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7:00 PM on 12.01.2014

Epic is sending out Fortnite alpha invites now

What I played of Fortnite in September, a good two hours, was super fun. I didn't want to stop. Epic Games has offered sign-ups for an alpha build for quite some time and here we are, at last: the first wave of invites went o...

Jordan Devore


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After two straight hours of Fortnite, I'm a fan photo
After two straight hours of Fortnite, I'm a fan
by Jordan Devore

When Epic first announced Fortnite, I was on board based on the premise of defending player-made forts from monsters. But that was a couple of years ago. Things change.

My interest had been waning up until recently, when I got to spend two hours with the "action building" game during PAX Prime. Mechanically, it's like a mix of the third-person shooting and trap-laying defense of Orcs Must Die! with the scavenging and construction of Minecraft.

Pretty damn good combination, then.

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2:00 PM on 07.08.2014

Fortnite still exists, has new trailer and screens to prove it

Back in March, Epic Games said that its upcoming cooper multiplayer sandbox fortress defense something-or-other Fortnite had "evolved," and that they would hopefully be able to talk about it soon. Well, there has not been mu...

Darren Nakamura

11:00 PM on 03.25.2014

Epic: Fortnite has 'evolved,' hopefully we can talk about it soon

As far as "things I want Epic Games to release that aren't Unreal Tournament" go, it's pretty much just Fortnite at this point. The sandbox survival game "might be the best thing we've ever done," according to studio co-found...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 04.04.2013

Epic: Fortnite might be the best thing we've ever done

Epic Games seems to be pretty proud of Fortnite. So proud, in fact, that they're keeping a lot of details close to the hip. Mark Rein, the studio's vice president, spoke with CVG, and he couldn't help but say a few glowi...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 AM on 03.28.2013

Fortnite created many challenges for Epic Games

During a behind closed doors presentation about the development of Fortnite, Epic Games' brand new Unreal Engine 4 developed co-op Action/Survival game, the main topic of discussion was the unique challenges that the devs at ...

Alessandro Fillari

8:15 PM on 07.20.2012

The DTOID Show: FEZ, Fortnite, and Tag Teaming DOA 5!

Evening, dumplings! Max is out of the studio today getting his teeth replaced with tiny fragile birds, so Anthony was kinda enough to join me on the set of today's live show. In addition to a hearty discussion regarding alwa...

Tara Long

10:45 AM on 07.19.2012

Epic considering always-on DRM for Fortnite

Fortnite, Epic Games' Unreal 4 zombie game, is looking pretty cool and seems designed to take full advantage of what PC gaming has to offer. Unfortunately, it may take advantage of some not-so-welcome PC features, such as the...

Jim Sterling

8:16 PM on 07.13.2012

SDCC: First Fortnite details revealed at Epic Games panel

Epic Games' new game, Fortnite, has been under wraps since last year's VGA Awards -- just long enough to forget it was a thing. But they finally gave it a full reveal in a panel at San Diego Comic-Con this week, and we have a...

Dale North

8:15 PM on 07.13.2012

The DTOID Show: Borderlands, Assassin's Creed, & Fortnite

As it is a Friday, The Destructoid Show was live this afternoon, and in case you missed it, here's a recording. For you to watch. With your eyeballs. Your gross, slimy eyeballs. Ewwww. It was just announced that Ass...

Max Scoville

7:15 PM on 07.09.2012

The DTOID Show: Assassin's Creed Movie & Our SDCC Preview

Hey everybody! We're back, and it's Monday, and that means one thing: the world didn't explode last night. And unfortunately, that means there's another Destructoid Show for you to watch. Oh, tragedies. Today, we talk about h...

Max Scoville





2:15 PM on 06.26.2012

Epic Games will bring Fortnite to Comic-Con next month

Fortnite, Epic Games' quirky Minecraft-inspired game announced at the VGAs, will finally be unveiled at Comic-Con next month. How do we know this? Uncompromising investigative journalism, perhaps? Or, maybe JUST MAYBE because...

Allistair Pinsof

2:15 PM on 12.12.2011

Epic: Minecraft inspired new IP Fortnite

Those that caught The 2011 Spike VGA show this weekend saw the debut trailer for Epic Games' Fortnite. This game has players running around during the day to to build forts to defend from zombie attacks at night. It uses the...

Dale North