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Ninja claims Epic have “lost their way” with Fortnite in Chapter 2

Published: 25/May/2020 3:50 Updated: 26/May/2020 2:49

by Isaac McIntyre


Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins claims Epic “lost their way” with their hugely popular battle royale title Fortnite in Chapter 2, after a “massive f**king disconnect” between the fans and the players that they still haven’t quite recovered from.

Ninja has always been one of the more outspoken members of the huge Fortnite community. The streamer always speaks his mind ⁠— even if it earns him a “toxic” label ⁠— in an effort to help fix the popular title.

Chapter 2 has been a mixed bag for Fortnite, and Ninja knows it. In fact, the Mixer star said, it’s because Epic “lost their way” after the season-ending black hole event last October; they have become “disconnected” from the fans.

“You know… I’m going to be honest, I talked to the guys [at Epic]. I don’t know what’s going on but I know more than others: Epic lost their way, they got lost. They lost the communication, they lost the community. They just got lost,” he said.

“Along the way there was just this f**king massive disconnect. Something was dropped, and it was never picked up. I’m not saying it’s particularly a bad state, but that’s why Fortnite is in the state it’s in. Updates, patch notes, everything.”

Ninja believes Epic need to get back on track in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3, or risk losing more players.
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Ninja believes Epic need to get back on track in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3, or risk losing more players.

Epic needs to focus on Fortnite gameplay, Ninja says

Fortnite has struggled to please its fans so far in Chapter 2. Gameplay has had a question mark over it so far this year, and the new map was not well received. 2020 has also seen patch notes simply vanish.

That’s not to say this year has been a major bust for Fortnite. Ninja pointed to the title’s huge crossover events like its Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker trailer reveal, and Travis Scott concert event as “big wins” for Epic. They even have a Christopher Nolan feature film screening later this year.

“Yes we’re getting cool shit, we had Star Wars, a Star Wars trailer, the Travis Scott event was one of the coolest things ever been seen in gaming history,” he said, before adding Epic “need” to turn their attention to gameplay next.

“The events were dope as sh*t, but that’s not gameplay in Fortnite, and that [gameplay] is Fortnite. The amazing things that Fortnite can do have split from the gameplay… but I feel like they’re coming back though man.”

The related segment begins at 3:56 in the video below.

There are, of course, a few things Ninja still thinks needs some work in Fortnite too before it actually hits its peak again though. One is the player count: the Mixer star called for Epic to copy Call of Duty’s Warzone last week.

Blevins has also been one of the most vocal figures in the ongoing war against aim assist in Fortnite. He believes the best way forward now is for controller players to be “honest” about the feature so Epic can properly nerf the “aimbot” assist.


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!