Epic Games have announced their intention to take on Steam by releasing their own PC games store.
The Epic Games Store will see developers receive 88% of the revenue generated by the game, with just 12% going to Epic.
This would put Epic Games at a large advantage when trying to convince developers to release their games through their store, as Steam takes on average around 30% of revenue, with Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony taking around the same.
While there is no official launch date for the Epic Games store, a statement from the company says it will be launching “soon”, with a hand-curated set of games for both PC and Mac, and will open up to a broader range of games throughout 2019.
Epic Games state that their store will be based on the idea that developers can gain a greater share of their revenue, while being able to create a direct relationship with the people who player their game through a client news feed.
Developers will also be able to partner with content creators, which is likely the reason that Epic Games announced that the Support-A-Creator tool they released for Fortnite back in October has been permanently extended.
Epic Games have refrained from revealing any of the titles that will be available when the Store launches, however Nick Chester, who is a senior member of Epic’s PR team revealed that more information will be revealed during The Game Awards on Thursday, December 6.
Oh yeah, and in case you missed it in the announce: “More details on upcoming game releases will be revealed at The Game Awards this Thursday, December 6th.”
— Nick “Unusual Spending” Chester (@nickchester) December 4, 2018
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Fortnite fan creates amazing in-game Spotify player concept and players want it
An amazing concept between Fortnite and music streaming service Spotify has fans go crazy. Here’s more details on that.
Fortnite concept artists are always one step ahead of the ideas that the developers think of and bring popular fan requests to life with their art. Recent concept art shows a music player in the game linked to Spotify that has stirred a conversation amongst the player base.
Ever since Fortnite added new features to the game like Party Tags, the expectations of players have gone through the roof for developers to add more to the game. However, Epic does not usually make a major change to the game every month until the launch of a new season.
While certain gameplay features that were newly added, Sprint and Mantle have been quite famous among the Zero Build community, the Gyro and Flick Stick were not received well after their launch. As new players are joining the loop every day and getting themselves familiar with the game, Epic Games are trying its best to make the UI of the game simpler.
However, a recently surfaced concept art created by a Fortnite fan went quite viral as it shows an in-built music player linked to Spotify that would be a cool feature in the game if added. Here’s how the community reacted to it.
Spotify Player concept in Fortnite goes viral
Famous Fortnite leaker FNBRIntel recently tweeted a concept of a built-in Spotify music player in the game menu that can play any song the user desires. This would then eliminate the need for Lobby Tracks or Music Packs Fortnite provides its player base within their lockers.
Using this option would enable players and content creators to play copyrighted audio and their favorite songs in the game while they are queueing up in the lobby or playing a match with their friends, much like Rocket League has it. However, this would in turn cause major distractions to pros and sweats who even turn off radios in Fortnite vehicles.
Another player added a concept of a free Spotify-themed wrap that can be given out to those who link their Spotify accounts to Epic. Moreover, this would also increase the number of users on the streaming platform.
While PC players can play songs on Spotify using the multitasking feature, PlayStation players also enjoy the same with a built-in player on their PS menu. This allows them to play their favorite music while playing any game on their consoles.
As this concept would be a really cool feature for Epic to add, it would end the value of Lobby Tracks the game sells in the Item Shop or provides its players via the Battle Pass or certain limited events. Another major drawback would be to streamers and content creators who cannot use copyrighted audio on their streams to keep their content fair on a specific platform.
Rare Fortnite clip shows Darth Vader boss killing a Loot Llama
The Sith Lord hunts down a rather unexpected target across the island. Here’s what went down when Vader chased a Llama.
Fortnite is known for creating rare moments every once in a while where the player community is usually left in disbelief. One of those rare moments was witnessed recently by a player where the Darth Vader NPC chased down a Loot Llama and started slaying it with a lightsaber.
There are several moments in Fortnite that have been popular over the years amongst the player community. From Ninja’s Rocket Rides to Muselk’s The Rescue of Chappadoodle, the game has given the world some of the most unique clips ever seen in gaming.
