Epic Games Provide an Update on Fortnite: Battle Royale Release Time for Android, Customizable HUD, and Other Changes to Mobile - Dexerto
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Epic Games Provide an Update on Fortnite: Battle Royale Release Time for Android, Customizable HUD, and Other Changes to Mobile

Published: 18/May/2018 14:38 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 15:20

by DG Goldstein

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Epic Games have released a new ‘State of Mobile’ for Fortnite: Battle Royale update which covers topics such as the Android release time, a customizable HUD, and much more.

After being released in September of 2017, the ‘Battle Royale’ portion of Fortnite gained immense notoriety across the gaming community for its unique spin on the popular genre.

The ‘free-to-play’ game was made available for platforms such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, along with a highly-anticipated release on iOS devices months later.

However, fans on Android wondered when Fortnite would make its way to their mobile devices as well, with no official release date provided following its confirmation by the studio.

On Friday, May 18th, Epic Games released a ‘State of Mobile’ update on their website, which announced that Fortnite will be coming to Android ‘this summer’ at the time of writing, along with various other changes and plans for mobile in general

The full post can be viewed below.

Hi all,

Since launch, we’ve been working to make the experience better, including a number of quality of life and performance improvements.

CUSTOMIZABLE HUD

We’ve heard your requests for the ability to customize the HUD and, earlier this week, we added this feature to the game. Try it out and let us know what you think. We’re excited to get this into your hands!

Customizable HUD In-game

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Customizable HUD Blueprint

VOICE CHAT

We know that communication is key when you’re squadding up for that Victory Royale, so we’re working to bring voice chat to mobile. On top of that, you’ll be able to chat with your teammates regardless of platform!

We’re also looking to make it really easy to mute yourself, other players, or open up all communications with a simple tap. There will be a button on the screen that lets you mute yourself, mute everyone in your party, or go back to open-microphone.

GAMEPLAY AND CONTROLS

We’re continuing to work on improvements. Some upcoming examples include improving Autorun and adding better ways to fire. Once we roll out these changes, we’ll add options to the settings so you can try them out and see what works best for you!

INSTALLATION SIZE AND UPDATE EXPERIENCE

We are aware of the large installation size of Fortnite on mobile and are working to reduce that size. Over the next few updates we’ll be compressing the size down while maintaining performance. We’ll be making overall patch sizes smaller and adding the ability to download the content in the background!

ANDROID

Fortnite is coming to Android!

We are targeting this summer for the release. We know many of you are excited for this release, and we promise that when we have more information to share, you’ll hear it from us first.

GAME PERFORMANCE

We see some areas where game performance can can be improved. We’re fixing code to optimize the experience (e.g. increase graphic quality), as well as adding a Battery-Saver mode which will allow you increased performance if you choose to lower the graphic quality. It’s our first implementation of this option and we’ll continue to improve upon it.

STATS

Many of you have asked for stat tracking on mobile. We are working to improve our stats servers so we can handle many more players, including those on mobile. We’re looking to enable this sometime this summer, once we are confident the improvements are performing up to our expectations.

STABILITY

Finally, stability is still one of our chief concerns. With every update we’re working to fix crashes and other issues as you report them. If you’re regularly running into stability issues, please let us know using the “Feedback” button in-game.

Thank you for all of your support and feedback!

Thanks,The Fortnite Team

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SypherPK reveals his “wish list” for Fortnite Season 5

Published: 27/Oct/2020 0:08

by Tanner Pierce

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Star Fortnite content creator SypherPK has revealed in a recent interview the changes that he would like to see implemented in the battle royale’s upcoming Season 5, which is set to launch sometime in December 2020. 

Even though it feels like Season 4 launched yesterday, S5 is already a little more than a month away, if everything goes according to plan. It’s only a matter of time before players start getting leaks and official teasers about what’s going to be included in the next iteration.

Currently, there’s next to no information about what’s coming, whether it be for the season’s theme, new features, etc. In anticipation of all the new content that’s on its way, SypherPK has revealed his short, albeit important, wish-list for the upcoming season.

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SypherPK said that he would like to see more game-changing mechanics, like fishing, in Season 5.

In a recent interview, Sypher said that, while he would love “more unique items”, one of the main things he’d like to see in Season 5 is “game-changing” features similar to what we’ve seen before.

“In past Fortnite seasons, we’ve had implementations that really change up the game,” the superstar streamer said. “Like when they first introduced Reboot Vans, when they first introduced Siphon, fishing, vehicles, picking up players.

“These are all very memorable changes that really shook up the game of Fortnite and made it better. We haven’t really seen big, significant changes like that in a while.”

In addition, he also said that he wants to see a “revamped” competitive/ranked system in the game: “Arena, right now, feels like a glorified Pub with Siphon. It doesn’t really feel like a true ranked mode. I would like to see a true ranked mode in Fortnite.”

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SypherPK also said that he would like see some changes to the Reboot system in the Ranked/Competitive mode.

One currently-existing system he would like to see tweaked is respawning, which involves players collecting their eliminated teammates’ cards and bringing them back to life via one of the many Reboot Vans located on the map.

“I’d like to see some sort of mechanic where, when you get eliminated and thirsted, you have a second chance of coming back,” he elaborated. “I’d like to see a revamp of the Reboot system; core-changing mechanics to really shake-up Fortnite. It’s been a while since we’ve have some significant changes to really alter the pace of the game.”

While it’s unknown what Epic has planned for Season 5, the developers have more than proved themselves to be capable of thinking outside of the box for Fortnite. Only time will tell, however, if this next installment satisfies SypherPK and the Fortnite player-base.