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Looks like Kratos is coming to Fortnite

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 19:49 GMT Looks like our favorite angry god killer, Kratos, is coming to Fortnite.Leaked on the PlayStation Store and pretty much confirmed by PlayStation and Fortnite tweets, it appears God of War’s Kratos is coming to Fortnite.Obviously, Kratos will be a PlayStation-exclusive, but it’s fun to know the man is coming to the game. As you can see by some of the images posted to resetera, his weapons will also make an appearance. The tweet features the following incoming transmission: Incoming audio transmission from @FortniteGame 🔊 pic.twitter.com/SdpmU7OmkM — PlayStation (@PlayStation) December 2, 2020…

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Travis Scott made $20 million from his Fortnite performance

By Patrick Dane, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 13:03 GMT Travis Scott apparently made serious bank for his Fortnite live event.Hip-hop artist Travis Scott apparently walked away from his live-event performance in Fortnite earlier this year with a huge profit.According to a source speaking to Forbes – via GamesIndustry.biz – Scott made around $20 million from the performance, including merchandise. This is in stark contrast to how much the singer made at physical performances. Scott’s Astroworld tour maxed out at $1.7 million in a single night. The entire tour, which spanned 9 months, made $53.5 million.What’s more, Scott reportedly netted a…

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Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 5 Battle Pass trailer shows off The Mandalorian and map changes

By Lauren Aitken, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 09:44 GMT Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 5 is about to begin and the Battle Pass trailer has finally dropped. A trailer for the Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 5 battle pass and gameplay is here, showing off new areas, heroes and features.Galactus is vanquished and now Fortnite is ready for its new season. Players are already jumping in and seeing the new area, and even some returning ones.The new season of Fortnite features a bounty hunter theme and as always, there’s a new Battle Pass up for grabs. The Mandalorian headlines this season as…

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Fall Guys Season 3 arrives in December with Winter Knockout theme

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 26 November 2020 16:07 GMT Fall Guys Season 3 is set to land on PS4 and PC soon with a whole new Winter Knockout theme, complete with new cosmetics and new stages.The next season of Fall Guys content is due to land in the popular game show-themed battle royale title in the second week of December and ahead of its arrival, developer Mediatonic has given us some more info about the incoming season.The official Fall Guys Twitter account, which has quickly become infamous for its creative use of social media, sent 300 pieces of a teaser…

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Fortnite Galactus event confirmed for early December

Infamous Marvel big bad, Galactus, is set to arrive in Fortnite thanks to a Chapter 2: Season 4 crossover event taking place in December.The massive, planet-eating villain will finally see arrive in a one-time-only Nexus War finale live event that’s set to kick off on December 1, 2020, at 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 9pm GMT.Galactus arrives as part of the latest in a series of Marvel x Fortnite crossovers that have been on-going throughout Season 4 of Fortnite: Chapter 2.Not too much information has been shared by developer Epic Games, but we have been given a little briefing on…

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Call of Duty: Warzone gets 120fps update on Xbox Series X but not PS5

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 14 November 2020 15:26 GMT Call of Duty: Warzone has seen a huge bump in performance… but only on one next-gen console.A new update to Call of Duty: Warzone seems to have disproportionately favoured one next-gen console over another. The Xbox Series X has received a stealth update that sees it exceed the performance of the PS5.With the hardware now out, early adopters of the consoles are marvelling at the power the new generation brings. Bumps in performance to pre-existing, ever-popular service games are sure to go a long way to filling out launch libraries too.However,…

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Respawn refuses to crunch team for Apex Legends

By Alex Calvin, Thursday, 12 November 2020 17:21 GMT Apex Legends maker Respawn is trying to update the game without breaking its staff.Developer Respawn Entertainment has said that it won’t make its staff work long hours to increase the amount of content for Apex Legends. In an AMA event on Reddit, game director Chad Grenier replied to someone accusing the studio of being “extremely slow” with new updates for the free-to-play battle royale title.“We also refuse to crunch the team, so we’ll probably be slower at making content than if we worked 15 hour days but that’s just not something…

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Call of Duty: Warzone Xbox Series X video shows huge leap over Xbox One version

By Patrick Dane, Thursday, 12 November 2020 16:33 GMT We now have a better idea of how Call of Duty: Warzone looks on Microsoft’s new machines compared to its older Xbox One models.If you’ve wanted to get a good look at how Call of Duty: Warzone looks on a base Xbox One compared to an Xbox Series X, you’re in the right place.A new comparison video from ElAnalistaDeBits shows the graphical differences between Activision’s free-to-play battle royale game on Microsoft’s machines.The jump between the consoles is fairly staggering, especially at its most extreme. The Xbox One looks much worse running…

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Epic may be looking to introduce a monthly subscription to Fortnite

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:42 GMT Epic Games is apparently looking into the possibility of a monthly subscription for Fortnite.As spotted by Twitter user Firemonkey, the studio is sending out a survey asking Fortnite players for their feedback on some marketing creative for this new scheme, dubbed the Monthly Crew Pack.Signing up for this means players will receive Fortnite’s Battle Pass, a new outfit that will later be sold to non-subscribers and 1,000 of the V-Bucks in-game currency each month. Epic is also asking respondents whether they’d pay $15.99 for this package.Since its launch back in 2017,…

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare smashes franchise sales record

By Alex Calvin, Monday, 2 November 2020 12:27 GMT Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has sold more copies in its first year than any other entry in the franchise so far.That’s according to publisher Activision, who told investors – as transcribed by Seeking Alpha – that Modern Warfare had smashed series records. Notably, the firm didn’t actually put a figure on how many copies it had shifted in the last 12 months, but two-thirds of these purchases were made digitally.The company also boasts that the premium Modern Warfare and the free-to-play battle royale Warzone have “more than three times” the…

