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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.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
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Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.