GTA Online modder pulls off Fortnite-style event and it's insane - Dexerto
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GTA Online modder pulls off Fortnite-style event and it’s insane

Published: 13/May/2020 14:12 Updated: 13/May/2020 15:23

by David Purcell

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Grand Theft Auto fans know very little about GTA 6 so far, but one thing is for sure: this modder’s event should be something to take inspiration from. 

In-game events have been pivotal to the success of several major games in the last year or two, with Epic Games seeing millions of players flood into Fortnite with successive season-ending events and shows.

While weekly updates have often provided a steady stream of new content for GTA Online since the game hit Xbox One and PlayStation 4, nobody has quite seen anything that’s brought people together in a typical event style. Well, until now.

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Fortnite is the one game that’s really taken events to the next level – but this modder has proven it can also work in GTA.

Many members of the GTA Online community are ruthless, opening fire as soon as they see others nearby, and that can be quite frustrating for new players looking to make their way in the world of organized crime and Peyote Plants. After all, that’s how random the gaming experience is in public lobbies. Things are ever-changing.

That said, an idea captured by Reddit user Mike_Not_Michael might give Rockstar Games food for thought in terms of how to take online play to the next level.

The in-game event, as seen below, brought a huge audience of players together to celebrate a huge fireworks show. In the clip, there’s nothing in the way of violence that you would expect with such a crowd, but rather everybody tuned into what was going on – and everybody involved loved it!

A modder took the whole lobby on a trip and created this wholesome moment. I have never seen this many people spend this much time together without griefing on one another. from gtaonline

With night upon them, the moon lighting up in the background, and a number of characters dressed in the GTA Alien suits, it just goes to show that this type of experience could resonate in Rockstar’s current or future titles.

Here there might be fireworks, but there’s nothing stopping them – on next-generation consoles at least – adding the functionality of having interactive live event missions like tsunamis, storms, New Year’s Eve celebrations, and the likes erupting in Los Santos.

Maybe, just maybe, posts like this will turn enough heads to make it happen.


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New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce

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The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.