Epic has moved with remarkable speed. The Fortnite Battle Royale and Unreal Engine developer announced and released a mobile version of its immensely popular PvP shooter all within the span of a few short days, and I could be playing the game on my phone right now if I wanted to be. It's a remarkable port: scaled down, to be sure, but feature complete and perfectly workable. Of course, the experience can't help be compromised, at least a little bit.
I should be clear about one thing, right from the start: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a massive, unqualified success by almost any standards. The game that popularized the battle toyale genre is the third-highest selling game on Steam ever and recently announced five million copies sold on Xbox One. That's not just good, that's incredible, and PUBG deserves kudos for achieving that success with taught, tense gameplay that's as addictive now as it was when it first launched.
I wasn't sure it would ever happen, and yet there I was, staring down at my iPad Pro not quite sure whether or not to believe my eyes. After perhaps hundreds of matches in Fortnite Battle Royale, many of which saw no kills at all, I had done it. I was staring at my first solo Victory Royale, and with four kills no less. Apparently, all it took was a mobile port and a whole lot of people without much of an idea what to do: just the sort of situation I thrive in.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".