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Ninja finds yet another questionable Shadow Bomb exploit in Fortnite Season 9

Published: 17/May/2019 12:21 Updated: 17/May/2019 13:04

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale‘s Season 9, but he’s found a new exploit using Shadow Bomb that he never wants Epic Games to take away. 

The Shadow Bomb, which was added to Fortnite Battle Royale in Season 8 with the v8.51 patch, allows players to become more or less invisible for a few moments during matches, while handing them the opportunity to jump much higher than regular players. 


Of course, the item is intended to give the players an advantage no matter the circumstances, but Ninja showcased a way that it can be used to latch onto the side of mountains during his May 16 stream, completely out of sight of other players, and it’s very easy to do. 

NinjaNinja has been able to parlay his Twitch success into mainstream attention.

The popular Twitch streamer was trying to maneuver himself around the final circle of a match, in search of a Victory Royale, where he discovered what appears to be a very useful exploit that could be used by any player holding the Shadow Bomb item. 


After discovering just how effective the tactic could be, particularly in the latter stage of matches, he said: “This is so broken. Please don’t ever fix this Epic,” with a grin on his face. 

What makes the issue even worse, though, is that while he’s jumping around on the mountain, the effect of the Shadow Bomb doesn’t appear to wear off as it normally should. 

These clips show just how long the exploit allows the effect to be prolonged for, allowing the Duo to avoid contact with two teams – one to the left, and another to the right – who are completely oblivious to the situation. 


The item is only supposed to keep players hidden for a few seconds, but this exploit allows Ninja – and his teammate Reverse2k – to stay invisible for nearly two minutes straight. 

Whether or not Epic Games is aware of this issue is unknown at this time, but surely this type of glitch has no place in the game. If the developer reveals any fix or comments on the problem, we’ll be the first to let you know about it. 


Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.


Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.


“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.


“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”


Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.


“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.