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Gandalf
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(09-25-2017, 07:19 PM)
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Can't wait to dive in tomorrow!
Mobius and pet octopus
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(09-25-2017, 07:19 PM)
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Wow I was watching some fortnite clips on twitch and somehow was lead to the "softcore" porn section of clips very quickly lmao...

Originally Posted by CitizenVectron

Okay, but can I (as a PC player) just get the free BR mode tomorrow? Or is a purchase of the main (PVE) game required?

Once the update hits tomorrow you should be able to download the game and play the BR mode for free.
molnizzle
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(09-25-2017, 07:25 PM)
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Is this a difference client from normal Fortnite?
robertoci
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(09-25-2017, 07:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by molnizzle

Is this a difference client from normal Fortnite?

Would also like to know this
Savantcore
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(09-25-2017, 07:29 PM)
Do I need that founders pack thing to play this?
supervillain
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(09-25-2017, 07:32 PM)
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Just won another game.
To the last guy who was hiding behind a big tree ''sorry dude, that's not working in this game''.
Damn, i love this game!
Mobius and pet octopus
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(09-25-2017, 07:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Savantcore

Do I need that founders pack thing to play this?

I guess I can't blame you for asking since the OT kinda lacks basic information (release date).

Sometime tomorrow, probably around 10am-2pm EST, they will put out an update to the game and at that point everyone should be able to play battle royale.
TimeEffect
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(09-25-2017, 07:33 PM)
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^ thanks. Do i need to download the fortnite game or a separate app tomorrow?
GearFourth
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(09-25-2017, 07:34 PM)

Originally Posted by molnizzle

Is this a difference client from normal Fortnite?

Yeah anyone know?

I just downloaded Fortnite today from PSN store in preparation for this mode to hit tomorrow
Mobius and pet octopus
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(09-25-2017, 07:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by TimeEffect

^ thanks. Do i need to download the fortnite game or a separate app tomorrow?

It's all in 1 app.
majik13
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(09-25-2017, 07:35 PM)
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I downloaded FortNite Early Access thing on PSN, will that update for this, or will it be a separate download?

Edit: Looks like it will just update the original game.
ZeroMaverick
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(09-25-2017, 07:35 PM)
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So since this will hit PS4 before PUBG, I wonder if it will satisfy those who, like myself, haven't been able to play PUBG. I'm really excited for this.
Retro Edge
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(09-25-2017, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mobius and pet octopus

I guess I can't blame you for asking since the OT kinda lacks basic information (release date).

Sometime tomorrow, probably around 10am-2pm EST, they will put out an update to the game and at that point everyone should be able to play battle royale.


The XBox store website says (right now) that it will be unlocked in 22 hours and 23 minutes. Which would be tomorrow evening here in germany....

I hope it comes earlier to PS4.
The ๖ۜBronx
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(09-25-2017, 07:50 PM)
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(Just popping this on this page also, since I think a lot of people will be new to Fortnite with BR and interested in knowing what's planned or coming)

As someone new to Fortnite I found this recent blog post interesting.
Here are some key points:

Squads

Our big news is the initial version of Squads coming 9/26 with support for DBNO (down but not out), duos (2 players) and squads (1-4 players). Emphasis is on “initial” as we are optimizing for getting the feature out ASAP and will continue to iterate and polish afterwards. The squads playlist will be enabled on 9/26 and we will monitor population numbers to decide when to enable duos. In-game communication (text, voice, hints, etc) is crucial for auto-filled teams and is next on the list.

Cheating and teams in solo play:

We stood up a system that will automatically and swiftly ban teamers. We’ve been manually running the detection tool to verify results and Player Support has been using the results to ban teamers for almost a week. The full automation will go live with the 9/26 update.

Cheating (aimbots, overlays, and such) is something we take seriously on both the legal and development front. Going free increases the challenge and is lighting a fire under our efforts. It is hard to talk about what we’re doing here without making it easier for cheat creators… so we won't :-) Cheaters are banned!

Coming with the free launch:

1) Squads!

2) A mid-range scoped assault rifle and a mid-range SMG to round out the weapon line-up.





3) HUD tweaks to make it easier to see markers and direction indicators.

4) Lots of other tweaks that will be documented in detail in our release notes.

Upcoming things:



Supply drops will allow introduction of some of the more zany weapons from the “Save the World” Campaign, and help us tune the timing of when specific weapons drop during a match. Our internal playtests showed supply drops adding more excitement to the mid-game over the fight to secure them. Depending on how balancing and testing goes they might be in 9/26 or the following week.
- -

Stats:

We love stats and analytics and will show you the basics over the next few weeks.

