Ninja, JGhosty Discuss ‘CS: GO’s’ Battle Royale Mode, Breaking Into Mainstream

Variety caught up with Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Jessica “JGhosty” Blevins on the Game Awards red carpet earlier this week. Ninja was at the show both as a presenter — it turns out he was a co-presenter with Muppet Pepe th…

Variety caught up with Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Jessica “JGhosty” Blevins on the Game Awards red carpet earlier this week. Ninja was at the show both as a presenter — it turns out he was a co-presenter with Muppet Pepe the King Prawn — and as a nominee for content creator of the year. That particular […]

‘Fortnite’s’ The Block Will Showcase Player Creations In-Game

Epic Games’ battle royale title “Fortnite” just launched its seventh season, ushering in new cosmetics, areas, and more. One of the biggest additions is an all-new Creative Mode where players can build to their hearts content. Epic pl…

Epic Games’ battle royale title “Fortnite” just launched its seventh season, ushering in new cosmetics, areas, and more. One of the biggest additions is an all-new Creative Mode where players can build to their hearts content. Epic plans to highlight some of the community’s creations in a new feature called The Block, it announced during […]

‘Fortnite’ Season 7 Adds New Areas, Creative Mode

The mysterious iceberg that recently appeared on “Fortnite’s” map has collided with the island, ushering in the battle royale game’s seventh season, an all-new Battle Pass, Creative Mode, and more. Developer Epic Games revealed …

The mysterious iceberg that recently appeared on “Fortnite’s” map has collided with the island, ushering in the battle royale game’s seventh season, an all-new Battle Pass, Creative Mode, and more. Developer Epic Games revealed the Creative Mode earlier this week. It allows players to “design games, race around the island, battle your friends in new […]

The Best Pop Culture Gifts of 2018

From a royal wedding and a breakout rapper, to superheroes (both masked and political), 2018 was a year full of memorable — and meme-able — moments that provided plenty of pop culture fodder. Above all, 2018 reminded us that it’s okay…

From a royal wedding and a breakout rapper, to superheroes (both masked and political), 2018 was a year full of memorable — and meme-able — moments that provided plenty of pop culture fodder. Above all, 2018 reminded us that it’s okay to laugh and have a little fun sometimes, because what good is entertainment if it […]

‘Fortnite’ Was The Most Talked About Game on Twitter in 2018

Now that 2018 is ending, Twitter is sharing some of the topics that got people talking this year, including the most-tweeted video games in the U.S. Unsurprisingly, Epic Games’ popular battle royale title “Fortnite” tops the list. &#8…

Now that 2018 is ending, Twitter is sharing some of the topics that got people talking this year, including the most-tweeted video games in the U.S. Unsurprisingly, Epic Games’ popular battle royale title “Fortnite” tops the list. “Fortnite” is a pop culture phenomenon with over 200 million registered players. It recently hit a milestone of […]

Rapper 2 Milly Is Suing Epic Games Over ‘Fortnite’ Dance Emote

Brooklyn rapper 2 Milly is suing Epic Games over its alleged misappropriation, use, and sale of his “Milly Rock” dance in its popular battle royale game “Fortnite.” The Milly Rock was featured in a 2014 music video of the same n…

Brooklyn rapper 2 Milly is suing Epic Games over its alleged misappropriation, use, and sale of his “Milly Rock” dance in its popular battle royale game “Fortnite.” The Milly Rock was featured in a 2014 music video of the same name. Epic added a similar dance emote called “Swipe It” during “Fortnite’s” Season 5. “This […]

Embargo Busting Video Shows ‘Fortnite’ Getting Massive New Creative Sandbox Mode

Epic Games “Fortnite” is getting a creative sandbox mode, which allows players to build their own island of mini-games and points-of-interest, a the game’s third major play option, according to YouTuber Lachlan who apparently played t…

Epic Games “Fortnite” is getting a creative sandbox mode, which allows players to build their own island of mini-games and points-of-interest, a the game’s third major play option, according to YouTuber Lachlan who apparently played the mode and released videos ahead of an embargo. Once live — Lachlan reports that will happen Thursday — the […]

