Epic Games has confirmed that when Fortnite Battle Royale releases on Android phones it won’t be sold through the Google Play store. In an email to The Verge, CEO Tim Sweeney said this was in part to avoid the 30 per cent cut Google takes on in-app purchases for games sold through its storefront.
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Reddit user WintrrShadow has memorialised the the recent map and gear changes in Fortnite by editing a video to the style and tone of the final scene of Furious 7.
One of the many purchasable dance emotes in Fortnite is from Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” It’s called the Tidy Emote, and goes for 500 V-Bucks, the equivalent of $US5 ($7) in the game’s rotating store. Players who get it can make their character mimic Snoop’s wheel turning gesture from the video’s “park it like it’s hot” chorus.
Fortnite got a huge patch yesterday for the start of Season Five. Among other things such as the addition of portals and some changes to how challenges work, the game also got a new emote that effectively lets players golf.
For now, the mini-game feels barebones and disorganised. You have to keep score yourself and you will probably get shot while playing. But, for precisely those reasons, it feels oddly riveting.
With Fortnite: Battle Royale’s Season 5 update comes one feature that intrigued me a bit more than golf carts and portals. The option to enable motion controls for Switch made me curious to see how a game I’ve grown super familiar with would play. From the bit that I tried, motion controls are more useful than I anticipated.
Fortnite’s Playground mode is a good way for players to practise their skills among friends, but it’s also becoming fertile ground for ambitious creations.
Instead of building towers to snipe from, players can build non-competitively, similar to a shared Minecraft server. As a result, you can get glorious monuments such as “Tilted Track”, a Mario Kart-inspired tribute to Fortnite’s Tilted Towers.
Last weekend, a rocket blasted off in Fortnite Battle Royale and cracked the sky. The cracks have grown larger since then, leaving players wondering what happens if the sky completely shatters.
In Fortnite, the best player doesn't always win. Sometimes, the worst does. A new Fortnite kill record was set this weekend by an arguably unscrupulous player who griefed 48 unsuspecting victims watching Fortnite's one-time-only rocket launch event.
When hero shooter Paladins announced a battle royale mode, it felt a bit like a tacked on extra to a game struggling for identity. That battle royale mode has transformed into a standalone game, Realm Royale. While it's still in alpha and rough around the edges, Realm Royale has a few good ideas that could help it stand out in the growing crowd.