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Epic Games Store adds self-service game refunds feature for customers

Epic Games Store adds self-service game refunds feature for customers

Epic Games has announced a development update that includes, among other things, the arrival of what it calls self-service refunds for customers. Put simply, the feature enables customers to easily refund their purchases on their own, assuming it qualifies for the refund process, of course. The feature is readily accessible within the user's Epic Games account.

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ESPN will livestream NHLPA’s $200,000 Fortnite charity esports event

ESPN will livestream NHLPA’s $200,000 Fortnite charity esports event

The National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) has announced a new Fortnite charity event with $200,000 in funds. Called the NHLPA Open, this tournament will feature 60 NHL players who will compete in Trios matches over the duration of three hours later this month. The matches will be livestreamed by ESPN Esports through its Twitch account.

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Fortnite phone booth glitch causes players to ‘pray’ when knocked

Fortnite phone booth glitch causes players to ‘pray’ when knocked

Sometimes the bugs that appear in Fortnite are annoying and other times they are quite interesting. The latest one, which involves the red phone booths scattered throughout the map, falls in the latter category. Players have discovered that if you get knocked by an opponent or the storm while inside of the changing booth, you'll emerge from it 'praying.'

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Epic Games Store comes back online – and you can still get GTA V free

Epic Games Store comes back online – and you can still get GTA V free

Yesterday was not a great day for the Epic Games Store. In keeping with its promotion where it gives away a free game each week, Epic served up a whopper of a free title yesterday: Grand Theft Auto V. The resulting rush brought the store to its knees for many hours as Epic tried to keep up with the droves of people trying to claim Grand Theft Auto V and the strain they were putting on servers.

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GTA 5 free from Epic right now: Cheat codes revisited

GTA 5 free from Epic right now: Cheat codes revisited

Today we're taking a peek at Grand Theft Auto V (aka GTA V, or Grand Theft Auto 5), as it's released for free on the Epic Games Store temporarily. This game was originally released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, as well as desktop via Windows, with a release date of September 17, 2013. Now, 7 years later, the game was given a temporary "free" release window on the Epic Games Store for Windows PC.

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Epic Games Store is down, but don’t worry

Epic Games Store is down, but don’t worry

Today Epic Games had a bit of a mishap, and it's ongoing as this article is set to go live. The situation here has to do with the release of the game Grand Theft Auto 5 (AKA GTA V) being given away for free. Imagine, one of the most interesting open world games ever made, given away for free, at the end of the school year, during a global pandemic - what could go wrong?

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Unreal Engine 5 revealed with must-see PlayStation 5 demo

Unreal Engine 5 revealed with must-see PlayStation 5 demo

While Microsoft has been slowly but consistently revealing new information about the Xbox Series X, we've been waiting on something particularly juicy about the PlayStation 5. We may have received that juicy reveal today with Epic's announcement of Unreal Engine 5, which was put on display by way of a tech demo running on PlayStation 5.

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Fortnite is an Xbox Series X and PS5 launch title – but the magic comes in 2021

Fortnite is an Xbox Series X and PS5 launch title – but the magic comes in 2021

Both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 will have Fortnite at launch, Epic Games has confirmed, though it won't be until next year when the real fun starts with the hit game. The company announced the release news alongside the unveil of Unreal Engine 5, its latest platform for next-generation games.

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Epic disables Fortnite Riot Control Baton over major audio issue

Epic disables Fortnite Riot Control Baton over major audio issue

In December during its big Fortnite X Star Wars crossover, Epic released an item called the Riot Control Baton, which is a pickaxe styled after the riot control baton from Star Wars. The item returned briefly during the May 4th sale, bringing attention back to the pickaxe. As a result of the renewed interest, players noticed a bug that is a big deal during competitive gameplay.

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Fortnite leak hints at major Midas Doomsday Device event

Fortnite leak hints at major Midas Doomsday Device event

Fortnite players have started speculating about Epic's plans for its big Chapter 2, Season 2 finale, one that will hopefully feature a big event to usher in the third season. There's no official word on what Epic may have planned, but players are anticipating something big that may involve the 'Doomsday Device' that it seems the main character Midas is building.

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Epic may have removed SBMM from Fortnite Squads mode

Epic may have removed SBMM from Fortnite Squads mode

A growing number of streamers are speculating that Epic removed skill-based matchmaking from Fortnite's Squads mode, offering teams of players the opportunity to engage with a wider variety of players. Skill-based matchmaking has been controversial since its arrival -- while it's a great thing for casual players who were discouraged by more skilled gamers, it has been heavily criticized other players who hate the intensity it brings.

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Epic teases Fortnite’s future following big Season 3 flood leak

Epic teases Fortnite’s future following big Season 3 flood leak

In recent days, a video was published claiming to reveal all sorts of major Fortnite Season 3 details, the key one being alleged plans for a future flood that will take over the game's new island. This was a surprising revelation, though perhaps not too unusual given the major water changes Epic introduced with Chapter 2. Now actual changes have appeared in the map that hint at that future event.

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