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Look out PUBG, Fortnite hits 20 million players

The burgeoning battle royale sub-genre of games has gained a new champion in the form of Epic Games' Fortnite. Launching months after the immensely popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, it looks like Epic's more cartoony take on a hundred ...

 
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Fortnite announces 10 million Battle Royale players

Epic Games have been celebrating a lot recently, with good cause. Last Sunday saw an all-time record of 525,000 concurrent players on their team-based shooter Fortnite, whilst today brings the news that 10 million players are hitting the ga...

 
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Fortnite announces seven million player milestone

Epic Game's developers of upcoming team-shooter Fortnite, have proudly announced that the base-building/arena hybrid has been played by seven million trigger-happy gamers.The announcement is accompanied by the logo of the title's recent Bat...

 
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Fortnite's Battle Royale mode lands duos and squads this week

If you were waiting for Fortnite's Battle Royale mode to let you group up with friends before jumping in, hey, me too. And good news: that'll be an option in time for tomorrow's free launch. Along with the standard solo game type, you'll be...

 
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Fortnite's Battle Royale mode goes free next week

A 100-person battle royale needs a thriving playerbase to work well (and stand a chance against PUBG). Epic Games has made the timely call to set Fortnite's still-fairly-new Battle Royale mode free -- it'll be available standalone on PC, Ma...

 
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Fortnite is trying its hand at battle royale

Epic is prepping a Battle Royale mode for its action-building game Fortnite, and there's a whole lot more where that came from so long as people are hungry for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and its ilk. The mode puts 100 players onto one ma...

 
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Early Access Review: Fortnite

Did you know that 2011 was six years ago? It was quite a year for gaming. Big games such as Skyrim and Portal 2 came out and made it onto many people’s game of the year lists. It's also when Duke Nukem Forever finally released af...

 
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Smug heroes under siege in Fortnite trailer

Epic Games' Fortnite was first revealed way back in 2011 by Cliff Blezsinki. Now, some six years later, we get a scene-setting trailer of the 'building-action game' set for early access release later this month ahead of its expected full re...

 
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For better or worse, Fortnite seems like a real time sink

At E3, I was reunited with Fortnite, Epic's long-in-development-but-almost-there game about gathering resources, building out fortified bases with traps, and gunning down and/or slicing up the incoming zombie horde. This was my third time p...

 
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Epic's Fortnite will be entering paid early access next month

Epic's craft-a-thon Fortnite will be releasing into paid early access next month on July 25. The game will then become a free-to-play title at some unspecified time in 2018. Surprisingly, the game is now slated to hit consoles in addition t...

 
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Epic says that Fortnite is coming this year

Epic Games still has plans to release Fortnite, its co-op sandbox survival title that was originally announced back in 2011. Folks have been participating in alpha builds for some time now, but as far as a full, honest-to-god release, there...

 
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There's no way I'm playing Fortnite with randoms

I don't know that I've ever previewed the same game twice, but that's the situation I'm in after seeing Fortnite again at a recent pre-E3 event. It was much the same as last year. But since many people are unaware of what the game is -- or ...

 
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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 out today to com...

 
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After two straight hours of Fortnite, I'm a fan

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 ...

 
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Sign up for Epic Games' Fortnite alpha

Epic has kept mostly quiet about Fortnite for years now and in that time I've gone from being excited to not caring at all to really, really caring. Now that the studio has opened alpha sign-ups and shared a bunch of information with Game I...

 
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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 glowing things about...

 
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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 ability to imp...

 
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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 all the details ...

 
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SDCC: Epic Games: Fortnite the first UE4 game, PC only

At a panel this morning at San Diego Comic-Con, Epic Games revealed that upcoming game Fortnite will be the first Unreal Engine 4 game. Design director Cliff Bleszinski: "This game has a great style, and it deserves to be the first game to ...

 

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