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Ninja and SypherPK want new Fortnite feature to “ban” stream snipers

Published: 23/Mar/2020 15:47

by Jacob Hale


After a string of deaths to alleged stream snipers, Fortnite duo Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan have come up with a new system that they believe could help ban offenders and make the game more enjoyable for content creators.

Since Fortnite shot to mainstream popularity in early 2018, content creators have had one major complaint about the game that never seems to go away: stream snipers.

People who purposely seek out streamers to kill them in-game, Fortnite have devised several systems to try and stop them, but thus far none have managed to completely get the job done. Now, this idea might be a start.

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Stream snipers will often sneak up on unsuspecting enemies after finding out their location.

After several deaths to the same stream snipers, Ninja and Sypher were discussing possible routes that Epic Games could take to prevent it, when Sypher came up with an idea that makes a lot of sense.

“I have the perfect solution,” he said. “You get killed by somebody that you think is a stream sniper, and instead of reporting, you can click ‘avoid this player.’ Then for 30 days, that person can’t get into your games.”

He went on to clarify that if after 30 days you think they’re doing it again, you just click avoid again and get another 30 days free of the opponent, which would be especially helpful against repeat offenders.

Obviously this isn’t a flawless idea, but Ninja had one way to make sure the system would be used properly. “It would have to be only for streamers,” he said. “If you open that up to everybody, players can do that every time they get sh*t on by somebody who’s really good.”

That is probably a fair assumption, and although there are several issues that would have to be ironed out if it was ever implemented, as Ninja says, Sypher might be onto something with this idea.

Needless to say, most streamers definitely want something done about stream snipers – so have Sypher and Ninja just found the solution?


Where is Mave in Fortnite? How to get the Storm Scout sniper rifle

Published: 24/Feb/2021 23:34

by Tanner Pierce


The Storm Scout sniper is one of the most sought-after Exotic weapons in Fortnite right now. While the weapon’s been in the game for a while in certain forms, players can now get the rifle with Mave. Here’s how you can find the weapon and the NPC as of February 24.

It’s safe to say that the the Storm Scout is one of the most powerful weapons in Fortnite right now. While the actual damage that it outputs is impressive, it also shows exactly where the storm/circle will form in the future, giving a pretty notable advantage to those who use it.

While the weapon has been available in a variety of ways over the past couple years since it’s inclusion, Epic has now thrown players for a loop by changing up where it’s available.

Mave and Storm Scout sniper rifle location

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The Storm Scout sniper can now be found with Mave after the latest update from Epic Games.

While the Storm Scout sniper was previously available via the Lexa NPC near Hunter’s Haven, this is no longer the case. Instead, players will now have to travel a little bit further east if they want to pick up the powerful weapon.

As of February 24, the Storm Scout sniper rifle is available via Mave, just east of Catty Corner. Funny enough, she’s is located almost in the same place as Cole, who once sold the Hop Rock Dualies, so if you know where he is, you’ll be able to find Mave with ease.

If you’re still confused about what to do, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you out:

  1. Land in the island and go to the location seen in the image above (it’s the cliffside southeast of Catty Corner, overlooking the ocean).
  2. Go up to Mave, who will be looking at a shine-like object on the cliffside.
  3. Interact with Mave and tab over to the Storm Scout sniper.
  4. Purchase the sniper.
  5. The weapon will automatically show up in your inventory after the leave the menu.
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The Storm Scout sniper costs 500 gold from Mave.

Like most Exotic weapon being sold at NPCs, the Storm Scout sniper rifle will cost players 500 Gold, so if you want the ability to get the weapon, you’ll need to save up a bit.

And that’s it! After you complete the above tasks you’ll have a Storm Scout sniper at your disposal. Of course, given the fact that we’re so close to the launch of Season 6, there’s always a chance that the location will change again in a few weeks.

We’ll keep this article updated for any further developments or changes regarding the sniper’s location should they arise. Until then, keep it locked to Dexerto.