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PlayStation announce cross-play and cross progression for Fortnite on PS4 with all other platforms

Published: 26/Sep/2018 13:10 Updated: 26/Sep/2018 14:37

by Calum Patterson

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PlayStation have officially announced that Fortnite cross-platform play, progression and commerce will be available between PS4 and all other Fortnite platforms – including Xbox One.

Sony revealed that it will be an extended ‘beta’, as they respond to growing community demand, and the negative reception to their previous stubbornness on cross play. The beta begins on September 26.

“Open beta beginning today for Fortnite that will allow for cross platform gameplay, progression and commerce across PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems.”

There is no set date on how long the beta will last, as Sony work to identify any security and technical issues, but say they will give more details on the “beta timeframe” soon.

We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation, while being mindful about the user experience from both a technical and social perspective.

Cross-play with PC has been possible on PS4 since Fortnite’s release, at first unofficially as users found ways to use the Epic Games launcher to meet in the same lobby, and later added as a developer supported feature.

Pressure really started to mount on Sony when the Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite was released, and Xbox and Nintendo teamed up to promote the cross-play ability – rubbing it in the face of Sony and PS4 players.

Sony says it now recognizes that communties in “some games”, are at a point “where cross-platform experiences add significant value to players”. They also explain that it is a “major policy change”, as they look to opening up the platform more in the future.

Source: PlayStation

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Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun

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Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

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Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.