Fortnite, as we all know is taking over the world and thanks to the 4.1 update it may just increase that grip.
Starting today, Epic Games have started a limited time event coming which will feature Avengers: Infinity War baddie Thanos. The crossover will come in the form of a new mode where players will try and collect the Infinity Gauntlet containing all six Infinity Stones, which when equipped turn you into Thanos and grant a significant boost of power.
Other players will need some serious firepower to take down Thanos. Only Rare, Epic and Legendary weapons appear in this Limited Time Mashup.
Fornite is the latest game to be enhanced for Xbox One X. In their latest blog, developer Epic Games stated that “Fortnite on Xbox One X pushes the game’s visual settings comparable to what you’d see on a PC set to “Epic” quality.”
“This includes better-quality reflections (including screen space reflections being enabled); higher quality post processes like motion blur, anti-aliasing, and depth of field; great draw distances; more detailed foliage; shadow casting enabled on more lights and objects; and higher resolution textures and shadows. Content is rendered at 80% of 4K and then upsampled to 4K via a high-quality software upsampler. The HUD is rendered in 4K.”
The TiX crew played the latest update (1.9.1) this week and all commented on the graphical improvement. There were also a number of game features added in this patch, including Smoke Grenades and Leaderboards in Battle Royale, and new weapons in the Save The World mode, as well as the return of mutant storms.
Epic Games have announced that Horde Bash is coming to Fortnite on October 5th. With it come some enraged husks, a new mode, new weapons, new Heroes, and more! Horde Bash is, obviously, Horde mode in Fortnite.
Horde Bash starts in a staging area. You’ll have unlimited time, but limited resources to build a portable horde fort. Once you’ve designed the perfect fort, exit the staging area and party with up to three friends. Your forts will be ready for action when your team hits the ground. As you survive, you’ll receive more resources and more rewards to Challenge The Horde.
With the new update comes a new event llama. The Scavenger Llamas holds four new Heroes, nine weapons, two new Defenders. Earn the Scavenger currency by completing quests and playing the new Challenge The Horde mode. The Scavenger weapon set is delicate, but they’re all cheap to craft.
Introducing Scavenger Heroes with new, never-before-seen perks.
Raider Soldier – Loves the shotgun and close encounters.
Ammo Harvest Outlander – If you need ammo, this is your Hero.
Trap Specialist Constructor – Get a damage boost & durability boost.
Energy Thief Ninja – Generates and leeches energy from melee combat.
This generation of consoles has left little to fight over with many of the gaming audience deciding on platform choice by loyalty, variety of exclusives or the platform that their friends are playing on – so why don’t PlayStation and Microsoft play nicely and let us all play together via cross-platform?
While it may be a long road ahead for full cross-platform play, a huge step has been made today with Epic Games’ Fortnite appearing to open cross-platform play. The soft launch was first noted on Reddit – seemingly – Xbox gamertags were appearing for PS4 players.
So what gives? Why hasn’t there been a huge song and a dance about this historical moment in gaming? Is it a glitch, or even a test? Answers on a postcard… in the meantime keep everything crossed that the gaming gods have finally granted us the cross-platform play that many of us have desired for years.
Whilst Player Unknown Battlegrounds continues to be the new hotness, other online service-based games continue to evolve and add new modes that could take inspiration from the PC behemoth! After the Mob Wars update to GTA Online, Epic Games have released a new mode for Fortnite called Battle Royale.
So, arriving to Fortnite players on September 26th is Fortnite Battle Royale. 100 players. One giant map. A battle bus. Fortnite building skills and destructible environments combined with intense PvP combat. The last commander standing wins.
But what did Epic Games say about this new mode? “We made a PvP mode for Fortnite. We love Battle Royale games like PUBG and thought Fortnite would make a great foundation for our own version. A few months ago Epic’s Unreal Tournament team began experimenting with the mode while the original Fortnite team kept updating the core game. The new Battle Royale mode was so much fun we decided to share it with everyone to get feedback. To maintain game balance we kept the PvP mode completely separate from the PvE mode.”
Fortnite was a popular game on its release here at TiX. The release of Destiny 2 has put a dent in my Fortnite playing time, but this mode looks insane and I can’t wait to check it out!
Fortnite has become very popular over here at TiX, with Rob rating it very highly on his review. Fortnite review. Its also worth checking out his video review for his wonderful use of the noun “thingamijig”. However, Epic Games have announced that an update is on the way for the zombie killing Minecraft mash-up.
The developer has released the following message on its social media platforms. Survive the Storm – New mode. New Weapons. New threats. Same scared llamas.” Other than that, all we know is that it’s coming in late August or early September.
Grab your pickaxe and a handful of munitions, and take to the crazy world of Fortnite, a game that combines adventure, exploration and creation into one package – oh and there are also zombies…
Launching late last week on early access, Fortnite has officially launched today and you can check out the addictive world that Epic games have created below in the launch trailer. I’ve poured countless hours into the third person shooter over the weekend, and witnessed some great cooperative gameplay (even with randoms) and some truly astounding creations built from wood, brick and metal – it’s brilliant fun.
“As we created the world of Fortnite, with its heroic moments and quirky sense of humor, we knew it would be important to have a mixture of veteran voices and exceptional new talent in order to connect the players to the game’s story,” said Creative Director Darren Sugg. “Just as we’ve built Fortnite with the players, we were honored to have a group of amazing performers become part of our community and to help us bring this brand new world to life.”
Build massive forts, fight zombies, craft and loot… what more could you want from a game!
I have to admit i didn’t know an awful lot about Epic Games new IP “Fortnite”, but after watching the trailer and learning more about the game, this is now slap bang in the middle of my radar! Fortnite launches on Xbox on July 25th in the early access Game Preview program.
In Fortnite, players team up to build massive forts and battle against hordes of monsters, all while crafting and looting within giant worlds where no two games are ever the same. With E3 looming, Epic Games debuted a new gameplay trailer highlighting Fortnite’s unique mix of exploration, building, defense, and combat.
“Bringing Fortnite to life has been a true labor of love by a talented and dedicated team over many years,” says Darren Sugg, Creative Director on Fortnite. “We’re excited to share the experience and start playing along with more gamers in Early Access this summer.”
Fortnite Founders Packs give players entry to the Early Access Season, access to exclusive in-game events in 2017, and offers a huge value on stuff like Heroes, loot, weapons, and in-game boosts. Players who pre-order a Founder’s Pack will get a four-day head start beginning on July 21, along with the exclusive Storm Master Weapon Pack. Additionally, Epic Games has partnered with Gearbox Publishing to distribute a boxed retail version of the game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.