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Ninja explains how to easily take out top Fortnite players

Published: 11/Mar/2019 16:13 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 16:19

by David Purcell


Twitch sensation Fortnite players around. 

The popular streamer, who has over 13.6 million followers on Twitch, once boasted the highest subscriber count on the streaming platform with 269,000 dedicated supporters paying a fee to his channel. 


Now, though, Ninja has revealed the one key tactic that has allowed him to have the success he’s had on Fortnite’s battle royale game mode, opening up the opportunity for many of his fans to improve.

Epic GamesNinja’s advice could help players be better prepared for top players as they drop into Fortnite Battle Royale.

“In any game, any one shot kill item or weapon, dude, you want to master that,” Ninja revealed in an interview during his March 10 Twitch livestream from Poland.  


“You want to know how you take out top players? You want to know how you take out all of the freaky people who are some of the best builders in the game and have the most amazing game sense?” he asked. “You snipe them in the face.” 

‘One shot kill’ weapons have been right at the forefront of recent debate within Fortnite’s online community, particularly before the start of Season 8 where competitive players were seemingly boycotting the game for Apex Legends because Epic Games had not removed the “overpowered” Hand Cannon. 

However, Ninja says that using a sniper is the most effective way of all to take out top players in the game’s battle royale mode, as you can hit them before they are able to build or heal up. 


Is sniping really the best tactic to secure wins in Fortnite? He, at least, seems to think so. 


Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett


A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 


This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

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Epic Games
The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”


While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.