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Fortnite Helped Break Twitch Record

Karol Laska , 12 January 2021, 21:46

A new skin in Fortnite combined with a popular streamer gave unexpected results in term of viewership on Twitch. A new record for the number of people following the broadcast simultaneously was broken.

Epic Games Wants to Move to a Mall

Szarmancki, 04 January 2021, 21:16

The latest acquisition of Epic Games, Cary Towne Center, a shopping mall in the city of Cary, North Carolina, will be transformed into the developer's new HQ.

Fortnite With Improved Performance on Weaker PCs

Musiol, 15 December 2020, 17:39

Fortnite has added a new rendering mode for weaker PCs. It enables owners of older hardware to enjoy smooth gameplay.

Fortnite Tournaments Canceled; Competition Will Move Online

Musiol, 06 December 2020, 19:27

Epic Games has canceled the Fortnite World Cup tournament scheduled for 2021. The reason for this is the on-going pandemic and related restrictions, as well as concern for participants' health.

God Slayer Kratos Ends Up Reduced to Dancing Clown

Musiol, 05 December 2020, 22:17

Kratos' skin has been available for several days in Fortnite. Not everyone likes that. PlayStation and God of War fans despair, while others make fun of the whole situation.

8-year-old Signs Esports Contract and Collects 33 Thousand Dollars

Musiol, 05 December 2020, 22:07

The story of 8-year-old Joseph Deen proves that a career in esports can start at a very young age. Young Fortnite player signed a contract, taking over 30 thousand dollars for the signature.

Fortnite X Star Wars Reveals New Han Solo Easter Egg

Jacob Blazewicz, 04 December 2020, 20:41

With the new season of the Fortnite Chapter 2, another easter egg from Star Wars appeared in the game. Apparently, the game's mascot shared Han's fate.

God of War's Kratos is Coming to Fortnite

Frozen, 03 December 2020, 18:01

There are many indications that Kratos, the main character of the God of War series, will soon appear in Fortnite, the popular battle royal game from Epic Games.

Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 5 Launches Today

Bart Swiatek, 02 December 2020, 12:51

On December 1, an event was held to crown the fourth season of Fortnite: Chapter 2. The event attracted a record number of players. Today, the game will receive an update introducing a lot of novelties.

Subscription Service for Fortnite Inbound

Karol Laska , 24 November 2020, 19:28

Epic Games has decided to introduce a monthly subscription to Fortnite, which will provide players with digital currency and cosmetic item sets. The service will launch soon.

Epic's Survey Suggests Fortnite May Get Monthly Subscription

Karol Laska , 10 November 2020, 23:12

Epic Games has prepared a suspicious survey for Fortnite players, in which the topic of monthly subscription appeared. Fan curiosity was fuelled by the graphic attached to it by the creators.

Here's Fortnite With Ray Tracing

Sodar, 04 November 2020, 12:28

A video published on YouTube shows what Fortnite looks like when running in RTX mode. How much does ray tracing change in a game with such peculiar visuals? See for yourself.

Fortnite Ready for Next-gen; Epic Reveals PS5 and XSX/S Features

Musiol, 02 November 2020, 22:17

Fortnite is one of the launch titles for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. Developers at Epic Games have revealed what awaits us on next-gen consoles.

Fortnite Update to Reduce Game Size by 2/3

Musiol, 21 October 2020, 14:22

The newest Fortnite PC update will significantly reduce the game's size. Epic Games Studio has managed to cut over 60 GB!

We've Learned Epic's Losses From the Feud With Apple

Musiol, 11 October 2020, 20:01

Thanks to Epic Games' war with Apple we learned some interesting information. 116 million people played Fortnite on iOS devices and they were more willing to spend money on microtransactions than Android users.

Epic vs. Apple May be Judged by Jury [Updated]

Bart Swiatek, 30 September 2020, 13:17

The lawsuit brought by Epic Games against Apple may not be resolved by a judge but a jury. Normally jurors do not participate in similar trials, but according to Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers, the opinion of ordinary people may be very important in this case.

Ray Tracing and DLSS in Fortnite Today

mikos, 17 September 2020, 13:38

Today the new update to Fortnite will introduce ray tracing and DLSS support. This is another big step in popularizing ray tracing technology in video games.

Appearance of AMD's Radeon RX 6000 Revealed in Fortnite

Bart Swiatek, 15 September 2020, 13:11

AMD revealed the appearance of a new series of GPUs - Radeon RX 6000. The presentation was quite unusual - the chipset was presented in Fortnite.

