Has the time for top-tier gaming on a phone finally arrived? When Epic Games announced Fortnite was coming to iOS, I wasn't convinced they could pull it off. Now that I've played my first game -- I'm pretty amazed with what I'm seeing, but the experience is far from perfect. Let's talk about the good stuff first. Once I was logged in, I started a game and dropped from the bus as usual.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds brought battle royale games into the mainstream, but in just a few months, Fortnite has taken over. It's passed PUBG's player count. It's the most-watched game on Twitch, doubling PUBG's viewership. At the beginning of 2018, search interest for Fortnite skyrocketed and hasn't fallen back since. For those who don't know Fortnite's tumultuous seven-year history, it was initially just a PVE shooter letting four players build constructs and blow up zombies.
Fortnite, the battle royale game everyone is talking about, is now accepting registrations from those who want to play on mobile. It's iOS-exclusive for now, but the port will support cross-platform play with PC, PS4 and Xbox. Epic Games says an Android version will arrive in the coming months. Signing up is simple: just enter your email address at the Epic mobile website and start an Epic Games account and Epic will put you on a waiting list.
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".