Epic launches Unreal Editor for Fortnite, will give 40% of all revenue to creators

Epic Games announced a new system for paying creators on Fortnite, the ultra-popular, free-to-download battle royale game. Announced on Wednesday at the Game Developers Conference, Epic will now share

The FTC finalizes Epic’s $245 million settlement over sketchy Fortnite purchases

The Federal Trade Commission slammed Epic Games with $245 million in fines this week, ordering the Fortnite developer to compensate consumers who made unwitting purchases in its digital store. The set

Fortnite’s maximalism still works in its new cyberpunk season

After a handful of eclectic recent chapters, Fortnite’s latest is taking a theme and running with it. Chapter Four, Season Two of Fortnite went live over the weekend, revamping the game’s

DoJ accuses Google of deleting chats in its antitrust investigation, similar to Fortnite’s case

In a new filing late last week, the U.S. Department of Justice alleged that Google “routinely destroyed” an entire category of written communications in its antitrust investigation against

Epic Games launches Postparty, an app for sharing Fortnite clips

Modern gaming now boasts persistent online worlds and graphics that rival reality, but sharing gameplay videos or even screenshots is still a bear for some reason. Aware of that pain point and ever ea

Fortnite on iOS and Google Play will be 18+ starting on January 30

Starting January 30, v13.40 of Fortnite on iOS and Google Play will become unavailable to players under 18, Epic Games has announced. Although Fortnite was removed from the iOS, macOS and Google Play

FTC fines Fortnite maker Epic Games $520M over children’s privacy and item shop charges

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Monday morning it will charge Epic Games with a $520 million settlement over charges related to children’s privacy. Epic Games, which makes popular a

Fortnite and MrBeast will give away $1 million in a pop-up game challenge

The world’s most popular YouTuber is taking over a corner of Fortnite and somebody will walk away with $1 million. Jimmy Donaldson, better known by the handle MrBeast, is partnering with Epic Ga

Ralph Lauren redesigns Polo logo for first time ever in new digital collection with Fortnite

Lauren now follows in the footsteps of Gucci and Balenciaga in blazing a couture path in the digital realm.

Epic Games and Match look to expand their antitrust claims against Google

Epic Games and Match Group are looking to fortify their antitrust lawsuits against Google by adding new counts to their initial complaint, filed last year, which illustrate the lengths Google supposed

Epic Games points to Mac’s openness and security in its latest filing in App Store antitrust case

In a new court filing, Epic Games challenges Apple’s position that third-party app stores would compromise the iPhone’s security. And it points to Apple’s macOS as an example of how

Fortnite is back on iOS through Xbox Cloud Gaming

Microsoft is throwing its weight behind Epic Games in the fight against Apple — and bringing Fortnite back to iOS in the process. The company announced Thursday that it had partnered with Epic to ma

We need app store competition, not Apple’s 1960s-style paternalistic monopoly

Karen Gullo Contributor Karen Gullo is an analyst and senior media relations specialist at Electronic Frontier Foundation. A pair of bills moving through Congress would force some of the largest tech

Fortnite to feature Coachella-themed music and fashion items to celebrate the festival

Epic Games has announced the launch of Coachella-themed fashion item drops in Fortnite, which will be timed to correspond with the real-world music event over the next two weekends. Music from artists

Fortnite developer Epic Games and Lego partner to build a metaverse aimed at kids

Fortnite developer Epic Games announced today that it’s partnering with Lego to build a metaverse aimed at kids. The companies say they are going to shape the future of the metaverse to make it

Just like IRL, the metaverse requires infrastructure. We don’t have it yet

The idea of bringing thousands of people together in a virtual space is not new: Online multiplayer games have been doing that for a long time. So surely it should be easy for Meta to do as much?

Fortnite is coming back to iOS, but not on the App Store

Fortnite is back on iOS — well, kind of. Through Nvidia’s streaming game service GeForce Now, mobile users on iOS and Android will be able to play a touch-control version of Fortnite throu

This Week in Apps: Court orders Apple to implement App Store changes, 2022 forecast, TikTok tries gaming

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a re

Apple ordered to comply with court’s decision over in-app payments in Epic Games case

A federal judge has ruled that Apple can’t push back the deadline to update App Store policies, as previously ordered in the court’s decision on California’s Epic Games v. Apple laws

Epic pulls plug on Fortnite in China

Epic Games announced today that its work to bring video game mega-title Fortnite to the Chinese market is shutting down. The company said in an official announcement that the long-running test of the
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