Fortnite team dominates squads with 61 elimination win

The new record for most eliminations in a single match by a squad is now 61. Watch Fortitude_Fqrbes, Nexjs, tactjc, and TTV NadeXC take down most of the lobby.

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SNL tackles mid-forties Fortnite

While older players do frequently get confused, we've been having a lot of fun on the Fortnite Over Forty discord.

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'Fortnite Season 6: Darkness Rises' trailer and Battle Pass reveal

This quick trailer from Epic sets up Season 6, darkness may rise but silliness will reign.

The Battle Pass looks great. Little Red Riding Hood, the gliders and pets will be fun to earn!

I haven't been able to play, my little Xbox is struggling to download the giant 10GB update and I understand there are crashing issues. Life on the Island, I guess.

If you would like to play Fortnite with folks who will get your A-Team jokes, there is Fortnite Over Forty, a discord set up for aging FPS enthusiasts. Read the rest

Fortnite for older players

Finding a Fortnite squad of 'mature' players who have been around the block, if not The Island, a few times can be tough. Here is a discord for Fortnite players over the age of forty. Read the rest

Fortnite introduces nightmare-scary clowns and a Season 6 llama DJ

Fortnite Season 6 is almost upon us! What the heck is going on, on the island... Read the rest

A 45-year-old man arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot an 11-year-old boy who beat him in Fortnite

A 45-year-old man from New York had been playing Fortnight with an 11-year-old boy for months. He then allegedly threatened to shoot the boy, possibly at school, via texts and voice mail through his Xbox, when he lost the game.

According to USA Today:

Michael Aliperti of Huntington, N.Y., is accused of threatening to shoot the 11-year-old, possibly at school.

Aliperti faces a second-degree aggravated harassment charge and a charge of acting in a manner to injure a child, police say.

Stuart Cameron, chief of the Suffolk County Police Department, said Aliperti was introduced to the 11-year-old by other kids playing the game, and they had been playing 'Fortnite' over the course of several months.

Aliperti was released on $10,000 bond after pleading not guilty.

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Fortnite contributes to UK divorce rate

Having been married, and having played Fortnite, Fortnite has an awful lot going for it.

Via QZ:

The cause of marital discontent may be shifting in 2018, as the viral online video game Fortnite sweeps the globe. According to a new report from Divorce Online, a UK site offering information and services to people who are uncoupling, 200 divorce petitions filed in the UK since the start of this year cited Fortnite as a reason for the separation.

“These numbers equate to roughly 5% of the 4,665 petitions we have handled since the beginning of the year and as one of the largest filers of divorce petitions in the UK, is a pretty good indicator,” said a Divorce Online spokesperson in the report.

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Your home needs an inflatable 17.5' Fortnite Battle Bus

Nothing lets guests know what you expect from a party like a giant inflatable Fortnite Battle Bus.

My brother has bought his own bounce house, and his kids love him for it. I am not sure that buying this huge replica of the Battle Bus will work in the same way.

You can't bounce on it, you probably shouldn't jump on it, and you'll likely have more fun with a Llama Piñata, but...

Thats one huge inflatable Battle Bus.

Interestingly, the bus is cheaper via Amazon than Spirit direct.

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Fortnite Summer Skirmish ultimate showdown: NickMercs vs Aydan

All summer long Epic Games has thrown huge money at their exciting series of tournaments, the Fortnite Summer Skirmish. Two players in particular made this weekend's grande finale burning hot! NickMercs and Ghost Gaming's Aydan made Tilted Towers their personal dueling ground.

NickMercs is known for his brutal, efficient gameplay on console with a controller in a game dominated by keyboard and mouse PC players. He is also well known for going to Tilted Towers, a high loot, high action portion of the Fortnite Island. In the $1.5 million dollar showdown finale another console player decided to take him down! Ghost gaming's insanely aggressive Aydan repeatedly landed Tilted and the play was spectacular!

I loved Aydan dancing on Nickmercs eliminated puddle of loot! Face to face they were gracious, clearly in awe of one another's play, and clearly the two players to watch. Read the rest

Fortnite Battle Royale and "The Mystery of the Weird Cube"

Speculating about what the hell is actually happening to the in-game universe, and odd backstory, is a Fortnite fan favorite activity. Read the rest

Fortnite: Turn on 2FA, get a free dance

Fortnite players should login to their Epic Games account and activate Two Factor Authentication. Read the rest

Fortnite welcomes Android users

Google fans no longer get an automatic L, Epic Games has opened pre-registration for Fortnite Android.

Fortnite Battle Royale is Epic Games 100 player, last player standing megahit. Cartoon-y as heck, with Wile E. Coyote like antics, eliminated players are sent back to the lobby while their opponents dance and celebrate their wins.

