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PUBG Has Dropped The Lawsuit Against Epic Games and Fortnite

Published: 27/Jun/2018 12:36 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Calum Patterson

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PUBG Corp. has dropped its lawsuit against Fortnite developers Epic Games, ending the legal battle before it truly got started.

Earlier in 2018, PUBG Corp., an affiliate of South Korean studio Bluehole Inc., had sued Epic Games for mimicking its title PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), in Fortnite Battle Royale.

PUBG previously held the title has the world’s most popular battle royale game, but was quickly usurped after Fortnite released its BR mode in September 2017.

Since then, Fortnite has rocketed in popularity raking in hundreds of millions a month and undoubtedly stealing away a chunk of PUBG’s player base, particularly on PC.

In addition to claiming PUBG had been copied, it was also alleged that Epic Games had used the PUBG name in the promotion of Fortnite.

Both games use the Unreal Engine, which is a product of Epic Games but is used by PUBG. Unreal Engine is widely regarded as the industry standard for gaming engines.

However, according to the local court system in Seoul, South Korea, the case has been closed, with PUBG Corp. sending a letter of withdrawal to Epic’s attorneys.

Bloomberg also reports that this has been confirmed by PUBG and its law firm, although it is unclear if a settlement had been reached between the two parties.

Meanwhile, Fortnite has been pressing on taking over the games industry, earning a record-breaking $318 million in May alone.

PUBG is still a popular title, and its release on both Xbox and mobile devices has bolstered that, but there is little doubt as to who is number one.

Source: Bloomberg

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Where to find Fortnite Iron Man jetpacks

Published: 3/Nov/2020 17:44

by Tanner Pierce

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After many long months, the fan-favorite jetpack has finally been re-added to Fortnite. This time however it’s straight from Iron Man, due to the special Marvel-themed season. Here’s a simple guide for how you can get your hands on the item.

One of the more interesting and least-hated items added to Fortnite since its launch is the jetpack. After being available in normal modes for a while, the item quickly became a fan-favorite, and getting one was pretty much required if you wanted to stand a chance in the final couple circles.

Epic Games decided to remove the item back in 2018 and instead, limited it to a number of different LTMs. Now, it seems like the developer has at least temporarily reversed course, as the item is now spawning in the base game again with a Marvel-themed twist.

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The new jetpack operates exactly the same as the old item that was removed from Fortnite a while ago.

What is the Iron Man jetpack?

From everything we’ve seen, it appears as if the Iron Man jetpack operates basically the same way the older jetpack did back in 2018, and that this new item is basically just a simple cosmetic re-skin.

The jetpack takes the slot of one of your items on the bottom right-hand side of the screen. If you want to use it though, you don’t have to have the item selected. All you need to do is jump and then hold down the jump button in order to raise yourself into the air, allowing you to use your weapons. Operation, as expected, is fairly simple.

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The Iron Man jetpack can be found through the map as floor loot.

Where can I find the Iron Man jetpack?

Apparently, the only place to find the Iron Man jetpack is as floor loot appearing randomly around the map for the moment. There doesn’t appear to be any specific, sure-fire, place to find it, so you’ll just have to keep looking until it pops up.

The item also doesn’t seem to show up from chests, which means it’s even harder to find than some weapons and other items. Of course, this could all change as time goes on.

It’s currently unknown how long the item will be in the game for, although logic would dictate that the longest it would be available would be the end of the current season given its Marvel theme.