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Most of these clips are rare and are witnessed at least once every season where either a bug in the game causes it or just the foolishness of a player that takes place. Recently, a bug in-game forced the Sith Lord roaming the island, Darth Vader, to go against a Loot Llama.
Here’s what really went down in the now-viral clip and how the community reacted to this rare moment.
Darth Vader vs Loot Llama: A battle Fortnite never saw coming
Loot Llamas in-game have been pretty annoying ever since Fortnite decided to bring them to life in Chapter 2 Season 7. When a player goes after a Llama, the amount of ammo that’s wasted in shooting it down is not worth it.
Moreover, the location of the player is easily revealed to their opponents as the player chases down the Llama. This is the reason why mainly a lot of players do not even bother to chase down a Loot Llama on the map anymore.
As players refused to entertain the Llama in the game anymore, the newly added NPC in the game, Darth Vader decided to take the matter into his own hands. In a clip posted on Reddit by u/iluvwilliam, Darth Vader chases down a Llama and continues to slash it down with Lightsaber throws and strikes.
Even after multiple strikes, the Llama refuses to be killed and instead rifts away, taking Vader along with him. Well, this surely shows that even Vader cannot bring the mighty animal down after all the might of his Mythic Lightsaber.
One of the players commented on a famous line from the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, giving it their own hilarious twist as Vader goes after the Loot quoting:
“Loot. I am your Father.”
Another player expressed their concerns with the current Loot Llama and how Fortnite can actually take steps to fix them. From lowering their health to increasing the countdown before it rifts away, these suggestions actually would fix the issue players have with the creature.
Whatever the scenario might be, the player community still can’t express enough grief about the current situation with Llamas as they are shifting to Reality Saplings to get good loot. Moreover, the Llamas were only good for farming a huge number of materials which is not needed anymore as the majority of the player-base shifts to Zero Build mode.
How to get Starmapping Wrap for free in Fortnite Season 3
Another PlayStation exclusive tournament arrives in Fortnite with the release of a new season and it rewards participants who play. Here’s what you can get.
An exclusive PlayStation based tournament is incoming later this month for console players and rewards each participant with a free wrap. Alongside it, winners are in for cash prizes and the prize pool this time around is extremely generous.
Fortnite and PlayStation has had a bunch of collabs ranging from tournaments to exclusive skin packs and the console platform rewarding players with free skins as part of their premium membership program. These cosmetics are highly exclusive and still have a good reputation amongst the player base.
However, there is a separate exclusivity for those cosmetics which one can win or reward themselves with upon playing a certain tournament and grabbing those rewards. Several of these cosmetics are in the form of a cosmetic wrap, emoticon or even skins that sometimes never hit the Item Shop for others to purchase.
With the release of the latest Chapter 3 Season 3, players have just started introducing themselves to new tournaments and farming those Arena hype points to reach contender and champion league. While the grind continues, a console only tournament for PS4 & PS5 players is set to arrive later this month where players can get a free cosmetic wrap.
Play the June Fortnite PlayStation Cup to win a free wrap and more rewards
According to recent news, a Fortnite tournament is set to hit the game next week for PS4 & PS5 players only where they will have a chance to win a share of a whopping $116,750 which is placement based. However, there are several amounts allocated to each region depending upon the number of active player it hosts.
Moreover, the mode of tournament will be a regular Solos match with Builds enabled and a traditional Battle Royale will take place with all competitive features enabled. So you can jump in to the game without having to find a partner or team up with someone with bad comms or network lag.
Additionally, players who score more than 8 points throughout the tournament will receive a stunning Starmapping wrap that will be awarded once the tournament ends. The wrap will be available for players to equip in their locker and can only be availed between June 28 to June 30.
The wrap looks identical to several animated wraps that have hit the item shop before as well. However, the PS exclusive wrap will hold its exclusivity as only console players will be able to flaunt them like they do with OG skins like Neo Versa etc.
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