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Cyberpunk 2077 release contributed to digital sales record in December – SuperData

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 23 January 2021 15:56 GMT Digital games saw a significant sales increase year-over-year setting a $12 billion record for the month of December, thanks in part to the release of Cyberpunk 2077.According to SuperData figures, the release of Cyberpunk 2077 helped digital PC sales grow 40% year-over-year (yoy). December also saw 15% growth from the prior year with the total monthly revenue ever. Mobile grew 5% yoy while console earnings grew 16%. The SuperData report states Cyberpunk 2077 had the biggest game launch of all time based on digital revenue and digital units sold, which were…

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Terminator’s Sarah Connor comes to Fortnite

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 22 January 2021 11:35 GMT Sure looks like there’s a storm coming.Sarah Connor from the Terminator series and the T-800 murder robot have both come to Fortnite.In a blog post, Epic revealed that the two character skins are available right now in the item shop as part of the Future War Set. There are two different variants for Connor; one has her decked out in body armour, a black cap and shades, while the other has the Terminator murderer in just a tank top and trousers. You can also buy the T-800’s Endoskeleton Arm as back…

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Predator joins Fortnite with the Season 5 Battle Pass

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:44 GMT Predator is now ready to be unlocked as a Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 Battle Pass outfit.Completing the Jungle Hunter Quests in Fortnite, players can unlock the Predator Outfit with built-in Bio-helmet Online Emote, as well as a unique Heat Vision Hunter Spray, Banner, and Emoticon.Have a look at Predator in the short tease below.Today also marks the kick-off of the Pele Cup. Participating in the event through Creative will provide the opportunity to unlock the Pele Punch emote early before it hits the Item Shop on January 23.Players participating in…

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Lara Croft skin could be coming to Fortnite in Tomb Raider crossover

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 12:35 GMT Follows Master Chief, Kratos and the Predator dropping into the battle royale game.Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft might be showing her face in Fortnite.That’s according to data miner Mang0e, who took to Twitter to show that a skin for a female character – codenamed Typhoon – was being prepped for Epic’s free-to-play romp. It’s also going to be a reactive cosmetic, meaning it will change when players do something in Fortnite.The current Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 5 content is focused on hunters, with characters including Halo’s Master Chief, the God of War…

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Epic Games working to improve Fortnite Crew membership

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 16 January 2021 14:46 GMT Epic Games is working to make the Fortnite Crew subscription a better experience.Epic Games has noted that players earlier in the year experienced issues receiving their Fortnite Crew rewards. The company also noted users were having a hard time unsubscribing on Xbox. To make up for the issues, all past and present Fortnite Crew members are being handed an exclusive new Emote called Members Only.Past, present, and new Fortnite Crew members will receive the Emote upon logging in anytime from now until February 15. The Emote may take up to 48…

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Epic is sending ‘Free Fortnite’ swag to influencers

This is the latest swipe in the company’s war of words with Apple.Games giant Epic is still pushing its Free Fortnite campaign, this time sending bags of branded swag to influencers.As posted on Twitter by Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller, this goody bag comes in a white cardboard case, reminiscent of the packaging Apple uses for its hardware, and features a black bomber jacket with rainbow ‘Free Fortnite’ branding. Again, no prizes for guessing which company Epic is trying to make a point about right here.If that wasn’t enough, the package also comes with the Samsung Galaxy S7 tablet, an Android…

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Master Chief is now available in Fortnite

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 11 December 2020 03:57 GMT Master Chief is now available in Fortnite through the Item Shop.Among this set in Fortnite is the Master Chief Outfit, available individually or in the Master Chief Bundle with the rest of the set.Here’s more from Epic Games:In battle, make your landing with the UNSC Pelican Glider, a miniature Pelican carrier. And cover your back with the Battle Legend Back Bling, a holographic Elite skull which serves as a trophy of the Chief’s exploits.Also, when harvesting, batter-like a Brute with the Gravity Hammer Pickaxe. Plus, with the traversal Lil’ Warthog Emote,…

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Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 5 – Where to find and use Gold Bars

By Lauren Aitken, Monday, 7 December 2020 14:46 GMT Gold Bars are a new feature in Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 5, but where can you get them? Alongside a new map, subscription service and Battle Pass, some new elements have appeared in Fortnite’s classic Battle Royale mode. NPCs now hand out Bounties you can complete during a match and there are lots of Gold Bars to find.You can collect and use Gold Bars during Battle Royale matches and they’ll stay with you once you’ve left a match, regardless if you came first or were eliminated. There are a few ways…

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No physical Fortnite events planned for 2021, Epic Games confirms

Epic Games has confirmed that physical Fortnite events, such as the Fortnite World Cup, will be held online-only throughout 2021.Epic said it has no plans to hold in-person Fortnite events next year, as the coronavirus pandemic continues.The publisher noted that its desire is to hold online-only events for the foreseeable and that extends even to the biggest annual events in the Fortnite calendar, such as the Fortnite World Cup.of interest to visit too, with more expected as the season progresses.“Our intent is to eventually hold global in-person tournaments again, but our priority for any such event is the health and safety…

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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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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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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,…