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Fortnite Got DirectX 12 Support

qjin, today, 12:19

Epic Games has announced that the PC version of Fortnite has received official support for Microsoft DirectX 12 libraries. This support is part of the latest 11.20 update. Selected players should experience increased performance and more stable image smoothness.

Fortnite x Star Wars - Stormtroopers Invade Epic Games' Hit

Bart Swiatek, 15 November 2019, 11:46

A thematic event connected with the Star Wars universe has just begun in Fortnite. For now, the original Stormtrooper skin is available, but it cannot be ruled out that more prizes will be awarded.

Dr. Disrespect: Anyone Over 13 Still Playing Fortnite Has Mental Issues

Laty, 07 November 2019, 22:58

Doc is coming back in style - this time not only has he uninstalled Fortnite again, but he has also offended anyone who plays Fortnite and is over 13 years old. Will this be the end of his adventure with this game?

Fortnite Loses Steam; Revenues From Microtransactions in Decline

Jacob Blazewicz, 07 November 2019, 12:21

SuperData has published a report on in-game spending for this year. Fortnite remains among the best earners, but the champion (and several other titles) is doing worse than in previous years.

Epic Games Sue Person Responsible for Fortnite Leaks

Paul Wozniak, 27 October 2019, 20:23

Epic Games is suing a player who used Twitter to inform fans about what new season of Fortnite will bring. It turned out that he took part in the testing of the new content in September and, by revealing what he learned, broke the confidentiality agreement.

Epic's Dispute with Juvenile Fortnite Cheater Continues For 2 Years

arRacoon, 15 October 2019, 13:12

A young Fortnite player known as Sky Orbit does not hide in the shadows in the fight against Epic Games, the creators of the global hit, who in 2017 sued the boy for cheating in live matches and teaching others how to do it.

Fortnite Goes Offline; Black Hole Swallowed All, Social Media Wiped

Bart Swiatek, 14 October 2019, 12:33

The tenth season has ended in Fortnite, and with it... the whole game, at least apparently. Epic Games megahit's servers have been shut down and social media channels only show a mysterious video / image of a black hole.

Fortnite: Chapter 2 Will Offer New Map and Motorboats?

Adrian Werner, 12 October 2019, 20:13

Thanks to a leak, we learned that the next stage of Fortnite's development will not be the usual eleventh season. Instead, the game will be renamed Fortnite: Chapter 2 and will receive a new map where we will be able to use motorboats.

Tim Sweeney: „Epic Will not Punish Fortnite Players for Talking Politics”

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 October 2019, 22:47

Tim Sweeney from Epic Games referred to the controversy surrounding the suspension of Chung „blitzchung” Ng Wai by Blizzard for a political statement during a Hearthstone tournament. The CEO assured that he would not allow Fortnite players to be punished for their political statements.

Epic Games Accused of Not Telling us Fortnite Might be Addictive

Bart Swiatek, 07 October 2019, 12:05

A Canadian law firm accuses Epic Games of deliberately making Fornite an addictive game and not informing users of the resulting threat. Lawyers are preparing a class action lawsuit, indicating, among other things, this year's World Health Organization ruling and a similar case against a cigarette manufacturer.

Fortnite x Batman Event Has Begun

Paul Wozniak, 22 September 2019, 16:17

In Fortnite, an event to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Batman's creation began. For the next two weeks, the players can purchase new cosmetic items related to the superhero, and Gotham City will be available as a location on Fortnite's world map.

Rumor: New Batman Only on EGS. Announcement Imminent?

Jacob Blazewicz, 18 September 2019, 22:11

There are rumors about the imminent announcement of a new game with Batman as an exclusive title for Epic Games Store. Their source are mysterious entries of the creators of Batman: Arkham Origins, but also a new update of Fortnite.

Fortnite Losing Popularity on Twitch

Paul Wozniak, 17 September 2019, 14:42

According to the report presented by TheGamer, Fortnite's popularity on Twitch is constantly declining. This is mainly due to Ninja's move to a competitive platform and Tfue's announcement that he is taking a break from streaming.

Fortnite - Epic Removes „New” Version of an Exclusive Item

Paul Wozniak, 15 August 2019, 20:21

Epic Games has tried to sell a new cosmetic item that resembled one previously available on season 6 battle pass, but after the players had expressed a negative opinion, the skin was completely removed from the game.