After providing stats we’ll focus on Leaderboards / Scoreboards and Rankings. Leaderboards / Scoreboards reward successful placement and game actions, while Ranking is a direct reflection of your skill. We’re evaluating algorithms for each of them and want to be careful we don’t change the goal to be the last player standing.
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Cosmetics:
Cosmetic items are coming soon. New glider skins are a first example of this and there will be other categories as well. This requires the ability to select and choose variations in the UI, and of course a way for you to earn them by playing the game.

Improvements Mentioned (yet to come):
  • Combat Feel
  • More Servers
  • Controller Layouts
  • Performance
arimanius
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(09-25-2017, 08:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by The ๖ۜBronx

snip

all awesome things. Hopefully they can add things to this quickly. One thing I want ASAP is the ability to switch shoulders why ADSing.
forms
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(09-25-2017, 08:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by The ๖ۜBronx

(Just popping this on this page also, since I think a lot of people will be new to Fortnite with BR and interested in knowing what's planned or coming)

As someone new to Fortnite I found this recent blog post interesting.
Here are some key points:

Squads


Cheating and teams in solo play:


Coming with the free launch:


Upcoming things:


Improvements Mentioned (yet to come):

  • Combat Feel
  • More Servers
  • Controller Layouts
  • Performance

They really, really need to improve weapon feel, as it just feels...cheap right now.
nicholasbrutal
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(09-25-2017, 08:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by GearFourth

Yeah anyone know?

I just downloaded Fortnite today from PSN store in preparation for this mode to hit tomorrow

No, it's one client. Expect a game update tomorrow, however.
Retro Edge
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(09-25-2017, 08:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by nicholasbrutal

No, it's one client. Expect a game update tomorrow, however.


I really don't know if that's a good idea for a long and big success. It could be quite confusing for people that you have to download the normal free Fortnite client in order to play the F2P Fortnite: Battle Royale.

Also presenting it in the XBL or PSN store could also be quite difficult in that way. :/
Maximus P
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(09-25-2017, 08:29 PM)
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Got into the top 3 twice and both times I came across a teaming pair.

Best tip I can give for new players is to get out of the bus early and glide for a house at the edge of the map. Far away from the buses path and away from groups of houses or large structures. I often go for the 'lonely Lodge' or a house near the woods and very rarely have someone drop in close to me.

I dropped in on the flush factory once when the bus was right over it and there must have been 20 people there. It was carnage. Never again.
Swiggins
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(09-25-2017, 08:43 PM)
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Since PlayerUnknown doesn't want my money on PS4, I guess this is what I'll play to see what all the fuss is about.
SargerusBR
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(09-25-2017, 08:49 PM)
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Is there a 1st person mode? i much prefer to play that on PUBG.
arimanius
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(09-25-2017, 08:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by SargerusBR

Is there a 1st person mode? i much prefer to play that on PUBG.

no 1st person mode. It's all third person and I'm not sure they have even discussed adding in 1st person mode in the future.
Crossing Eden
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(09-25-2017, 08:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Swiggins

Since PlayerUnknown doesn't want my money on PS4, I guess this is what I'll play to see what all the fuss is about.

It's not that they don't want our money, it's that they are barely big enough to handle the development of two platforms at one time let alone three.

Originally Posted by arimanius

no 1st person mode. It's all third person and I'm not sure they have even discussed adding in 1st person mode in the future.

Doesn't Fortnite already have a functioning option to play in first person? Does that option not work here?
RecRoulette
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(09-25-2017, 08:52 PM)
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Is there something to download now if you're just waiting for F2P? Want to preload it if I can, but not spending any money on it yet.
molnizzle
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(09-25-2017, 08:52 PM)
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Played my first match.

haha

This kicks ass.
N30RYU
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(09-25-2017, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crossing Eden

It's not that they don't want our money, it's that they are barely big enough to handle the development of two platforms at one time let alone three.

they should had hired ppl with all the money they are making... now another batle royale is debutting before them on consoles... and on top of that a f2p one.
SargerusBR
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(09-25-2017, 08:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by arimanius

no 1st person mode. It's all third person and I'm not sure they have even discussed adding in 1st person mode in the future.

Shame, but i can live with it

Originally Posted by derFeef

yeap.
https://clips.twitch.tv/ResoluteHedonisticCodRaccAttack

Okay, now i'm really interested in trying this game.
PackAPunchedMick
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(09-25-2017, 08:58 PM)
Those patch notes make me so fucking excited for this game.


https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/e...-release-notes
Weston
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(09-25-2017, 09:00 PM)
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They just put up the detailed patch notes.
https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/e...-release-notes
arimanius
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(09-25-2017, 09:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crossing Eden

Doesn't Fortnite already have a functioning option to play in first person? Does that option not work here?

