Fortnite’s 50v50 Mode Fosters Altruism

Epic Game’s Fortnite Battle Royale recently revived its “50 v 50” mode. While the mode is only planned for a limited run, the major tweak it offers players is being placed on one of two teams, with the goal being the last team standing. To accommodate this alteration to the game’s usual activities, players are given perfect information of the final battleground’s location and one vessel is launched for each team, rather than using the one iconic aircraft bus.

50 v 50 seems to be the one mode that has caused the most altruistic of behaviors from among the player base. This shift can largely be attributed to the much larger number of people involved on a team; normal gameplay has players going solo, working as part of a duo or a four-man squad. The large number of potential allies has led to complete strangers showing up for a clutch revival, gifting other players equipment and fostering a genuine esprit de corps. One player noticed, on more than once occasion, where a teammate would immediately stop whatever task they were engaging in in order to assist the player. This was most apparent when building fortifications relied on team-effort.

Epic Games has always been one to foster spontaneous fun among its players and the addition of a rock-paper-scissors player emote was a handy, nonviolent way of settling arguments over who got what loot. Furthermore, Epic snuck a trio of dance floors into its map for the month of April. One remarkable video featured a dance party of four players coming upon a dance area right as a fifth player arrived with intent to kill the rest; the quartet returned fire, ended the invader’s antics and immediately returned to dancing.

While Fortnite is hardly immune from toxic players, the general consensus is that it has genuinely fostered a positive gaming experience. Helping others fosters good feelings and being grouped with 49 other players offers plenty of opportunities.

Fortnite Introduces Vending Machines around the Island

Fortnite has taken PS4 and PC gaming by storm. Fortnite is constantly one of the most streamed games on Twitch and has been growing in numbers since its launch. The game is all about being the last man standing. 100 players go to battle during each game of Fortnite, and they don’t stop until every player is eliminated but one. Players are dropped from a balloon onto an island that is littered with weapons, ammo, and building supplies. They then must then avoid a storm as its eye closes in on the island, all the while trying survive combat with other players. Eventually, 2 players will be left, fighting in an area no bigger than a house until only one remains.

Fortnite also offers a team mode where the last team standing is declared the winner. There is also a non-player vs player mode that you can enjoy if engaging in combat against real people is not something you are interested in.

The game is known for its frequent updates, and now its newest update is finally here. With update v3.4, players now have access to vending machines that spawn all around the island. The vending machine consumes materials such as wood, brick, and stone, and each vending machine contains three different guns that players can purchase. The guns are spawned randomly in each machine.

In addition to the new content, sniper rifle mode has been removed and replaced with high explosives. When you enter this game mode, the only weapons found on the island will be grenade launchers, rocket launchers and the Easter themed egg launcher.

In addition to the new game content, developers also announced that they are now able to roll out weekly updates without the need for a patch. This method of updating is meant to enable them to work harder and longer on existing bugs while still dishing out content on the regular.

Fortnite Soars in Mobile Release, Ascending Up Sales Charts.

Fortnite is one of the most popular games in recent memory thanks to its massive popularity boost on the Xbox One. Fortnite, developed by Epic Games, is all about beating out 99 opponents in a massive 100-person battle royale. The game rose to fame on the Xbox One thanks to the fact that it was free, with Epic Games earning their money via an expanded release as well as aesthetic-only microtransactions. Now, Fortnite is looking to push ahead into a whole new market — the mobile market.

Fortnite has released for iOS products this past week in a pre-order/beta testing only mode. In order to play the game users had to have an updated iOS device to go along with an access key. Despite this limited release, Fortnite developers had to have been ecstatic to find that Fortnite Mobile rocketed up the sales charts in order to become the most downloaded free game in the app store. Not only that, Fortnite has already reached the two spot for the ‘top grossing’ mark on the Apple Store as well. It’s pretty easy to see why the title is being talked about so much right now — everyone is playing it!

Fortnite has been an absolute juggernaut on every platform that it has been released. The developers at Epic Games have been organically growing their hit title in a way that is maximizing the return on consumption that their rabid player base is offering. What makes Fortnite Mobile so impressive isn’t just its high sales marks, but also the fact that it will be an unflinching extension of the Fortnite experience.

Fortnite Mobile will be played as if it were an extension of the console and PC versions. This means that mobile gamers will be competing against gamers on all of the other consoles thanks to the shared server. Epic Games is taking a risk here but it is the kind of risk that can pay off in spades and so far it has.

