Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Fortnite Creative mode is launching alongside season 7

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Oscar Goodwin | 06 December, 2018, 04:18

This seems to be the new trend in the gaming industry. They'll be able to design games and set them up for playing with friends on their own private island. In a week - starting next Thursday, December 13th - everyone can play around with the new mode for free.

Epic Games is historically known for its Unreal Engine and more recently for a teeny-weeny game you may know called Fortnite. The company confirmed today that they are going forward with launching their own Epic Games Store.

Lachlan's video which detailed the entire mode has since been pulled, but not before the entire internet grabbed screenshots and video mirrors (thanks, FortniteIntel). Those buying games in the Store automatically get subscribed to the developer's news feed, and there will be no store ads or cross-marketing of other games on a particular title's page. Epic basically serves as the middleman between streamers and YouTubers, helping developers to get the word out about their games and creators to get a revenue share. The 10,000-strong Epic Games Support-A-Creator program helps you reach creators, so they can help you reach players.

The leak - which came via Fortnite-favouring YouTuber Lachlan - states that Creative mode will be launched the day of The Game Awards - or the day after, depending on where you are in the world.

Epic Games to undercut Valve with own PC games store
Epic Games confirms it's launching its own store

Obviously, the studio didn't want to share any of its earnings with Google, which was a surprise considering Fortnite was already available on the Apple App Store. If you look closely, you'll see a someone on skies heading down his crown, so we can expect skis or snowboards to feature in Season 7.

The game mode starts with players being dropped into a little stonehenge looking area with different rocks acting as "rifts" into other peoples' open-world sandboxes.

When does Fortnite Season 7 Start? As it has done in the lead up to previous seasons, developer Epic has now shared the first teaser image for Season 7 on Twitter, confirming that the season will kick off later this week, apparently with a snow theme.

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