Epic Games Delays ‘Fortnite’ Account Linking Feature

Epic Games is working on an account merging system for its popular battle royale title “Fortnite,” but it’s going to take a bit longer than expected, it said in an update on Thursday. Previously, the studio said the feature would be r…

Epic Games is working on an account merging system for its popular battle royale title “Fortnite,” but it’s going to take a bit longer than expected, it said in an update on Thursday. Previously, the studio said the feature would be ready in November and it would let players combine multiple console-linked accounts, so they can […]

‘PUBG Mobile’ Revenue Surpasses ‘Fortnite’ For First Time on iOS Platform

“PUBG Mobile” is still going strong. On the week of Nov. 19, the smartphone iteration of the popular battle royale game saw a 166 percent jump in revenue, which allowed it to surpass “Fortnite” for the first time on iOS. Accordi…

“PUBG Mobile” is still going strong. On the week of Nov. 19, the smartphone iteration of the popular battle royale game saw a 166 percent jump in revenue, which allowed it to surpass “Fortnite” for the first time on iOS. According to Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence data, estimated worldwide player spending across both the App […]

Nvidia And Epic Team Up For GeForce ‘Fortnite’ Bundle

Nvidia and Epic Games are partnering on a GeForce “Fortnite” bundle, just in time for the holidays and the battle royale title’s seventh season. People who buy a new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, 1070, or 1060-based graphics card, desktop PC, …

Nvidia and Epic Games are partnering on a GeForce “Fortnite” bundle, just in time for the holidays and the battle royale title’s seventh season. People who buy a new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, 1070, or 1060-based graphics card, desktop PC, or laptop will get 2,000 V-Bucks (“Fortnite’s” in-game currency) and special gear called the Fortnite […]

‘Fortnite’ Season 6, Week 10 Challenges Guide

Season 6’s week-ten challenges are live in “Fortnite,” and that means new ways to earn Battle Stars and experience. By collecting more Battle Stars and upping their tier, up to a season maximum of 100, players can earn limited-time rewards like cosmeti…

Season 6’s week-ten challenges are live in “Fortnite,” and that means new ways to earn Battle Stars and experience. By collecting more Battle Stars and upping their tier, up to a season maximum of 100, players can earn limited-time rewards like cosmetic outfits and XP boosts. (Collecting 10 Battle Stars will unlock one additional tier.) Weekly […]

‘Fortnite’ Hits 200 Million Players, 8.3 Million Concurrents

“Fortnite” continues its video game dominance, topping 200 million registered players this month and peaking at 8.3 million people playing the game at once, Epic Games tells Variety. Both numbers show a significant increase in player count….

“Fortnite” continues its video game dominance, topping 200 million registered players this month and peaking at 8.3 million people playing the game at once, Epic Games tells Variety. Both numbers show a significant increase in player count. In June, Epic Games noted that it had 125 million registered users. The rocketing increase in registered users is […]

Ninja Plays ‘Fortnite’ With Fake Drake Who Drops Racial Slurs During Charity Stream

Popular “Fortnite” streamer Ninja played the battle royale game during a charity stream on Nov. 23 with someone impersonating rapper Drake with disastrous results. Ninja was under the impression Drake wanted to play “Fortnite” w…

Popular “Fortnite” streamer Ninja played the battle royale game during a charity stream on Nov. 23 with someone impersonating rapper Drake with disastrous results. Ninja was under the impression Drake wanted to play “Fortnite” with him during the livestream to raise money for the Ellen Fund in a collaboration with “The Ellen Show” when the […]

‘Fortnite’ Season 6, Week 9 Challenges Guide

Season 6’s week-nine challenges are live in “Fortnite,” and that means new ways to earn Battle Stars and experience. By collecting more Battle Stars and upping their tier, up to a season maximum of 100, players can earn limited-time rewards like cosmet…

Season 6’s week-nine challenges are live in “Fortnite,” and that means new ways to earn Battle Stars and experience. By collecting more Battle Stars and upping their tier, up to a season maximum of 100, players can earn limited-time rewards like cosmetic outfits and XP boosts. (Collecting 10 Battle Stars will unlock one additional tier.) Weekly […]

