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Topic: Fortnite - cross platform and free
Spook
Posts: 41053
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

So ive been playing a lot of fortnite with my kids on both ps4 and pc. We've had our account shared between the two platforms.

Not only can u do that, now you can play squads cross platform and it works seamlessly (been able to do this for a while, but had to jump through a few hoops, its now easy as). Im not aware of any other popular shooters that u can compete against/with conslols from the superior comfort of your pc!

Fortnite battle royale is free for consol and pc, micro transactions are only for cosmetic gear (outfits and dance moves) so they got that right too.

Its getting insanely popular now too.

Well worth a look.

Feel free to adding me, just hope u get spook jnr playing, coz i suck at it.

Also its coming to android/ios which is also cross platform i believe.

https://www.epicgames.com
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trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 39539
Location: Other International

Will check it out, once I get Internet at my new place!@# My crew have been looking for a change from Dota.
Twisted
Posts: 12334
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Seems to be very popular with the 8-15 age group. Its all the rage with the boys at my daughters primary school and my nephews are heavy into it. I tried...I'm not a fan. Its free, but I can't get past how gimmicky it is.
Spook
Posts: 41054
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
huge depth beneath the gimicks. it is extremely popular with the younger kids, maybe due to cartoon appearance?

huge variety in weapons, and the building adds depth to game play.

great map too.
Twisted
Posts: 12335
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

I think the building mechanics add an element the young kids enjoy, cartoon appearance too yeah.
Obes
Posts: 10650
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Sub-15 year olds love it.
Mass
Posts: 1691
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

My 11yr old daughter has just started playing it on xbox.....seems a very console orientated game (even on PC).
Spook
Posts: 41056
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
runs great on PC and plays even better with a mouse.
notgreazy
Posts: 915
Location: Other International

It's crazy its taken the gaming world this long to get cross platform play going. It's still a fairly unique feature.
Nmag
Posts: 975
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

Apparently:
- Rated 12+
- 3rd person perspective
Twisted
Posts: 12337
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

It's crazy its taken the gaming world this long to get cross platform play going. It's still a fairly unique feature.
There quite a few games which have cross platform play. But generally anything FPS it doesn't happen. That's because you will always win with a mouse vs. a keypad. Its just fact. I prefer to play with PC only players because I feel like playing a console gamer is a bit like kicking the s*** out of a quadriplegic... which as much as I've tried to enjoy I've never quite gotten much out of it. Beating console gamers that is.
Spook
Posts: 41060
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
sigh, my kids us the ps controller when they play fortnite on pc :(
infi
Posts: 24043
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

noobs!
Vash
Posts: 5777
Location:

I've been playing abit of this, and i noticed the people who call it a game for kids havent really tried it in any depth. The game goes way beyond hiding in your little fort. The building gets quite intense when you're getting pushed, or you're pushing someone else's base.

Just watch some of Ninja's streams for an idea on how it looks at a pro level.
Spook
Posts: 41079
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
u should see some of the structures that go up in the 50 vs 50 games.

they are insane.
Raven
Posts: 9598
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Tried playing Fortnite for a bit yesterday.

More grief than a red wedding.
deeper
Posts: 4307
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Just read that they are pulling in $10 million in micro-transactions per day.
That's insanity.

https://sensortower.com/blog/fortnite-mobile-50-million-revenue
notgreazy
Posts: 925
Location: Other International

There quite a few games which have cross platform play. But generally anything FPS it doesn't happen. That's because you will always win with a mouse vs. a keypad. Its just fact. I prefer to play with PC only players because I feel like playing a console gamer is a bit like kicking the s*** out of a quadriplegic... which as much as I've tried to enjoy I've never quite gotten much out of it. Beating console gamers that is.

Like what? I feel like true cross platform has only been around in the last 5 or so years. It's been (technically) possible for many many years imo.

Also cross platform can mean microsoft/sony not just console vs PC. What reasons are there for multiplatform multiplayer games not to have cross-platform play? Is it more difficult to achieve this with the current console/pc architecture?
superstylr
Posts: 1
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

I had a go of it the other night on Xbox one.
Not a fan of it.
Big amongst most age groups.
I know a few people who are also in their mid-late 20’s who are near addicted to it.
Personally I can’t see what all the hype is about, maybe because when I had a go, 3 times I jumped out of the aircraft and was killed instantly 🤣🤣🤣
Spook
Posts: 41089
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
gotta be able to build, else you die.
G-R0nk
Posts: 8
Location: Sunshine Coast, Queensland
this building aspect sounds interesting

i'd better sus it out - can you dig down aswell as build up ?
notgreazy
Posts: 941
Location: Other International


turns out it's not really cross-platform:
https://www.reddit.com/r/PS4/comments/8qkysf/hey_sony_it_would_be_really_cool_to_have_my_epic/
https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/12/17454606/fortnite-nintendo-switch-ps4-block-accounts-cross-play-e3-2018

Sony is blocking Fortnite cross-play and progression between the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, and Fortnite fans are furious.


Guess the year of cross-platform being the norm is yet to come. I have no idea why this is is so hard.


Spook
Posts: 41103
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
im still playing pc vs ps4
notgreazy
Posts: 942
Location: Other International

ive been playing linux vs windows, ITS CROSS PLATFORM BRO.

come on spook, get off it. you know what i mean.
Spook
Posts: 41104
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
ok, there was limitations form the start, ps4 cant play xbox either.

still its an improvment over what was offered before.
Khel
Posts: 24045
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

I think from memory they accidentally turned full cross-platform on at one point and XBox could play against PS4, but then they quickly turned it off again. Still, its obviously possible, just Sony are dicks
sLaps_Forehead
Posts: 7866
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
It's kiddy cocaine... FortCrack
Nmag
Posts: 1014
Location: Sydney, New South Wales


Article couple of days ago.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-12/fortnite-what-is-it-how-can-i-play/9841640

I don't let my kids play it. I told them the main reason is not that because it's an FPS, but because of the theme. That they can play some FPS's, but not if it's set in an environment that attempts to match regular suburbia.


Spook
Posts: 41105
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
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