The Legend of Zelda comes to Fortnite in epic Creative mode crossover - Dexerto

The Legend of Zelda comes to Fortnite in epic Creative mode crossover

Published: 19/Aug/2019 22:17 Updated: 19/Aug/2019 22:54

by Brent Koepp


Since releasing in December, Fortnite’s Creative Mode has unleashed the community’s creative spirit, and now one dedicated YouTuber has recreated the overworld in the original The Legend of Zelda.

Creative Mode was first brought to the popular Battle Royale in December 2018, and has since spawned an untold amount of unique creations from players. 

A YouTuber user by the name of ‘Mustard Plays’ posted a trailer for his Zelda creation on August 16 to his channel. The trailer details his re-creation of the Nintendo classic in the Fortnite mode, making for an epic crossover. 

Zelda in Fortnite

The trailer opens with the triforce and fades to the controversial Infinity Sword, which is creatively being used to represent Master Sword. As the familiar Zelda song swells, the camera pans to a top down view of the overworld.

Beautifully re-created, we get a panning view of the world’s layout, which closely mirrors the original Nintendo title. There is then a glimpse at the dungeons, and the puzzles players will have to complete to advance.

YouTube: Mustard PlaysThe beautiful recreation of the Legend of Zelda overworld in Fortnite’s Creation Mode.

The trailer isn’t the only thing in the video – it also contains a walkthrough by Mustard Plays himself.  “This is a full re-creation of the overworld of the original Legend of Zelda. It has 9 dungeons. 8 on the overworld and one for the final boss,” the creator said.  

Impressively, he also revealed that he only used a few assets to create the whole map. At one point in the video, he shows us the bottom of the map, revealing the insane depth of the dungeons that have different levels.

It even has an homage to the original’s secret rupees, which let you enter hidden rooms. “If you find all 30 coins, you get to go to a secret room,” he revealed.

This isn’t the first time someone has recreated a Nintendo title in Fortnite’s creative mode. On June 30, another creative fan named ‘FiveWalnut8586‘ posted his Pokemon creation to Reddit.

Just as stunning, the player recreated the early parts of Pokemon Red, which even included an accurately sized Onyx, and took players all the way up to Mt. Moon. 

Talented gamers never cease to amaze their communities with the things they can make, as more games like Fortnite give them the tools to create anything they want. 


Epic Games sues Apple & Google in UK over Fortnite removals

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:28

by Theo Salaun


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.

Fortnite Crew image
Epic Games
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.

Fortnite Crew Green Arrow
Epic Games
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.