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Ninja explains why Fortnite needs to add “more mobility” in Chapter 2

Published: 13/Jan/2020 6:21

by Isaac McIntyre


Mixer superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has doubled-down on his call for “more mobility” in Fortnite, suggesting Chapter 2’s huge map and the “incredible” zone pulls that come with it could be fixed with new movement options.

This isn’t the first time Ninja has made a request for Epic in 2020 either. Last week, the Mixer star admitted he’s “not having fun” with the Fortnite, and said if the host of bugs and glitches weren’t fixed the game would struggle.

Now he’s taken aim at another element key to the battle royale’s gameplay — the storm, and the ring that closes in around players as matches reach their finale.

Mixer: Ninja
It sounds like Ninja has been caught in one too many storms while grinding Fortnite recently.

According to Ninja, there are a few problems that are compounding into each other to create a difficult situation with the title right now: mainly, the new map is just far too big, meaning players are struggling to reach the ring.

Added to that, Epic’s removal of items like the divisive Baller and the BRUTE mechs, while good for the competitive integrity of the game, has left the mobility options lacking. This only got worse when the launch pads were vaulted too.

All of this combines to create brutal slogs from one side of the map to the other, just to make sure you don’t get caught in the storm, and Ninja thinks it’s a “little stupid” to have so much of the game based around escaping a game element.

“With the least amount of mobility Fortnite has ever had, and an even bigger map, the incredible zone pulls to one side of the map ten times in a row is a little stupid,” Ninja said. “More mobility needs to be added, or less dramatic zone pulls.”

Ironically, this wasn’t the tune the Mixer star took towards the end of 2019. He and Twitch star Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan agreed the game was “so good” in Chapter 2, and that Epic had done “such a good job” with their latest updates.

At the time, Ninja also added the game “doesn’t need launch pads, it doesn’t need mobility,” when asked by a fan if he missed those elements of the game.

His theory was Epic were “taking their time” with the development in the second chapter, after they “reset the game entirely” with ‘The End.’ In his eyes, it wasn’t such a bad thing considering “how crazy it was” at the end of Chapter 1.

Epic Games
Epic Games
Ninja has changed his tune on whether mobility needs to be added to Fortnite’s still-growing second chapter.

Now it seems like maybe he’s changed his tune on the slow pace Epic is taking in 2020, potentially after the Mixer star got caught in one too many storms.

Whether or not he doubles-down on his new thoughts, or goes back to preaching patience, Ninja isn’t the only content creator fed up — YouTuber Lannan ‘Lazarbeam’ Eacott revealed he’s going to play less Fortnite this year, while Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has notoriously taken swipes at the title whenever he can.

Call of Duty

Soulja Boy pops off in hilarious Black Ops Cold War Twitch victory speech

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:15 Updated: 23/Nov/2020 19:19

by Michael Gwilliam


Rapper turned popular Twitch streamer Soulja Boy went on a hilarious rant-like victory speech after he dominated the opposition in a match of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

After loading into the Crossroads map for a little free for all action, the rapper took no prisoners, destroying the other members of the lobby with ease.

By the time Soulja landed the final kill bringing his score to 30, the player back in second place had a mere 22 making the streamer’s performance even crazier.

Soulja himself was over the moon with his play and boasted his insane skills in an epic speech where he shouted at the top of his lungs.

Soulja Boy pops off in Cold War
Soulja Boy was hyped after winning the round.

“Let’s f**king go! I’m in beast mode! I’m at f**king beast mode!” he screamed in glory. “Stop playin’ with me! That’s what I do! When I get in that mode!”

As the 30-year-old continued his hyped speech, the “Best Play” was being shown in the background documenting the streamer’s series of frags.

Throughout the clip, Soulja manages to pick up three kills in quick succession padding his lead. Amusingly, some in his chat thought that the game was too dominant and he was playing against AI.

“Of course when a [person] winning they’re going to say it’s bots!” he smirked. “I’m so motherf***ing raw I make these [people] look like bots! Look up them Gamer Tags and DM then and ask them if they’re bots!”

Needless to say, Soulja Boy’s confidence was really something else and being able to back up the trash talk with big wins just makes it so much sweeter.

Of course, if you want, you can use Soulja’s loadout in your own games and see if it makes you pop off as hard as him. For his primary weapon, he opts for the MP5 with the Duckbill Choke, Millstop Reflex, +22 extended, 6RND Tube and Steady Aim Laser.

BOCW campaign bots
Soulja Boy was making opponents look like bots from the campaign.

His secondary is the Hauer 77. For equipment, he opts for stuns, semtex, and proximity mine. Finally, for perks and Wildcard he uses Paranoia, Gearhead and Ghost equipped with Danger Close.

Give it a shot and see if you can get on Soulja Boy’s level.