Epic Games' CEO Passionately Plays Fortnite, Always Anonymously

Dameredet, 12 September 2020, 22:21

Tim Sweeney confessed to playing Fortnite. Using a mysterious nickname, he played over 1600 matches. He also confessed that he sold his car collection to become a landowner.

Apple Countersues Epic as the Battle for 30% Profit Cut Continues

Milosz Szubert, 09 September 2020, 15:47

In response to Epic Games' accusations, Apple has filed its own lawsuit, in which it accuses Tim Sweeney's company of breach of contract. The company demands compensation.

Fortnite's Losses on iOS; Epic Demands the Game be Returned to App Store

Jacob Blazewicz, 06 September 2020, 18:23

The removal of Fortnite from App Store and Google Play remains unresolved. However, Epic Games has filed a court order to put pressure on Apple to restore access to the popular battle royale on iOS devices. Reason: Epic Games' „irreparable damage” and a significant decline in the number of players.

Fortnite Will Get Ray tracing and DLSS Support

Adrian Werner, 02 September 2020, 14:49

Nvidia and Epic Games have announced that the PC version of Fortnite will soon receive ray tracing and DLSS support.

Iron-Man and Other Marvel Heroes in Fortnite; No Update for iOS

Jacob Blazewicz, 27 August 2020, 16:15

Fortnite received the second chapter of season 4. Thanks to this, Iron-Man, Dr. Doom, Wolverine and other characters from Marvel universe appeared in the game. Unfortunately, the update did not reach iOS mobile devices.

iPhones With Fortnite Sold for Several Thousand Dollars

Paul Wozniak, 26 August 2020, 19:39

Various auction services offer iPhone with Fortnite installed. Prices for such devices can reach several thousand dollars.

Epic vs Apple - Fortnite is Not Coming Back, but Unreal Engine is Safe

Dameredet, 25 August 2020, 17:38

There's been a verdict on the Epic Games vs Apple case. Fortnite will not return to the App Store, but developers will not lose access to development tools.

Thor and Galactus Coming to Fortnite

Jacob Blazewicz, 24 August 2020, 22:36

Epic Games is teasing Fortnite players. The comic book released in the game seems to confirm the imminent debut of Thor and Galactus in season 4 of the popular game.

Microsoft Supports Epic Against Apple While Charging 30% in Its Store

Bart Swiatek, 24 August 2020, 14:39

Microsoft has made a statement in court criticizing Apple's decision to cut Epic Games from iOS and MacOS development tools. According to the Redmond giant, the move will have a detrimental effect on many video game development companies.

Epic's Fight With Apple Will Move to Fortnite

Karol Laska , 22 August 2020, 14:42

The great conflict between Apple and Epic Games will move for several hours from the courtroom to Fortnite. The devs have prepared a number of different attractions for the players to fuel the rebellious moods associated with the removal of the game from App Store.

Apple Responds to Epic Games' Suit, Targets Unreal Engine

Czarus, 18 August 2020, 17:31

Epic Games' battle against Apple continues. The court has received an application from Tim Sweeney's company to issue an injunction against the cellphone giant. We can read in it that Epic may soon lose access to development tools on Apple's devices.

Fortnite - Batman Returns; Joker Announced

Dameredet, 16 August 2020, 16:06

New cosmetic items are coming to the game. These include the skins of Joker, Poison Ivy and Midas Rex.

Fortnite Pulled From Apple and Google Stores; Epic Goes to War

Bart Swiatek, 14 August 2020, 11:36

Apple and Google have removed the shooter Fortnite from their respective app stores. Epic Games has responded with actions against both entities. The reason for the commotion is the high, 30% revenue share on these digital distribution platforms, which Tim Sweeney does not accept.

Epic Games has Doubled its Value Over the Last Two Years

Karol Laska , 06 August 2020, 20:56

Epic Games, the devs of Fortnite and creators of Unreal Engine, has already reached a value of $17 billion, which is a significant increase compared to last years.

Usable Cars in Fortnite; New Vehicles Inbound

Milosz Szubert, 04 August 2020, 14:21

Tomorrow, Epic Games will release another update for Fortnite. It's called Joy Ride and will introduce driveable cars.

$20,000 Spent on Streamers; Underage Player Wastes His Mother's Savings

Paul Wozniak, 20 July 2020, 17:30

The mother of an underage Fortnite fan shared a story online, describing how her son spent her entire life's savings in just over 2 weeks. The teenager spent almost $20,000 on donations and subscriptions to various streamers.

