• Fortnite on PC has shrunk considerably, down from over 90GB to just under 30GB

    Fortnite on PC has shrunk considerably, down from over 90GB to just under 30GB, thanks to recent optimizations from developer Epic. The news, detailed yesterday in a Fortnite update note posted to the game’s service Twitter account, means the battle royale hit will now take up far less space on your computer’s drive. That gives you more room for other …

    October 23, 2020
  • Apple stood up for its existing storefront rules and went one step further

    Epic Games enabled a payment scheme where Fortnite players could buy V-Bucks directly from the developer, bypassing the normal mobile fees on iOS and Android. Both Apple and Google eventually kicked the game from their storefronts, but Epic seemed particularly peeved at Apple. Epic launched an in-game event and a high-quality parody ad alongside a lawsuit, encouraging fans …

    October 4, 2020
  • There’s pretty much a cake for every Named Location on the map

    Fortnite’s third birthday, and the game has changed pretty drastically from its first birthday celebration. It’s more than a little wild to think it’s been around this long. And while it may have lost that new shine, it’s still incredibly popular. Unlike the past two years, this year’s birthday took place in September rather than July. …

    September 27, 2020
  • The original model for the App Store was to profit off of paid apps

    The App Store may have started out small, but today, it makes Apple a staggering amount of money. In 2019 alone, Apple’s percentage taken on digital content sold through the App Store accounted for an estimated $18.3 billion, or nearly 40 percent of Apple’s total service revenue. (To reach that number, Apple says that $61 billion …

    August 17, 2020
  • The water levels from the Season 2 flood fell once again

    The water levels from the Season 2 flood fell once again, revealing not only the new Coral Castle (Atlantis) Named Location, but a mysterious ancient spaceship on a small patch of sand north of Craggy Cliffs. The ship is referred to in-game as the Ancient Ship, and inside you’ll notice its alien passenger. It seems obvious …

    August 2, 2020
  • Epic has been busy getting things ready: Fortnite’s island

    Fortnite’s planned addition of cars has hit a road block, and will now take a little longer to roll out. Vehicles were due to become available as this season’s waterlogged map slowly dried out. So far we’ve seen the game’s water level drop four or five times – but no vehicles have appeared. In a …

    July 26, 2020
  • Where is Stack Shack in Fortnite?

    fortnite Week 6 Challenges have just gone live for Season 3, and one of the most obtuse tasks asks players to catch a weapon at Stack Shack. In this guide, we’ll tell you where Stack Shack is located and what you must do once you get there. Where is Stack Shack in Fortnite? Stack Shack isn’t a …

    July 23, 2020
  • Epic was also instrumental in getting Sony on board with cross-play multiplayer,

    Sony has made a $250 million investment in Epic Games, the two companies announced on Thursday. The deal means Sony gets a 1.4 percent interest in the game development studio and publisher and gives Epic a valuation of $17.86 billion, reports VentureBeat. The investment lets the two companies “broaden their collaboration across Sony’s leading portfolio of entertainment …

    July 12, 2020
  • Ninja rose the prominence with the advent of Fortnite Battle Royale

    Tyler “Ninja” Blevins announced that he will begin streaming on YouTube Gaming following the news that Microsoft will shut down Mixer. His first stream on YouTube ever premiered today, July 8.Ninja left Twitch in 2019 to join Mixer, but since the service will no longer exist at the end of July, all eyes were on …

    July 9, 2020
  • Epic Games has announced the launch of a Captain America skin

    Epic Games has announced the launch of a Captain America skin within Fortnite. The Marvel character is available now for download, ahead of the July 4 celebrations in the U.S. Captain America is the most recent in a series of comic book characters to appear within the game: Deadpool became available as part of last season’s battle pass, and Black Widow and Star-Lord appeared within …

    July 3, 2020