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Fortnite characters get ready for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in awesome fan-made trailer

Published: 17/Dec/2018 16:31 Updated: 17/Dec/2018 16:39

by David Purcell

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Some of the new Season 7 Fortnite characters appear to be battle-ready for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, in this incredible new fan-made trailer. 

Featuring several new skins, such as The Ice King, Sgt. Winter, Zenith, Onesie, Lynx and even Trog, this unofficial trailer gives fans of both games a taste of what it would be like if thier worlds ever collided. 

Each of the characters are given a brief segment, much like the Super Smash Bros. game does to introduce each character and their abilities, however the Fortnite characters don’t have many. 

While each of the intro video for the characters are all entertaining in their own right, The Ice King really does take centre stage in the trailer, though. The powerful character vows to “turn down the heat” right off the bat. 

By comparison, Trog is fiddling around with a balloon pretending to fart during the trailer. If that’s his only attacking ability, we’re not sure if he should be really be going to battle, however the blue and white creature makes a fine cameo nevertheless. 

While it is highly unlikely that the games would ever merge, people can keep dreaming in the meantime and making these fantastic clips.

Would you like to see Fortnite characters feature in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the future? Let us know by tweeting us @Dexerto and keep tabs on our Fortnite page for all of the game’s breaking news. 

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Epic Games sues Apple & Google in UK over Fortnite removals

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:28

by Theo Salaun

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Following litigation over Fortnite’s app store removals by Apple and Google in the United States of America, Epic Games have officially mounted lawsuits against both tech companies in the United Kingdom, as well.

In August 2020, Epic Games added their own payment process to Fortnite’s mobile offerings so that Apple and Google’s cellphone and tablet users could purchase in-game items at a discounted price. This discount was specifically enabled by the new process, which bypassed each company’s transaction fees. 

Unsurprisingly, as the payment method was in direct violation of both the App Store and Play Store’s Terms of Services, each company subsequently removed Fornite from their offerings. And, expecting this, Epic Games responded by launching lawsuits against the companies in the U.S. and Australia. 

Now, the makers behind the world’s most popular third-person battle royale have tripled down and mounted legal action against both tech giants in the U.K. Citing violations of competition laws, Epic Games’ legal case in the U.K. is very similar to the ones already made in other countries. And, immediately contested, Apple and Google’s responses have proved similar, as well.

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Fortnite’s Crew subscription service means even more payments for Epic Games.

As discussed by BBC News, Epic have officially submitted documents to the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK. The allegations suggest a monopolistic abuse of power by each company that centers around competitive restrictions to app store and payment processing options, as well as unfair payment fees.

Typically, those fees come at about 30 percent of all purchases, although exact figures differ depending on company and app. Fortnite is obviously one of the biggest games in the entire world, so almost one-third of their sales on mobile means hefty earnings.

But, like their other lawsuits, Epic allege that this is about more than their own profits. The company demands that Apple and Google begin allowing software developers to institute their own payment-processing systems and options to be downloaded outside of the App and Play stores.

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Fortnite has always delighted its fanbase with purchasable cosmetics.

So far, Apple and Google have both replied similarly in the U.K. situation, claiming that they are open to reintroducing Fortnite to their mobile stores but that they deny any violation of competitiveness.

Dexerto will continue to monitor the legal cases in each country, providing updates whenever these prolonged legal disputes begin reaching their conclusions.