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Fortnite: Ninja stunned by overpowered Storm Scout Sniper exploit

Published: 24/Jul/2019 12:52 Updated: 24/Jul/2019 13:13

by Matt Porter


Epic Games added the brand new Storm Scout Sniper Rifle to v9.41 Content Update, and after using it during his July 24 stream, Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins was stunned by an exploit with the gun’s recoil system.

The Storm Scout Sniper is the latest addition to the game’s myriad of long-distance weapons, but its special scope that shows where the storm is headed sets it apart from the other guns in its class.

Alongside the handy storm device, it certainly packs a punch with base damage scores of 81 and 85, and an exploit for the weapon that means that it fires perfectly straight when hipfired makes it one of the most deadly items on the map right now.

Epic GamesThe Storm Scout Sniper was added in the v9.41 Content Update.

Hopping on to the popular battle royale game following the update, Ninja picked up the brand-new Storm Scout Sniper Rifle, and saw his chat explaining to him about the exploit that makes the weapon deadly when hipfired.

After listening to his chat, the streamer tried it out, only to find that it wasn’t working, with his bullets flying haphazardly.

The Twitch streamer quickly figured out the problem though, and realised that by scoping in and then firing, the weapon would shoot in a perfectly straight line from hipfire, with no need to aim in again.

Ninja explained: “If I ADS… Yeah. Wow. Alright. So you’ve got to ADS and then [it works].”

While he could see the power, Ninja admitted that he didn’t find it overly enjoyable. That was, until, he cracked an enemy who was flying beside him with a hip fired shot, dealing 81 damage in the process.

“I just don’t really see the fun in it,” stated the 28-year-old, mere seconds before he blasted the enemy, before admitting: “Ok, that was fun.”

Ninja was just as shocked by the weapon’s overall damage, expressing his surprise on the usefulness of the storm tracker, before yelling in astonishment when he dealt 201 damage to an opponent with a perfectly placed headshot.

While the weapon seems incredibly powerful, fortunately competitors at the Fortnite World Cup won’t have to deal with it, as it appears that it won’t be available during the tournament.

Whether this is because of the issues that are affecting the weapon, or because they felt it was released too close to the start of the tournament remains to be seen, but fans will be hopeful that the developers can fix the exploit quickly so they can stop getting beamed by a hip-firing opponent.


Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry


YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

The Matrix 4
Warner Bros.
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In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
A crossover with The Witcher could be coming to Fortnite.

A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.