You shall not Battle Pass.
And kicks off with a masterful opening.
UPDATE: Live now.
"Please be assured..."
We've got to go back.
UPDATE: Problems resolved.
Twitch and Mixer struggle as millions watch live.
Looks like servers will be switched off straight after.
"If we knew it was so addictive it would ruin our child's life, we would never have let them start playing Fortnite."
Looking into bot-only mode.
We're in the endgame now.
It's all your vault.
One rains tacos, the other hosts a prop hunt.
While Borderlands 3 releases in a Fortnite.
Felt B.R.U.T.E., might delete later.
"Fortnite users have an ongoing interest in ensuring that their personal information is protected from past and future cyber-security threats."
But only for competitive playlists.
Mechs no changes to its overpowered robots.
Ifs and bots.
UPDATE: Epic explains new limited-time missions.
Apex the unexpected.
"Then the dog ate his birth certificate and this is not a joke."
Eye on the prize.
Plus Overtime and second birthday challenges.
The final cat-down.
Encourages developers to share their stories.
UPDATE: Dancing Demogorgons incoming.
Reigning cats and dogs.
Fortnite fans accuse Epic of bending own rules after Battle Pass character Drift sold with beachwear outfit
Sand it sets a worrying precedent.
And now the noose is tightening around loot boxes, aka "surprise mechanics".
Peely back the layers.
"That game would not have passed my bar."
UPDATE: Polar Peak monster escapes.
Suit to kill.
Reeves it and weep.
Neo business like show business.
Apex Legends sticking to seasonal content updates, because Respawn 'doesn't want to overwork the team'
Plus "more meaningful" Season 2 teased.
"The only people that got away with not doing crunch were... the guys... telling people to crunch."
Wait a second.
Dig for victory (royale).
"Resulted in an unhealthy level of aggressive play."
Plus changes to cross-play matchmaking.
Round round get around.
"We will continue to vigorously fight for our clients' rights."
Avast set of changes.
Stop asking about double pump, it's not happening.
Season 8 has almost ARRRRRrived.
UPDATE: Organiser says it has ceased trading.
Now in a limited-time mode, as it always should have been.
LARP Fortnite with NERF.
Just complete a new set of in-game challenges.
I want you to be happier.
Icy grenades in, heavy shotgun out.
Llamas no longer pull the wool over your eyes.
What's the frequency, Kevin?
But removes the grappler, port-a-fortress and more.
Meanwhile, Forza removes Carlton and Floss emotes.
But this time as a consumable item.
Despite launching half-way through.
Within a Fortnite of purchase.
Social media outcry asks tough questions of Twitch.
Well, his mum is.
What the dickens.
"We messed up…"
UPDATE: Epic says leaker was advertising modification tools.
For use with all platforms, engines, and stores.
UPDATE: Patch notes confirm it's a one-time drop.
UPDATE: Launches tomorrow if you buy a Season 7 Battle Pass.
And it'll give 88% of revenue to developers.
The iceman cometh.
Pixar it didn't happen.
Morgan you bargained for.
"They jacked that s***."
"Oh nah, this can't go on too long."
Stealing their thundurr.
Don't get cocky.
'Cos this is Thriller.
They're not heal-ium items.
And other things we learned from Nintendo's latest financial results.
Dancing up a storm.
But some spooky freebies are on the way.
We need to talk about Kevin.
Compete "alongside the pros for prizes and glory".
Llama bells ring.
"That wasn't supposed to happen".
Plougher to the people.
"Please expect modest results."
Everybody's takin' the chance.
And we rely on each other, ah-ah.
"Enabling cross-play isn't just about flipping a switch…"
Plus a new floating island and a way to turn invisible.
Account curse lifted.
Starting today with Fortnite.
Form an orderly cube.
And Loot Lake is...changed.
Nou camping allowed.
Let's reflect on the evidence.
I'm eyeing it up.
May return as optional feature in future.
