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Ninja explains why he thinks streamers want Fortnite to “die”

Published: 11/Jan/2020 18:44

by Scott Robertson


One of the most popular faces in Fortnite, Mixer streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, has a new theory on why he thinks so many streamers are being so critical towards the game, and the reason they want the battle royale to go away.

It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Fortnite dies. The game has gone from early access to a cultural phenomenon in just over a couple of years. It’s been a driving force on sites like Twitch and YouTube, creating careers for some players and personalities while catapulting some of them into stardom.

One of the Epic Games title’s stars has arguably reached the realm of superstardom in Ninja. The popular streamer signed a bananas deal to stream exclusively with Mixer, and has seen his career rise to levels where he can sign Adidas deals, stream with celebrities, and launch wildly popular merch lines.

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Ninja has built himself a streaming empire.

But Ninja is well aware of the haters that are out there, and has a theory for why so many of those haters are streamers that want Fortnite to burn up after its time in the sun.

“This is my new theory,” he said while streaming the battle royale with Reverse2k. “Everyone is trying to now hate on Fortnite, and wishing that the game would die, so that another game could come out, so they can blow up and become famous with a new game.”

The 28-year-old then performed a mocking impression of “all the butthurt kids who don’t like Fortnite” complaining about no one watching them. 

I’m so good, but no one watches me, so like Fortnite’s dumb! It’s bad! I’m waiting for the new game to come out. When’s the next game gonna come out so that I can stream it and then I can be the biggest!” he mimicked.

Despite Ninja’s theory about what young streamers’ opinion about the game is, he also holds on to the belief that Fortnite will never go away. When Reverse2k brought up a hypothetical situation about it ending, Ninja quickly corrected him, saying, “It is not gonna end, I promise you.”

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Bugha became an instant Fortnite star with a victory at the Fortnite World Cup.

The idea of upcoming streamers looking for new games to help “launch their careers” isn’t very far-fetched, as recent big releases are testament to a popular game’s ability to boost streaming stars. More recent titles like Apex Legends and Escape from Tarkov are helping newer streamers reach insane heights, while also bringing in fresh sets of eyes on already established personalities.

Fortnite itself has created more stars than just Ninja, and while many of these streamers branch out to play other popular games as well, a lot of them don’t stray too far from the iconic title that helped them accomplish so much.

The success of the battle royale hasn’t stopped other games from becoming popular on their own, and thus hasn’t stopped newer streamers from “blowing up” with the success of those titles. If, and this is a big if, Fortnite were to end, it’s hard to imagine any new game completely filling the void it would leave.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

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Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.