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Fortnite OG ‘throwback’ default pickaxe returns: How to claim the free item

Fortnite OG ‘throwback’ default pickaxe returns: How to claim the free item

The original default Fortnite pickaxe is back due to popular demand. Amid the many details it has provided on what players can expect from the game on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, Epic dropped a note about its 'throwback' item, giving players the chance to pick up the classic pickaxe that used to be provided to all players by default.

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Fortnite iPhone workaround may bypass Apple thanks to NVIDIA

Fortnite iPhone workaround may bypass Apple thanks to NVIDIA

For months now, Fortnite has been missing from iOS devices as a legal dispute between Apple and Epic Games slowly plays out. At this point, it's safe to say that Fortnite won't be returning to the iOS App Store anytime soon, but we could still see Fortnite return to Apple devices through other means. One of those methods could potentially be through an iPhone and iPad version of NVIDIA's GeForce Now game streaming service.

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Here’s how Fortnite is changing on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5

Here’s how Fortnite is changing on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5

With the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 launching in the very near future, we're getting some news today about the next generation version of Fortnite. Fortnite will be launching on Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 on the day those consoles release - November 10th for Xbox Series X/S and November 12th for PS5 here in the US - and today, Epic described those versions as a "truly 'next-gen' Fortnite experience."

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Joe Biden campaign launches its own Fortnite island days before election

Joe Biden campaign launches its own Fortnite island days before election

The Joe Biden presidential election campaign has expanded its video game presence with a new island in hit video game Fortnite. The island is located in Reboot City and features a solo adventure that revolves around the candidates and voting. The new Fortnite map joins a previous marketing effort in Animal Crossing: New Horizon.

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Fortnite C2 Season 4 leak teases game’s biggest event ever

Fortnite C2 Season 4 leak teases game’s biggest event ever

A new leak claims that Fortnite players will experience the game's biggest event ever in December, one so monumental that it will change the game as players know it. This is a big claim, particularly in light of the fact that Epic recently did away with its battle royale island and replaced it with an entirely new one, something that itself was the game's biggest event to date.

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Fortnite leak hints at a mysterious new in-game currency

Fortnite leak hints at a mysterious new in-game currency

Hit battle royale game Fortnite operates on a digital currency called V-Bucks, which are in-game funds one can buy using real money. The V-Bucks are used to purchase cosmetic items, the Battle Pass, and other similar things, but they don't play a role in the actual gameplay. Epic may plan to augment V-Bucks with another type of digital currency called (or codenamed) Wad, at least based on a new leak.

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Fortnite Ghostbusters crossover is the Halloween treat no one expected

Fortnite Ghostbusters crossover is the Halloween treat no one expected

Fortnite fans have been treated to yet another Battle Royale crossover this season with the Marvel superheroes, villains, and their related abilities and henchmen. It seems this may not be the extent of Epic's crossover plans, however, with players noticing one subtle but massive clue to a new arrival in-game that is joined by a related data miner leak.

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Darkest Dungeon 2 early access set for 2021 with new teaser trailer

Darkest Dungeon 2 early access set for 2021 with new teaser trailer

As far as indie roguelike games go, few are as well known or beloved as Darkest Dungeon. The game was first released in early access in 2015 and has been continually updated with DLC in the time since then, and last year, developer Red Hook Studios announced that it's working on a sequel. That announcement happened in February 2019 - which seems like a lifetime ago given everything that's happened in 2020 - and ever since then, Red Hook has been silent about what's going on with Darkest Dungeon 2.

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Fortnite’s new Fortnitemares update lets you get even after being eliminated

Fortnite’s new Fortnitemares update lets you get even after being eliminated

A new Fortnite update has landed, and it's bringing a new event with it: Fortnitemares 2020. This Halloween-themed event serves up an interesting twist on standard Fortnite gameplay, allowing players a chance to get revenge after being eliminated. We'll also see a special in-game Halloween performance by J Balvin, so Fortnite fans staying in this Halloween because of the pandemic will still have a virtual party to attend.

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Fortnite 14.40 patch arrives tomorrow and it’ll be unusual on PC

Fortnite 14.40 patch arrives tomorrow and it’ll be unusual on PC

Epic has dropped the Fortnite version 14.40 update details on its status Twitter account, revealing when the next patch will drop and when the downtime will start. As expected, the company is keeping quiet about what it has planned, but it has shared one advisory to avoid catching players off guard: this update will be a bit unusual for those who are PC.

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Fortnitemares 2020 may bring back Husks, but with a twist

Fortnitemares 2020 may bring back Husks, but with a twist

It seems that Epic will bring the Husks (its term for the 'Rift monsters') back yet again for its annual Fortnitemares event, but with a twist. That assumption is based on a new leak from game data-miner Mang0e who recently shared an audio clip of these upcoming enemies. The audio reveals spawn sounds for the zombies, but it isn't quite the same as before.

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Fortnitemares 2020 Halloween leaks: skin set, scary audio, and candy

Fortnitemares 2020 Halloween leaks: skin set, scary audio, and candy

Epic Games is (likely) gearing up to release a full Halloween event for 2020, one that will probably be called 'Fortnitemares' based on the game's history. Players have been anticipating the arrival of this year's spooky content, some of which have already arrived in the Item Shop. What kind of game changes can you expect for Halloween? Candy and scary sounds, among other things, based on data miner leaks.

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