UPDATE: Epic confirms October release date.
Jewel be playing it today!
Where we dropping? No, seriously...
"We cannot have ... a game which is promoting violence."
New mode! Challenges and rewards! Fancy outfit!
Become a Ninja.
Includes a Getaway mode, snazzy new suit.
Says Google is trying to "score cheap PR points."
And a competition system.
For hackers, the jig is up.
UPDATE: Goodbye rift, hello giant space cube.
Time to scope out the patch notes.
The countdown to season six begins.
But only for some Samsung devices.
All hands to the pumps.
Here's an urgent request.
V-Bucks the trend.
Back with a bang.
And it'll add clay pigeon shooting.
"The legacy of Chappadoodle lives on."
Plus exclusive Battle Royale outfits for Founders.
Could be a blockbuster.
"Unsportsmanlike conduct from participants [...] will not be tolerated."
Adds new challenges and birthday-themed rewards.
Take Les Bleus!
Come on now, Pegi.
And gyro controls on Nintendo Switch.
Photographer makes a surprise discovery.
Back under construction.
Sets new solo mode kills record with 48.
But trolleys are back - and appear to be staying.
"We're looking at a lot of the possibilities."
Building on success.
And it'll focus on gaming disorder.
Exploring resource caps.
They did Nazi it coming.
And several makeshift pitches just in time for the World Cup.
With a $100 million prize pool.
Unless you create a new account.
UPDATE: Out now in North America, later tonight in Europe.
And that's just for the first year.
UPDATE: And here's how they work.
Mobile version will soon get a lot better.
You should have gone for the head.
Fun isn't something one considers when balancing the universe.
You... will never be... a god.
New skin, emote, back bling, and pickaxe.
Run the gauntlet.
"The other day I spent £8 just so his character could do a dance."
UPDATE: New map revealed, patch notes live.
"Brace for impact."
As Epic teases Battle Pass Season 4's theme.
Stormeye for the local guy.
UPDATE: Emergency broadcast system now activated. Impact imminent?
Plus free goodies for last week's downtime.
Thunder Route 99 opens in Save the World.
Port-a-Fort "coming soon".
L is other people.
Could it be curtains for Tilted Towers?
Plus the new High Explosives v2 limited-time mode.
After teacher makes plea to Epic.
Plus more exclusive items for Twitch Prime members.
Capture and review your played matches "soon".
UPDATE: Now everyone can play without needing an invite.
UPDATE: Cross-play confirmed for Xbox One too.
UPDATE: Here's everything in the new 3.2 patch.
UPDATE: Gawp at the goodies in the newly arrived 3.1.0 release.
"Take the fight to all new heights".
60FPS on consoles, new orchestral score too.
And the latest Battle Pass is detailed.
PlayStation Plus members get exclusive items too.
60fps for consoles! New events! Llama unicorns!
Starts next week.
UPDATE: Fortnite Battle Royale's big map update goes live tomorrow.
And there's a new Silenced Pistol too.
Build me up buttercup.
Sky-dive anywhere, anytime.
No messing around.
Celebratory infographic within.
"We have no plans to stop!"
Building a winner.
Over one million played day one.
Will "contemplate further action".
Coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One next week.
UPDATE: Epic confirms, blames "configuration issue".
Four days before digital version, year before it goes free-to-play.
UPDATE: Microsoft responds, insists UWP is "a fully open ecosystem".
Different times eh.
Announces work has begun on an unannounced game.
New trailer showcases zombie killing rave.
Watch a half-hour of new gameplay footage.
Sign-ups are still available.
Lead dev discusses how Epic's evolved and Fortnite's future potential.
Alpha sign-ups open now, too.
But other challenges await.
But he's not going to hurry his trunks off yet.
Transitions into an advisory role.
"It's time for a much needed break."
"Cooperative sandbox survival game" debuts Unreal Engine 4.
The end of days... for Unreal Engine 3.