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Ninja criticizes Fortnite pro players for being “negative” and always complaining

Published: 16/Mar/2019 16:35 Updated: 16/Mar/2019 17:03

by Marcus Banks


Popular Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins hit out at Fortnite professional players who constantly complain about the game’s current state.

The latest patch introduced a new in-game item, The Baller, which provides players with a small layer of protection and a Grappler for quick rotations around the map.

As a result, the item has been an extremely useful tool to professional players during the recent Gauntlet Pop Up Cup as it can prevent taking damage and save materials during hectic end games consisting of many elite level players.

Epic GamesThe Baller can allow players to rotate easily in the constantly moving storm circles.

Naturally, many pro players have complained about its introduction including Team Liquid’s Jake ‘Poach‘ Brumleve who tweeted that the balls are “planes all over again.”

However, Ninja feels that pro players will never be happy with any of items that are introduced to the game.

“What do the pros like?” he said during a stream with Reverse2K. “If you want to follow negative people, follow any player who plays the game professionally. […] 99% of the time – all their tweets are all negative.”

On the other hand, the former Halo pro player did sympathize with their situation and admitted that some of his tweets were negative too.

Nevertheless, he felt that The Baller addition wasn’t too overpowered in the current meta due to their low starting health and the current power of the assault rifles.

Blevins is yet to immerse himself fully into the game’s competitive scene but has been performing well during the recent pop-up cup events.

With $30m on offer at the upcoming Fortnite World Cup event, Ninja could be tempted to take the game more seriously to have a chance at winning.


How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 10 challenges

Published: 29/Oct/2020 14:26 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 14:29

by Matt Porter


The tenth week of Fortnite’s Season 4 has arrived, and with a new set of weekly challenges comes one task that asks players to open chests in Upstate New York. While this may sound confusing, here’s everything you need to make this challenge simple. 

Fortnitemares has officially arrived, with Midas reappearing for the first time since his Device experiment backfired badly, flooding the entire island at the end of Season Two. Midas has regained control of The Agency, and his army of Shadow Henchmen are ready to cause chaos.

Of course, the overarching Season 4 storyline is all about superheroes, with Marvel characters invading the island. The evil Galactus is on his way, and heroes like Tony Stark, Dr. Doom, and Wolverine have made Fortnite their home as they prepare for battle.

With these characters, new POIs and locations have appeared, and to complete this specific challenge you’ll need to head to Upstate New York. While this may sound like a strange request, it actually exists as a landmark inside the game. If you aren’t sure where to find it though, we’ve got everything you need to complete this task.

Stark Industries POI in Fortnite Season 4.
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Stark Industries arrived as a POI in Season 4, included inside Upstate New York.

Where to find Upstate New York in Fortnite Season 4

When Stark Industries arrived in Fortnite Season 4, you may have noticed that the POI is located inside what appears to be a massive bubble, which covers a large portion of the north-east corner of the island. It’s easy to spot, as the area is marked on the map for you, and the trees inside it are lovely shades of yellow and orange, compared to the normal green trees elsewhere.

Fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe will know that Stark calls New York his home, with the Stark Industries tower planted in the middle of New York City. Even the Avengers base in later films is located in Upstate New York. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise then that his location in Fortnite was originally planted in the state of New York, which has now been transported to the island.

Thankfully, once you know where Upstate New York is, it’s easy to complete this Week 10 challenge, as all you need to do is open seven chests inside this landmark. They don’t even have to be opened in the same match, so just pick them up as you see them and you’ll finish this task eventually. If you’re still not sure where to go, we’ve included an image below.

Map showing location of Upstate New York landmark.
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Map showing the Upstate New York landmark in Fortnite.

It may take a couple of visits to Upstate New York to finish off this task, as there will be plenty of other people attempting it too. While Stark Industries has the most chests, it may be easier to head to some of the smaller buildings located in the zone, as they will be quieter and make you less likely to face enemies.

It’s well worth completing this task if you’re ranking up your Season 4 Battle Pass, as this offers a massive 25,000 XP reward, which will help you unlock new skins and cosmetic items.