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Vampire: The Masquerade battle royale coming in 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 1 November 2020 17:49 GMT A new battle royale title based on Vampire: The Masquerade is due to launch next year, and it will be developed by Sharkmob.The game was announced via a short teaser trailer which you can see below. It doesn’t give an awful lot away, but the 32 seconds of footage does a decent job of setting the scene.Paradox Interactive will be on publishing duties for the game, which makes sense – the company acquired a small stake in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 developer Hardsuit Labs in 2018, so it stands…

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Apex Legends Season 7 gameplay trailer shows off the new map

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 30 October 2020 16:50 GMT This new Apex Legends trailer gives you a look at the new map coming with Season 7.Along with a look at the new Olympus map in Apex Legends, the trailer shows off the new Trident hovercar, and the new Legend, Horizon,  an astrophysicist with a master of gravity.It also shows a quick look a The Clubs feature, which will give players a new way to establish a community and squad up with others.The game is also getting a new Battle Pass which comes with the Legendary Prowler Polished Perfection skin and…

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PUBG lore has been made easier to digest thanks to official new website

A new PUBG website has launched that collects years of the game’s history and lore into one easily navigable place.PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds is hailed by many players as one of the games that kicked off the battle royale craze that’s dominated much of the current generation, but in some ways, the game lagged behind its competitors as time went on.Where titles like Fortnite and Call of Duty Warzone managed to weave a story and progressive narrative elements into the game over time, PUBG instead remained focussed on its match-to-match focus, eschewing lore and a persistent story for a long time.Developer PUBG…

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Fortnite Ghostbusters skins arrive just in time for Halloween

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 25 October 2020 11:54 GMT Fortnite’s Item Shop updated overnight and introduced some official Ghostbuster skins to the PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Android game ahead of Halloween.If you want to prove to other Fortnite players that you aren’t actually afraid of no ghost, then you can purchase the new cosmetic set in the game’s item shop. It should be noted that Epic Games appears to not have been able to get any of the Busters’ original likenesses, so you’ll just be buying the iconic Ghostbusters-themed jumpsuit pasted onto a generic body.As well as…

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Fortnitemares: Where to find and how to ride a Witch Broom

By Lauren Aitken, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 11:53 GMT As part of the new Fortnitemares challenges, you’ll need to find and take a ride on a Witch Broom. You can find barrels of Witch Brooms around the new Fortnitemares map in Solo, Duos and Squads matches. It’s a bit like picking up a fishing rod from a barrel – simply interact with it to equip one and away you go.Fortnitemares: Where to find a Witch BroomTo find a Witch Broom, you’ll need to hunt for a Witch Shack. We’ve managed to find two, so here’s where to look: Northwest of…

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Fall Guys update adds a new playlist called Slime Survivors

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 17 October 2020 17:32 GMT A new Fall Guys update is available alongside a new playlist.The new Fall Guys update had added a new playlist called Slime Survivors and provides a few tweaks to Season 2 items such as nameplates.According to Mediatonic, the new Slime Survivors playlist isn’t just another back-to-back Slime Climb, as it is a mixture of Survival rounds.Those that survive will go on to Hex-A-Gone and Jump Showdown as finals.Along with the new playlist comes an increased chance to see Medieval rounds, and it decreases the chance to get nicknames and nameplates in…

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PUBG Season 9 will introduce the game’s first ever ‘dynamic map’ later this month

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 12 October 2020 17:12 GMT PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting Paramo, a new map in PUBG Season 9, that promises to be the most dynamic location yet.The incoming volcano-themed map is set to arrive in-game later in October, and developer PUBG Corp describes the new location as the game’s “first dynamic map”.Though it’s currently unclear just how different this map will be every time you play, hints from the developer suggest the map is ever-changing – a pretty decent idea for a battle royale title. What secrets lie in the fog-covered highlands of #Paramo? Find out in #PUBG…

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Fall Guys Season 2 kicks off on Thursday, October 8

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 2 October 2020 15:57 GMT Fall Guys developer Mediatonic has announced a release date for Season 2 of the game. Fall Guys Season 2, with its medieval/feudal age theme, will kick off next week on October 8. Along with new courses inspired by medieval quests and mini-games, you will be able to acquire era-specific attire and armor alongside new emotes. BEAN SPILLING POST Announcing dates always feels like you’re cursing things, but it’s Halloween month, so let’s get cursed! 🔥 Season 2 launches on Thursday 8th October 🔥 Season 1 will now end as Season 2…

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Apex Legends cross-play beta kicks off October 6 alongside new LTM

The promised cross-play for Apex Legends is coming rather soon, and you can participate in a beta for the feature.You will be able to participate in the Apex Legends cross-play beta October 6 through Origin for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.The feature will be enabled by default and will allow you to group up with players on other platforms. You will also be able to use voice-chat. Cross-progression will not be part of this update.How it will work, is players on PS4 and Xbox One will be auto matches while those on the PC will remain together due to configurations….

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Fortnite and Rocket League crossover event Llama-Rama kicks off this weekend

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 17:27 GMT Fortnite is celebrating Rocket League’s move to free-to-play with Llama-Rama, a crossover event where players can complete Rocket League Challenges to unlock rewards for both games.The Fortnite and Rocket League Llama-Rama kicks off on September 26 and runs through October 12.It all kicks off following the Party Royale’s upcoming Spotlight Series concert featuring Rocket League fan-favorite, DJ Slushii.Llama-Rama will be live on platforms where Rocket League is available.During play, Rocket League players will get Fortnite-themed items as they complete Llama-Rama Challenges in Rocket League. Additionally, Fortnite players will receive Rocket League-themed items in…