I'm not sure if it's available in the BR mode. In PvE I've never used it but to my knowledge it's not really a fleshed out view.
Mikey Jr.
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(09-25-2017, 09:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by PackAPunchedMick

Those patch notes make me so fucking excited for this game.


https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/e...-release-notes

I'm getting excited!!!!

Thank god squads are coming tomorrow. Not being able to play with friends would have been a bummer.

But yeah, looks like a TON of great things added to the BR mode. Quality of life stuff. Really excited to see them support this mode.
Frozenprince
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(09-25-2017, 09:04 PM)
So is there any real reason to use the base building here or is it kinda pointless in this mode?
arimanius
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(09-25-2017, 09:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by PackAPunchedMick

Those patch notes make me so fucking excited for this game.


https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/e...-release-notes

Holy hell that is a lot more stuff that I thought it would be. Plus Supply drops are coming tomorrow!!

Foot dust no longer kicks up when crouched, aiming down sights or making small movements.
While using Health and Shield items, you can now move your character a short distance without cancelling the action.

That's awesome. Always sucked trying to be sneaky and the foot dust giving my position away.

Originally Posted by Frozenprince

So is there any real reason to use the base building here or is it kinda pointless in this mode?

It comes in handy. Specially if you are in the final circle. Also popping up a wall for cover in the middle of a field is a life saver as well.
Frozenprince
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(09-25-2017, 09:07 PM)
Also I have the distinct feeling this is going to be their primary dev focus now and the main PvE game will go the way of H1Z1's old primary mode.
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Originally Posted by Frozenprince

Also I have the distinct feeling this is going to be their primary dev focus now and the main PvE game will go the way of H1Z1's old primary mode.

This is much funner than the PvE mode, but with a lot of fine tuning and a revamp of the systems the PvE can be just as good. Right now it's an unfun grind.
molnizzle
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(09-25-2017, 09:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Frozenprince

So is there any real reason to use the base building here or is it kinda pointless in this mode?

Can close off walls in certain buildings to make a nice little campout for yourself.
RS4-
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(09-25-2017, 09:15 PM)
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Mode needs to be F2P already so I can uninstall PUBG
Mikey Jr.
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(09-25-2017, 09:15 PM)
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Yeah, biggest thing they can add next is 2 player motorcycles, and 4 man cars.
molnizzle
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(09-25-2017, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by RS4-

Mode needs to be F2P already so I can uninstall PUBG

It is?

I mean I'm playing it right now and I haven't paid shit. PS4
FullMetaltech
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(09-25-2017, 09:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Frozenprince

So is there any real reason to use the base building here or is it kinda pointless in this mode?

It does help. Especially the ability to find trap blueprints. I saw a streamer who set up some spikes in a room and got a kill while he drew them in.
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(09-25-2017, 09:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by molnizzle

It is?

I mean I'm playing it right now and I haven't paid shit. PS4

Oh I mean, unlocked for PC etc etc lol.
RecRoulette
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(09-25-2017, 09:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by molnizzle

It is?

I mean I'm playing it right now and I haven't paid shit. PS4

Hold up, it's out?
Mikey Jr.
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(09-25-2017, 09:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by RecRoulette

Hold up, it's out?

Not for me.

EST here.
derder
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(09-25-2017, 09:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZeroMaverick

So since this will hit PS4 before PUBG, I wonder if it will satisfy those who, like myself, haven't been able to play PUBG. I'm really excited for this.

I think it may overtake the xbx version of pubg. I'm excited that you get to experience this for the first time!
Mikey Jr.
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(09-25-2017, 09:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by derder

I think it may overtake the xbx version of pubg. I'm excited that you get to experience this for the first time!

The biggest thing for me is that

a. It's free
b. Don't need PS Plus

Really easy to recommend to my friends.
Briarios
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(09-25-2017, 09:27 PM)
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Looking forward to checking it out. How long do typical matches usually run?
Maximus P
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(09-25-2017, 09:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Briarios

Looking forward to checking it out. How long do typical matches usually run?

About 20 minutes.

The last 5 gets tense real quick.
Crossing Eden
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(09-25-2017, 09:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by N30RYU

they should had hired ppl with all the money they are making... now another batle royale is debutting before them on consoles... and on top of that a f2p one.

That's not how this works....it's a huge game and the reason they're able to get it up and running on XB1 so fast is due to MS sending devs over collaborating and sharing tech with them.

Originally Posted by arimanius

I'm not sure if it's available in the BR mode. In PvE I've never used it but to my knowledge it's not really a fleshed out view.

Yea I noticed that they don't have any first person animations.

Originally Posted by RecRoulette

Hold up, it's out?

For people who have the founder's pack
Kikorin
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(09-25-2017, 09:28 PM)
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Will be cross play between PC and X1?
molnizzle
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(09-25-2017, 09:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by RecRoulette

Hold up, it's out?

I guess? I'm playing it right now.

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