On YouTube’s Biggest Channels, Videos With Keywords Like ‘Fortnite,’ ‘ASMR’ and ‘Insane’ Get Higher Views

How do you get a YouTube video to pop? Certain video title keywords are associated with much higher view counts, according to a new study of the platform’s biggest channels by Pew Research Center. The non-profit research group analyzed high-subscriber-count YouTube channels and new videos they posted during the first week of 2019 (Jan. 1-7). […]

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Update: Fortnite Shows Second Avengers Crossover Tease

Update 04/23/2019: Epic Games continues to tease a new Avengers crossover event for Fortnite, this time with an image featuring Thor’s Stormbreaker axe, alongside the previously used “Whatever it takes” slogan.

Original story: Epic Games is teasing yet another Fortnite and Avengers crossover, scheduled to drop just before Endgame is released later this week.

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Fortnite: World Cup Creative Announced by Epic Games

Epic Games has added a new event to the $ 100 million prize pool Fortnite World Cup event – Fortnite: World Cup Creative, which will run specifically from April 29 to June 7.

The World Cup Creative will consist of five showcase events and five different trials – all from community creators. Each event will focus on a new Creative game, with fifteen participants then being selected to compete in the Creative competition at the Fortnite World Cup Finals.

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‘Fortnite’ on Switch Cross-Play With Xbox, PS4 Not Supported Anymore

“Fortnite” players on Switch can’t cross-play with players on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 any longer, the latest patch notes from Epic Games revealed on Tuesday. Switch players will still be able to experience cross-platform play in the popular game with those playing on mobile, both iOS and Android devices. While it may be disappointing […]

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Epic Breaks Down The ‘Fortnite’ World Cup $100 Million Prize Pool

Epic Games will be doling out $ 1 million each week to top “Fortnite” players during the 10 week-long Online Open qualifiers, the company announced in a blog post, offering a full breakdown of the studio’s plans for the enormous $ 100 million competitive prize pool. The online qualifiers run from April 13 until June 16. Epic […]

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‘Fortnite’ Player who Streamed Alleged Assault of Pregnant Partner Banned Again on Twitch

A “Fortnite” player who allegedly assaulted his pregnant partner in front of their two young children during a Twitch livestream has been banned for a second time from the streaming service following outcry from social media. In mid-December Australian streamer Luke “MrDeadMoth” Munday, 26, was seen arguing with his 21-year-old pregnant partner before allegedly hitting […]

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‘Fortnite’ Devs Remove Controversial Infinity Blade

Epic removed a controversial new item from its massively popular “Fortnite” following criticism from players over the late-game weapon’s overpowered nature. Epic announced the removal of the Infinity Blade this morning in an apologetic tweet from the official “Fortnite” Twitter account. “We messed up and rolled out the Infinity Blade overpowered / without good counters, […]

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‘Fortnite’ Season 6, Week 8 Challenges Guide

Season 6’s week-eight challenges are live in “Fortnite,” and that means new ways to earn Battle Stars and experience. By collecting more Battle Stars and upping their tier, up to a season maximum of 100, players can earn limited-time rewards like cosmetic outfits and XP boosts. (Collecting 10 Battle Stars will unlock one additional tier.) Weekly […]

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‘Fortnite’ Adds Monsters With Team Terror Mode

Epic Games released the latest patch for its hugely popular battle royale game “Fortnite” on Tuesday, adding a shiny new weapon, a limited time mode, and more. The new weapon is the Heavy AR and it packs a punch, according to Epic. It’s the first new weapon added to the game since the introduction of […]

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‘Fortnite’ Is Getting A Special Retail Bundle Called Deep Freeze

Epic Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are putting out a special retail version of the massively popular battle royale game “Fortnite,” they announced on Tuesday. The “Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle” includes the base game, plus the Frostbite Outfit, Cold Front Glider, Chill-Axe Pickaxe, Freezing Point Back Bling, and 1,000 V-Bucks (the in-game currency used […]

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‘Fortnite’ Season 6, Week 2 Challenges Guide

Season 6’s week-two challenges are live in “Fortnite,” and that means new ways to earn Battle Stars and experience. By collecting more Battle Stars and upping their tier, up to a season maximum of 100, players can earn limited-time rewards like cosmetic outfits and XP boosts. (Collecting 10 Battle Stars will unlock one additional tier.) Weekly […]

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Fortnite Parody Featured on Last Weekend’s SNL With Adam Driver

Adam Driver returned to host Saturday Night Live over the weekend, which saw Fortnite bleed over into the mainstream in a live-action parody.

