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Ninja clutches up manic Fortnite start without hearing a single thing

Published: 11/Feb/2020 7:04

by Andrew Amos


Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins showed off his Fortnite spidey-senses in an epic 1v4 clutch to kick the game off ⁠— all without any audio to back him up.

FPS games, and especially battle royale games, have a high reliance on sound cues. From picking off where you’re being shot from and from what weapon, being able to hear what’s happening around you in Fortnite is key.

While some players become accustomed to not playing with sound, when you’ve used it for so long, it’s a rough experience without it. For Ninja, when he loaded into a Fortnite lobby without audio, he was sure he was going to die instantly.

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Trying to win a gunfight with no sound is incredibly difficult in Fortnite.

However, Ninja let his mouse and keyboard do the talking, relying purely on his senses, good aim, and ⁠— let’s face it ⁠— a bit of luck to pull off this insane 1v4 clutch.

While on stream on February 10, Ninja accidentally alt tabbed out of Fortnite as he was loading into game into his mute app program, disabling all in-game sound.

“I have no audio, I alt tabbed out on the way in,” he said in a bit of despair, prepping to get absolutely annihilated by the squad that dropped on his head. “I have to do this all no audio.”

As one frag turned into two, with Ninja dropping floors picking up kills left, right, and center, the streamer saw a way that he could fight his way out of the sticky situation. He picked up the first three with ease, before dropping to under 50 health trying to clean up the fourth.

Caught in his reload, he was blessed by a few whiffed shots to secure the squad wipe just mere seconds into the match, and he was sure to let the rest of his team know about his antics.

“Bro, I have to fix my audio, somebody [else] has to get him up,” he said, looking for a safe place to hide. “I have four eliminations, zero audio.”

While the play is impressive regardless, deaf FaZe Clan Fortnite star Soleil ‘EwOk’ Wheeler couldn’t help but poke fun at Ninja’s despair being her reality. “That’s me all [the] time but with audio visualizer,” she said.

Ninja did manage to fix his audio issues and storm ahead in the game, picking up 11 kills and a victory royale for himself in one of his more successful games of the day.

However, he’s probably going to count his lucky stars that he was able to pull off that early game clutch, or it could have all gone haywire.


Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry


YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

The Matrix 4
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In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
A crossover with The Witcher could be coming to Fortnite.

A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.