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Ninja and DrLupo mock Fortnite’s controversial harvesting changes

Published: 5/Apr/2019 8:23 Updated: 5/Apr/2019 8:37

by Matt Porter


Fortnite’s current meta with a hilarious roast of the excitement levels they feel when harvesting materials.

Fortnite has become one of the most popular games of all time since its release, becoming one of few titles that has truly crossed over into popular culture thanks to the inclusion of dances and emotes.

However, recent changes to the game’s core mechanics have Fortnite fans annoyed, including streamers like Ninja and DrLupo who have been massive supporters of the game throughout its lifespan.

Epic Games made unpopular changes to the game’s core mechanics, including the rate of materials received when harvesting.

What changes did Epic Games make to Fortnite?

Epic Games recently reverted some of Fortnite’s core game mechanics, that saw players receive health and shields when they eliminated an opponent. Players were also previously given a much higher farm rate when acquiring materials, meaning it was much easier to fill up your inventory ahead of possible build battles, however Epic Games reverted this back to the original, much slower, version.

What did Ninja and DrLupo say about Fortnite’s material harvesting?

While playing duos with DrLupo, Ninja put on a fake accent, and started talking to his fellow streamer about the idea of grinding for materials.

“Hello Ben,” Ninja said. “Would you like to keep farming for about a solid five minutes, to make sure we have enough materials to survive a potential fight?”

DrLupo was clearly less than enthralled by the idea, making loud snoring noises down his microphone to voice his displease, joking: “Sorry, I fell asleep smacking trees.”

Why do Fortnite fans dislike the changes?

Fortnite fans believe the changes made to the game no longer encourage players to play offensively, as there are no longer any rewards for picking up eliminations other than the removal of an opponent from the match.

This change has made the game much slower, as many players are now happy to sit and wait in the hope that someone else will take opponents out for them.

Fortnite fans have been begging Epic Games to revert the changes, but the developers are yet to respond to the unrest, so it seems unlikely that there will be any major changes in the foreseeable future.


New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce


The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.