Teenage Fortnite Champion Swatted

Barth Faryna, 13 August 2019, 12:41

Kyle „Bugha” Giersdorf, a teenager who won 3 million dollars in the Fortnite World Cup last month, was a victim of the so-called „swatting”. When he was broadcasting live, his father entered his room and informed him that there was an armed SWAT unit in front of the house.

Tim Sweeney: Epic Doesn't Know How to Finish Unreal Tournament

Konrad Serafinski, 04 August 2019, 19:49

One Twitter user asked the CEO of Epic Games about a possible resuming of work on Unreal Tournament. Unfortunately, Tim Sweeney dispelled the doubts of the fans. The studio doesn't really have a concept to finish the game, and besides, Fortnite remains a priority.

Fortnite - Season X Launches; Mechs and Time Travel

Barth Faryna, 01 August 2019, 14:31

It's here! Fortnite Season X has just launched. The devs have prepared a lot of novelties and some important changes. All signs point that we will be returning to the past.

Trailer of Fortnite Season X has Leaked - Get Ready for Time Travel

Jacob Blazewicz, 31 July 2019, 23:38

Epic Games accidentally revealed the trailer for Season X of Fornite. Internet users managed to record some footage before it was removed, thanks to which we got to know some of the prepared attractions.

More Than 2 Million People Watched Fortnite World Cup 2019 Finals Live

Frozen, 30 July 2019, 17:14

The finals of this year's Fortnite: Battle Royale World Championships attracted a large audience. Epic Games, the company responsible for creating the game, does not slow down and is already teasing season 10.

A 16-year-old Wins $3 million in Fortnite World Cup

Barth Faryna, 29 July 2019, 13:32

Fortnite World Cup 2019 is over. The world's best players confronted each other in New York City. We've seen both dramatic duo battles and vicious solo competition. The tournament was dominated by teenagers, which is due to the new, open recruitment system, so that the average age of players in this year's edition was only 16.

Duo Using Aim Assist Takes Second Place in Fortnite World Cup

Paul Wozniak, 29 July 2019, 12:27

At this year's world championships in Fortnite, the second place was taken by a duo playing on pads with tracking aid turned on. This has caused a lot of indignation among the users of traditional mice and keyboards.

„Epic Breaks Its Own Rules”; Dispute Over a Fortnite Skin

Paul Wozniak, 26 June 2019, 13:45

The new skin in Fortnite caused a lot of commotion among the fans of the game. According to them, the creators broke their own rules, and selling modified versions of classic characters is against company's initial idea.

14 Days of Summer - Two-week Event Launches in Fortnite

Milosz Szubert, 25 June 2019, 12:24

Fortnite features an event called 14 Days of Summer. Over the next two weeks, fans of this online shooter will be able to take part in special temporary modes, complete challenges of the day or buy exclusive cosmetic items.

Fortnite - Pro-Am Tournament Popularity Dropped Dramatically

Agnes Adamus, 18 June 2019, 00:42

The Pro-Am 2018 has been the most successful in terms of audience success in the history of Fortnite streams. However, this trend has not been sustained and the popularity of the charity tournament this year has dropped dramatically. Compared to the previous edition of the event, the audience decreased by 72%.

Epic Games Wanted To Delete Fortnite

Jakub Mirowski, 15 June 2019, 12:53

Rod Fergusson, former production manager at Epic Games, revealed that just before his departure in 2012, he was trying to delete Fortnite. He thought it looked unprofitable at these times.

Cheaters Qualified for World Championship Finals

Frozen, 05 June 2019, 23:59

Immediately after the two-week ban for cheating in Fortnite, Damion „XXiF” Cook and Ronald „Ronaldo” Mach qualified to the world championship finals, in which the prize is 30 million dollars.

Fortnite Edition Xbox One S Photos Leaked

Conrad Hazi, 26 May 2019, 17:02

Unofficial information suggests that a special version of the Xbox One S console will soon be available for sale for fans of Fortnite with the Dark Vertex pack. Players who decide to purchase the purple version of the device will also receive 2000 V-bucks and a monthly subscription for selected services.

Fortnite Season 9 Launches - Patch, Cinematic and Battle Pass

Bart Swiatek, 09 May 2019, 15:08

Fortnite got another big patch today, starting its 9th season. Epic Games studio has published a notice in which they describe all introduced novelties and modifications. We also know the details of the new battle pass.

Fortnite - Season 9 Start Date and Teasers

Jacob Blazewicz, 07 May 2019, 21:23

Epic Games has released graphics promoting the ninth season of Fortnite. The materials suggest that the next update will introduce a lot of futuristic content. The start date, scheduled for 9 May, has also been confirmed.