Driver’s character, WillamMcTavish1972, joins Pete Davidson’s Splodeboy and Kyle Mooney’s Doomsnake in Battle Royale, with the sole aim of honing his Fortnite skills to be better than his son’s stepdad.

The gameplay portion of the skit is live-action, with the characters being played by Heidi Gardner, Chris Redd, and Mikey Day. Day spends most of his time running into a wall as Mr. McTavish struggles to get to grips with the game’s basic controls.

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Fortnite Cross-Platform Play Arrives On PlayStation 4 Today in Beta Form

After months of Backlash, Sony is finally allowing PlayStation 4 Fortnite players to play online with other platforms.

Announced on the PlayStation Blog, John Kodera, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said that “following a comprehensive evaluation process, SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third party content.”

“The first step,” Kodera continues. “will be an open beta beginning today for Fortnite that will allow for cross platform gameplay, progression and commerce across PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems.”

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New Fortnite Switch Bundle Announced

Nintendo has revealed a Nintendo Switch Fortnite bundle that includes the free-to-play game, 1,000 V-bucks, and the Double Helix Set.

The Nintendo Swtich: Fortnite – Double Helix Bundle will launch on October 5, 2018, for $ 299.99 USD (No word on UK pricing as of yet), the same price as the standard Nintendo Switch.

The bundle will include the previously mentioned 1,000 V-bucks and the Double Helix Set which contains a Character Outfit, Back Bling, Glider and Pickaxe.

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Fortnite: Compact SMG Further Nerfed, Building Gets Slightly Stronger

The current Fortnite meta got another small shakeup with a few building changes and a reduction of damage and other stats for the infamous Compact SMG.

Back in the v5.1 patch update, the initial health of a building segment the moment its put up was reduced. Some of those changes are now reverted with a wood wall getting a bump from 80 HP to 90, stone walls going from 80 to 100, and metal segments jumping from 80 to 110.

Both the epic and legendary variation of the Compact SMG are now a little less powerful with damage reduced from 22/21 to 21/20. The clip size also took a hit going from 50 to 40.

The Drum Gun got the biggest nerf with decreases in accuracy while jumping and targeting, increased damage fall off based on distance, additional environmental damage fall off based on player damage fall off, and a 40% decrease in its spawn rate.

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‘Fortnite’ Avoiding Google Play Store’s 30% Cut on Android Version

“Fortnite” will be available on Android, but not on the Google Play Store. Players will be able to download the installer for the game via the official “Fortnite” website, with which they can then download the game onto their compatible Android device. The confirmation comes from Epic Games just days after speculation rose over whether […]

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‘Fortnite’ Season 5, Week 1 Challenges Guide

Season 5’s week-one challenges are live in “Fortnite,” and that means new ways to earn Battle Stars and experience. By collecting more Battle Stars and upping their tier (up to a season maximum of 100), players can earn limited-time rewards like cosmetic outfits and XP boosts. Weekly challenges are available for anyone who purchases the Season […]

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Fortnite: Epic Looking at Keeping a ‘Large Squad Mode’

Fortnite’s popular 50v50 mode — or something very much like it — might become a permanent fixture in the game, according to Epic.

“We’ve heard you about your love for 50v50 and we’re currently evaluating keeping a larger squad mode live at all times for those who enjoy that type of battling more!” the developer said in an update.

Fortnite’s 50v50 mode is one of its most popular, catering to both casual and active playstyles, according to fans of the Limited Time Mode.

The 50v50 LTM first went live at the end of last year after it was revealed at the 2017 Game Awards.

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