With many still banking V-Bucks from one Battle Pass to buy the next, Epic’s adding a new subscription to entice players.
It also seems like Epic isn't going to back down after today's App Store policy change.
The Fortnite maker's legal battle with Apple is centered on the App Store's 30% fee. Now, for many companies, that'll be halved.
The streaming giant's new response to a rash of copyright-related removals is seen by many as long-overdue and insufficient.
Sony says the limitation stems from a focus on supporting TVs first.
Feel the Fortnite in your controller.
To avoid a Modern Warfare problem, Fortnite's new update is like ripping off a band-aid.
Those bids in the tens of thousands of dollars? They may be meant to oust the scalpers.
Tony Stark's headquarters have arrived on the Battle Royale map.
When those new 30 Series GPUs arrive, it'll be the only game with all the latest features.
Even Galactus is on his way.
But the developer still has access to the Unreal Engine on iOS.
This could have huge ramifications for Xbox's xCloud streaming platform.
The event debuts this Sunday, on August 23.
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Epic's Apple-focused crusade makes more sense in light of Fortnite's comparatively tiny Android revenue.
This comes hours after Apple kicked Fortnite off the App Store.
If Apple's App Store dominance wanes, could we see an iOS Epic Games Store?
Two tech giants are taking the gloves off.
The mobile discount circumvents Apple and Google's 30% transaction fee.
There should be a few different vehicles headed to the island.
Returning on July 28 at 7 p.m. EDT.
Sony's $250 million wasn't on the table until recent weeks, Sweeney says.
Fortnite's tide will recede over the coming weeks.
Ventures are the big gameplay update launching today.
The new season is tropical paradise-themed.
As a result, more than 2 million tuned in to watch the event on Twitch.
Let's hope Party Royale's video quality is up to Nolan's high standards?
Epic is breaking down the "walled garden."
By only taking royalties on titles that earn over $1 million, Unreal could expand its base of indies.
Floss on the next generation of console hardware.
No weapons, just music, activities, and friends in silly costumes.
The Party Royale mode has been datamined from the latest patch.
Down the slopes, avoiding muderous bananas.
The Astronomical event was certainly a hit.
"We hope that Google will revise its policies and business dealings in the near future," says Epic.
We couldn't blame you for not noticing their absence in the first place.
Deadpool has his very own hideout in Fortnite.
For his opening DICE Summit 2020 keynote, Sweeney asked whether games want to be Las Vegas, or a brand people can trust.
Along with all 32 NFL teams as customization options.
But Game Pass subs are surging.
Ahead of the next season, Chaos is coming to Fortnite.
The man got a Halloween costume first, so this sort of feels appropriate.
Turn your assault rifle into a heavy assault rifle.
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The live event had more than a preview clip from the movie.
Pressure is mounting for government regulation of loot boxes.
Team up for duos and squads action on one couch and one console.
The Fort is strong with this one.
Fortnite is looking surprisingly nautical.
After a massive explosion, Fortnite users are left with only an eerie void and theories.
Fortnite's map has changed a lot over its 10 seasons. Is it about to be replaced?
Epic weighs in on the ongoing Hearthstone controversy.
Some leaks seem to hint at a massive change coming to Epic's battle royale.
If you're still getting a grip on Fortnite, Epic's going to give you some bot friends to play with.
Also, creative mode gets prefabs for a prison and a toilet factory.
Would this try-before-you-buy fan suggestion juice skin sales or save players their V-Bucks?
The massive machines of destruction seem like they're here to stay.
The pet was just a bit too similar to another pass-exclusive puppy.
A vulnerability from last year is coming back to haunt Epic.
We're going back through Fortnite history with this one.
Might wanna look out below.
Battle Pass skins are meant to be exclusive.
Enjoy some fun in the sun...indoors with Fortnite.
EA and Epic continue to defend "surprise mechanics" following recent government inquiries.
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I feel like somebody's watching me.
The newly introduced bill could end up affecting more than just loot boxes.
Play all your games in one place, so long as that place is GOG.
And the Semi-Auto Sniper is back!
So long, Compact SMG, it's been good.
There's a lot to like within the new Fortnite Season 9 patch notes.
Too soon, Epic. Don't toy with our emotions like this.
A smaller patch for the final week of Fortnite Season 9.
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Epic Games developers are working overtime to meet Fortnite's incredible popularity.
