Fortnite Season 8 Start Date Confirmed

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Fortnite Season 8 Start Date Confirmed

Season 8 of Fortnite is just around the corner. With only a few days remaining in Season 7, developer Epic Games has now confirmed that the new season of the battle royale game will kick off across all platforms this Thursday, February 28.

Just as it has done in the run up to previous seasons, Epic is dropping teasers in the days leading up to Season 8. Each of the hints thus far has come in the form of a poem that suggests the new season will have a pirate theme; the first references "X marks the spot" and treasure, while the second warns players to beware "those who arrive on the waves."

What this means as far as gameplay goes remains to be seen, but it'll presumably somehow tie into the earthquakes that have been occurring in the game. Players first began experiencing these tremors earlier this month following the release of Fortnite's 7.30 update, and they've been growing in intensity since, so much so that cracks are now appearing in the island.

When Does Fortnite Season 8 Start?

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When Does Fortnite Season 8 Start?

Season 8 of Fortnite is just around the corner. With only a few days remaining in Season 7, developer Epic Games has now confirmed that the new season of the battle royale game will kick off across all platforms this Thursday, February 28.

Just as it has done in the run up to previous seasons, Epic is dropping teasers in the days leading up to Season 8. Each of the hints thus far has come in the form of a poem that suggests the new season will have a pirate theme; the first references "X marks the spot" and treasure, while the second warns players to beware "those who arrive on the waves."

What this means as far as gameplay goes remains to be seen, but it'll presumably somehow tie into the earthquakes that have been occurring in the game. Players first began experiencing these tremors earlier this month following the release of Fortnite's 7.30 update, and they've been growing in intensity since, so much so that cracks are now appearing in the island.

New Open-World Western Game Offers A Big Change In Pace From Red Dead Online

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New Open-World Western Game Offers A Big Change In Pace From Red Dead Online

Even after massive hits like Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption series, the setting of the old west isn't something see games used that often. But with the upcoming Outlaws of the Wild West, coming from developer Virtual Basement, this online open-world survivalist take on the timeless concept of the Western aims to give the setting a different spin. Throughout your journey in the open world, you'll be able to explore the vast plains and snowy mountains in order to survive the lawless lands of the old west.

Releasing in early access on March 12 for PC, Outlaws of the Wild West brings up to 150 players into an open-world where they'll scrape together resources found from exploring and foraging throughout the environment. In familiar survival game fashion, everyone starts out with little to no resources, and you'll have to slowly acquire the necessities to survive. If you aren't able to meet your character's basic needs, such as food and water, then they'll meet their end fast--and anything you had on you at the time of your death will be free for others to take. Much like in the old west, you'll have to contend with constant threats from nature and the occasional ruthless bandit or two that want what's yours.

Three Resident Evil Games Headed To Nintendo Switch, Release Dates Confirmed

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Three Resident Evil Games Headed To Nintendo Switch, Release Dates Confirmed

Three classic Resident Evil games are headed to Nintendo Switch in the near future, Capcom has confirmed. The original, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 all have an Eshop release date of May 21.

Switch owners in North America can purchase Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 as part of an Origins Collection at retail, though it appears the games will not receive physical versions in Europe. Pre-orders begin in all territories on February 28; pricing has not yet been revealed. There's no word regarding any additions or changes to these versions of the games.

Nintendo Switch previously received Resident Evil: Revelations and Resident Evil: Revelations 2, but May will be the first time a mainline title from the popular horror series come to the Switch. The original Resident Evil first released in 1996, and many of its successors are third-person survival-horror games, while others are more action-centric or play out in first-person. The 2002 prequel Resident Evil 0 and 2005's Resident Evil 4 are considered some of the best games in the series.

Resident Evil, RE0, And RE4 Nintendo Switch Release Dates Revealed

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Capcom has announced the release dates of three Resident Evil games' Nintendo Switch versions. The first game, plus Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 4, will come to the Eshop on May 21.

