elements, including what appears to be a government research lab in Dusty Divot and a rocket in a mountainous location.That rocket has remained a mystery in the weeks since its appearance, but we may finally know what’s up starting tomorrow.Televisions found within sheds and homes in Fortnite recently started displaying a countdown timer that is set to hit “zero” at 1:30PM ET / 10:30AM PT tomorrow.
Bluehole subsidiary PUBG, the company behind the second most popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, has dropped its copyright infringement lawsuit against Epic Games.The latter company is behind massively popular battle royale game Fortnite, which quickly rose in popularity to eclipse PUBG and the gaming genre it popularized.As Fortnite‘s popularity increased, many wondered whether PUBG would go after Epic Games on copyright infringement grounds.Multiple statements in past months from PUBG’s creator had indicated that Fortnite‘s presence was ultimately a welcomed one, though an underbelly of tension never quite disappeared between the two.That changed in late May when Bluehole’s subsidiary in South Korea filed a lawsuit against Epic Games over the alleged infringement.The lawsuit cited many instances where Epic Games allegedly infringed on PUBG’s own game, including things like the compass at the top of the display, as well as other “core elements” and user interface elements.
The companies behind two of the biggest games in the world looked set to fight it out in a South Korean court — but now it looks like the battle has been settled.The details: PUBG Corp, the company behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, last month filed suit against Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite.The former claimed the latter was ripping it off by using the same 100-player battle royale mode PUBG made famous.The two games are some of the most popular in the world, though PUBG is starting to fall from grace as the cartoonish Fortnite takes over.What should have been an even contest is starting to look distinctly one-sided.Earlier today, Bloomberg reported the suit had been dropped, and neither side is saying what brought about the truce.
In a letter to Epic's attorneys, the PUBG Corp. withdrew the suit, which was filed in South Korea in January, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.Both games have a battle royale format.Fortnite's become a massively popular game.In its Battle Royale mode, players parachute onto an island where they can build fortifications while trying to off each other.While the game is available for free, unopened physical copies are now going for a several hundred dollars on eBay.Epic Games had no comment and PUBG didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Step 1: Find a wingmanFortnite: Battle Royale comes in different flavors.You can play in a squad, which puts four players on a team.Duos puts two players on a team, and Solo has you playing, well, solo.For example, in Squads and Duos, once you lose your health, you are in an injured state for a limited time, during which a teammate can revive you.This allows you to stay close to a buddy and learn the controls without (majorly) hurting your team's chances.
"Fortnite" has made $100 million in revenue on iOS in its first 90 days, according to app analytics platform Sensor Tower.Sensor Tower said this makes "Fortnite" the third most successful mobile launch ever in terms of revenue, behind "Clash Royale" and "Pokémon GO."The game is currently only on iOS, but is expected to be rolled out on Android this summer.The multiplayer battle-royale game "Fortnite" has hit a new milestone, having made $100 million (£76 million) in revenue in its first 90 days on iOS devices, according to app analytics platform Sensor Tower."Fortnite" is free-to-play, but players can make in-game purchases of cosmetic items and "battle passes," which offer exclusive in-game challenges which can unlock rewards.The game is currently only available on iOS mobile devices, but is expected to roll out on Android this summer.