Posts Tagged ‘epic games’

There Was A Giant Kaiju Fight In Fortnite Today

by Peter Paltridgeon 07/20/2019
Why were two giant monsters battling each other on the Fortnite map this afternoon? Did Pacific Rim 3 come out and no one else tell us? It’s not a tie-in for any movie or TV series. It was simply a kaiju fight in Fortnite. The two creatures towered over the battlefield and players could not […]

More Gun-Juggling In Fortnite’s New Patch

by Peter Paltridgeon 07/17/2019
What’s in and what’s out, weapon-wise, in Fortnite this week? Patch v9.40 adds one new gun, subtracts another, and unvaults a third. The new gun is the Tactical Shotgun, the fourth shotgun drop currently available in the game. It does more damage than the other shotguns, and has no loss in rate, so as of […]

Weird Portals Are Appearing In Fortnite

by Peter Paltridgeon 07/04/2019
What are the strange vinelike portals in Fortnite about? They began showing up today in a specific part of the map. These portals look a LOT like the ones you see on the walls in Stranger Things episodes….and by no coincidence, that show just happened to drop its third season at midnight last night. You […]
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14 Days Of Summer Announced For Fortnite

by Peter Paltridgeon 06/24/2019
We now know what Epic had in mind when they let its workforce off on vacation for two weeks and said we wouldn’t notice. The event they prepared ahead of time, 14 Days of Summer, should keep everyone busy. Starting today and lasting through June 9 (work resumes at Epic July 8), Fortnite players can […]

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Fortnite Is Taking A Break, But You Won’t Notice It

by Peter Paltridgeon 06/21/2019
Where is the Fortnite crew going? Down to the beach to get some sun — ’tis the season, after all. But where does that leave the game? Epic Games has announced a two-week hiatus for their entire staff. The hiatus will begin June 24 and last until July 8. The only real difference between an […]

Turns Out Fortnite Was Nearly Cancelled In Its Early Form

by Peter Paltridgeon 06/14/2019
What would our present culture be like without all the Fortnite references? Turns out there’s an alternate timeline where this is the case. Why did a developer who was overseeing the game nearly cancel it? That developer was Rod Fergusson, currently working on Gears 5 for XBox. A couple years ago, he served as production […]

Say Hello To This Little Friend: Burst SMG

by Peter Paltridgeon 05/29/2019
Fortnite has received a light update this week — the only notable change is the arrival of a new gun. But given past patterns, has its appearance resulted in the vaulting of an old gun? The latest weapon is the Burst SMG. Similar to other SMGs in the game, it uses Light Ammo and fires […]

Fortnite V9.10 Patch Notes

by Peter Paltridgeon 05/24/2019
This week Fortnite upgraded to Version 9.10 — the biggest change this update brought with it was Hot Spots. Look on your map every match for locations in gold text…you’ll find Loot Carriers there, and lots of ’em (twelve to sixteen depending on the location’s size). At least one Hot Spot will occur in every […]

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Yes, That’s John Wick In Fortnite

by Peter Paltridgeon 05/17/2019
After Marvel started putting tie-ins for their latest films in Fortnite, other movie studios started saying “hey, where’s MY promotional gimmick?” Now you can become John Wick in Fortnite, just in time for the completion of his trilogy (ha ha, just kidding, we’ll get up to John Wick 9 before this all ends). Just play […]
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Fortnite Season 9 Begins

by Peter Paltridgeon 05/09/2019
What have we gained from Fortnite Season 9, and what have we lost? We gained a lot of new buildings and structures, but at the cost of several others….and, strangely, the Pump Shotgun. Yup, it’s gone. The most interesting — and useful — addition to the map is the Slipstream, a circle of wind that […]