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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 V-Bucks being used by criminals for money laundering on dark web

Criminals are using Fortnite's V-Bucks for money laundering schemes on the dark web. Epic Games, apparently, is not doing enough to prevent the game from being used for the illegal activity.
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For Netflix, ‘Fortnite’ on YouTube is a bigger threat than HBO

In a letter to shareholders, Netflix explained that it views the video game Fortnite as bigger competition than HBO, with YouTube videos of the game drawing viewers away from the streaming platform.
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Get your pilot skills up to snuff for this week's 'Fortnite' challenge guide

The Fortnite season 7, week 7 challenges are now available. The major challenge this week requires you to visit all the Fortnite expedition outposts in the game and we walk you through how to get to each.
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‘Fortnite’ security flaw let hackers spy on players through microphones

A security vulnerability found in Fortnite allowed hackers to gain access to other players' accounts, potentially letting them spy on conversations using the in-game microphone. It has been addressed.
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Latest ‘Fortnite’ update channels Halo with a scoped revolver

The latest update for Fortnite, update 7.20, is now available, and it brings a new Scoped Revolver weapon to the game alongside the returning Glider item and a limited-time Snipers-only mode.
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Epic Games graded ‘F’ on customer service by Better Business Bureau

Epic Games, the studio behind Fortnite, received an "F" rating from the Better Business Bureau over complaints against its customer service and issues with exchanges and refunds. Epic Games said that it has addressed the issues.
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Stay festive and find the chilly gnomes in our 'Fortnite' challenge guide

The Fortnite week 6 challenges are here in season 7 of Battle Royale. The biggest challenge this week is Search Chilly Gnomes, which tasks you with scouring the Battle Royale map for these little critters.
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‘Fortnite’ update 7.10 lets you channel your inner assassin with new sniper rifle

The latest update for Fortnite adds a Suppressed Sniper Rifle to the battle royale mode. The weapon allows players to be stealthier, but has less damage as a result of the suppressor.
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Visit odd monuments and find the Battlestar with our 'Fortnite' challenge guide

The Fortnite week 5 challenges have arrived in season 7. These are the first new weekly challenges of the new year. Players can look forward to 7 new challenges in total including the search between a giant rock man, crowned tomato, and an…
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‘Fortnite’ adds a boom box to blow stuff up, help ring in New Year’s

Epic Games added a new Boom Box item to Fortnite, giving players the ability to destroy others' structures using the power of music. A special New Year's Eve event has also been spotted.
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Prepare to blow away the competition with this week's 'Fortnite' challenge guide

The season 7, week 4 challenges have arrived in Fortnite Battle Royale. The biggest challenge this week looks to be the Fortnite fireworks challenge where players must launch fireworks at three different locations on the map. Here's how to…
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Step up your game in 'Fortnite' with the best skins you can get

The coolest skins in Fortnite are some of the hardest to find and we know how difficult it can be. From the outfits players deem the best to how to get them -- everything you need to know is right here.
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How loot box drama, Esports, and more defined gaming in 2018

2018 has been a wild year for video games, with several trends popping up over the course of the year. These are the biggest gaming trends of 2018, including DLC practices and the explosion of esports.
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Battle royale games dominated 2018, and there was room for two survivors

2018 is approaching its end, and if there's one video game genre that dominated the year, it's battle royale. These were the winners of battle royale in 2018, as well as one game that has some catching up to do.
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Don your best winter Fortnite skin and let's search between the three ski lodges

The Fortnite season 7, week 3 challenges have arrived and the hardest will task you to search between 3 ski lodges to find a sparkling hidden treasure. Luckily, we've got the solution right here for you.
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‘Fortnite’ update 7.10 brings a rotating selection of modes big and small

The latest update for Fortnite introduces 14 Days of Fortnite, an event that brings back large and small battle royale modes as well as brand new ones to enjoy during the holiday season.
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The history of Battle Royale: From mod to worldwide phenomenon

Battle royale games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds’ and Fortnite have become the biggest trend in video games. The genre is also pushing the envelope in streaming and eSports in a way that might hint at the future of the industry.
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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.