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Fortnite Season 2 Device event: Date, start time, leaks, more

Published: 8/Jun/2020 12:36

by Connor Bennett

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Fortnite’s Doomsday Device event is almost upon us, but what is actually going to happen to the battle royale? Here is everything we know so far. 

With Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 drawing to a close, Epic Games have been building to one of their signature end of season cinematic events. The event in waiting centers on the device that is being constructed by Midas in the pre-game menu.

Other clues have involved hatches popping up in the water outside of The Agency – with bubbles and smoke appearing around them. So, here is everything we know about what is happening with the device event.

Midas is behind Fortnite’s Doomsday Device event.

When is the Device event in Fortnite?

The device event was supposed to happen on June 6, but Epic Games put another delay on the conclusion of season three before it could get underway.

Barring yet another delay, the device event should, finally, happen on June 15 at around 7 pm BST/2 pm EDT/11 am PDT and 8 pm CEST – if Epic keeps the time that was scheduled for June. 

What will happen in Fortnite’s Device event?

Well, no one is quite certain as to what will happen during the event but theories have cropped up centering around the doomsday device exploding and resetting parts of the map. In fact, leakers have even uncovered files that show what will become of The Agency

Other theories have suggested that The Visitor, was first seen back in the original season four, will play some sort of role.

Players found mention from the character about a device that appeared to link it to Hydro Dam before that location was even ever in-game. 

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Fortnite’s “Doomsday” event – called Device – is fast approaching.

Will the Fortnite map be flooded after the Devic event?

The Fortnite map flooding has been a common suggestion from players after there have been claims that the new season will revolve around water, with new swimming animations even being added to the files.

Fuel was added to that fire when the season three logo went live early on PlayStation – showing the battle bus flying above water. It very much remains to be seen if that will be the case, however. 

 

How to watch Fortnite’s Device event

As with any other cinematic event, players will be able to load into a preset limited-time mode until it gets underway.

If you’re unable to get log into Fortnite during the event, streamers from across the globe will, no doubt, be streaming the event so you won’t miss any part of the action. But, check back closer to June 15 to find all the proper ways of watching the event.

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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.