Ninja breaks down why he’s radically changed his strategy for Fortnite Season 9 - Dexerto

Ninja breaks down why he’s radically changed his strategy for Fortnite Season 9

Published: 27/May/2019 8:59 Updated: 27/May/2019 9:33

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale‘s Season 9 has forced him to change his strategy, explaining some of his new techniques during a Week 7 Fortnite World Cup qualifying match. 

The popular Twitch streamer, who has a huge following of over 14 million on the platform, was accused of hiding from opponents by some members of his chat during the May 26 broadcast. 

Regular viewers of his will know that he has always enjoyed the buzz of constant offense, going toe-to-toe with others in gunfights, and pushing other teams, but it looks as if Ninja has started to adapt his gameplay in order to give him a better chance of handling the current meta. 

Epic GamesNinja seems to have changed his approach to Fortnite Battle Royale in Season 9.

“It’s not that I run from everybody,” Ninja explained, camped out in a building, editing windows to spy on enemies either side of him. “It’s that, if you don’t die in a fight, you make it to the late game where you get nine placement points and potential points if you win the game, which you don’t get if somebody kills you or if you get third partied.”

Good builders have been provided with some counterplay in the form of the Drum Gun, which – despite efforts from Epic Games to nerf the weapon with the v9.01 update – still has a particularly useful high rate of fire to tear down structures. 

Perhaps that could be one reason why a more careful approach has been adopted by the streamer. 

The game has undoubtedly thrown more obstacles in the way of players looking to consistently make it to the latter stages of matches, and the streamer has been using this approach – specifically – to rack up more points in the Fortnite World Cup Online Open.

He has been unable to qualify for the Fortnite World Cup though, even with a switch to a more measured approach. Fans of his will be hoping that he can qualify in Week 8’s Online Open, which will run between June 1-2. 

Whether or not he will continue to be a more measured player as he tries to qualify next time around remains to be seen, but the meta at the time will probably have a huge influence on that. 


Fortnite leak reveals size of upcoming Venom skin and it’s scary

Published: 30/Oct/2020 14:43

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite leak has revealed the size of the upcoming Venom skin, and it looks like it’s going to be pretty big.

Over the course of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4, some of the most well-known and much loved Marvel character have been available to purchase as a skin, or have had their abilities be playable in-game.

That includes the likes of Iron Man, Thor, and Groot, but there are still some characters that have been rumored, and even leaked, to be coming to the battle royale that still haven’t made an appearance. 

Venom, the adversary of Spider-Man, has been teased as a new skin given that his abilities have been seen in-game through the Marvel limited-time mode. Though, a first-look hasn’t been leaked just yet. 

Epic Games
Season 4 has been all about Marvel, but that will change in Season 5.

Well, while leakers haven’t been able to show off the new skin just yet, they have been able to reveal just how big it’ll look in-game. 

“Venom is confirmed to be a skin and it’s supposed to be large like Brutus,” reliable leaker HYPEX tweeted on October 29. As anyone who has played the last few seasons of Fortnite knows, Brutus is one of the game’s bigger and bulky characters. 

So, it looks like Venom will be coming in his bigger than usual form – rather than fitting into a usually tiny frame like Jonesy or the other defaults. Though, some fans would also like to see a normal Eddie Brock skin, similar to how there’s also a Tony Stark skin. 

On top of the Venom confirmation, HYPEX also noted that fellow leaker intercelluar uncovered two other skins with the code names ‘PinkRaptor’ and ‘LunchBox’.

Given that Epic Games love to hide their skin behind these cryptic names, there’s no telling for sure as to what they could be, and we’ll just have to wait until a leaker manages to make them public.