After two years of testing, Fortnite China announced it will be shutting down and there will not be an official release.
China strictly regulates gaming, especially when it comes to the Battle Royale genre. When games get a domestic release in China, they are usually heavily edited to fit the government’s standards.
Games that include violence can’t have blood, dead bodies, or skulls. The Battle Royale genre is skewed to reflect military training instead of being the last man standing.
As such, Fortnite China is a different experience than Fortnite worldwide. It doesn’t differ much as Fortnite doesn’t include blood or dead bodies. However, after extensive testing, Fortnite is shutting down its test servers in China.
Fortnite China shutting down testing
It came as a shock as Epic Games announced Fortnite China would be shutting down. The game never received an official release but had instead been undergoing testing for the past 2+ years.
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For the past two years, Fortnite China had gone without in-app purchases. The ability to allow IAP would come after Fortnite was approved by the Chinese Government. However, the approval never came.
As such, Fortnite China shut down its testing after the cost of testing outweighed the benefits. According to Daniel Ahmad, a Senior Analyst at Niko Partners, the decision to terminate the service is because of the lack of approval.
However, the Fortnite community is losing more than just another region. Fortnite has added several cosmetic items that are exclusive to China. If they are redistributed to other regions, these cosmetic items will be lost forever.
The news of Fortnite China’s shutdown comes on the heels of Apple barring Fortnite from iOS devices. So far, 2021 has not been a kind year for Epic Games in terms of platform diversity. But don’t worry, Epic Games, PUBG didn’t make it to China either.
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When Fortnite Chapter 3 starts and Chapter 2 Season 8 ends
Here is when Fortnite Season 8 ends and Chapter 2 Season 9 starts. The season is off to a wild start, and it’s only going to get crazier.
Fortnite Season 8 just started, but it might not be your cup of tea. Here is when Fortnite Season 8 ends and Season 9 starts.
Fortnite Season 7 was out of this world in the most literal sense. But Fortnite Season 8 is even wilder. From a map filled with cubes to mysterious alternate realities, it’s already surpassed Season 7 on the crazy scale.
But that doesn’t mean Season 8 is for everyone. Some players are already asking when Fortnite Season 8 ends and season 9 starts. This article will answer both those questions and more!
Whether you love or hate the new season, you might be wondering when the next one will start.
When Does Fortnite Season 8 End?
Fortnite Season 8 will end on December 5, 2021. This will allow Fortnite Season 9 to start just in time for the annual Holiday event. However, a recent hotfix removed the v18.50 from the update schedule, so Fortnite Season 8 could end earlier than expected.
Since Fortnite is reaching a climactic point in its overarching storyline, players can expect an end-of-season event. Fortnite Season 7 featured an interactive experience, and a similar event will likely be held at the end of Season 8.
When Does Fortnite Season 9 Start?
There actually won’t be a Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 9. Instead, players can look forward to Chapter 3 starting on December 6, 2021. Keeping with the recent trend, Fortnite Seasons start the day after the current season ends.
Fortnite has made a habit recently of jumping from one season to the next with no breaks in between. However, it is possible that there will be extensive downtime between Fortnite Season 8 and Chapter 3. As was the case for Season X and Chapter 2.
Is There a Fortnite Season 8 Live Event?
Yes, there will be a Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 end event. It will actually be the Chapter 2 Finale. When the event takes place on December 5th, players will join an event playlist titled The End.
The event’s conclusion will likely be followed by an extended period of downtime. This is because dataminers have found an updated Black Hole boot-up screen in Fortnite’s files.
What Season is Fortnite on?
Fortnite is currently in Chapter 2 Season 8. This is the eighth season of the second chapter which started after Chapter 1 Season 10. While most players refer to this season as “Season 8”, it’s technically Season 18.
As well, the Fortnite Crew Pack is starting a storyline connected to Midas that will span the next three months. This is the same time frame that Fortnite Season 8 will take place. This means the new Fortnite season could be related to another one of Midas’ plans.
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Fortnite x Naruto Skin: release date, price, and new Mythic Weapon
Naruto is coming to Fortnite soon in the form of a skin and a boss NPC. Check out when the collab is taking place, and what it includes.
Fans have been begging Fortnite for a Naruto skin collab for the past several months. Thanks to dataminers, we know when Naruto will be coming to Fortnite.
Naruto is one of the most popular anime in existence. Regardless of whether you are a fan of anime, you likely know or have heard of Naruto Uzumaki. And it seems that the Seventh Hokage may be coming to Fortnite.