Avenge the fallen in Fortnite's upcoming crossover event.
Epic Games reveals Fortnite World Cup Creative.
An Egg Launcher arrives just in time for Easter.
Jason West is working on unknown projects within Epic.
This is going to end well.
There's new gear options for Overtaker, Whiteout, and more.
Also, a special rework for vending machines.
'Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.'
That looks familiar, actually.
Snakes? Why did it have to be snakes?
The unofficial Fortnite festival is tarnishing the brand.
Ribeiro's lawsuits against Take-Two and Epic Games might be in trouble.
Environmental Campfires heal players with their warmth.
You can check out of the games industry any time you like, but you can never leave.
"Warning: may cause cold toes."
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Netflix is not the last player standing it seems.
As well as new Block area to explore.
But other, older skins packs are still available.
After mixing up the end date for the event, Epic is hitting the reset button.
Epic Games is instead focusing on some quality of life improvements.
A second celebrity sues Epic.
The Mythic weapon goes into the vault.
Hopefully this will make cross-platform gaming easier to adopt.
Creative Mode opens up to all on December 13.
Hamster pets are included for extra cuteness.
A long-brewing controversy boils over.
Out tomorrow for Battle Pass owners.
Now players can see their breath while the storm cloud inches getting closer.
Send a little emote for the holidays.
Update V6.31 also makes improvements to level streaming performance on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Players will be matched with only fellow mouse and keyboard players.
The Halloween event nasties are sticking around in Fortnite Battle Royale for a little longer.
Official NFL skins are coming to Fortnite.
Farewell, old friend.
Nintendo shared some epic data.
"Oh my lord, thank you so much." - Reddit
"Come one and all, are you ready for some scares? Then join us this season during Fortnitemares!"
"Fill your chambers, fast."
Epic wants to be able to shine a light on the best players, all competing against each other.
You still need a compatible phone.
Still no Dr. Finkelstein though.
The Microsoft and Mojang title is still a very big deal.
"Sorry, I'm sorry. I'm trying to remove it."
You can now link your Epic account to PlayStation and Xbox.
There's also a bonus XP weekend to help you finish your challenges.
Something wicked this way comes.
This new stadium's a bit of a prick.
It's over 9000! (health points, probably)
Gliders, Pickaxes, and Contrails for all.
Fixes for The Getaway are inbound.
Introducing a brand new traversal weapon.
Epic calls Google's decision to reveal a vulnerability in the Fortnite launcher "irresponsible."
Epic is trying to make it harder for scammers while giving players a neat gift.
Xbox One and Switch players also get improved load times. Playground LTM gets new features.
This week’s patch will arrive a little later than usual, and week 7 challenges go live on Friday.
Video companies like Capcom and Nexon take hits.
Update 5.30 for Fortnite is slated for next week.
The Fortnite beta rolls out this week.
Could one of the star's of Epic's mega hit move from one battle royale to another?
Server optimization, anti-cheat, and more in PUBG's new development roadmap.
This patch is a pretty darn big one.
Confirmation from Tim Sweeney himself.
The original Battle Royale, now in book form.
But it's nowhere near the quickest mobile game to hit the milestone.
Get ready for some rocket riding tricks all over again.
Fortnite Android could also be a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 timed exclusive.
The new LTM offers V-Buck prizes and a chance to compete in esports.
Fortnite is expected to bring in $2 Billion this year
Birthday celebrations are here (soon)!
The investigation has now concluded.
Popular dance crazes are often used as emotes, and now the musicians themselves are striking back.
Fortnite hits a big milestone.
Playing with less players caused all the problems.
It's not the first, and it won't be the last.
Here's the full patch notes for the latest Fortnite Battle Royale update. There's now a four-seat golf kart.
The option for “No Back Bling” is not working for many players since the launch of Season 5.
Season 5 of Fortnite is now live.
Time travel! Dinosaurs! Pirates! Kratos' axe! Who the hell knows!
These Season 5 teases are going a bit far, so here's a pteroble pun about dinosaurs.
Here's our first hint as to what Fortnite Season 5 might entail.
The development team is already beginning work on the next version of the popular limited-time mode.
Epic revealed that one of the most popular skins in Fortnite will be making a return to the shop.
Things are getting timey-wimey very quickly.
Epic is going to be rolling out the new Fortnite Playground mode for the second time, one region after another.
One rocket viewing party on Saturday didn't go according to plan.
