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Ninja explains how FaZe Jarvis could get unbanned from Fortnite

Published: 9/Nov/2019 21:58 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 12:30

by Brent Koepp


Mixer star Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins shared some ideas on how FaZe Jarvis could get his Fortnite ban lifted, and explained why he still thinks the suspension shouldn’t be permanent.

On November 3, Jarvis uploaded an emotional video to his YouTube account where he revealed he had been permanently banned from Fortnite after openly using an aimbot in some of his videos. The harsh punishment had many in the streaming community torn.

While Ninja initially came out in strong defense of the FaZe Clan streamer, the Mixer star now thinks that he should be punished, but also believes the young Fortnite player should also be given a path to redemption, and during his broadcast shared ideas on how he could do that.

Instagram: @ninjaThe Mixer star is one of the most popular streamers in the world with over 2.6 million followers.

Ninja opened up the discussion by admitting that he changed his opinion on the Jarvis situation. “I’ve had a lot of time to think about my original opinion on the whole Jarvis situation, and there definitely can’t be any exceptions. But I do think his age and his status should be considered,” he said.

When his streaming partners argued that the FaZe clan streamer knew what he was doing, Ninja replied, “Right. But hopefully it’s not permanent. Maybe six months, one year.”

The Mixer star then shared an idea for how the young streamer could make things right. “There’s got to be some kind of punishment other than being banned. Community service, I dunno. Maybe a fine too.”

When his friends pushed back at the idea, Ninja quickly countered and exclaimed, “You telling me if Jarvis donated 50k to a children’s hospital, you think people would be upset about that?”

He continued to push the idea of redemption, and said that believed there can be “creative and positive ideas” used as alternatives to banning people. “You are banned from Fortnite, unless you donate 50k dollars to a charity. Everyone wins!” he finished.

Ninja took heat for his initial defense of Jarvis

Upon hearing about the FaZe Clan streamer’s ban, Ninja initially argued that banning a regular hacker is different then banning a content creator, which effectively ends their ability to make money. “You ban that kid, nothing happens. You ban Jarvis, the stakes are different, it should be handled differently,” he said.

However, after receiving some backlash, the Mixer personality said he regretted it on Twitter when he replied to a user who quoted his initial defense. “Yeah, about 20 minutes after that I realized I was wrong and regretted saying that. Won’t find that in any article or YouTube video,” he tweeted.

While Ninja’s opinion on the whole incident has changed, the Fortnite star still thinks that Epic Games’ punishment of Jarvis was too harsh, and would like to see him given a chance to redeem himself.

After giving his ideas on how the young streamer could make things right, he clarified further to his audience, and said, “He definitely needs a suspension. No matter what. Obviously don’t cheat, chat.”


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 9 challenges

Published: 22/Oct/2020 6:33

by Andrew Amos


Haven’t given up on that Fortnite Season 4 battle pass grind yet? If you’re still going hard for your Marvel skins, you’re in luck ⁠— there’s plenty of challenges to tackle in Week 9. They’re slightly different from weeks gone by too.

Fortnite Season 4 is slowly coming to an end. However, there’s still time to try and grind the battle pass to get some of those highly sought after Marvel skins.

Fortnite’s Season 4 Week 9 challenges have a distinctively spooky theme to them. After all, it comes after the launch of the Fortnitemares event on Patch v14.40, which has completely changed the game.

Fortnite Halloween props
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Fortnitemares has transformed the map, and the weekly missions too.

They aren’t that difficult though. Most of them involve the same challenges we’ve seen in other weeks ⁠— collect some materials, go from A to B on the map, and eliminate some players.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 9 challenges

  • Search Chests at Upstate New York (7)
  • Eliminations at Lazy Lake (3)
  • Collect Metal from Slurpy Swamp
  • Catch fish at Heart Lake
  • Eliminate opponents by hitting them with vehicles
  • Drive a boat from The Fortilla to The Authority in less than four minutes
  • Ride 20,000 meters in a vehicle

There’s a lot of travelling to do and sights to see in the Week 9. You’ll need to hop in a boat to drive from The Fortilla to The Authority ⁠— but be careful of people camping the route for easy kills.

Once you’re finished on sea, you can choose to hop on land or fly into the air to complete the 20,000 meters task. This will take more than one game, so it might be worth working this in while you complete the others.

Fortnite characters fishing
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Get your fishing rods down to Heart Lake too.

Things like the Upstate New York chests task, the Lazy Lake eliminations challenge, collect Metal at Slurpy Swamp, and Heart Lake fishing can be done off drop. However, be wary of other players with the same idea.

You’ll have until Oct. 29 to complete the Fortnite Week 9 challenges. Good luck!