Fortnite is a game about receding into the woods and trying to avoid humanity for the entirety of your natural lifespan. Oh wait, no, that’s just what I’m planning to do after today’s events. But Fortnite is a game where staying hidden and getting the drop on other players can be a huge advantage. You can imagine,…
In a post on the Fortnite subreddit and Twitter today, Epic announced that it’s working to let players unlink their accounts from a particular console and, in the near future, ultimately be able to merge them so their progress carries over no matter where they play the game.
Do you believe yourself to be the very best at surviving in an environment where a) everybody wants to kill you, and b) they’re all reality-bending architecture-mancers? Well, soon you’ll have a chance to prove it. Epic is finally adding a competitive mode to Fortnite this fall.
Fun: riding a guided missile right into some unsuspecting goon’s face. Not fun: being the unsuspecting goon whose face eats said missile. This simple and universal truth handily illustrates the problem with Fortnite’s guided missiles, which were yanked in April. Today, Epic announced that they’re finally coming back.
Fortnite’s newly improved Slurp Juice—basically a healing potion—has been temporarily removed from the game after players discovered an animation bug that let them run around with full health and boosts.
For millions of Fortnite fans, Friday Fortnite—a YouTuber- and streamer-focused tournament series hosted by shameless drama profiteer Keemstar—has become a weekly ritual. This week was supposed to be its swan song, but the party’s been called off because Epic decided to host an even bigger shindig just down the block.
Last weekend, Epic kicked off its $8 million Fortnite “Summer Skirmish” series with a $250,000 tournament featuring top-tier players and content creators. Thanks to latency issues and confusing camera work, it was a disaster. Now Epic has put out a postmortem acknowledging that, yeah, between lag and hyper-cautious…
Cracks in the sky. Rifts on the ground. Fake burger-restaurant mascots in real deserts. All eyes are on Fortnite’s map right now, and with good reason: It’s the main character of a story that could go just about anywhere.
Last weekend, Fortnite’s sky cracked like a giant, star-spattered egg. Now, smaller rifts are appearing all across the game’s map, and they’re sucking up everything in their path. This includes beloved landmarks like the Tomatohead mascot in Tomato Town and the Durrr Burger in Greasy Grove. Where have they gone? Well,…
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.
Fortnite is no stranger to countdowns and theatrics, but this weekend’s mysterious (though probably missile-related) event is a little different. It’s happening just once. Fans thought they’d pinned down exactly when, but today Epic announced the actual date: one day before fans had calculated.
Fortnite’s notorious Tilted Towers—a high-risk, high-reward landing spot once described as “tryhard central” by erstwhile Kotaku editor/genius Patricia Hernandez—have been a target of players’ grimmest imaginings ever since rumors that they’d be obliterated by a comet started swirling in March. But still they stand.…
It seems like Fortnite is gonna have a missile launch in the near future. Players have been setting their clocks forward to July 1 and finding that in-game TVs display the word “launch,” among other telltale signs. If leaks are any indication, the missile could modify the map, like the comet at the start of season 4.
Shopping carts are, at this point, Fortnite’s only vehicle. You can ride on them solo or with a friend, and they give you a slight speed boost. Simple enough, right? Wrong. Epic has now pulled them temporarily from the game three different times. Today, just when you thought they were in, Epic pulled them back out.
If you’re a streamer, getting trounced by stream snipers is a pain. Some players, though, live for the thrill of coming face-to-face with their favorite streamers in games—and maybe even besting them. A new Fortnite feature that anonymizes streamers’ names, then, could represent something of an impasse.
You’re creeping through Fortnite’s Tilted Towers, and you see somebody absentmindedly clomping along. It’s go time. You drop down with your shotgun primed, but then—at the worst possible moment—your screen freezes. Seconds later, you’re dead.
Today Fortnite added sticky grenades, the secret best shooter weapon of all time as proven by Halo. The game’s player base, composed of every human currently alive and a few long thought dead, has already come up with devious ways to use them.
Imagine if you could produce a missile that would instantly do your bidding. Would you use it to sail across the sky like a combustion-powered witch? Or would you mostly just be a dick to people? It seems that Epic has decided that the latter is a big enough concern to shelve Fortnite’s guided missile.
Fortnite now offers guided tours of its map. Well, in a manner of speaking.