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If you’re struggling for Fortnite: Battle Royale wins, help may be at hand. Epic Games has announced Battle Royale is coming to mobile devices and there’s also going to be full cross-platform play between PC, PS4, Mac, iOS, and Android. Just think, potentially millions of tippy-tappy supplicants to their mobile overlords, all ready and willing to up against mouse and keyboard users. Let the bloodbath commence.
Epic Games is continuing to develop Fortnite: Battle Royale, announcing a swath of changes coming in as part of Fortnite’s 3.0 update. Clearly, the influx of over 45 million players has seen Epic focus nearly all of its resources on the free-to-play shooter, resulting in one of the best-supported games in years.
AMD loves drilling down to the specific performance gains on any driver release, and the latest 18.2.2 Adrenalin Edition driver is no different. The brand spanking new Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a big beneficiary of this driver release, so if you’ve picked up Warhorse’s RPG then be sure to download this driver to squeeze out an extra few frames per second.
Fortnite is now officially bigger than PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Epic announced there were 3.4 million concurrent players in its free-to-play Battle Royale mode over the weekend, more than PUBG’s highest ever peak of 3.3 million players.
Fortnite: Battle Royale’s success is truly monumental. Just when it seemed PUBG had hoovered up every player interested in a Battle Royale game, along comes Epic with its imitation that has now gone on to 40 million players worldwide within just a matter of months.
Nvidia has just released its latest graphics card driver, version 390.65. Among all the usual gubbins it comes with one crucial security update - mitigating the danger of the Meltdown CPU vulnerability.
The first impacts of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities are beginning to be felt in the games industry. Epic Games’ Fortnite has been suffering widespread outages and login problems this weekend, and Epic has pinned the blame on Meltdown patches installed on its Fortnite servers that have dramatically spiked server CPU usage.
In case you missed it, Epic’s free-to-play Fortnite: Battle Royale now boasts bigger user numbers than PUBG, aided significantly by the lack of a price tag, of course. Still, that level of success isn’t to be sniffed out, particularly since Epic also recently added cosmetic microtransactions to Fortnite, as well as being the only Battle Royale title available on PS4.
It would be fair to say, Epic takes cheating in Fortnite pretty seriously. Not content with dishing out the usual bans, Epic has taken things a step further and is attempting to sue two alleged cheaters. One of these is a 14-year-old boy, whose name Epic has released publicly in documents easily obtainable. For the purposes of this article, we’ll be withholding his name.
Fortnite’s recent PUBG-aping shenanigans appear to have paid off. Just over a week after Epic Games dropped the Battle Royale mode for Fortnite and surpassed one million players, they’ve now announced Fortnite has been played by more than seven million gamers across all platforms (PC, PS4 and Xbox One).
Low-end rig experience: The newest game Fortnite: Battle Royale, a F2P PUBG and H1Z1:KoTK like game with fairly low requirements.