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Ninja calls Epic Games mid-stream to get Fortnite hacker “taken out”

Published: 9/Aug/2019 10:14 Updated: 9/Aug/2019 10:56

by Matt Porter


Tyler ‘Fortnite, calling up Epic Games themselves to try and get the cheater banned from the game.

Ninja has had his fair share of issues with stream snipers and hackers in the past, and during his August 8 stream, the 28-year-old found himself in battle with yet another cheater.

After getting blasted by an enemy using a Minigun, Ninja and teammate Malachi ‘Reverse2k’ Grenier had their suspicions about the legitimacy of their deaths, and after watching his gameplay for a few seconds, confirmed that he was definitely hacking.

NinjaNinja took matters into his own hands when he came across a Fortnite cheater.

Following their deaths, the Michigan native sat in awe as the player blatantly cheated his way to more kills, flying around on a Driftboard with the Minigun in hand, performing wild flips while firing, but somehow always finding the head of enemies, even if he was facing the complete opposite direction.

While many would just quit out and rue their misfortune, the Mixer star decided he was going to take action into his own hands, grabbing his phone and making a call to Epic Games about the problem.

Epic GamesNinja’s nemesis was flying around with a Minigun.

“I’m literally not leaving this game until this guy is banned,” the former Halo pro told his chat as he put his phone to his ear. “Don’t leave the game yet. Hey, it’s Tyler. There’s a hacker in my game who just killed me and my teammate. I’m staring at him right now, is there any way you can get someone to take care of business?”

“I’m literally watching him. He’s running around with a Minigun and a hoverboard, and he’s hitting nothing but headshots. If you literally pull up Mixer right now, you’ll see definitive proof. I’ll make sure to send you the clips.”

Ninja also reported him using the in-game system, in the hopes that those plus his call will be enough to get him banned.

While the streamer had claimed that he wouldn’t leave the game until the cheater had been punished, he eventually decided to hop out and join a new one, so they could avoid playing with him again.

Whether the player has been banned by Epic Games remains unknown, but it seems wise to avoid hacking in a game with Ninja, otherwise your name might be on his lips the next time he makes a call to the developers.


Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce


Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!