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Ninja brands Fortnite squads as ‘boring’ after v8.20 patch – Dr Disrespect responds

Published: 29/Mar/2019 0:44 Updated: 29/Mar/2019 4:05

by Marcus Banks


Top Fortnite player, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, is far from happy with the latest Fortnite update which saw the siphon mechanic removed.

After being added to the default playlists back in Season 7, Epic Games opted to revert the changes in their latest Fortnite patch with the settings reserved only for their arena modes.

This meant that players would no longer receive health and materials on elimination and would be unable to benefit from the 40% harvesting rate increase – making games far more tedious and long-winded.

Furthermore, there is currently no option to play the arena mode as part of a squad, meaning playing with multiple friends forces you to use the old mechanics – something which Ninja has struggled to enjoy.

Ninja tweeted: “Squads are so dumb and boring now.”

Blevins also sarcastically mocked Epic’s decision on stream highlighting that players are still thirsting their opponents and players are still dying rapidly.

In response to his tweet, fellow Twitch streamer – Dr Disrespect – joked that Ninja should stop complaining about the changes.

“You’re such a whiny, bratty, complainer,” said Doc. “These developers know what they are doing.”

However, Ninja had the last laugh after unearthing footage of Doc rage quitting while playing Fortnite admitting the game ‘sucked’ and he could no longer play it.

While it’s no surprise at all to see The Doc sharing his rage over Fortnite, it’s become quite the rarity to see Ninja share in-depth thoughts and criticisms about the popular battle royale title.

It’s no secret that even though Ninja’s popularity has waned in the last few months, he’s still one of the biggest names on Twitch, meaning that his opinions get spread out far and wide. One simply can’t ignore the sheer breadth of his reach in the online gaming space.

Ninja might not be as outspoken as he once was when it comes to his negative opinions about Fortnite, but that perhaps makes what he does say hold even more weight given that it doesn’t come very often.  

Red BullNinja recently received his very own Red Bull can.

Ninja’s tweets and comments about the recent patch has put even more pressure on Epic Games to revert the changes made to their default playlists with a host of top streamers also questioning their decisions.

It’s true that Epic Games sometimes chooses to not listen to the vocal outcry of the Twitch and professional Fortnite scenes, the developer usually comes around on the major issues before long.

As seen with the infamous planes that plagued the game during Season 7, Epic Games is likely to revert these changes at some point, but just how long it will take remains to be seen.


Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

galactus skin fortnite
Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.