Fortnite fans currently playing on iOS devices will be stuck at Chapter 2 - Season 3 when the Season 4 update drops on August 27th. With Fortnite pulled from the App Store and Google Play, Epic Games held a final battle for all players who already have the game installed on their Apple devices. The FreeFortnite Cup took place on Sunday, August 23 across all platforms. It may be the last time iOS players can try for Victory Royale before the real-world legal battles are fought.
Attendees of the first ever Fortnite Live festival were disappointed with the event complaining about long lines and lackluster attractions. The two-day festival, which took place at the Norfolk showground near Norwich, was advertised as "a celebration of the Fortnite game organised by fans for fans." Hundreds of people have demanded refunds after paying $15 to $20 for unlimited wristbands.
Parents were surprised to learn that the event only featured a few fairground attractions with limited space for children to participate. Photos posted to social media showed a "cave experience" that was only a truck with a tarp draped over it. Other "attractions" included a single climbing wall for over 3,000 children, four go karts and archery for four people.
Epic Games has been kind with the Fortnite updates on both iOS and Android, but one long awaited update has finally arrived. Version 7.30 of the app on the Apple App Store adds MFI controller support. This means physical, third-party controllers like the Steelseries Nimbus and Gamevice will work while playing Fortnite on both the iPhone and iPad. Android devices will now work with most Bluetooth controller like the Steelseries Stratus XL, Gamevice, Razer Raiju, and more.
It's been called video game "heroin" that has landed some children in rehab. Parents may be losing the battle against Fortnite addiction, but that doesn't mean they need to be on the hook for costly in-app purchases. The post-apocalyptic shooter includes in-game currency called V-Bucks. This currency can be purchased with real-world money to spend on customization items within the game. Even though Fortnite is fee to play, the game's developer, Epic, has reportedly raked in over $1 billion in sales across all platforms in 2018, according to an analysis by Super Data. This means a lot of people, including children, are spending big money on outfits, gliders, pickaxes and dance moves for their Fortnite characters. Luckily Apple has been down this road before and has included a way for parents to disable in-app purchases on iOS devices. Here's how:
The hottest movie of the year is teaming up with one of the hottest games of the year as Marvel's Thanos joins Fortnite for a limited time starting May 8th. To play as the Mad Titan you will first need to enable the new solo mode "Infinity Gauntlet." The game will begin like any other Battle Royale but with one twist -- the Infinity Gauntlet from Avengers: Infinity War will also be dropped randomly on the map. The first person to grab the gauntlet will be able to play as Thanos with all the power of the Infinity Gems.