fortnite

  1. Q

    Problem with my VRAM

    Recently, I noticed that my FPS had been dropping a lot in Fortnite. Sometimes it did, sometimes it didn't, sometimes dropped only in pubs. So while playing I checked on the AMD and turns out for some reason my VRAM clock speed is too high. I bought my PC a few months ago and all the hardware is...
  2. Zarathustra[H]

    Recommend a GPU to Support 1440p High Refresh for a Fortnite Addict?

    So, my stepson has expressed interest in going to high refresh gaming. Three points. 1.) Yes, Fortnite, ugh. 2.) I don't see the point in buying a fancy 1080p monitor in 2019, so I am looking at 1440p 120+ hz 3.) Yes I know he is spoiled as all hell, but I don't have a clue what else to...
  3. Zarathustra[H]

    Fortnite season 11 event ends with a cosmic explosion and now the game is gone

    Maybe I am just old, but I don't quite understand this season event thing in Fortnite. Back when I played multiplayer online games, you just logged on whenever you wanted and played with others. Apparently this morning, a team event named "The End" ended with a black hole explosion consuming...
  4. cageymaru

    Fortnite "X-Ray" Llamas Loot Boxes Display Contents Before Purchase

    Epic Games has announced that it is going to allow consumers to see what is inside the new "X-Ray" Llamas loot boxes before purchasing them. These were previously known as V-Buck Llamas. Also consumers will no longer get duplicate items from loot boxes unless they own all of the possible items...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Criminals are Using Fortnite to Launder Money

    Last week, The Independent published a report on how criminals are allegedly using Fortnite to launder money. More specifically, some criminals are using dirty money from stolen credit cards to buy V-bucks in bulk, which they then turn around and sell on 3rd party websites. Given the sheer size...
  6. cageymaru

    Does Adjusting Graphics Settings Lower Than the Game Allows Constitute Cheating?

    Jackfrags on YouTube has released a video that shows game play where users adjust the LoD Bias in their NVIDIA drivers to create an effect where Battlefield V looks like a cartoon. When the graphics are lowered by the user in this way, players can easily see enemy player movement. Bushes where...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    Netflix Points to Fortnite as Major Competitor

    Netflix's Q4 earnings report is out. The streaming giant said they made $16 billion in revenue and doubled their operating profits to $1.6 billion this year, and they say that growth was fueled by "high member satisfaction." But gamesindustry.biz and other media outlets spotted a particularly...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Check Point Finds Fortnite Login Vulnerability

    Security experts from Check Point Research claim they found a bug in Fortnite's login system that allowed potential attackers to hijack accounts. Unlike the thousands of Fortnite scams that already exist online, this hack allegedly didn't require entering any login credentials or financial info...
  9. cageymaru

    "Floss" and "The Carlton" Dance Emotes Removed from Forza Horizon 4

    Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios have taken the initiative to remove controversial dance emotes from Forza Horizon 4 that are the center of a lawsuit against Fortnite creators; Epic Games. Dance creators Alfonso Ribeiro, Backpack Kid, and 2 Milly filed lawsuits against Epic Games in response...
  10. cageymaru

    Twitch Streamer Ninja Made Close to $10 Million Last Year

    Twitch streamer and Fortnite personality Ninja has been interviewed by CNN where he revealed that he made close to $10 million last year. 70% of his income is from YouTube and Twitch, but he also has sponsors such as Samsung, Uber Eats, and Red Bull. His 20 million YouTube subscribers generate...
  11. cageymaru

    Epic Games to Launch an App Store to Compete with Google and Apple

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Epic Games is working on an mobile app store to compete with the Google Play app store for Android users in 2019. As a consequence of competing with Google, Epic Games will also be competing with Apple and its App Store for iOS. The Epic Games app store will...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    Fortnite Developer Allegedly Made $3 Billion in 2018

    Citing an anonymous source, TechCrunch claims that Epic Games, the developers behind the free-to-play game Fortnite, made $3 billion dollars in profit this year. The company is also reportedly worth about $15 Billion, which puts them in the same league as the largest publicly trading gaming...
  13. cageymaru

    The Epic Games Store Is Now Live

    Yesterday we reported that Epic Games was launching its own game store that would only take a 12% cut of sales compared to the 30% that the Steam Store takes. Today I'm happy to report that the Epic Games Store is now live. From December 14th to December 27th the game Subnautica will be free and...
  14. AlphaAtlas