After the rocket launch on Saturday, there's some mysterious rifts left on Fortnite's map.
Some brand new cosmetics and a weapon are round around the corner for Battle Royale.
What exactly happened after all the teasing of a rocket timer from Epic?
What will happen when the Fortnite Countdown Timer hits zero?
Epic is offering players a bonus payout, before Season 5 rolls into town.
The new Playground mode for Fortnite is currently down after only being available for a few hours
Fortnite's Playground is a good place to practice, but be careful: You can still shoot your eye out.
But more than a third are unaware that spending doesn't give them an advantage.
A brand new practice mode for Fortnite Battle Royale could be right around the corner.
While now a dance in Fortnite, the move was originally made famous by rapper Blocboy JB.
PlayStation Italia appear to have let the new console bundle slip.
Fortnite's latest new weapon creates a stinky cloud that deals damage.
Could the Switch version of Fortnite be getting some exclusive content or we are getting a tease for Season 5?
Pinar Toprak will be the first woman to score a Marvel Cinematic Universe film.
Fortnite now has a special set of World Cup Skins, just in time for the World Cup 2018 in Russia.
Fans are angry about the inability to use their Epic Account on Fortnite Switch if it's been used to play Fortnite on PS4.
Fortnite Battle Royale on the Switch in Handheld mode dropped to 768x432 in tests. Frame rate is mostly 30fps.
If you're going to Switch, you're going to have to commit.
Nintendo's welcome to the Fortnite cross-play party, but one beloved guest is still missing.
The battle royale is coming to Switch.
A brand new Fortnite Update V4.4 has just been dropped by Epic.
Epic has made some key changes to the way Fortnite Battle Royale plays, namely with the Llama Supply Drops, the Rocket Launcher, and the Minigun.
Fortnite's rough ranked mode is getting a new lease on life.
Shopping Carts, Blitz V2, new mushrooms, and more are introduced into Fortnite Battle Royale through the update V4.3.
Fortnite Battle Royale has got its first vehicle, in the form of a shopping cart.
PUBG Corp. and Epic Korea are taking it to court.
Quality of life improvements galore.
There's a Jetpack coming to Fortnite Battle Royale, as well as new Limited Time Mode based on the new gadget.
Epic swings big with esports.
Epic released a list of improvements coming to Fortnite mobile.
Let the games begin.
The brand new Epic and Legendary versions of the Burst Assault Rifle are now available in Fortnite Update V4.2.
Snap that neck, and then again, let's do the Mario, all together now!
Epic giveth, Epic taketh away as Avengers fans finally get a more deadly Thanos, with a catch.
The Fortnite gods have blessed us with new skins and items in the shop on May 11, 2018.
What should it cost to take on Thanos in Fortnite? Everything, according to some players.
So will Battlefield have a battle royale mode?
It takes more than a few true believers to take down Thanos in Fortnite.
Protect your Epic Account details.
The hit film's villain will soon be coming to Fortnite Battle Royale.
He lost the contest, but won immortality.
Eating strange space-rocks is now beneficial in Fortnite, but don't try it at home.
Fortnite Season 4 has launched worldwide for players to take on right now, and there's a brand new Battle Pass to be purchased.
The official Fortnite Season 4 cinematic intro trailer appears to have launched online slightly ahead of time.
Fortnite Season 4 is right around the corner, and as such, the game has gone down for an extended maintenance period.
It's time. Have you performed whatever rituals are necessary for your species?
There's no denying it: The comet is coming. Who will save us? Epic knows the answer...
Multiple sources have cast doubt on the Fortnite Switch gossip.
Fortnite now has a grenade strapped to a plunger. Necessity is the mother of invention.
Now you don't have to pay a thing to die up in the Canadian Rockies.
What could possibly attract more eyeballs than Gaming With Drake™?
Kanghua "ReSet" Ren primarily plays Fortnite Battle Royale and anime games on his channel.
You can farm double XP in Fortnite for the next few days, but server crashes might put a crimp in your plans.
Fortnite Battle Royale is throwing a party with its latest update, and you're invited to die.
Yet another new weapon is available in Fortnite Battle Royale, added as part of the V3.5 content update. Is the new LMG any good?
Is a comet coming to wipe out Tilted Towers? Who cares, let's destroy the city.
A battle royale, except between companies working on battle royale.
The weapon was too strong and too useful to survive.