Big Changes Are Coming To ‘Fortnite’s’ Save The World Campaign

Epic Games is making massive front end and UI changes to “Fortnite’s” Save the World campaign mode, and it detailed those tweaks in a long blog post on Monday. The reworks are all part of Epic Games’ plan to turn Save the World …

Epic Games is making massive front end and UI changes to “Fortnite’s” Save the World campaign mode, and it detailed those tweaks in a long blog post on Monday. The reworks are all part of Epic Games’ plan to turn Save the World into a free-to-play title. But, it won’t launch that version until sometime […]

‘Fortnite’ Season 6, Week 7 Challenges Guide

Season 6’s week-seven challenges are live in “Fortnite,” and that means new ways to earn Battle Stars and experience. By collecting more Battle Stars and upping their tier, up to a season maximum of 100, players can earn limited-time rewards like cosme…

Season 6’s week-seven challenges are live in “Fortnite,” and that means new ways to earn Battle Stars and experience. By collecting more Battle Stars and upping their tier, up to a season maximum of 100, players can earn limited-time rewards like cosmetic outfits and XP boosts. (Collecting 10 Battle Stars will unlock one additional tier.) Weekly […]

‘Fortnite’ Adds Monsters With Team Terror Mode

Epic Games released the latest patch for its hugely popular battle royale game “Fortnite” on Tuesday, adding a shiny new weapon, a limited time mode, and more. The new weapon is the Heavy AR and it packs a punch, according to Epic. It&#8217…

Epic Games released the latest patch for its hugely popular battle royale game “Fortnite” on Tuesday, adding a shiny new weapon, a limited time mode, and more. The new weapon is the Heavy AR and it packs a punch, according to Epic. It’s the first new weapon added to the game since the introduction of […]

Holiday Preview: Movie Merch and Collectibles Top List of Hot Holiday Toys This Year

Forget “Tickle Me Elmo,” when it comes to holiday shopping this year, the biggest releases are tapping into the passionate fandom of TV, video game and movie franchises. From traditional sellers like Walmart and GameStop, to online retailers eBay and A…

Forget “Tickle Me Elmo,” when it comes to holiday shopping this year, the biggest releases are tapping into the passionate fandom of TV, video game and movie franchises. From traditional sellers like Walmart and GameStop, to online retailers eBay and Amazon, analysts say some of the most popular gifts this holiday season cater to nostalgia, […]

Epic Games Is Working on Controller Support for ‘Fortnite’ Mobile

Epic Games is working to enable controller support on the iOS and Android versions of its hugely popular battle royale game “Fortnite,” it said in a State of Mobile Development post on Friday. The studio said it’s begun testing variou…

Epic Games is working to enable controller support on the iOS and Android versions of its hugely popular battle royale game “Fortnite,” it said in a State of Mobile Development post on Friday. The studio said it’s begun testing various controller setups and it will give fans a status update when it gets the feature […]

NFL Gear Coming to ‘Fortnite’

The National Football League and Epic Games are partnering up to bring NFL team outfits to “Fortnite,” according to a press release. “Fortnite” players will be able to purchase and customize up to eight in-game outfits in the Ba…

The National Football League and Epic Games are partnering up to bring NFL team outfits to “Fortnite,” according to a press release. “Fortnite” players will be able to purchase and customize up to eight in-game outfits in the Battle Royale Item Shop starting on Friday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. PT. With the purchase of […]

‘Fortnite’ Season 6, Week 6 Challenges Guide

Season 6’s week-six challenges are live in “Fortnite,” and that means new ways to earn Battle Stars and experience. By collecting more Battle Stars and upping their tier, up to a season maximum of 100, players can earn limited-time rewards like cosmeti…

Season 6’s week-six challenges are live in “Fortnite,” and that means new ways to earn Battle Stars and experience. By collecting more Battle Stars and upping their tier, up to a season maximum of 100, players can earn limited-time rewards like cosmetic outfits and XP boosts. (Collecting 10 Battle Stars will unlock one additional tier.) Weekly […]