Fortnite is a massive, cross-platform, online undertaking that supports millions of people playing at the same time, and the systems that enable that functionality "are expensive to build, test, and harden in real-world conditions," says Epic. Because it has already done the heavy lifting to build those services, and presumably also because it's enjoying mind-boggling success as a result, Epic has decided to make Fortnite's cross-platform software infrastructure available to other developers for free. "Throughout 2019, we’ll be launching a large set of cross-platform game services originally built for Fortnite, and battle-tested with 200,000,000 players across 7 platforms," Epic announced today. "These services will be free for all developers, and will be open to all engines, all platforms, and all stores. As a developer, you’re free to choose mix-and-match solutions from Epic and others as you wish." The rollout will begin in mid-2019, first on PC and then on … [Read more...] about Epic is making Fortnite’s cross-platform features free for all developers
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Looking to find the Bard’s Crossing treasure in Red Dead Online? Come on in. Red Dead Online is a sandbox multiplayer game stuffed with freeform activities. Among those activities are treasure maps, which unlock periodically as you progress. Unlike in the single-player, these aren’t just photos of locations. Instead, an area on your map gets highlighted, you head to it, then you have to scout the area for the treasure. While it sounds easier, some people are still getting stuck – particularly on the treasure chest located at Bard’s Crossing. Here’s how you find it. Red Dead Online Bard’s Crossing treasure The obvious first step is to head to the highlighted area. From there, there are three possible locations the chest can spawn. The easiest way to find it is to search with eagle-eye activated, by pushing in both thumbsticks simultaneously. This will highlight the chest with a gold trial. Still can’t find it? Scour the edge of the zone, as … [Read more...] about Red Dead Online Bard’s Crossing treasure map guide – where is the chest?
report this adOne way to get rich fast in Red Dead Redemption 2‘s story mode is by following treasure maps, and the same holds true for Red Dead Online, which recently entered its beta phase. However, treasure maps work a little bit differently in Red Dead Online when compared to Red Dead Redemption 2 proper. Players can get treasure maps as rewards when they level up in Red Dead Redemption 2‘s online mode. When they hit level 10, they will get the Bard’s Crossing treasure map as a reward from the postman. Checking the map will reveal an area between Bard’s Crossing and Flatneck Station that’s highlighted in yellow, and the treasure is located somewhere in that general vicinity.The treasure in question is a chest filled with cash and gold nuggets, which can eventually become gold bars if players collect enough of them. At any rate, some players have had difficulty locating the chest, even when using the Eagle Vision technique of … [Read more...] about Red Dead Online: How to Solve the Bard’s Crossing Treasure Map
After months of resisting cross-play, Sony has finally given Fortnite players on PS4 the ability to play with those on other consoles. The platform's cross-play open beta is now available, just in time for Season 6 (now live), enabling "gameplay, progression, and commerce" in Epic's massively popular battle royale game across PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.This move marks a dramatic reversal in Sony's stance on cross-play. The company has come under fire over the past few months for not allowing Fortnite players to play with and share their progress across platforms, despite that functionality being available in other versions of the game. Sony's response to the issue was that PS4 was simply the best place to play, suggesting that there was no need to allow cross-play with other platforms, but fans and other video game industry leaders were unsatisfied by the company's answer.Sony announced its change of heart in a post on the PlayStation Blog. "Following a … [Read more...] about Fortnite’s Cross-Play Beta Is Now Live On PS4
Mojang has announced that Minecraft's cross-play-enabled Bedrock Edition - also known as the Better Together Update - will finally be coming to Switch on June 21st.Better Together launched on PC, Xbox One, iOS, and Android last year and is (as its alternate Bedrock moniker suggests) designed to be the unifying foundation for all versions of Minecraft in the future. Previously, each platform had its own specially tailored version, as created by developer 4J Studios.Bedrock enables cross-play between all supported platforms (which doesn't include PS4), and will enable Switch owners to access multiplayer servers and Realms. It also introduces the Minecraft Marketplace store, Achievements, and offers a raft of performance enhancements. On paper, it all sounds absolutely marvellous. However, as Tom Phillips explained last year, for all its improvements, Bedrock occasionally feels like a step back, primarily thanks to its origins as the Minecraft Pocket Edition for mobile. However, Mojang … [Read more...] about Minecraft’s cross-play Bedrock Edition finally comes to Switch next month