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Fortnite free to play 26th Sept

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Zatoichi.uK, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Zatoichi.uK

    Wise Guy

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    I'm surprised no-one has posted about this game already.



    Basically a free to play cartoony version of PUBG that will be free to play from Sept 26th on PS4/XBOX/PC. Actually quite looking forward to this since it's developed by Epic Games.
     
  2. PiKe

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    Location: Lake District

    Technically its just the PvP is free to play isn't it? I.e Battle Royale mode.
     
  3. Zatoichi.uK

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    That's right yep. I should have mentioned that my bad.

    I'm only really interested in the PvP element though.
     
  4. JoeBoi

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    Has anyone tried this yet? Is it a standalone download or do we need to download the main Fortnite installer available on PSN?
     
  5. Zatoichi.uK

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    There doesn't appear to be a standalone battle royal install on the store so assume it's just the main game without packages. It's updating to 1.19 in readiness it seems.
     
  6. Plainsong

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    I watched some footage last night and I don't really know what to think of it. Shooting mechanics looked a little ropey. I'll give it a go though if it's free.
     
  7. JoeBoi

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    How big is the update?
     
  8. Zatoichi.uK

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    I didn't look sorry. Can't be that big it finished inside an hour. Servers are still down though.
     
  9. PiKe

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    Update was 1.6GB
     
  10. JoeBoi

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    Cool thanks guys. Looking to give this a whirl tonight at some point.
     
  11. Dredd

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    This could be great, but i think it needs a few tweaks :)
     
  12. insane200

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    Location: yeovil.

    i played a few rounds last night, We won one and came close a few times, overall it's great fun, the sound is brilliant and you can hear which direction shots come from, whether they are close or in the distance, Haven't gotten much into the building yet but need to as it can be the difference of staying alive or dying.

    If you play on Xbox i highly recommend buying the Dolby Atmos app and setting your headphone sound to output in Atmos.

    I would prefer once you die you can chose who to spectate in your squad and not just a random or the guy who kills you.
     
  13. Dredd

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    building works really well, got me my first win :D
     
  14. PiKe

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    It's alright, but there's no progression.
     
  15. ic1male

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    You can only play in team and not solo?
     
  16. PiKe

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    You can play solo or squad
     
  17. ic1male

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    Strange how you can play without PS Plus but you need Xbox Live.
     
  18. ic1male

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    24th on my first ever go and I hadn’t got a clue of any of the controls. Very exhilarating though. It really gets the adrenaline going!
     
  19. ic1male

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    I guess this game is MUCH easier than PUBG because I just got the #1 slot after only 7 games! :D :D :D
     
  20. satchef1

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    You can pretty much guarantee yourself a top 50 slot by not jumping out of the bus in the first 10 seconds. Top 30 by avoiding the large settlements.

    Conclusion: the majority of players are bad at this game.