    Epic Games Announces Fortnite Creative Mode

    On their website, Epic Games announced a new mode for their absurdly popular game, Fortnite. Creative mode will let players design their own minigames like races, custom battles and more, using the game's existing building system, without being tied to the restrictions of the regular PvP or PvE...
  15. AlphaAtlas

    Fortnite's Concurrent Player Count Hits 8.3 Million

    Think the Fortnite craze is wearing off? Think again. In an interview, Epic Games Korea said that Fortnite had 8.3 Million Concurrent players worldwide after launching in South Korea. For reference, the entire Steam service peaks at about 14 million concurrent users during prime time, and it's...
  16. cageymaru

    NHL Team Bans Fortnite on Road Trips

    The Vancouver Canucks have banned the game Fortnite on road trips as a punishment for team struggles. Other hockey teams have suggested that they would ban their members from carrying their prized PlayStation consoles on the road if they were to have a losing streak. Some said that other teams...
  17. cageymaru

    Fortnite Growth Continues as over 78 Million Login to Play in August

    Fortnite has continued on its ridiculous growth pattern as Epic Games has announced that 78.3 million players logged into the game during the month of August. Epic was forced to upgrade their critical infrastructure such as servers and stats as no one could have realistically predicted the...
  18. FrgMstr

    10 Things You Might Not have Noticed in Fortnite

    While not a day goes by that we do not see clickbait videos "reporting" on Fortnite, this one is actually somewhat interesting, especially if you are a Fortnite gamer. Celia Hodent is talking about the game's user interface. Not that I play very often, but I did learn a few things from the...
  19. cageymaru

    Sony Addresses PlayStation 4 Cross-Play Controversy

    Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida finally addressed the lack of cross-play with other consoles while giving a speech at the IFA technology show in Berlin. He said that the PlayStation 4 was the "best place to play" and that they had already allowed some cross-platform with the PC and others. This...
  20. cageymaru

    U.S. Consumer Spending on Video Games Reaches $19.5 Billion in the First Half of 2018

    U.S. consumers spent $19.5 billion on video games in the first half of 2018 with $16.9 billion coming from a 43% increase in video game content sales according to The NPD Group. Hardware sales increased by 21% to $1.7 billion which is a 7-year high. Not to be outdone, accessory sales increased...
  21. FrgMstr

    Console Plebs Not Allowed to Play with Keyboard and Mouse Gamers in Fortnite

    We have seen this before. Microsoft made it a reality for console players and PC players to share the same game-space for a very short period of time. Then it learned that the PC players using keyboard and mouse wiped the floor with the console plebs, although the company never came right out...
  22. cageymaru

    Enable Two-Factor Authentication in Fortnite and Get a Free Boogiedown Emote

    Fortnite players who enable two-factor authentication (2FA) in their account security settings will get a free Boogiedown Emote as a reward. Giving players a reward as an incentive to enable higher security settings is a win for the developer Epic Games as this should lead to less account...
  23. cageymaru

    Fornite on Android Forgoes the Google Play Store for Increased Revenue

    Tim Sweeney has finally confirmed that Fortnite on the Android platform will forgo the Google Play store in favor of a direct sales approach. Mr. Sweeney explains that Android is an open platform and having multiple sources for software will benefit consumers in the long run. He also says that...
  24. cageymaru

    Professional Fortnite Players Resurrect the 4:3 Resolution for a Competitive Edge

    Professional Fortnite players will look for every competitive advantage that they can use to win tournaments when the stakes are over $8 Million. The new trend is to use a 4:3 resolution to supposedly make hitboxes larger like in CS:GO. So when you watch competitive tournaments expect to see...
  25. cageymaru

    Parents Hire Fornite Coaches to Boost Their Kids Into Competitive ESports

    Parents have always been competitive with their progeny since the beginning of time. They hire coaches from all types of sports disciplines such as soccer, tennis, track, piano, basketball, etc in a bid to make their kid better than the other neighborhood kids or to help them become...
  26. B

    Need opinions on streaming build

    Hi, I want to start steaming fortnite and rocket league. My budget is £1400, would you say this build is ok. I could save money by dropping down to the 2600x, but I'm not sure whether it's good enough. I don't want to have to upgrade my CPU for a few years. Also, is there anything else I could...
  27. cageymaru

