Fortnite - A New Game by Epic


#1065

Yea, unless you spend money you’re just assigned a random skin of either gender. Which is going to be the majority of the population. Which feels much more inclusive to female players (i would imagine); the New Yorker article above mentioned this as well.

Playing on iPad feels way better because there is no voice. On PS4, last few times i tried, it really was all 13 year olds. I did get a bro group once. You can get around this i guess by playing the solo mode, but the game defaults to putting you in teams.


#1066

While I think the random body model in BR is unintentional, the original game had fat and thin people mixed with normal body shapes. So somebody asking for representation in videogames they can get it from Fortnite STW.

Penny is cool, Kyle is handsome. Both are really, fat people.


#1067

You can mute other players if you’re so inclined. I don’t really feel like there’s a default way of playing. I’m curious why you think team play is somehow that?

I play a lot of Solo games. I play Duos with @Lenkenobi and I’ll do squads with him, another guy we know and sometimes a random, sometimes not. I’ve played Squads by myself joining with whoever and I get all types as I noted above.

Solo is no less a default way to play than Duos or Squads. It’s all viable. The best thing about this game is it’s just completely open to you to explore and play it however the heck you want to, especially because it costs exactly $0 to do that.


#1068

I don’t mean that in some abstract value way but literally. Both on iOS and PS4 team play was the default setting. It took me a few games to realize there was even another game type.


#1069

I am 32, so not old.

I don’t like it very much, I just don’t like the shooting. I feel like it is both too fast, yet too slow at the same time. Like, I can play CS:GO, and Quake 3 Arena, but I can’t get around this. It is probably the third person perspective.

Can’t wait for the save the world thing to be f2p, will play the crap outta that.

and I too also feel creeped out playing with 12 year olds

Dunkey found em’


#1070

Dunkey is DA BEST


#1071

Small patch today. But a good excuse to post some random video (there are a lot and are very good).


#1072

I remember when Minecraft had people making similar videos, you know the game is huge when people take that much time to make something like this.


#1073

Fortnite has this level of exposure just now. I read the Fortnite BR subreddit each day, and the quality continue skyrocking, with great production values and taste. And people marrying with fornite themed cakes, and that type of “is part of people lives now” stuff.

Epic is doing a great job to flesh out this BR before the other BR games comes. Some days I believe nothing will rock this boat, other days I think Fornite will just collapse has soon somebody release a BR with good production values. I don’t know what is going to happen. What I know is Fortnite BR is the last of a very long list of “open world survival games”, all of them very popular, all of them dead and abandoned by now.

Is not the same thing has Minecraft, has Minecraft had life of his own, while Fornite depend of the exact type of PvP that a BR create.

Is kind of awesome to see the kind of support Epic is giving to this game.


#1074

I’ve really enjoyed the save the world campaign, and was worried that the game would die due to lack of interest, but the BR thing came on like mad and I think it’ll save the PvE mode. Haven’t played BR and don’t plan to, but I’d like to thank everyone who does, since it’s making the PvE possible :)


#1075

I started with the PvE side of the game. I’m not surprised with the amount of support Epic is putting in to their BR. They know they are on the clock. It’s just a matter of time until "the next best thing ™ comes around. sure some players will still play, but the massive influx of cash from people buying new pickaxes and dance movies will drop off majorly.

I thought the PvE was suppose to go free to play “early 2018” I haven’t heard or seen anything on that topic. So I’m guessing Epic is still getting a decent stream of new purchases come over the the BR side.

I’m happy for them, but it’s sad that it appears they have nearly forgotten about the insane tech trees they created in the PvE environment. I was really hoping they were going to update/fix that.


#1076

Same :)
Well. I did try BR twice, it was ok.


#1077

And they were never not cringey…

apologies for this one


#1078

Also love the vaguely european accent on this one.


#1079

#1080

Most of my Fortnite play time is on duos with @DaveLong. It took a while, but we won our first Battle Royale Duos last night. I was pumped. There are times when we try squads, but hell is other people when you mark a good starting point on the map, and then they YOLO into the Towers.

I probably enjoy duos the most, then solo, then squads. But the 50v50 is fantastic. It is a completely new game within the game.

There are also enough incredible things that happen in a game that I have declared that I have won Fortnite. Like, beat the game. This could be an incredibly long distance shot with a sniper rifle, a first shot headshot with the revolver that drops another player, or a trap that kills multiple players as I sneak out and take their drops, leaving enough behind to entice the next player into the room…


#1081

The jetpacks-and-shotguns-only mode is out and it’s pretty freaking great. Check it out.


#1082

#1083

These that can, do, these that can’t, sue.


#1084

Interesting. Hex vs Magic the Gathering showed that you can get a competing game to fold and change their game mechanics if they seem too similar.