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Fortnite - cross platform and free
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41053 posts
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
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Will check it out, once I get Internet at my new place!@# My crew have been looking for a change from Dota.
07:29pm 03/04/18 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
12334 posts
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.
09:16am 04/04/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41054 posts
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.
09:39am 04/04/18 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
12335 posts
I think the building mechanics add an element the young kids enjoy, cartoon appearance too yeah.
02:43pm 04/04/18 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
10650 posts
Sub-15 year olds love it.
07:28pm 04/04/18 Permalink
Mass
Brisbane, Queensland
1691 posts
My 11yr old daughter has just started playing it on xbox.....seems a very console orientated game (even on PC).
11:37am 05/04/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41056 posts
runs great on PC and plays even better with a mouse.
05:49pm 05/04/18 Permalink
notgreazy
Other International
915 posts
It's crazy its taken the gaming world this long to get cross platform play going. It's still a fairly unique feature.
11:13pm 05/04/18 Permalink
Nmag
Sydney, New South Wales
975 posts
Apparently:
- Rated 12+
- 3rd person perspective
12:21pm 08/04/18 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
12337 posts
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.
02:03pm 08/04/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41060 posts
sigh, my kids us the ps controller when they play fortnite on pc :(
04:52pm 08/04/18 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
24043 posts
noobs!
09:11pm 08/04/18 Permalink
Vash
5777 posts
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.
02:46pm 29/04/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41079 posts
u should see some of the structures that go up in the 50 vs 50 games.

they are insane.
05:12pm 29/04/18 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
9598 posts
Tried playing Fortnite for a bit yesterday.

More grief than a red wedding.
07:47am 30/04/18 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4307 posts
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
08:28pm 10/05/18 Permalink
notgreazy
Other International
925 posts
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?
01:50pm 11/05/18 Permalink
superstylr
Sydney, New South Wales
1 posts
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 🤣🤣🤣
04:46pm 27/05/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41089 posts
gotta be able to build, else you die.
05:57pm 27/05/18 Permalink
G-R0nk
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
8 posts
this building aspect sounds interesting

i'd better sus it out - can you dig down aswell as build up ?
04:39pm 03/06/18 Permalink
notgreazy
Other International
941 posts

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.


10:38am 13/06/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41103 posts
im still playing pc vs ps4
11:34am 13/06/18 Permalink
notgreazy
Other International
942 posts
ive been playing linux vs windows, ITS CROSS PLATFORM BRO.

come on spook, get off it. you know what i mean.
02:06pm 13/06/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41104 posts
ok, there was limitations form the start, ps4 cant play xbox either.

still its an improvment over what was offered before.
02:27pm 13/06/18 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
24045 posts
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 d****
04:11pm 13/06/18 Permalink
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
7866 posts
It's kiddy cocaine... FortCrack
05:21pm 13/06/18 Permalink
Nmag
Sydney, New South Wales
1014 posts

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.


07:03pm 13/06/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41105 posts
wut
07:13pm 13/06/18 Permalink
G-R0nk
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
22 posts
im tryin to get my 3 monitor driving setup sweetend up so they can be drivin a manual car at three odd, the funniest s*** seeing a little kid driving a car 8)
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