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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.


Mr Beast gives away $10k in most ridiculous Minecraft challenge yet

Published: 28/Nov/2020 13:12

by Daniel Cleary


YouTube star Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson has given away another massive prize worth $10,000 to one random player in his latest Minecraft survival challenge.

Mr Beast is one of the biggest content creators on YouTube and is well known for his generosity, giving hundreds of thousands of dollars away to strangers in some of his past uploads.

During his latest video on his gaming channel, Mr Beast Gaming, the YouTuber revealed that he would be hosting a bizarre Minecraft challenge with a whopping $10,000 Subway gift card up for grabs.

Mr beast hosting a challenge video
Mr Beast, YouTube
Mr Beast has hosted plenty of unique challenge videos on his YouTube channel.

In one of his most ridiculous challenges yet, Mr Beast explained that this survival challenge would have plenty of interesting twists and turns before the winner was decided.

While it appeared to start off as a regular Minecraft ‘Hunger Games’ match, Mr Beast did not tell those participating that, instead of the border closing in on them from all sides, lava would begin to fill the map from down below.

This secret change seemed to catch plenty of players off-guard, after many of them immediately trekked down to the mines, in an attempt to gear up with diamond armor and equipment.

Mr Beast, who was spectating all of the action from above, would also spice things up by dropping rare pieces of equipment in front of a group to incentivize more fights.

In another twist, the YouTuber shared that the final player standing would not win anything, and that the full $10,000 Subway gift card would go to the person in 2nd place instead.

The final stage of the challenge was extremely close, with the last few players all falling into the lava at the exact same time. It was AltirixGaming though, the one who managed to claim the $10,000 prize.

Mr Beast has hosted other unique challenges on the sandbox title, such as his recent video where he gathered more players for an epic $50,000 Minecraft building competition.