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It was announced over the weekend that Counter Strike Global Offensive has been updated to CSGO Danger Zone, which has made it free-to-play over on the Steam store. This update by Valve also includes a Battle Royale mode, presumably positioning it to better compete with the powerhouse known as Fortnite, and probably an attempt to counter Epic's aggressive charge forward into the Games As A Service space. Which followed Valve's slightly lacklustre announcement to improve developer sales margin on Steam platform, but seemingly only for hugely successful titles, rather than the indie devs who really need that kind of support.
To the casual observer, it can feel as if the Fortnite phenomenon has already picked. Well, think again. Epic Games Korea CEO Sung Chul Park has just confirmed Fortnite is peaking with 8.3 million concurrent players. That’s 8.3m people playing Fortnite around the world at the exact same time.
Hot on the heels of Nvidia’s RTX 20 Series driver release, AMD has pushed out the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.2 GPU drivers with improved performance across a range of new AAA titles.
It’s that time of the month where we saw who and what is rolling in piles of filthy lucre, and it’s a familiar tale for some of the biggest games in existence. Fortnite: Battle Royale continues to rake in cash at an obscene rate, leading to Epic swelling in value to $8 billion, around 10x as much as the Unreal Engine creator was worth in 2012.
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.