EA Says Fortnite Battle Royale is Good for the Video Game Industry and Isn't Impacting Their Revenues - Dexerto
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EA Says Fortnite Battle Royale is Good for the Video Game Industry and Isn’t Impacting Their Revenues

Published: 9/May/2018 19:55 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:50

by Calum Patterson

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One of the biggest games publishers in the world Electronic Arts (EA) have discussed the impact of popular Battle Royale game Fortnite on the video game industry, and claim it is not hurting them.

EA of course publish some of the best known game franchises in the world, such as FIFA and Battlefield, but, like their rivals Activision, some have suggested that Fortnite is stealing away their customers.

However EA say that the opposite is in fact true, and that Fortnite’s immense popularity has if anything benefited the games industry as a whole by pushing it further into the mainstream.

In their quarterly earnings report, EA showed off an increase in share value of more than 3%, and CFO Blake Jorgensen explains that Fortnite is likely expanding the market and therefore benefiting everyone.

Of course the biggest benefactors are Epic Games themselves, the developers of Fortnite, who raked in $223 million from the game in March alone, according to SuperData.

But EA, in a similar vein to Activision in their earnings call last week, have dismissed that it is taking customers away from their blockbuster titles.

“We do think in the case of Fortnite, it’s helped grow the whole marketplace. 

It’s bringing younger people into the marketplace and younger people into first-person shooters. And I think that’s good for the long-run health of that category for all of us in the industry, not just one player.”

And EA reckons the summer will be good for them, despite Fortnite having a firm grip on lots of console and PC players at the moment, because the World Cup is coming up.

With their World Cup expansion for FIFA 18 on the way, ahead of the expected FIFA 19 release there will be increased interest there.

Some analysts also suggest that similar to the rumors of the next Call of Duty featuring a battle royale mode, the next Battlefield game will too, although of course nothing is official on that front.

According to Business Insider analysts, they predict “the newest Battlefield game will follow in the footsteps of Fortnite and release a kind of “battle royale” mode.”

 

Source: Business Insider

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SypherPK reveals Fortnite Season 5 glitch that lets you float at Coral Castle

Published: 20/Jan/2021 0:14 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 0:15

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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SypherPK has already found quite a few tips, tricks, and glitches in Fortnite Season 5, but none are as hilarious as this one at Coral Castle that lets players ‘float’ in the air.

Fortnite Season 5 is well-polished, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t tricks and glitches that players can exploit. Game-breaking ones like being able to stay in the storm forever inevitably get patched.

However, smaller ones are more difficult to iron out, and nobody finds them better than Ali ‘SypherPk’ Hassan. He’s shared many crazy tips and tricks in the past. Now, he’s at it again with a glitch that lets players ‘float.’ He showed it off in a recent video, and the results are hilarious.

If you want to know how to do it, here’s a quick guide.

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How to perform the ‘float’ glitch in Fortnite Season 5

To begin, you’ll need to make your way to Coral Castle. It’s not a popular landing spot by any means. SypherPK has only landed there about five times in total himself due to the lack of loot. However, the float glitch makes it more compelling.

Take note of what looks like a small pink pebble floating in the air. It’s difficult to spot at first, but once you’ve seen it in the video below, you’ll know what it is. Strangely, you can stand on it, even though it’s tiny.

Build your way up and perch yourself on top of the pebble. Then, knock all the platforms down and stay up there, which creates the illusion of floating. It’s no cheap gimmick, though. It’s an excellent spot to rain down some bullets on unsuspecting foes, even if it leaves you a bit vulnerable.

SypherPK managed to snag a bunch of eliminations while standing up there. He even managed to get a couple of early shots in and then swoop down on opponents while they were recovering.

SypherPK’s ‘float’ glitch probably won’t win you a game. However, it looks like a lot of fun and will likely help you secure some easy eliminations.

In the end, being innovative is a part of the game, and this glitch takes full advantage of that. 

Plus, imagine the look on your opponent’s face when they realize where they got shot from.