North American Switch owners can purchase Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 as part of an Origins Collection at retail, though it appears the games will not receive physical versions in Europe. Pre-orders begin in all territories on February 28; pricing has not yet been revealed.

Nintendo Switch previously received Resident Evil: Revelations and Resident Evil: Revelations 2, but May will be the first time a mainline title from the popular horror series come to the Switch. The original Resident Evil first released in 1996, and many of its successors are third-person survival-horror games, while others are more action-centric or play out in first-person. The 2002 prequel Resident Evil 0 and 2005's Resident Evil 4 are considered some of the best games in the series.

Three Resident Evil Games Coming To Switch, Release Dates Confirmed

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Capcom has announced the release dates of three Resident Evil games' Nintendo Switch versions. The first game, plus Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 4, will come to the Eshop on May 21.

North American Switch owners can purchase Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 as part of an Origins Collection at retail, though it appears the games will not receive physical versions in Europe. Pre-orders begin in all territories on February 28; pricing has not yet been revealed.

Nintendo Switch previously received Resident Evil: Revelations and Resident Evil: Revelations 2, but May will be the first time a mainline title from the popular horror series come to the Switch. The original Resident Evil first released in 1996, and many of its successors are third-person survival-horror games, while others are more action-centric or play out in first-person. The 2002 prequel Resident Evil 0 and 2005's Resident Evil 4 are considered some of the best games in the series.

Nintendo Switch Gets A Rare Discounted Price In The US

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If you're in the market for a Nintendo Switch, you can save some money by purchasing one at about 10% off the regular retail price. Retailer Newegg has the neon red/blue and gray variations for just $270, with a coupon code.

Though the price displays at the full $300, you can shave it down by entering "EMCTVVA34" in the promo box at checkout. This is a low-cost alternative to the standard deal running currently across several retailers, which gives you a $35 Eshop credit with the purchase of a new Switch console. If you don't particularly need the Eshop voucher it saves you some money.

Deals on Nintendo hardware and software are relatively rare compared to other consoles and PC. The Switch has been a particular sales powerhouse for Nintendo, and the company recently outlined some of its plans for the coming year in a Nintendo Direct presentation. Those included lots of details about Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Super Mario Maker 2, and a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

Top 10 UK Games Chart: Despite Mixed Reception, Anthem Debuts At No.1

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Anthem's official launch day arrived on February 22, and it has shot straight to the top of the UK physical sales chart. The PS4, Xbox One, and PC game pushes last week's No.1, Far Cry: New Dawn, down to No.2.

No more new titles entered the chart this week, allowing sales monitor Chart-Track's top 10 to remain largely unchanged. FIFA 19 rises two places to No.3, as Red Dead Redemption 2 (No.4) and Metro: Exodus (No.5) round out the top five.

Despite Anthem's chart-topping debut week however, Eurogamer reports the game's physical sales total just half the number of boxed copies shifted in the debut week of BioWare's last game, Mass Effect: Andromeda. The intervening two years have seen a shift toward a greater proportion of games' sales coming digitally--and downloads are not tracked by Chart-Track--while Anthem's various digital special editions made the game available early. However, a physical sales decrease of 50% is a considerable one--and Andromeda's boxed sales themselves were half those of the previous game in the series, Mass Effect 3.

Fortnite: New Season 8 Teaser Hints At A Pirate Theme

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Epic Games has dropped some Fortnite teasers indicating what awaits us in Season 8, and it appears a pirate theme is preparing to wash ashore. Both teasers pair poems about buried treasure and seafaring threats with spooky pirate imagery.

The first teaser references "X marks the spot" and treasure, with an image of a hook. The second has an image of a snake, and warns you to beware "those who arrive on the waves." The teasers are counting down days until Season 8 launches, which will be on Thursday, February 28.

Given the poems, it seems likely that the players will be able to hunt for loot in buried treasure form, and there may be some form of AI opponent arriving on ships. New teasers are dropping every day so we may see more specific hints as time goes on.