    Fortnite Mobile Sales on iOS Exceed $2 Million Per Day

    Fortnite mobile sales on iOS have eclipsed the $2 million per day average according to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence estimates. This is since the release of Season 5 which saw a peak of $3 million in sales on July 13th. The net result of the increased spending by mobile gamers is that the...
  28. DooKey

    Epic gives Unreal Asset Creators a Raise and Backpay

    Epic is giving Unreal asset creators on their Unreal Engine Marketplace a nice raise and backpay effective to the creation of the Marketplace in 2014. Thanks to the success of Fortnite they have decided to only take a 12 percent cut of any assets sold and the remaining 88 percent is going to the...
  29. FrgMstr

    Using Fortnite Cheats Gets You Cornholed

    I was going to go with the trusty Shocker image, but the Fornite llama just screamed "I got cornholed!" Just like all the folks getting infected with malware by downloading and using aimbot and V-Bucks cheats. If you are one of the folks that download this trash, it makes me all warm and...
  30. FrgMstr

    PUBG Blueholes See the Light

    The PUBG guys have seen the light, and probably the costs associated with both actual real dollars and the bad press that it has garnered from suing the Fortnite creators. Bloomberg is telling us that the lawsuit is no more. Good, now the devs get back to making their games even better. The...
  31. DooKey

    Fake Fortnite Android Apps Spread Across Internet

    YouTube videos that link to scam versions of Fortnite for Android are causing lots of uninformed people to download the app and infect their device with malware. The fact that Google Play Store isn't hosting any of these Fortnite scam apps is the good news. However, these videos keep springing...
  32. FrgMstr

    PUBG Moves to Reclaim Lost Player Base

    A couple of weeks ago we discussed PUBG losing its player base at a staggering rate. Today we see it put the game on sale for the first time, on Steam for $20, as a "Thank you to our 400+ Million Players." Get while the gettin' is good! To celebrate these new milestones, we’re putting PUBG...
  33. DooKey

    Sony is Locking Fortnite Accounts to PS4

    If you're a player of Fortnite on the PS4 you should just resign yourself to the fact that Sony isn't going to let you use the same Fortnite account on another platform. They are continuing their policy of keeping that garden walled off and no matter what you do you'll have to make a separate...
  34. R

    Fortnite 2018-2019 Competitive Season Announced

    Last month we wrote about how Epic Games is providing $100,000,000 to fund prize pools for Fortnite competitions, and today we finally get more details. The money will be split between many events at different levels of play worldwide, culminating in the Fortnite World Cup in late 2019. Fortnite...
  35. Armenius

    Link your Epic Games account to your PSN account? You're now locked out of every other platform.

    Along with the announcement that Fortnite was coming to the Switch, people quickly discovered that if you linked your PSN account to your Epic Games account that you will not be able to use it on that version of the game. Okay, so just unlink your PSN account? Nope, you're still locked out...
  36. R

    Fortnite Now Available On Nintendo Switch

    Epic Games has announced that Fornite will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, and sooner than expected, it is available now as a free download on the Nintendo eShop. However, TechCrunch is reporting that Sony is blocking cross-platform play between the Switch and the PS4, similar to what they...
  37. FrgMstr

    PUBG Sues Fortnite

    PUBG has been actively suing other battle royale type games recently, but today we have found out that the kid gloves came off back in January. The Korean Times is reporting that PUBG developers, a part of Bluehole, has filed a copyright violation against Epic Games looking for an injunction in...
  38. FrgMstr

    Fortnite $100M Tournaments Upcoming

    Epic Games is looking to shore up the interest in Fortnite even further with big money backing esports tournaments in the upcoming season. You had better get to sharpening those defensive building skills! Thanks cageymaru. Grab your gear, drop in and start training. Since the launch of...
  39. R

    Fortnite is Coming to Android

    In a "State of Mobile" press release today, Fortnite developer Epic Games went over some in-development improvements to the mobile battle-royale carpal tunnel inducer. Such upgrades are a customizable in-game HUD, voice chat, performance, and stats. However buried in the middle of the post...
  40. R

    Baller Sprains Wrist Yanking for a Fortnite

    Injuries are not uncommon in the world of Major League Baseball, muscle strains, knee injuries, getting wanged by an errant ball. However Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price is likely going to miss his start against the Yankees due to a case of mild carpal tunnel syndrome. Price complained of...
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