Fortnite’s upcoming battle royale update v8.20 will include fixes for Pirate Cannons, Clingers, and the Squad Fill preference bug. Epic Games’ community coordinator Sean Hamilton, a.k.a. u/MrPopoTFS, has posted preliminary patch notes for Fortnite’s update v8.20 over on Reddit. The lengthy list focuses on changes the devs will be rolling out in Fortnite’s battle royale mode, including a bug that has been ignoring players’ squad preferences. While all of these issues have been acknowledged and will be addressed, it may be the case that not all of these fixes will make it into the patch. “Keep in mind, while we’re confident in the majority of these fixes, there’s always the potential for a fix to not work as expected or make it into the patch. “Once v8.20 [releases] you’ll be able to check out the Patch Notes to confirm what made it into the release,” Hamilton said. He also noted an issue with shotguns “not firing … [Read more...] about Fortnite: Epic Games details list of fixes coming to battle royale in update v8.20
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The battle royale game mode isn't exactly new, but its current mainstream spotlight can be attributed to the virality of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. After it sold tens of millions of copies on Steam during its early access period alone, there was bound to be a wave of games trying to capitalize on the genre's exploding popularity. As of now, though, Fortnite: Battle Royale is the frontrunner in challenging PUBG's dominance. And while many have dubbed Fortnite's rendition a PUBG clone, there are just as many stark differences as there are similarities between the two.A drastic contrast in presentation will hit you first. PUBG has a realistic, military-inspired look that's layered on top of the already nerve-racking concept. Fortnite looks like a cartoon; it's bright, colorful, and animated in a way that takes the edge off the imposing battle royale mode. Oddly enough, both games use Epic's Unreal Engine 4 despite the divergent graphical styles. These games were also born out of … [Read more...] about Fortnite Vs. PUBG: How Are These Battle Royal Games Different?
When Epic added a battle royale mode to Fortnite in September last year, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds publisher Bluehole was pretty upset. "We are concerned that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known," said Chang Han Kim, then its executive producer and now CEO of PUBG Corporation, which today runs the breakout shooter. The press release listed concerns over similarities in user interface, gameplay and 'structural replication' between the two games, and made a vague threat about potential legal action, which hasn't apparently gone anywhere. Fortnite now has 45 million players, which is probably greater than the number which plays PUBG, and Battle Royale mode is what they play. That has to hurt. But it's not to say PUBG has much of a leg to stand on. "Look, I don't claim ownership," Brendan 'PlayerUnknown' Greene told Rock Paper Shotgun last summer. "So, it's a last-man standing deathmatch. That's been around since people could pick up clubs and hit each … [Read more...] about PUBG, Fortnite Battle Royale and the question of how new genres form
Earlier this week we posted a survey asking you to help us create the perfect battle royale game. We got 4,958 responses, wow! A big thank you to everyone who took our survey. Let's take a look at the results and see what we've got before the final circle closes in. Obviously, we need a great name for our game to kick things off, and we provided a list of words for you to choose from that could combine into an evocative and descriptive name. Naturally, we're throwing a colon in there: it ain't a cool game unless it's something colon something else. Picking the top five words and combining them worked pretty well when you helped us build the perfect FPS, Rising Dark Shadow: Apocalypse Protocol, so we did the same with our BR game. Your top five choices are Royale, Battle, Endgame, Arena, and Final, and after a little reshuffling we get: Final Battle Arena: Endgame Royale We could also go with Battle Royale Arena: Final Endgame, which I'm partial to since 'Final Endgame' is so … [Read more...] about How to build the perfect battle royale game
It’s mid-week which means that Fortnite is set to launch yet another update for its Battle Royale and Save the World modes. But of course, most of the focus is on the 1 vs. 100 Battle Royale mode, which has caught fire since debuting a few weeks ago. This latest update does not offer anything too substantial compared to the holiday patch, but it does make some important changes to Fortnite BR. As far as new additions are concerned, the update will introduce the Campfire, a new healing item that is great for the Duos and Squad variants of Battle Royale. The Campfire will function like a trap, which means that players need to put it onto a pre-built floor before it can be active. Once placed, the Campfire will heal any nearby players for 25 total seconds at a rate of 2hp per second. So standing next to the Campfire for its full duration should heal a player for a total of 50 hp. What’s great about the Campfire is that it is an additional healing item that does not occupy a … [Read more...] about Fortnite Battle Royale Update Adds New Item, Fixes Major Bug