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Discussion in 'Shooting & Action Adventure' started by Pafkes, 22 Jul 2017.

  1. Pafkes

    Pafkes Wait for it
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    Anyone planned to play this?
     
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    Don't really know anything about it. Care to give us some details and your thoughts on it?
     
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  3. Pafkes

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    I quit like the game, plays easy and it's a fun design.
    I played it with some friends and as usual it's much more fun playing with friends vs random players.

    Basically it comes down to this;
    -main goal: defend your home-base from living deaths,
    Its always online with randoms or your friends party.
    you can upgrade the HB by playing the story line, collect resources and build.
    -weapons: you get engrams and weapons/defence tools who are upgradable with harvested ingredients or found treasure chests with loot.
    -characters: you receive characters and survivors (upgrade in same way as weapons)

    Everything is also collectable in a sticker album for more gifts (loot)
    The best rewards are IIama piñatas!
    you really want those :)

     
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  4. Martok

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    Thanks for the info. :)

    I've just checked and I thought it was free to play, though checking the game description it says that a Founders Pack is required to play, all of which cost money. Will the game be free to play once it's out of Early Access? I might try it in the future if it's completely free but I doubt I'll pay to play it (especially as I'm enjoying Elite: Dangerous so much at the moment).
     
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  5. zoob

    zoob I fight for the Users!
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    I installed it but didn't try - wasn't aware you needed "extra" to do so & I note one pack is over 100GBP - quite simply,. ****. That.
     
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  6. Pafkes

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    The game is still in early acces as Martok says and should be for free in 2018, date to be announced.
     
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    Fortnite is here with PS4-exclusive heroes
    Don't take shelter. Make it. Build and defend majestic forts from an oncoming onslaught of the undead



    We’re proud to be able to bring our Fortnite Early Access season to PS4 starting today! We at Epic Games are glad to have your help while we gather feedback, grow the PlayStation community and expand the world of Fortnite.

    Okay, some of you are probably asking “What’s Fortnite?” Well, Fortnite is our co-op action building game, where you scavenge, craft and defend forts against hordes of monsters, all in worlds where no two games are ever the same. That’s a long way of saying get your friends, build some forts, fight some monsters, level up your loot and save the day!

    Here are some of the things you should know about Fortnite…

    What special bonuses do I get for purchasing on PlayStation 4?
    You get four exclusive hero cards all dressed up in their PlayStation colours! This includes one ninja, one soldier, one outlander and one constructor. You can use these cards to play directly, or use them to bolster your active hero squad. Check out the video at the top of this post to see them in action!

    Where’s my Founder’s Pack stuff?
    Founder’s Pack items are unlocked over time by playing the game. Why? As you go through the tutorial, you’ll be granted some quests that unlock at different points that make sense with game play. The majority of your items will be unlocked after the Loot Llama tutorial event. There are a few exceptions with some of the highest-tier packs where additional gameplay-based quests are required.

    Read our FAQ at epicgames.com

    How do I gather stuff in missions?
    You can destroy just about anything in Fornite that’s not the terrain. Pretty cool right? However, if you blow everything up you are missing some opportunities for loot. Look around for highlighted objects in the world, and make sure you search them! You never know where your next gun will come from.

    Weakpoints and Harvesting
    Early on in your Skill Tree you can unlock a skill called “Weakpoint Vision.” Once you have that, you’ll start spotting targeting reticles on the objects you are destroying. If you aim at these places and hit them, you’ll literally double your harvesting rates! Also there are numerous pick axe upgrades in the skill tree, this will increase the damage done to objects, so keep an eye out for them.

    Core Materials
    Want to harvest wood, metal and stone faster? It’s helpful to know that trees are efficient source of wood (obviously, ;) ) rocks for stone, and cars (and sometimes metal ore nodes) are the best for metal. So if you have a choice between tearing down a cabin wall, or hitting a tree, hit the tree it’ll probably be a bit more efficient.

    Ammo and Reloading
    What happens if you run out of ammo in a firefight? Well, if you hold down your reload button, it will auto craft the ammo you need for the weapon you are carrying all from your backpack of ingredients. There is no need to open an inventory menu when an angry Husk is running at you.