Fortnite Wins Big With new Game Mode

The developers at Epic Games have been working hard to make 2018 the year that Fortnite completely draws beyond the reach of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Fortnite and PUBG are currently going head-to-head in a variety of different places, including the mobile market, but that doesn’t mean that Fortnite’s developers have forgotten about the core gameplay experience. Epic Games recently announced the release of an all-new game type: Blitz Mode.

Last month savvy gamers will have heard the news that Epic Games was teasing a new slate of game modes to go alongside their always-popular Battle Royale. One of those game modes that was teased went by the name of Blitz Mode. Blitz Mode looks to dramatically change the core gameplay experience for players that are looking for something new. In Blitz Mode, gamers will have to clear out their enemies in the 15 minutes of allotted time. The match features a tightened storm, an increased rate for chests, weapons, and ammo, and harvest resources have been amplified.

The goal with the Blitz Mode will be to increase the tempo of the game while giving new players a chance to showcase their stuff in a less stressful matchup. Epic Games claims that this new mode will allow the game to be more ‘fast and intense’. The new mode comes out at a time when Fortnite is seeing increased resistance from the PUBG developers who have announced a global mobile version of their own game. Epic Games knows that they have to prove themselves strong with their new updates from here on out.

Blitz Mode is now available for console and PC gamers but there is no telling just how long the mode will be available. Epic Games have made it a habit of theirs to rotate in game modes in order to test the player base. Blitz Mode will have gone online just after the 3.3 Patch which included a ton of bug fixes as well as the vaulting of a popular grenade — the smoke grenades. Patch 3.3 also showcased Supply Llamas, remote detonation explosives while pulling the Boogie Bomb from play.

Fortnite Earns $1.5M on iOS

“Fortnite Battle Royale” has quickly become the most popular video game in the world after launching in September 2017. The game was already being enjoyed by millions of video game fans on the PS4, Xbox One and PC, but it just launched on the iOS smartphone operating system a few days ago. Putting a survival shooter that requires a lot of skill to succeed on a mobile phone seemed like a bad idea, but “Fortnite Battle Royale” has already earned over $1.5 million dollars during its first four days on mobile devices.

“Fortnite Battle Royale” was able to quickly amass the big earning by becoming the top download in a total of 47 countries on its first day of availability. Unlike other popular mobile and console video games, “Fortnite Battle Royale” is completely free to download and play. Most of the earnings have come through the purchase of the $10 Battle Pass subscription that rewards players with special cosmetic items for their character in the game.

The massive earnings for “Fortnite” on iOS are impressive when you consider that the game is not available to everyone at the moment. Only people that have received a special invitation can download the game on their iPhone. These invitation are being limited to ensure that game runs smoothly. The game’s earnings are only going to skyrocket when everyone with a iOS or Android smartphone can get their hands on the game.

The earnings are even more impressive due to the fact that millions of people are already enjoying the game on their game console or personal computer. “Pokemon GO” had the same instant success, but that was only playable on a mobile device. Since the mobile download is just an extension of the original game, console gamers have no incentive to purchase anything through the app. All of their progress and items are instantly available once they download the mobile version. Most video game experts think the “Fortnite” phenomenon is going to die soon, but that does not look likely.

Fortnite Battle Royale Brings New Changes to Battle Pass Customization.

Epic Games has been bringing the heat with their free online FPS-battler ‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’ and the changes keep on coming. In a genre of gaming that is extremely competitive, free offerings like Fortnite need to constantly offer something special in order to keep gamers clued in. Sometimes, this takes the form of making a gameplay adjustment — such as removing a popular but imbalanced weapon like the SMG. Other times, it means adding new layers of customization in order to keep gamers entertained.Recently, Epic Games announced that they are allowing more customization to be had for your online soldier by way of editing your character’s own back.

Fortnite has been notoriously reliant upon a cash-shop in order to keep their online game afloat as more and more updates are rolled out throughout the beta phase. This means giving gamers the chance to make changes to their character that don’t affect the actual quality of the game. Epic Games has made this possible by releasing a slew of different skins and shields and now they are allowing you to modify your torso. What does this mean more specifically? We’re glad that you asked.

Now, you are able to change up your back. Anything that a character’s skin might possess, such as a shield or the Love Ranger wings, can be filtered out. Anyone can wear these items now, so long as they are quired, and the Back Bligns are going to be added in through the Battle Pass option. You are going to be able to mix and match your different outfit options in order to end up with a completely unique character by the time that you are done. Along with this update, you’ll also be seeing some new skins coming out in the near future so keep your eyes peeled.

