Last weekend, the cartoonish battle royale game Fortnite hit 3.4 million concurrent users across all platforms. Before that, Chance the Rapper was begging Epic Games for a Switch port. And this week alone, we’ve gotten two hefty updates from the development team detailing new tweaks, item/weapon additions, and…
Yesterday a representative for Epic Games’ online battle arena Paragon posted a message on Reddit casting the future of the game in doubt. Today, on the Unreal Tournament forums, fans are worrying over the fate of the latest installment of that beloved series. Both games share a common problem: the runaway success of Fortnite Battle…
When Epic Games originally announced a Battle Royale mode for its co-op zombie survival game Fortnite, the internet seemed skeptical. Battlegrounds had already taken over the world, so it was easy for Fortnite: Battle Royale to look like a trend-chasing copycat. Months later, the studio’s enormous player base seems to…
Battlegrounds may have sparked the current Battle Royale trend, but these days, I’d much rather log into Fortnite. Over the last few months, developer Epic Games have crafted a game with a unique identity, if not a better one.
Last month, Epic took the unusual step of not just banning two Fortnite players from the game for cheating, but taking them to court. It’s since been revealed that one of the accused is only 14 years old, and his mother is not happy. [Correction - 4:30pm, Nov. 30: The boy in question is yet another Fortnite player who…
Fornite’s Battle Royale mode, like the game that inspired it, is tense. Any step could be your last. Sometimes, you don’t even know where the bullets are coming from, so you become hyper-vigilant. Anything that moves could be a threat.
Tell me if you’ve ever seen this: there are only ten people or so left in your Fortnite: Battle Royale match. The storm cloud looms closer with every passing second. There’s nowhere left to go. Left without options, everyone around you starts building toward the sky.
On Tuesday, Fortnite publisher Epic Games filed civil complaints against two alleged associates of the website Addicted Cheats who apparently used the site’s aimbotting services to kill Twitch streamers live on camera.
Since Fortnite announced its battle royale mode, there’s been a little, uh, tension between its developer Epic Games and the developer of that other battle royale game, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. What’s come next has felt a little like an arms race for accessibility, throughout which Fortnite’s free,…
Tower defense/shooter Fortnite is getting a horde bash event on October 5th. With unlimited time and limited resources, players will build forts, party up and then defend their bases against waves of husks.
Oops, it looks like for a brief few hours PS4 and Xbox One cross-play was available in Fortnite. Now, Fortnite developer Epic Games says that feature was actually a bug, which the studio is referring to as a “configuration issue” that it says it has fixed.
Epic Games’ Fortnite, out in Early Access, is not one game, but many, all tangled together under one name. It’s a resource management game. It’s a multiplayer third-person shooter. It’s a tower defense game. It’s a collectable card game. It’s a strategy game, a survival game and it’s even a little bit of a…
Developer Epic Games issued an apology this morning after several fans of Fortnite, a surprisingly cute player vs. environment game about surviving the apocalypse, were caught off guard when their labored-after bases disappeared. The unannounced change was a part of an early morning patch for the Early Access game.
Fortnite, a building survival game developed by the folks at Epic Games, will enter Early Access on July 25, the publisher said today. It was announced on December 10, 2011, so it only makes sense that it’d enter Early Access now.
Today Epic released an Unreal Engine video showing off features game developers will be excited about in 2017, like sequencer cinematic tools and automatic level-of-detail generation. If you are not a developer, feel free to just dance.
Epic recently revealed Shinbi, a new Hero for its online multiplayer title Paragon. The character’s design choice has been controversial with a portion of fans saying they dig it, while others are not exactly thrilled.
Multiplayer arena game Paragon has been in a weird place since it debuted last year. Harnessing the full power of the Unreal Engine, it looked like an action game, but played like a slow and plodding MOBA. Today’s Monolith update speeds things up a great deal.
If you play video games, you’ve got Tim Sweeney—co-founder of Epic Games—to thank for everything from the Unreal Engine to Gears of War. If you live in North Carolina, though, you can thank him for something a bit more substantive.
The latest hero to join the roster of Epic Games’ PC and PS4 MOBA is Rayne, hero of vampire hack and slash action series BloodRayne, only here they call her The Countess and she has mostly black hair.