Ninja's Success on YouTube - First Stream Draws a Crowd of Viewers

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 July 2020, 14:03

Richard „Ninja” Tyler Blevins released his first YouTube stream. The well-known streamer was watched live by more than 100,000 people at the same time, but that doesn't mean he will stay on Google's platform permanently.

Captain America Debuts in Fortnite; Thor May be Next

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 July 2020, 15:26

Fortnite got a new Marvel skin. From now on, players can get the outfit and shield of Captain America. Moreover, the trailer suggests that the next guest in Epic Games' title may be Thor.

Fortnite Leaves Early Access

Paul Wozniak, 30 June 2020, 21:34

Epic Games has announced that Fortnite's paid co-op mode - Save the World - is leaving early access today. At the same time also the creative mode and battle royale will be officially launched.

Diplo, Young Thug and Noah Cyrus Will Play a Concert in Fortnite

Paul Wozniak, 24 June 2020, 17:51

In a few days, Fortnite will host another concert. As part of the event DJ Diplo will launch his new album with guest appearances from rapper Young Thug and singer Noah Cyrus.

Police Cars Disappeared From Fortnite

Milosz Szubert, 22 June 2020, 15:40

Players report that the last update for Fortnite removed police cars. Epic Games has not officially commented on this situation, but it is most likely caused by the unrest in the US.

Fortnite - Season 3 Brings New Battle Pass and Aquaman

Bart Swiatek, 17 June 2020, 13:19

Another season has just begun in Fortnite: Chapter 2. Splashdown update refers to the Aquaman movie - it introduces, among others, the aforementioned superhero and a few items. There have also been a lot of changes on the map.

Flood in Fortnite Draws Record Audience

Paul Wozniak, 16 June 2020, 15:45

Yesterday, Fortnite hosted an event heralding the upcoming new season of the game, during which a standard storm on the map turned into huge waves of water. The event was watched on streaming services by a record number of spectators.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 Launch Delayed

DS, 04 June 2020, 11:21

The launch of Season 2 Chapter 2 and thr mysterious live event called „The Device” in Fortnite has been delayed. This is a result of the protests that have recently been erupting across United States.

Gamepad Aim Assist Causes Problems on PC - Ninja on Controversial Feature

Paul Wozniak, 20 May 2020, 13:45

Popular streamers and professional players are speaking out on the issue of aim assisting on gamepads in PC version of Fortnite. Many of them, including Ninja, have announced that they will not play Epic Games' title until the unbalanced aim assist feature is fixed.

Fortnite is Not Done Yet, New Players Arrive

Jacob Blazewicz, 07 May 2020, 14:04

Epic Games boasts of the number of registered Fortnite users. During the year, the popular battle royale gained 100 million players.

Ban For a 9-year-old Gamer Triggers a Storm on Twitter

Paul Wozniak, 06 May 2020, 17:18

The Fortnite community is raging across Twitter because of a 4-year ban for a 9-year-old player. The boy is now unable to participate in tournaments and competitive modes.

Rapper's Concert in Fortnite Sets New Activity Record

Milosz Szubert, 24 April 2020, 15:57

Last night a new record in the number of logged in players was set in Fortnite. According to Epic, 12.3 million people watched the virtual concert of American rapper Travis Scott organized in the game.

Epic Games Gives Up; Fortnite Launches on Google Play

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 April 2020, 15:18

Fortnite finally launched on Google Play, after a year and a half of distribution beyond this platform. This concession by Epic Games is the result of Google's policy to significantly hinder independent distribution.

Fortnite - Exploit Makes it Possible to Rake in Easy Victories

Pri, 30 March 2020, 16:09

Youtuber LazerBeam has published a video that show an exploit in Fortnite related to the use of helicopters, which - in a way that does not require confrontation with other players - enables a player to win the game.

Choppers Coming to Fortnite? Patch 12.20 Goes Live Today [Updated]

Paul Wozniak, 17 March 2020, 14:15

According to recent reports, Fortnite will get one-man helicopters. They are to be part of today's 12.20 update.

Epic Games on Fortnite's Revenue Drops: The Data is Inaccurate

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 February 2020, 14:53

Epic Games has criticized the SuperData group for reporting Fortnite's revenue. The company disputes the data provided by the analysts, even though it referred to them in the previous month.