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Epic Online Services Launches with New Tools for Cross-Play and More!

Epic Games today announces the launch of Epic Online Services, unlocking the ability to effortlessly scale games and unify player communities for all developers.  First announced in December 2018, Epic Online Services are battle-tested and powered by the services built for Fortnite across seven major platforms (PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android). Open to all developers, Epic Online Services is completely free and offers creators a single SDK to quickly and easily launch, operate, and scale their games across engines, stores, and platforms of their choice.  “At Epic, we believe in open, integrated platforms and in the future of gaming being a highly social and connected experience,” said Chris Dyl, General Manager, Online Services, Epic Games. “Through Epic Onlin...

You Could Get Sued For Cheating In Fortnite, Epic Files Two Lawsuits Against Cheaters

“Nobody likes a cheater. And nobody likes playing with cheaters,” is what epic says in their announcement saying that they are taking strict action against cheaters in Fortnite. Fortnite is Epic new free to play game, which is currently in Early Access. They recently released their own Battle Royale mode which has brought in over 7 million players to their game in under a month. With such a high player count there are bound to be some bad apples, and Epic is not making empty threats when they say that they will not stand for cheating. After already banning thousands of players for cheating, and taking further steps to prevent such behavior, Epic has now filed lawsuits against two cheaters for tampering with the code of their game, claiming copyright infringement. Epic has previ...

Fortnite Battle Royal Free For Everybody On PC, PS4 & Xbox One From September 26

Fortnite Battle Royale Goes Free For Everyone On September 26 Hey Fortnite community, We have exciting news: on September 26, Fortnite Battle Royale will be free for everyone on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Mac. • What’s Fortnite Battle Royale? It’s a 100-player PvP mode in Fortnite that will be free for everybody on Sept. 26. One giant map. A battle bus. Fortnite building skills and destructible environments combined with intense PvP combat. The last one standing wins. • So, what’s the catch? No catch. Fortnite Battle Royale is free and we will not sell items that give a competitive advantage. At some point in the future we will sell other things including cosmetics or compendium-like content. • Squads are Coming! On September 26, Fortnite Battle Royale will introduce squads. Also, we’...

Fortnite Adds a 100 Player Battle Royale Mode

Announcing Fortnite Battle Royale Hey Fortnite community, We are excited to announce a new mode officially coming to Fortnite players on Sept. 26: Fortnite Battle Royale. 100 players. One giant map. A battle bus. Fortnite building skills and destructible environments are combined with intense PvP combat. The last commander standing wins. Our Battle Royale mode is now in Public Test for Fortnite players and we would love your help testing the mode. Just open the game and select Battle Royale. We expect the servers will probably break and there will be other crashes and bugs during the Public Test. Wait… What? Yeah, 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 Unrea...

Paragon’s ‘The New Dawn’ Major Update Live Now

Today, Epic Games has released a major update to its free-to-play third-person MOBA, Paragon, now available in free Open Beta for PC and PlayStation 4. “The Dawn Update” comes with a complete rework of the game’s card/itemisation system, significantly speeds up gameplay, offers new player progression and rewards, and more. Epic has released a new video that details some of the updates, and you can find some more information below, or full details at “The New Dawn” update page. A New Way to Build “The New Dawn” brings an entirely new way for players to build Heroes. Players can explore 100 new cards with unique abilities, along with a brand new Gem system to augment Hero stats and unlock unique abilities. This new system puts an unlimited variety of power in players’ hands and comes with a ...

Fortnite Out Today, Launch Trailer

Epic Games is excited to announce that Fortnite, its third-person Action Building game, is available now in paid Early Access for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Fortnite invites players to team up as they 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. Epic also revealed the cast of veteran voice actors lending their talents to help the story of Fortnite shine across hundreds of hours of gameplay. Ashly Burch (Horizon: Zero Dawn, Life is Strange) stars as the voice of Ray, a quirky yet, very human, little robot that guides players through their adventures. Players will also hear Phil LaMarr (Samurai Jack), Adria Arjona (Pacific Rim: Uprising, Emerald City),...

Fortnite will release into an ‘Early Access Season’ this July

Fortnite from Epic Games Coming to PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac on July 25 Epic Games today announced that Fortnite, its third-person Action Building game, will be available in paid Early Access for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac starting on July 25. Fans can pre-order or pre-register now on the official website at fortnite.com. 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. Epic Games debuted a new gameplay trailer today 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 o...

Paragon New Hero Revealed – Wukong

We’d like to introduce you to the latest Hero. Everyone calls this melee carry… Wukong. You’ll be able to play Wukong starting Tuesday, June 6th. Get your first look at Wukong below. Wukong (Order/Corruption) and Feng Mao used to be traveling companions. When Wukong became too much to handle, Feng trapped him in a cave and left. 100 years later, Wukong is free and on his way to Agora to resume aggravating Feng Mao. Wukong is a deadly and elusive melee carry, capable of farming faster than any other Hero. • Control Aggression – Passive: grants bonus CP to a random minion in the area upon last hit. Toggle: the Monkey King swaps between offensive and defensive stance. DEF – Defensive stance, OFF – Offensive stance. • Staff of Legend – Extends his polearm. OFF: yo...

Microsoft Studios acquires rights to Gears of War franchise

Microsoft already has the rights to the Halo series, and now it’s adding another blockbuster to its stable of franchises: Gears of War. The company announced today that it has acquired the rights for the series from developer Epic Games. While no new Gears of War games were announced, development for the series will be handled by Microsoft Studios’ Vancouver-based subsidiary Black Tusk Studios. Former series producer Rod Fergusson will be joining Black Tusk to “play a key studio leadership role” on the franchise. Phil Spencer, Head of Microsoft Studios, Hanno Lemke, General Manager of Black Tusk Studios at Microsoft Studios, and Rod Fergusson talk about the big news. Why did Microsoft purchase the “Gears of War” franchise? Phil Spencer: It all comes back to our comm...


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