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How to watch $480,000 Ninja Battles Fortnite series: dates, players, more

Published: 13/Aug/2020 11:30 Updated: 13/Aug/2020 19:37

by Alan Bernal


The Fortnite circuit has expanded with stream star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins now hosting his very own series of tournaments with massive prize pools – and here’s everything you need to know to tune in.

‘Ninja Battles featuring Fortnite,’ an event series named after the streaming giant, will encompass six tourneys, each with $80,000 on the line. The invitational included popular Fortnite personalities like World Cup winner Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, FaZe Clan’s NateHill, star streamer Nick Eh 30, and much more.

With the amount of cash bankrolling the event and the star-studded competition loading onto the Fortnite island, there’s going to be plenty of reasons to tune in to the new competition.

Ninja Battles ft Fortnite – stream

The weekly events are hosted and broadcasted by the titular streamer himself on Twitch and YouTube. Every streamer who participates in the event is also allowed to simultaneously broadcast on their own separate channels.

As for commentating, Ninja Battles will be casted by familiar Fortnite faces Ballatw and MonsterDface. The two will tackle the challenge of making sense of what will undoubtedly be a chaotic battlefield.

Ninja Battles schedule

The Battle series is made up of six events, starting on May 28 and was supposed to be scheduled to weekly. The idea was to give participants a buffer of six days in between the next iteration to prep for the main stage.

However, there have been delays in the action starting in the third week of the series following problems with server stability, latency issues in Fortnite after the season 3 update, Mixer shutting down, etc.

To catch the live show tune into any of the competitors’ streams starting at 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST on Thursday. You can find the full event schedule and previous winners below.

Ninja Battles featuring Fortnite
Date PST EST Winner
May 28 12:00 PM 3:00 PM ZexRow, MackWood, Calc
June 11 12:00 PM 3:00 PM EmadGG, Commandment, Bizzle
Aug 13 12:00 PM 3:00 PM

Who is playing in the Ninja Battles?

Ninja is handling the roll call for the Battle Bus and have already pulled in some of the biggest names to take part in the action.

While there are many new competitors are joining each week, previously he’s hosted Fortnite stars such as Nick Eh 30, Bugha, Ewok, NateHill, Reverse2K, and plenty more.

However, with a battle royale island that can inhabit up to 100 players at a time and interest from many of Fortnite’s top creators and pros, there’s bound to be more high-profile signings along the way.

As well as hosting the tournaments, Ninja himself has been competing during the first few weeks, alongside regular teammates Vivid and Co1azo, providing Fortnite fans with something they won’t want to miss.


How to complete Quests in Fortnite Season 5: Challenges & rewards

Published: 2/Dec/2020 22:00

by Tanner Pierce


With Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5, challenges are seemingly no more, at least in the form that they’ve taken for a while. Now, players are able to complete quests, which operate in a similar way but are a bit different nonetheless. Here’s what you need to know about them.

For a while now, players in Fortnite have been completing challenges in order to help level up their battle pass. These challenges tasked players with completing certain objectives around the map and, in return, they are given rewards, mostly XP. It ended up being one of the main ways players could grind up their battle pass tiers and overall level.

Now, with the start of Season 5 in Chapter 2, challenges are gone, at least in the form they once took. Now, players will have to complete Quests in order to level up their battle pass. But how do you complete them and what are the actual requirements? Here’s what you need to know.

What are Quests in Fortnite Season 5?

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Quests can be found in its own menu on the left-side of the screen.

Jumping into Fortnite Season 5, one might be a bit confused as to what Quests are and why they’ve replaced challenges. While don’t know for sure why exactly they’ve taken the place of the latter, you can rest assured that they operate almost identically to the old format.

In Fortnite’s main menu, you should see a button to press on the left side labeled Quests. Clicking it will bring up the map and all your Quests, similar to how it’s been in previous seasons. That being said, these new “challenges” are a bit more narrative-focused, having quotes alongside them.

Chapter 2 Season 5 Quests list

Epic Games
Fortnite Quests are similar to challenges from previous seasons.

Quests are split up into different rarities. Everyone seems to have the two same Legendary Quests, alongside some rare and uncommon quests that are different from player to player. Once a quest is done, a new one pops up in its place, which presumably will keep happening until you’ve gone through every single challenge.

That being said, for the two Quests that everyone does have, here’s what you need to complete:

  • Mandalorian Bounties: Complete Bounties
  • Legendary Quests 1: Four Stages
    • Stage 1: Shotgun Eliminations
    • Stage 2: Assault Rifle Damage
    • Stage 3: Sniper Rifle Elimination from 150m
    • Stage 4: Deal Explosive damage to structures
  • Legendary Quests 2: Three Stages
    • Stage 1: Discover Named Locations
    • Stage 2: Talk to a character
    • Stage 3: Collect bars

New Quests should be available every week as the season goes on, much like the challenges of old. We’ll be updating this piece with new objectives as they become available.

All in all, it seems like Quests are a more refined version of challenges; gone is the long list of tasks and now we have a more organized experience. Here’s hoping that Epic continues with this style in the future.