Fortnite for Android will be available on some devices. I'll post the list below. Purchase a new Samsung Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4 and you get an awful looking skin to play with that other folks won't have.

Epic has some confusing partnership with Samsung but the game is available on other manufacturers handhelds as well. Epic is NOT partnering with Google, and has elected not to distribute the game via the Google Play store. Survive the storm, beware the malware. Downloads will be direct from Epic.

Sign up here.

Android Beta initially will work on the following devices:

Samsung Galaxy: S7 / S7 Edge, S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4 Google: Pixel / Pixel XL, Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL, Asus: ROG Phone, Zenfone 4 Pro, 5Z, V Essential: PH-1 Huawei: Honor 10, Honor Play, Mate 10 / Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 / Pro, V10 LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 / V30+ Nokia: 8 OnePlus: 5 / 5T, 6 Razer: Phone Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5 / 5S / 5S Plus, 6 / 6 Plus, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer / 8SE, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2 ZTE: Axon 7 / 7s, Axon M, Nubia / Z17 / Z17s, Nubia Z11

See the FAQ for the list of more compatible devices.

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Another installment in Fortnite's Summer Skirmish

Epic Games is offering $100 million dollars in prizes at their Fortnite competitions, over the next year or so. The Friday, August 3rd, 2018 installment begins at 2pm PST. Read the rest

Fortnite pairs the guided missile and jet pack for a crazy new mode

Fortnite Battle Royale's new Fly Explosives Limited Time Mode is a BLAST!

The absolute best way to finish out challenges relating to explosives kills, and a fantastic way to laugh until your sides ache, is the new Fly Explosives LTM. The game mode features explosive weapons and insane maneuverability. You'll be 'sploding fools left and right.

The much debated jetpack is back. I am a huge fan, but people who can build like mad hate how it levels the playing field. People who can build and fly become near unstoppable!

Once far over-powered, the guided missile changed the entire meta the last time it was out of the vault. People would build small boxes, hide and fire missiles out a window. Hunting players down from relative safety made the game kinda boring and lame. This revision of the guided missile seems to be under-powered and seems to relegate the weapon to teamwork related kills. It is slower, turns wider, and does far less damage to buildings and people.

I was able to complete a "Get Three Explosive Weapons Kills" challenge in my first game. I was able to rack up a "Kill 10 opponents" challenge in two more. Normally I'd have worked all night to get 10 kills and maybe 1 would have been with explosives.

Game play certainly changes when you don't have to worry about being sniped or lasered from across the map. My squad mates and I were whooping it up dying of laughter just as often as grenades. Read the rest

Fortnite: 99 Problems

I had to have this Fortnite tee-shirt. They keep finding ways to get me paying for this free game.

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Get your Battle Pass! Fortnite's Season Five is here

Fortnite Season Five is off to a blazingly ridiculous start! The beginning of a new season is the best time to buy your Battle Pass! Get to work!

Fortnite is fantastic fun. The 100 player Battle Royale mode sports fantastic gameplay physics and mechanics on Xbox, PS4, Nintendo, PC, and Apple iOS. The game is packed with hilarious animations, dances, actions, weapons, and locations. Backstory and Easter eggs are ludicrously sprinkled all over the map in a manner that is only additive and addictive, but doesn't impact gameplay at all. There is deep strategy to be learned, skill to be developed, and a massive eSports prize pool to aim for, or players can just build a crazy ramp and try jump a shopping cart across half the map.

Fortnite has it all.

I have been frequently asked if folks should buy the available-in-game Battle Pass. For $10 the Battle Pass is a bargain! You will immediately get a character skin and a few other items of bling, but the real value is the series of challenges and rewards that are super fun and fulfilling over the next 10 weeks. Adding some 'progression' and goals to a game this is otherwise just a constant repetition. 'Drop on the island, find loot, try to survive' gets a corollary "I need to blow 3 people up with plunger grenades" or "I have to dive through 20 hoops as I skydive down to the island." Occasionally the challenges are crazy fun, or just plain weird. Read the rest

Fortnite 'Playground' mode almost ready

After releasing and withdrawing their long awaited 'Playground' Limited Time Mode (LTM) due to server load problems, Fortnite is poised to bring it back.

Popularity of Epic's massive 100 player Battle Royale tanked the Playground mode on release. Epic failed to realize just how popular a practice/friends only/clip making mode would be.

Playground mode will let players practice with their friends. Allowing folks to learn to aim and to build outside of a Battle Royale. 4 players get 1 hour to do anything they can imagine on 'The Island.' Resources are 10x, every spawn for loot will be populated, and players will respawn after an elimination.

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