We feel sorry for any Fortnite fan who took a hike into the mountains today with no Internet connections, and returned this evening to find the whole world topsy-turvy. Sit down and let us tell the tale, it’s been a wild last few hours.
Microsoft’s XBox and Nintendo’s Switch allow third-party games to engage in multiplayer with those using rival consoles, as well as the PC. Until a few hours ago, Sony did not. The issue had caused some grief before, but it didn’t come to a head until Fortnite began appearing on home systems.
It looks as though jetpacks are about to be added to Fornite. Although Epic has yet to officially reveal the addition of the personal vehicle, a recent update did tease them. Reddit user xCosmit even managed to grab a quick screenshot of the item which is listed as “coming soon” as many people will likely have quickly closed the pop-up to begin playing.
What isn’t clear from the image is whether the jetpack will actually act as a way for people to get around the map more quickly or will merely be a cosmetic item like many of the other recent additions to the title. It could significantly change some aspects of gameplay as Fortnite currently has no vehicles.
What do you get when you put a love of gaming, a desire to build up a community, and have cash to spend? Well, that kind of sounds like esports, doesn’t it? Gamers are always looking for tournaments to sign up for and bring in some cash by doing the thing they love the most. And a new site called GamerzArena has that same desire, and they want YOU to cash in on your gifts. Their first tournament is about to start soon, and it’s for those who love to play Fortnite.
Although a recent update made it possible for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users to play together, Epic Games has now confirmed that the change was a mistake on their part. This meant that the millions of players who had found themselves able to experience the game together across platforms only had a limited time to make the most of the situation as the issue has since been corrected.
Fornite, the co-op sandbox survival game from People Can Fly managed to sell 500,000 copies in its first day of early access. The paid early access build is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and has seemingly been incredibly successful according to developer Darren Sugg.
A brand new IP was revealed at last night’s Spike Video Game Awards, the game is called Fortnite!