It only makes sense that one of the most-popular anime would crossover with one of the most popular video games. And it’s a crossover that Fortnite fans have been begging for. But when is the crossover going to take place?
Ever since it was revealed through court documents that Fortnite had been planning a Naruto collab, players have been anticipating his release. Now, it seems that Fortnite is going to release the long-awaited Naruto skins in less than a month.
Naruto X Fortnite Release Date confirmed
Epic Games has officially announced the Fortnite x Naruto crossover. In a tweet from the official Fortnite Twitter, an image states that Naruto will be coming to The Island on November 16, 2021.
Naruto Skin price list
The Naruto skins have officially been added to Fortnite, and here is how much players will have to spend to buy each one.
- Naruto Uzumaki – 1,500 V-Bucks
- Sasuke Uchiha – 1,500 V-Bucks
- Sakura Haruno – 1,500 V-Bucks
- Kakashi Hatake – 1,500 V-Bucks
However, you can also purchase bundles to get each skin at a discount:
- Naruto & Kakashi Bundle – 2,100 V-Bucks
- Sasuke & Sakura Bundle – 2,200 V-Bucks
- Shinobi Gear Bundle – 1,500 V-Bucks
There are also pickaxes, gliders, and emotes up for grabs:
- Kurama Glider – 1,200 V-Bucks
- Summoning Justsu – 300 V-Bucks
- Ramen Break – 300 V-Bucks
- Kunai Pickaxe – 500 V-Bucks
- Hidan Scythe – 800 V-Bucks
- Black Ops Sword – 500 V-Bucks
Naruto Cosmetics revealed via promos
While Epic Games hasn’t posted the skins, we now know which Naruto characters are coming to Fortnite and what they look like. Promo images have been leaked showing all four characters in the collab.
These characters include Naruto, Sasuke, Kakashi, and Sakura. Each character also comes with a Back Bling, and there will likely be more purchasable cosmetics in the collab.
Leaker details new Mythic Shuriken and Creative Hub
HYPEX is one of the most popular Fortnite Dataminers, and this is because they are a very credible source of information. Hopefully, that remains true, as HYPEX has tweeted that Naruto will be added on November 16th.
He also claims that Naruto will come with a Hidden Leaf Village Creative Hub. The skins and hub are planned to release on November 16th at 2 PM UTC/ 9 AM ET. We have also seen various Naruto assets leaked by HYPEX.
These assets include a Mythic explosive shuriken, a Naruto boss NPC, and a ramen bowl identical to the one in the show. As well, HYPEX has found two encrypted skins in the files that are believed to be a part of the collab named “HeadbandK” and “HeadbandS”.
As of right now, that’s all we know about the Naruto x Fortnite collab. If what HYPEX says is true, the Naruto skin will be in Fortnite very soon. And when that happens, we will update this story with the price, release date, and Mythic Weapon info.
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Fortnite’s Combat Pistol is a worse version of the now vaulted pistol
The new Combat Pistol is worse than Fortnite’s now vaulted pistol. Here’s why the Combat Pistol is inferior to the OG Pistol.
The new Combat Pistol in Fortnite Season 8 is a slight downgrade from the original pistol, and players aren’t happy about it.
The pistol has been a staple weapon in Fortnite since Chapter 1 Season 1. The phrase “it’s better than nothing” definitely applies to the Pistol. It’s not very strong, has poor range, and is at the bottom of every tier list.
However, if you and an opponent land at the same spot, a pistol beats not having a weapon. Yet, Fortnite has somehow managed to introduce a weapon that’s worse than the original Pistol.
In fact, Epic Games has crafted a “new” weapon that is seemingly the original pistol but with worse stats. The new Combat Pistol is now in Fortnite, but players aren’t happy with its arrival.
The Combat Pistol is worse than the OG
At first, players were excited to try out the new Combat Pistol. The Combat Assault Rifle was recently added, and it tears through players easily. The Combat Shotgun is a fan favorite weapon that won a recent poll. So why wouldn’t the Combat Pistol be amazing too?
Well, players absolutely hate the new Combat Pistol. Reddit user phr00t_ expressed their opinion of the weapon, and many comments agreed.
The Combat Pistol deals one less damage than the OG Pistol. It has one less bullet in its clip. It has substantially worse recoil than the OG. But it does have a slightly faster reload time and less bullet spread.
However, players do seem to like the sound the Combat Pistol makes. For all of its shortcomings, at least it sounds good when you shoot it. That being said, I’m sure players will continue to drop their pistols for Grey SMGs, and many players may never get around to shooting it.
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