Epic Games News


Fortnite Has Over 500K Players Building Cool Stuff

By Charles Singletary, Jul 31, 2017 9:45am PDT

Quite a few people have decided to give this co-op survival sandbox a shot.


"Yeah, in-game. Part of the game is free-form building forts to handle the incoming zombie hordes"

- Amusatron see all 8 comments

How to Play Fortnite: Guides, Collectibles, and More

By David Craddock, Jul 27, 2017 3:00pm PDT

Learn how to survive in Epic Games' action-building game, Fortnite.


How to Unlock Hero Classes in Fortnite

By David Craddock, Jul 27, 2017 2:15pm PDT

Find out how to grow your roster of constructors, ninjas, soldiers, and outlanders in Fortnite.


What is the Best Hero Class in Fortnite?

By David Craddock, Jul 27, 2017 1:15pm PDT

How to choose the best hero class in Fortnite.


How to Increase Your Power Level in Fortnite

By David Craddock, Jul 26, 2017 1:55pm PDT

Learn how to increase your power level in our guide to Fortnite.


Getting Started in Fortnite: A Beginner's Guide

By David Craddock, Jul 26, 2017 1:05pm PDT

Don't take a fortnight to get started in Fortnite. Learn the basics in our beginner's guide.


Epic Games Unveils a New Fortnite Cinematic Trailer at Rooster Teeth Expo

By Asif Khan, Jul 08, 2017 12:30pm PDT

Shackers can get their hands on Epic Games' Fortnite later this month in Early Access for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and even Mac. But not Nintendo Switch.


"I'm only speaking for what I played in the beta but it didn't have any of this charm and the UI ..."

- boarder2 see all 5 comments

E3 2017: Fortnite Interview With Zak Phelps

By Shack Staff, Jun 14, 2017 11:40am PDT

We get more details on Epic Games' co-op survival game that will be coming late next month.


Epic Awards $275,000 Worth of Unreal Dev Grants to 17 Projects

By David Craddock, Jun 01, 2017 3:00pm PDT

The grant is helping to fund games in VR as well as tools and films.


Robo Recall Gets Mod Support

By Jason Faulkner, Mar 09, 2017 8:25am PST

Full assets and source code are available to all.


"Just played this for the first time last night. It's really good. Soundtrack and announcer guy ..."

- Wikus Van De Merwe see all 2 comments

GDC 2017: Tim Sweeney talks about Unreal, Duke3D and the future of gaming

By Asif Khan, Mar 07, 2017 4:50pm PST

We caught up with Tim Sweeney, head of Epic Games, at the Game Developers Choice Awards to talk about receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award and the finer points of doing it for Shacknews.


"It's nice to see that kind of stuff, except now I want to play some UT. And it's 5:42am and I ..."

- mafu5150 see all 12 comments

Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition in 4k, 60FPS Exclusive Game Details

By Greg Burke, Mar 06, 2017 6:45pm PST

The game heralded as the spirtual successor to Duke Nukem 3D finally gets to kick ass and chew bubble gum in Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition. Check out this interview from to find out more!


Fortnite Is Still Coming, With An Open Beta Planned By 2018

By John Keefer, Mar 01, 2017 5:50pm PST

The development cycle is expected to be similar to that of Paragon, Epic's Tim Sweeney said.


"Fortnite is not a video game. Even you guys are posting FAKE NEWS now?"

- Zek see all 2 comments

GDC 2017: Epic Games' Ben Lewis-Evans on Player Psychology and Rewards

By David Craddock, Mar 01, 2017 6:30am PST

Epic's resident user experience researcher clarifies the role of dopamine in games and dives deep into reward systems and feedback loops.


Battle Breakers in a New Tactical RPG from Epic Games

By John Keefer, Feb 28, 2017 9:50am PST

Epic's next game is being developed for mobile and PC.


"This really doesn't look anything like a saturday morning cartoon to me. I might be more ..."

- Mecha Tofu Pirate see all 13 comments