Fortnite Releases Season 3 Update!

If you’re tired of sitting around waiting for the next iteration of Fortnite, well, wait no longer! The team at Epic Games just dropped a 2.5GB update to their wildly popular arena battler and fan reviews are already starting to pile in and we couldn’t be more excited. Ever since its launch, Fortnite has been fighting to separate itself from the similar-but-different super-success that is PUBG and we feel like the team might have inched just a little bit closer to that goal.

Fortnite’s Season 3 Update hit the PC, PS4 and XB1 on February 23rd, 2018 by way of a 2.5GB patch. The 3.0.0 patch adds Season 3 to the game while changing a few core components of the title. Battle Royale is now running at a smooth 60 FPS on consoles and the game looks better than ever as a result. You don’t have to have the Xbox 1 X or the PS4 in order to enjoy this new framerate. If you still like 30 FPS as a setting, you can go into your own private settings and change it back.

For Battle Pass owners, the game now has improved building modes in Save the World and for the Battle Royale players-only, the building has been modified and improved. There are going to be some bumps in the road to get used to the new settings but we feel like gamers will be quick to adapt. Among the other updates are John Wick inspired outfits, superhero-inspired outfits, and an aesthetic overhaul that really leans into Asian stylings. Additionally, Epic Games has released the Hand Cannon weapon which is, probably, one of the most entertaining single-handed weapons in the entire game. If you have been looking for a reason to boot Fortnite back up, wait no longer and get on your Xbox!

Fortnite Plans Changes to Weapon Selection

Gaming in 2018 is going to be defined by arena brawlers like ‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’ and ‘PUBG’ and we couldn’t be more excited. Fortnite: Battle Royale made waves last year as a free-to-play game that offered fans the chance to get into a massive 100 person PVP matches from the comfort of their console or PC. Finding themselves a hit right off of the bat, the development team at Epic Games has been quick to strike while the iron is hot. Epic Games announced this week that they were making a few adjustments to the core gameplay in Battle Royale by addressing balancing issues derived from one of the most popular weapons int he game, the SMG.

Epic Games released their update online stating that the SMG would be pulled out of Battle Royale for the PC, XB1, and the PS4 at the time of this writing. While the move is ostensibly going to be a temporary one, it should put Battle Royale fanatics on notice — Epic Games is ready and willing to make changes to their title in response to fan outreach. Epic Games also released a few notes on other potential updates coming to the game, including a 60 FPS mode for high-end consoles.

Still, the biggest update from Fortnite will revolve around the SMG and how fans react to it no longer being in the game. The SMG is being sent away to Epic Games’ so-called ‘Vault’ and there it’ll sit while they continue to adjust the roster of available weapons. Epic Games said, through a rep on Reddit, “Expect more items to be released (and likewise vaulted!) in the future”. The representative went on to say that they’ll not hesitate to bring weapons that have been put into the vault back, but the timing has to be right in order for it to happen.

Finally, Epic Games also noted that they’ll be releasing a shortened game-mode known as ‘Blitz’ which features 50 v 50 gameplay.

New Fortnite Patch Released Today

“Fortnite” has quickly become one of the most popular video games in the world thanks to its exciting Battle Royale mode. The game even surpassed “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” as the most played game on Steam with more than 3.4 million concurrent players. Those numbers did not even include the large number of fans enjoying the game on a PS4 or Xbox One. “Fortnite” fans will be happy to hear that Epic Games has just released a new patch that will vastly improve the game.

The introduction of a new weapon and an alteration to the map are the two biggest changes in the patch. The new impulse grenade will stick to to the first thing it touches after being thrown. The large explosion created by the impulse grenade will be a great way to take down enemies hiding in large structures. You will only be able to find the impulse grenade in supply drops and treasure chests.

The addition of a new weapon is not coming without a sacrifice. The regular SMG will no longer be found in “Fortnite.” This change was made in order to maintain balance in the game. The crossbow, minigun and chug jug will also show up far less often on the map. The tactical and suppressed submachine guns will remain in the game.

Special shrines are being added to slightly change the “Fortnite” map. These shrines will be hidden in random locations every time you play a new game. Finding one of these shrines may be crucial to being the last survivor because they will be filled with lots of treasure. The current shrines are decorated to honor the Chinese New Year.

In addition to these major changes, there are also a few minor updates with the latest patch. Several annoying bugs and performance issues have been fixed. Eliminating these bugs will vastly improve load times on the PS4. It will also let the game run in 4K resolution on the Xbox One X.