Respawn Will Not Crunch Like Epic - Apex Legends Updated Seasonally

Bart Swiatek, 25 April 2019, 22:38

Vince Zampella from Respawn Entertainment reported that his company does not plan to apply a Fortnite-like development model, i.e. weekly updates, to Apex Legends. Devs plan to deliver new content as it is now, i.e. once a season.

Fortnite X Avengers Endgame Launches

Christian Pieniazek, 25 April 2019, 16:23

Avengers: Endgame has debuted in cinemas around the world, while Fortnite: Battle Royale players can check out timed event inspired by the film. The Endgame module enables characters, equipped with Avengers' gear, to face Thanos and his Chitauri.

Fortnite Developers Work Up To 100 Hours a Week

Agnes Adamus, 24 April 2019, 22:21

Every success has its price. Fortnite turned out to be a golden goose, but at the cost of team members' health. The employees are extremely exhausted. They are often required to work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Avengers are Coming to Fortnite.

Bart Swiatek, 23 April 2019, 16:51

Epic Games announced that this Thursday, April 25, Fortnite will host the Avengers Film Festival. The event is connected with the premiere of the Avengers: Endgame.

Fortnite Boosts Video Game Sales Among Teenagers

Milosz Szubert, 10 April 2019, 22:59

Piper Jaffray published its usual semi-annual report about teenager spendings in the USA. According to the company, young males spend as much as 14% of their income on video games. Most of this thanks to Fortnite.

Prince Harry Says Fortnite Should be Banned

Adrian Werner, 06 April 2019, 23:50

Prince Harry provoked the ire of gamers by stating that Fortnite is created to addict and such games should be banned.

Fortnite Has 250 mln Users and Breaks Activity Record

Adrian Werner, 21 March 2019, 21:23

Fortnite has now almost 250 mln registered users. At the same time, the game broke an activity record - more than 10 mln users have played the game at the same time.

Fortnite - Dance Lawsuits Withdrawn

Adrian Werner, 11 March 2019, 14:43

Epic Games can rest easy. The four celebrities that filed cases against the company have withdrawn their lawsuits for copyright infringement and illegal use of their dance choreographies in Fortnite.

Fortnite May Get Respawns and New Communication Mechanic

Jakub Mirowski, 24 February 2019, 19:45

In response to the growing popularity of the competing Apex Legends, the developers of Fortnite have confirmed that they are considering the introduction of two new gameplay mechanics: respawns and a new voiceless communication system.

$100m to be Won in Fortnite in 2019

Konrad Serafinski, 24 February 2019, 00:55

Epic Games announced that the total prize pool available in Fortnite in 2019 equals $100 million. This includes both the rewards in Fortnite World Cup and other events across the year.

Fortnite Breaks Another Record in Number of Players

Milosz Szubert, 22 February 2019, 14:25

Fortnite is still doing very well. On February 16th, the game registered 7.6 million concurrent players, which is a record number for a day without any event. The result was achieved in spite of the huge popularity of Apex Legends.

Epic Games Sues Organizers of an Unofficial Fortnite Event

Michael Kulakowski, 20 February 2019, 00:18

Epic Games intends to sue the organizers of the Fortnite Live festival, which took place last weekend in Norwich, UK.

Fortnite Concert Seen by 10 Million

Pawel Krysiak, 03 February 2019, 20:35

A 10-minutes long online performance by DJ Marshmello in Fortnite: Battle Royale was seen by more than 10 million people in-game.

New Fortnite winter event: Ice King with a chance of zombies

Heros99, 21 January 2019, 15:43

The new season event has begun in Fortnite: Battle Royale, this time inspired by blizzards, snow, and Game of Thrones.

Epic Games with $3 billion profit for 2018

Adrian Werner, 28 December 2018, 14:39

Epic Games' profit for this year is expected to be $3 billion. This is due to the enormous success of Fortnite.

14 Days of Fortnite coming with update 7.1

Bart Swiatek, 18 December 2018, 14:15

The upcoming 7.1 update introduces special Holiday events, items, and rewards to Fortnite. Ho ho ho!

Fortnite Season 5 launches with an old friend making a comeback

Maiman, 17 July 2018, 14:13

Moisty Mire becomes dry Paradise Palms, an All Terrain Kart challenges the shopping cart, and an old, rapid-fire friend is making a return. This is Fortnite Season 5.