Check out Fortnite’s brand-new cinematic short

Hey PvE sandbox fans! If Fortnite isn’t on your radar yet, it should be. MOP’s own Andrew Ross dubbed it “Crowfall for PvE zombie fans” following his demo at this year’s E3. It’s got lobby matchmaking, with a procedurally generated world, short matches, some persistence, gear crafting, item decay, outposts, character unlocks, and co-op — as Epic Games put it, “We know that players want co-op games where they can go play with their friends. There’s a lot of people out there that aren’t about killing other people.”

So if you’re one of them, today’s video is for you.

“This weekend at Rooster Teeth Expo in Austin, Texas, Epic Games premiered A Hard Day’s Night, a cinematic short based in the universe of the studio’s upcoming action-building title, Fortnite. Created in-house at Epic Games using Unreal Engine 4, the short gives fans a taste of the action players can expect when the game becomes available for players later this month.”

Intrigued yet?

Source: Press release
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Josh

I’m actually impressed that they have the Misfits playing on that cinematic trailer.

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panthyr

I am. Count me in! Lockboxes dont bother me unless I cant progress in game. We will see!

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Sorenthaz

Lockboxes are tied to progression but you can pool undesired/repeat stuff into upgrading other areas from what I understand. So at the end of the day anything you get out of them still has a use no matter what, but it’ll be RNG luck (like… y’know, most online coop PvE games that plan to do regular updates and whatnot) to get anything you specifically want.

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panthyr

Can you open/obtain lockboxes without $? If so, again, still fine with it. The approach I’m not a fan of would be tied to progress + $ to pay to open. Neverwinter/GW2 have lockboxes that cost $ to open but aren’t tied to progression so I’m fine with them.

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Bhima Jenkins

Sorry, Neverwinter’s lockboxes are absolutely tied to progression in the game, whether its just a solid way to make AD, or you need some of the items in them to get your ilvl up enough to play the content. I like the game, but its one hell of a cash grab where you definitely will feel gimped without playing the lottery on their lockboxes. GW2’s lockboxes are completely inconsequential. I’m hoping fortnite strikes a balance between these two, because I like that gear matters and you can have some decent stuff in these boxes, just not so much to the point where the game basically forces you to open them as much as possible.

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Sorenthaz

Yeah you get loot pinatas and Z-Bucks or w/e they’re called through missions. Obviously they’ll plan to do limited time special ones that are themed and so on like what basically any game with lockboxes does. Game intends to go Free to Play in 2018 so this is essentially an early buy-in to help get the game ready for that + get a lot of goodies while you’re at it.
And who knows what else they might do before F2P that might be exclusive to Early Access players.

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Sorenthaz

Still on the fence about this one. Hearing a lot of ‘don’t buys’ but at the same time it looks like it could be fun enough to be worth the money. Also being able to bring in friends via the higher packs would be nice.

From the looks of it the procedurally generated pocket areas have a good chunk of things to explore and uncover and there’s a variety of things you can do within a mission itself. Basically seems like Dungeon Defenders on steroids.

And RNG progression is nothing new given there are plenty of other coop PvE games that do just that. Though it is hard not to be wary of buying into it when there’s a good chance the F2P monetization will be pushed full force right away… rather than, y’know, treating it as a buy to play until it goes F2P.

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Richard de Leon III

I may be interested in this game since there is no pvp. Itll be like the horde mode that i still play on ME3 and andromeda I would think with the base building.

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David Blair

Is that Phil Lamar doing his Virgil Hawkins voice or a really good sound-a-like?

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Trippin Ninja

I’m not really a zombie survival game fan but I feel like I need to buy this just to support a co-op pve game.

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Siphaed

The game is designed and monetized like a mobile phone game….so do NOT support it at all. Please. They’ve completely botched the original concept.

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Richard de Leon III

How required is the monetization? is it even possible to enjoy it with just the f2p mode assuming the cosmetics can be ignored?

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Sorenthaz

From what I understand it mostly revolves around lockboxes, i.e. the loot pinatas.

Looking around on the Fortnite Reddit, this post seems to go into detail about the pinatas:

Tl;dr lots of RNG behind it similar to stuff like Mass Effect Andromeda’s multiplayer progression. While getting specific items/heroes/whatever might be difficult, you can break down undesirables/duplicates in order to upgrade your other stuff. And this is basically going to be their primary method of revenue but you’ll apparently be able to earn the cash shop currency in game (probably at a slow rate).

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ihatevnecks

I’m on the fence about the game, but when I see a comment like “this is going to be their primary method of revenue” for a game that’s being sold at $40+ for a year before it goes F2P, that’s extremely concerning. Their primary source of revenue is the damn game sales, lockboxes shouldn’t come into it.

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Sorenthaz

The 40$ entry isn’t really worth it unless you really want to get into the game early. In that case it’s better to just wait until it goes F2P next year. Otherwise buying the other packs can get you ahead of the F2P stuff, especially the highest tier one which gives you like 200 extra slots for your stuff.
And honestly who knows, they might change things up to some extent based off of Early Access reception and feedback. Paragon has had a lot of changes over its past year+ so there’s a good chance Epic will be responsive to stuff.

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mysecretid

I’m really on the fence with this one. Can’t decide whether it’s something I would enjoy, or whether it would bore me silly after a week or so (at most).

I suspect I’m going to wait until a while after it releases, watch some extended Let’s Play videos on YouTube, and then, maybe make a decision.

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CthulhuDawg

I’ve been in the Alpha for years. It’s okay. The game is a lot like Orcs Must Die! but then they went and added Orcs Must Die! 2 elements, deleted the orcs and added undead. I was willing to continue playing F2P but have no intention on purchasing it. I just uninstalled it a couple of weeks ago in fact.

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bobfish

It’s not coming out on Steam?

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DeadlyAccurate

That trailer was great! That could make a great TV series like Star Wars Rebels.

But the game has microtransactions, and that makes me very much uninterested in it. I just want to pay $40 and get everything (yes, including cosmetics). Just one price for one full game.

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MesaSage

Getting excited about a game from a cinematic is like getting hungry from a Taco Bell commercial.

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Pauleh

Unless something has massively changed with Fortnite, that Crowfall comparison is a silly one to make.

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mcsleaz

“Crowfall for PvE zombie fans”, Does that mean it has bases in the cash shop for $7000?

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Siphaed

Close. Loot pinatas that can take $7k to get exactly what you want….

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Indigo Salma

Will wait till it goes free to play next year.

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Siphaed

It goes F2P July 25th. The game is a F2P with cash shop, but it is a microtransaction timesink based thingy similar to cell phone games.

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Kenobi

This isnt correct, F2P in 2018, Early Access Release 25th. July and Headtstart is 21th. July and only if you bought at least the standard edition.

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Sorenthaz

I think his point is that he really dislikes the monetization system and is warning people not to buy into it.

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Jeremiah Wagner

Can’t wait! I’ve been watching this game for a long time.

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