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Ninja blasts Fortnite for catering to ‘unskilled’ players

Published: 25/Apr/2020 17:00 Updated: 26/Apr/2020 11:04

by Joe Craven


Popular Fortnite veteran Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has criticized Epic Games’ battle royale, arguing there are too many weapons that any player can use effectively. 

Ninja, like many other prominent content creators, has recently transitioned away from Fortnite in order to play other, newer titles. These include Valorant and Call of Duty: Warzone, both of which Blevins has streamed considerable amounts over the last few weeks.


However, during an April 24 live stream, he made a return to Fortnite, but quickly grew frustrated with the state of the game after being eliminated by an opponent’s minigun.

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Some people argue Chapter 2 signifies the end for Fortnite.

Playing alongside SypherPK – who has also criticized Fortnite of late – Ninja became annoyed after being eliminated by enemies spamming their way into his box.


After the pair were killed, Sypher stated: “I think there’s just too many skill-less, spamming guns that reward bad players.”

Ninja agreed, shouting: “I hate this f**king game. Switch on over to Fortnite to have some fun, first game [I] die to one of the sweatiest players I’ve seen in this f**king game, in a long time… Sypher has 150 shield, gets heavy sniped from 200 meters away, get’s knocked. Second guy, heavy snipes him, thirsts him, he’s dead. Launch pad over to me, minigun spray – it’s just so bad, that’s not fun. I don’t have fun.”

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“Can they remove the f**king heavy snipers from this game?” the Mixer star continued. “Let me tell you two guns that never should have returned to this game – heavy snipers and miniguns… I hate I complain so much, but why is it in the game!”

While complaints regarding the heavy sniper and miniguns are nothing new, Ninja expanded on his frustrations and stated that their most annoying aspect is the lack of skill they take to use.

“I guarantee you there’s not a single person that dies to that gun,” he finished, “that’s like ‘Oh, very skillful, that guy actually sh*t on me.’ Like no, it’s brain-dead dude, it’s so dumb.”


If an unskilled player gets a lucky shot with heavy sniper, it tends to result in an instant knock. If they managed this with one of the game’s old 105-damage bolt-action sniper rifles, most players would be left with some health and could heal up and fight back.

Similarly, the minigun’s large magazine and fast rate-of-fire mean players can fire continuously to break down an enemy’s defenses, as opposed to a different gun, where players could counter-build.


Epic has not publicly responded to fan complaints over the minigun or heavy sniper. However, since they stopped publishing patch notes in Chapter 2, many players have grown used to a lack of clarity surrounding changes and their decisions. Ninja, though, wants something to change.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.