Get a special Fortnite rifle for free before the game launches

When you’re just sitting around and waiting for a game to release, it seems like the perfect time to partake in efforts to grab some extra goodies for when the title does come out. The multiplayer zombie title Fortnite is coming to early access on July 25th, but players can secure a few useful items right now with the “Search for Survivors” program.

Just by signing up, you’ll get a Bullseye rifle and an in-game banner for free, which seems like a good deal for very little effort. Past that, you can elect to recruit friends in order to earn more rewards. Yeah, it’s a recruit-a-friend program, but at least you get something even if you don’t want to pester your pals to play.

For those who rate their life in the number of video game pats on the back, Fortnite has posted a huge list of all of the achievements and trophies that players can earn on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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Karma_Mule
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The more I watch some “let’s play” type videos on this the more excited I get. We’ve bought two copies with two friend licenses and are hoping to get a pretty steady gang of four playing this…. (Suddenly I’m hearing the song “I Love a Man in a Uniform”)

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When I first heard the description of this game, I didn’t think it would be very interesting. Then I saw a 30-minute Let’s Play and was so excited I probably would’ve bought it right then if it had been available. (I don’t pre-order). The only thing that concerns me is how intrusive the cash shop is, and whether it’s practically required to have fun with the game. I’ll wait on info after release.

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bobfish

I don’t know for sure, cause no one is really talking about it, but it seems to be a bunch of different rarity heroes, traps and weapons, which comes from the shop. Probably through random crates or something.

I don’t mind spending money on free to play games, but really do hate these random loot crates.

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RJB

oh boyyyy

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Sorenthaz

Essentially it starts 21st for anyone who pre-orders it (which means buying it before the 25th), but it’ll officially be out (no more pre-order bonus) on the 25th.

For all intents and purposes it’ll basically be a headstart weekend used as a stress test.

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Siphaed

Um,….you’re the wrong one….

https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/faq

I pre-ordered Fortnite, but when can I actually start playing?

Fortnite Early Access will officially release on July 25, 2017. If you’ve purchased a Founder’s Pack that includes a head start bonus, you can start playing on July 21, 2017.

The game’s official “launch” is in 2018 as a F2P. Right now it is going to be a BUY-IN ONLY EARLY ACCESS. You may want to read up on what you’re spouting before trying to argue with a fact-checked blogger. Sheesh.

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Bhima Jenkins

Really looking forward to this game as I have game night once a week with 3 other friends and we have been pining for an RPG-type game that allows for 4 players in a PvE environment… and is for consoles since one of my friends has a Mac (doh!).

I hope the game doesn’t feel too repetitive, from the gameplay i’ve seen, there hasn’t been much variation in the enemy types. Oh well, will find out soon enough!

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Greaterdivinity

Still really don’t like major publishers/developers like Epic abusing the Early Access system, it was never created for folks like them. I get that they can get player feedback and all, but it still rubs me the wrong way.

Oh well, at least it looks somewhat interesting. Will keep an eye on it to see how things end up shaping up.

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bobfish

It’s just the Open Beta that other F2P games go through, except rather than letting everyone in and making money from the few that spend, they force you to spend to get in.

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Greaterdivinity

So…not an open beta then?

Because the whole point of it being “open” is that there aren’t any barriers : P

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bobfish

That’s probably why they call it Early Access instead, but this pre-launch monitized state isn’t new to F2P games, it’s been around a lot longer than the Steam Early Access trend. And paying to get in isn’t new either, I mean Minecraft had a paid Alpha.

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Sorenthaz

It doesn’t look like there’s an actual recruit-a-friend aspect tied to it, or at the very least you can’t post a referral link or anything of that sort.

Also the rewards aren’t based off of actual signups – they’re just time-gated and unlock gradually, so anyone who signs up will get five free weapons.

That said I just pulled the trigger and got the big edition that comes with copies I can give to some friends. Really looking forward to it.

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Meanie

Hey there new friend : o )

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Solaris

That big pkg is actually not a bad deal. Especially if you have friends that will throw you $30 a copy.

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Solaris

Secrets of the Universe revealed to me say this is a great game!

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