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Ok lets get straight into Epic's cinematic Worlds Collide trailer for Fortnite Season 5. After that we will highlight some of the season v5 patch notes, which are excitingly extensive.
Things really went a bit nuts in Fortnite yesterday during a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it special event. During the past few weeks, there’s been a countdown that’s been intermittently appearing on television sets around Fortnite: Battle Royale’s map. That countdown ended yesterday and the servers jammed up as fans queued to find out just what it all means.
PUBG Corp has dropped its lawsuit against Epic Games, the creators of Battle Royale sensation Fortnite. The lawsuit was originally filed back in January before becoming public in May, although the legal battle will now no longer be pursued.
Prepare yourself for some truly eye-watering Fortnite statistics. Finance specialists LendEDU conducted research into the spending habits of Fortnite players, surveying 1,000 Fortnite players in an effort to discover just how many of the Battle Royale games’ 125 million players are spending money on in-game purchases, as well as how much they’re spending.
While Fortnite: Save the World players have been cruising about in vehicles for some time now, in the Battle Royale mode they’re conspicuous by their absence. Well, that’s all set to change soon, with Epic Games revealing the first vehicle coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale, and it’s an unusual one.
Fancy your Fortnite skills? Epic has announced a mindblowing $100 million eSports tournament prize pool for the first year of competitive play in Fortnite. If you’ve ever wondered just how much cash Epic Games is swimming in right now, this should give you a fairly decent idea.
The Fortnite money train keeps on rolling with the announcement of one of the biggest cross-marketing campaigns in recent times - Avengers: Infinity War’s Thanos has come to Fortnite. It’s the basically the collision of two of the biggest cultural touchstones on the planet right now, and it’s a move practically designed to print money.
Fortnite: Battle Royale is many things. It’s a monstrous success, first and foremost, with upwards of 60 million active players worldwide. It’s been suggested that it may be the single biggest game on the planet, referenced by sports stars, musicians and actors, while being the scourge of worried parents, teachers, and precious free time. But its success is no happy accident. It’s been a carefully orchestrated plan for world domination from a studio that most had assumed were fresh out of ideas.
Right now, the Fortnite servers are just coming back up and approximately 60 million people are frantically trying to find out what’s going to happen when Season 4 drops. A meteorite has been hanging ominously in the sky throughout Season 3, culminating in meteors dropping onto the map over the last week. Now though, it’s time for impact, and Fortnite Season 4 promises to herald a drastic terraforming of the current map.
Fortnite is probably one of, if not the biggest game on the planet right now, but for all of its millions of players, the one cloud hanging over its success has been its free-to-play nature. Of course 60 million people are playing, it's free, folks will boldly claim, overlooking that nearly every F2P game in history has never reached these heights. Well, now we’ve got some financials to go with that player count, and Epic Games is probably going to need a bigger bank vault.
Fortnite’s servers have just gone down for their usual weekly maintenance, with Epic paving the way for the launch of update 3.6.