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Fortnite Sneaky Snowman sweepstakes offers NVIDIA GeForce prize

Fortnite Sneaky Snowman sweepstakes offers NVIDIA GeForce prize

Epic Games added a new snowman item to Fortnite with its version 7.20 update, enabling players to wear a snow suit as a fun, wintery alternative to the bush camouflage. Though the bush wasn't terribly popular with players, the snowman and its waddle is amusing and has been used by streamers to create some hilarious situations. Thus arrives Epic's new Sneaky Snowman challenge.

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Fortnite patch notes detail sneaky snowmen, giant pyramids

Fortnite patch notes detail sneaky snowmen, giant pyramids

Right on schedule, Fortnite's weekly patch has launched, and there are a few interesting things being added to the game this time around. The first is the Sneaky Snowman, a new item you can use to potentially get the drop on your enemies. There's also a massive structure being added to The Block this week, along with the return of a familiar limited-time game mode.

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Fortnite will vault Quad Launcher and multiple other items

Fortnite will vault Quad Launcher and multiple other items

Epic Games has some changes planned for Fortnite later this week, including the vaulting of select items. The full list of in-game items that will be removed hasn't been revealed yet, but Fortnite: Battle Royale's design lead Eric Williamson revealed on Twitter today that the Quad Launcher will be among them. There will also be some changes to mobility and shields.

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Fortnite v7.20 edit improvements removed due to surprise issue

Fortnite v7.20 edit improvements removed due to surprise issue

Epic Games released its version 7.20 update right on schedule this week, but as occasionally happens, the update brought an unexpected problem with it. Users had a short while to enjoy the editing improvements that arrived in the newest update before Epic reverted them back to normal, explaining that it will bring the editing changes back in version 7.30. What prompted the change? Players couldn't shoot their weapons.

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Fortnite is so big even Netflix is feeling the heat

Fortnite is so big even Netflix is feeling the heat

When it comes to competition in the entertainment industry, you might be tempted to think that companies only consider similar services to be competitors. For instance, Netflix and Hulu obviously compete with one another, but what about Netflix and Fortnite? As it turns out, Netflix considers Fortnite a major competitor, and it often loses out to the popular game when it comes to winning screen time.

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Major Fortnite changes will no longer arrive before big tournaments

Major Fortnite changes will no longer arrive before big tournaments

Remember Fortnite's ill-fated sword and its appearance right before a big tournament? Fans do, and they're still salty about it. It quickly became apparent that the Infinity Blade was overpowered when players acquired it and proceeded to completely decimate the competition, resulting in high kill counts and little chance of surviving for everyone who didn't have the sword. Epic removed the sword following heavy criticism, and now it is back with a change that will prevent this sort of thing from happening in the future.

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Fortnite security fail put accounts and chat at risk

Fortnite security fail put accounts and chat at risk

A game as big as Fortnite is obviously going to be a target for the more unsavory people of the world. Though a major concern is children falling victim to phishing attempts or other scams, those usually require the victim to attempt logging in on a bogus website. Today, Check Point Research has detailed scary a Fortnite vulnerability that doesn't require victims to hand over their credentials before having their accounts compromised.

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Fortnite glider redeploy returns with a compromise for critics

Fortnite glider redeploy returns with a compromise for critics

Last year, Epic Games briefly added a glider redeploy feature into Fortnite's default game modes, enabling players to redeploy their glider after jumping from a height that would have previously eliminated them. The change proved very divisive among players who were split in opinions over whether the change made the game better or negatively impacted the experience. Now, months later, Epic Games has returned with a compromise.

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Fortnite customer service gets a big fat “F” from BBB

Fortnite customer service gets a big fat “F” from BBB

For most video games, an increase of popularity means an increase in criticism as well. If Epic wasn't already aware that the two are usually intertwined, it does now, as the Better Business Bureau has given Epic Games an "F" rating. The Bureau says that this low rating is mostly down to a number of unanswered customer complaints.

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Fortnite players get glider as apology over event end date error

Fortnite players get glider as apology over event end date error

Epic Games has apologized over some misinformation regarding the end of its "14 Days of Fortnite" challenge. Players had been told in certain social circles that the event would end a few days after New Year's Day, something that didn't pan out in the end. The event is already over and some players are upset that they missed out on the unlockable gear.

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Fortnite New Year’s Eve event drops a ball, forces players to dance

Fortnite New Year’s Eve event drops a ball, forces players to dance

It's already 2019 in certain parts of the world and thanks to those time zone differences, those of us still existing in 2018 have received an early look at what happens in Fortnite when the clock ticks over. Epic Games is known for its fun surprises, many of which happen live in the game at scheduled times or to coincide with IRL happenings. Tonight's ball drop is no exception.

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Fortnite Xbox One S Bundle to get free Save the World mode

Fortnite Xbox One S Bundle to get free Save the World mode

Fortnite is one of the most popular games this year, raking in millions for Epic Games. It hasn’t been without its share of scandals, from the Android launch to the recent lawsuits over dance moves. The newest to hit the Fortnite community comes via Microsoft whose Xbox One S Bundle is now accused of false or misleading advertising. In response, Epic is giving out free copies of its paid Save the World mode to those who purchased the game and console bundle expecting it to already be included.

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