You're going to have to settle for classic Fortnite kills for a few more days.
Cool your heels for a while, Fortnite fans.
Changes to Fortnite are never received lightly by its fanbase.
The latest update for Fortnite Battle Royale makes it easy to re-experience your victories and stew over your defeats.
An instant fort in a capsule. Just add water. Throwing it on the ground is fine, too. Releasing with the Fortnite V3.5 update.
A game of Fortnite turned ugly more quickly than usual.
Because nobody wants to save the world alongside a troll.
Pretty sure Kaa from the Jungle Book specializes in this sort of thing.
The bullets are about to start flying in Radical Heights.
Coming up next for Epic: Pool parties where you swim around in money like Scrooge McDuck.
When your school doesn't let you play Fortnite, you make your own dang Fortnite.
Petitions always get stuff done. It's a scientific fact.
Dress up like a big ol' bird and top off your look with the Feathered Flyer Glider.
And the items doled out by Fortnite's vending machines will never get stuck halfway down the chute. Epic announces new content updates, coming every two weeks.
Maybe the patch drank too much milk and took too many vitamins.
Tiger got to sleep, Raven got to land. Not yet, though.
Epic offers a bit of cheeky relief for hassled teachers.
Hang in there, Android friends.
Rise and shine, the world is doomed.
Twitch is planning for "aggressive growth" in 2018.
Finally, a shotgun that matches your baby-blue eyes.
Whether you prefer Battle Royale or Save the World, Fortnite v3.4 has something for everyone.
The PvP control scheme for Fortnite arrives in the game's PvE mode.
Yeah, Deadpool's into battle royale.
You need to axe yourself how far you're willing to go to win.
That's over [counts on fingers] two million eyeballs focused on Fortnite!
Get a healthy start at Fortnite Battle Royale with a new Starter Pack.
It also has more players, and is more relevant in pop culture.
With the new updates, Fortnite players may find themselves living in a shotgun shack.
Bots are playing dirty with Twitch Prime and Fortnite.
Pick up your phone and play Fortnite. Everyone's doing it, apparently.
Well, fights to the death have always been big-ticket entertainment.
Fortnite Battle Royale continues to dominate the scene.
Celebrate the arrival of Spring by blowing something up from a distance.
With 600,000 viewers, Twitch has a new king of the hill. All it took was a streamer to team up with an international superstar.
If it seems like Fortnite Battle Royale appeared overnight, that's because it practically did.
Epic needs a bit more time before it can dispatch the latest update for Fortnite.
"No, this is Patrick's unsolicited opinion."
Microsoft and Epic plead, "Come play with us, Sony. Forever and ever..."
War is now pocket-sized for your convenience.
Epic has acknowledged the botched implementation of the patch.
PUBG's 2018 roadmap demonstrates it's ready to go battle royale on Battle Royale.
The world needs saving, but see if you can pull off a hyperspeed Ollie first.
What's in store for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in 2018?
We already shot each other in big teams. Let's do it again, but with smaller teams.
Greater controller parity is coming says Epic.
Save the World and Battle Royale players are finally playing together, but it's not peacetime yet.
For Battle Royale. Save the World gets a new score and a hoverboard though!
For those about to rock and shoot, we salute you.
A new content roadmap will detail PUBG's 2018 plans, including a new map.
Not literally, but fashionwise you'll be out of this world.
Fortnite's latest patch celebrates spring, the Lunar New Year, and the impulse grenade.
Season 3 will only be available by playing Fortnite. (Or buying in-game currency.)
Players of the original Fornite wonder if Epic Games has forgotten them.
Epic Games is taking a look at Fortnite's shooting mechanics.
Epic Games details the upcoming patch, which has unfortunately been delayed.
Pro baseballer takes out pro gamer.
Perfect for playing while you're under siege by enemy hordes.
If you have an X, your 4K Battle Royale future is assured.
The legal battle over cheating in Fortnite gets wilder.
Fortnite Battle Royale split the community in two, and it's like night and day.
They each face fines up to $150,000.
The hunger for battle royale games is real.
Bluehole feels Fortnite is a bridge too far.
The mode will be both a standalone release and free-to-play.
Epic Games has since corrected the "error".
This time, the developer is making the connection clear.
Well, into Early Access at least. The game isn't quite done yet!
After a long period of silence, Epic's promising-looking Unreal Engine 4 showcase is inching closer to release.