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Fortnite from Epic Games first arrived on PC as an early access game in 2017. Featuring a mode called Save the World, players could jump online with a group of friends to collect resources, build structures, and defend against waves of zombie-like creatures called Husks. Fortnite then soared to popularity upon the release of its free-to-play mode, Battle Royale. It was a unique take on an already popularized and relatively fresh genre seen in games such as H1Z1, Arma 2, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Today, Fortnite: Battle Royale is a cultural phenomenon, being the most popular online video game in the US.

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‘Fortnite’ removes the Infinity Blade weapon after player backlash

Following player backlash over the Infinity Blade weapon's inclusion in Fortnite's battle royale mode, Epic Games decided to remove the weapon from the game completely. It was not limited to a special mode.
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Have a spooky dance party at an abandoned mansion with Fortnite's new challenges

The Fortnite season 7, week 2 challenges have arrived in Battle Royale. From searching for chests to dancing off at an abandoned mansion, here's how to do them and the rewards you get for completing them.
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Where we droppin’ (presents)? Perfect ‘Fortnite’ gifts for the fans in your life

Chances are someone on your holiday shopping list is a fan of Fortnite. As the most popular game on the planet, there are plenty of Fortnite-themed gift options available for purchase in stores and online. Here are the best ones we found.
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Some ‘Fortnite’ players aren’t too happy with the new Infinity Blade weapon

The most recent update for Fortnite added the Infinity Blade melee weapon to battle royale, and some players aren't happy with how much it has changed the game during competitions.
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‘Fortnite’ adds sword from ‘Infinity Blade,’ which disappears from App Store

Epic Games has added the Infinity Blade melee weapon to Fortnite just as it pulled all three games in the Infinity Blade trilogy from sale. The games are still available to download if you bought them.
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‘Fortnite’ streamer reportedly arrested after abusing wife while on Twitch

An Australian Fortnite streamer who goes by the name MrDeathMoth abused his pregnant wife while he was live on Twitch. An anonymous cybersecurity expert took matters into his own hands, resulting in the arrest of the streamer.
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Not ready for the new 'Fortnite' winter wonderland? Here's our tourist guide

Fortnite season 7 has arrived with some chilly winter air and some pretty hefty changes to the Battle Royale map. We've got the full guide to all of the map changes, new locations, new terrain, and more, right here.
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Break the rules and bust a move to complete the 'Fortnite' dance challenge

Fortnite season 7 has finally arrived along with a chilly breeze. New maps, new locations, and, of course, new challenges are here. The biggest of the week 1 challenges is the Fortnite forbidden dance locations and we've got all of the…
Smart Home

One crafty ‘Fortnite’ player figured how to make Alexa his in-game guide

How far would you go to create a more immersive gaming experience? One Reddit user answers that question by combining Fortnite with some creative smart home technology for better gaming sessions.
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‘Fortnite’ Season 7 brings ziplines and airplanes as holiday gifts

The seventh season of Fortnite has arrived, and the holiday-themed update adds new weaponized airplanes to battle royale. The update also adds holiday wrapping for weapons and vehicles.
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‘Fortnite’ Creative lets you design your own maps and games

Epic Games announced Fortnite Creative, a new mode coming in Season 7 that lets users create their own private maps and games from the ground up. The mode arrives for Battle Pass owners December 6 and all users December 13.
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Epic Games has stopped development on the new ‘Unreal Tournament’

The new version of Epic Games' Unreal Tournament has stopped development, the company tells Variety. The game will still be available to download for free but will not receive new updates.
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Epic Games is launching a competitor to Steam, but can it dethrone the king?

Epic Games is launching its own competitor to Steam, initially for PC and Mac. The platform will offer an 88 percent revenue share to developers, and players can directly support their favorite video creators.
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‘Fortnite’ will get a little bit chillier when Season 7 blows in this week

Epic Games has offered Fortnite players a taste of what's to come in Season 7, and it appears the game is about to get a whole lot colder. Details on the season will likely be revealed around its December 6 launch date.
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Get ready to go fast and furious for the 'Fortnite' timed trial challenge

It is finally here. This week marks the final week of challenges for season 6 with the Fortnite week 10 challenges. Of the challenges, the big one looks to be the Fortnite vehicle timed trials challenge. We have the locations and how-to for…
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‘Fortnite’ addiction spurs parents to send their kids to video game rehab

Some parents concerned with the amount of time their children are spending with Fortnite have sent them to special camps where they can "detox" from electronic devices and video games.
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Can't survive in 'Fortnite'? These god-tier guns will give you an edge

It can be difficult to figure out which Fortnite: Battle Royale weapons are appropriate in various situations. What do the rarity colors mean, and where can you find them scattered throughout the world? Our guide will prepare you for any…
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Happy holidays! ‘Fortnite’ now lets you buy your friends gifts

Epic Games has added item gifting to Fortnite for a limited time. The feature allows you to buy an item as a gift and send it to anyone on your friends list, but it isn't available on iOS.