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Epic Games finally changing approach to Fortnite updates before big competitions

Published: 17/Jan/2019 20:52 Updated: 18/Jan/2019 11:31

by David Purcell


Epic Games is going to be changing its approach to competitive Fortnite and will no longer be releasing brand new content a day before competitions. 

The developer has published a statement on its official website, reassuring professional players that mistakes of the past will be reconciled during the course of 2019. 

Epic has recently attracted heavy heavy criticism from the pro community, following the sudden arrival of new features such as the Infinity Blade and X-4 Stormwing attack planes just before the $1 million Winter Royale tournament and – more recently – Boom Boxes before 

Epic Games added the Infinity Blade and X-4 Stormwing plane just before the biggest Fortnite tournament held so far.

From the Australian Open onwards, Epic Games promises to give competitors some time to get used to new content before playing in tournaments, which would be between a few days and a week. 

“We value the ability of players to adapt to the game changing over time. We also believe these changes keep Fortnite fresh for everyone including players, competitors and spectators. 

“However, we want to provide reasonable time for you to adjust strategies following large gameplay impacting changes, for example prior to official Fortnite competitions.” 

The full statement from the Fortnite Team can be found below: 

Epic GamesThe Fortnite team starts communication with game’s professional community with statement.

Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani had previously called for pro players to unionize in order to create a platform of communication between community and developer. 

“I don’t want to influence Epic’s decisions when it comes to how they want to run or develop their game” Myth explained. “At the end of the day, I know we don’t have any control over that. I think their lack of communication is daunting, and that’s really all I want to address with this union.”

Whether or not his – and other players’ – concerns have been fully addressed by this ‘change’ remains to be seen. 


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.