    Building
    Every building piece can be edited and shaped into other pieces. Example: Remove a double block stack from a wall and you’ll get a door. Take some time to play around with these shapes, or try out one of the “Build Radar” tower missions to teach you how to build more advanced shapes. Another thing you should remember, using building to get to places you can’t normally reach is key to discovering more treasure. Not sure how to get to the top of that roof? Build some stairs up the outside and find that loot!

    Leveling Up
    Don’t forget to put XP into your favourite heroes, weapons and traps. Choose your schematics wisely initially, a few well-leveled schematics can get you through the early game with little problem.

    Favourite Things
    Don’t forget to use the favourite features in the armory. This lets you sort important schematics but also stops inadvertent grinding up of your favourite stuff into recycling materials.

    Hidden Treasure Chests
    Use your ears as well as your eyes! You can sometime hear chests humming behind hidden walls in the area. These chests offers the biggest chance to drop important weapons and traps.

    Bonus Tip! Ripped from the headlines our Community: Gnomes
    “Smash gnomes. I have it on good authority that smashing gnomes can give you rare loot like active power cells. You want those. You don’t want gnomes. Smash gnomes.” – Community Member Stormcaller

    The first phase of Fortnite’s development has been a lot of fun, and we are truly looking forward to learning a ton from Early Access. As always, if you aren’t sure about checking out Fortnite during Early Access, we will be evolving into Free-to-Play during 2018.

    Those of you who are bold (and tolerant) and enjoy helping to shape a game’s progress, we welcome you to the community of builders! We will be offering Founder’s Only events, cool loot and other special updates for our Founder’s Season. There are a lot of great games out there and we know that voting with your dollar is an act of faith. We are thankful for that trust and we look forward to seeing what you’ll make with us!

    Source: Fortnite is here with PS4-exclusive heroes
     
  9. Martok

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    I think one issue that this game will have is the requirement to purchase a Founder's Pack to play it whilst it is in beta Early Access. Another game did something similar, The Tomorrow Children, and they recently announced that the servers for that will close in November, as I mentioned in this post.

    Eurogamer did a recent review of the game that I've linked to below. I'll leave you to decide on what to make of this.

    Fortnite's fun is buried under five years of gaming's clutter
     
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  10. Martok

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    Another review from Eurogamer that isn't so positive:

    So far, Fortnite feels less than Epic


    I'm wary that Eurogamer reviewers either seem to love a game or take a dislike to it (I've played games that I loved that Eurogamer reviewers weren't keen on). I'd be interested to hear from those playing this whether they agree with any aspects of the reviews or not and what it is that they like about the game.
     
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  11. HERMAN_JELMET

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    ***SHIT JOKE WARNING ***

    How long is it in early access?

    Not long enough as the game appears to be shit
     
  12. Pafkes

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    Well, he is describing the game rather well, and is fairly positive.
    His biggest problem lays with the zombies, they don't bother me.
    The amount of time spent in the menu's, organising all troops, weapons, builds etc., is high compared to action gameplay.
    I like having time to prepare, organise my collected stuff.
    I suspect he didn't play this game to much. Maybe it's just not his cup of tea.

    Just wait for the free beta in 2018
    I'll be happy to hear your thoughts :)
     
  13. Wilks

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    @Martok Be careful if you decide to purchase this as you can't game share. That's what put me off. It requires you to sign up to an Epic account that links to your PSN purchase.
     
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    Thanks for the warning. That's really crap restricting it to one account on a PS4 and is a no-buy for me, I'll take a look when it's free.
     
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    @Wilks I see you've been playing this. What made you change your mind (especially with no game sharing)? What do you think of the game?
     
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    Pud at oaps was selling codes for £20 so at that price I had to take up the offer and glad I did. I'm loving it so far and it's very addictive and lots of fun. I think when it eventually goes free to play sometime next year everyone is in for a treat, it really is a fantastic game with lots of depth. That's my early impression anyway I've barely scratched the surface.
     
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    I picked up Fortnite a couple of weeks and its so addictive.

    It's more in depth than I thought too.

    I would recommend it to anyone
     
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    I got 1 free acces code left, anyone interested? first come, first serve!
     
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    Go on then.
     
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    Grats @zoob if you guys need help or fortnite give me a shout
     
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