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Ninja explains why he’s not having fun in Fortnite at the moment

Published: 7/Jan/2020 14:24 Updated: 7/Jan/2020 16:46

by Connor Bennett


Streaming superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has hit out at how “buggy” Fortnite has become, saying that he’s struggling to have fun playing the battle royale while battling a number of bizarre glitches.

While he may have started his competitive career in Halo and gained popularity on Twitch for playing H1Z1 and PUBG, it is Fortnite that Ninja has become synonymous with – propelling him into the mainstream and onto unrivaled success compared to his peers. 

However, with the game becoming a bit more bare-bones with the arrival of Chapter 2 – as well as picking up a few more bugs and glitches along the way – he’s vented his frustrations with the current state of the game and lack of updates.

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Ninja exploded in success thanks to his Fortnite streams.

During his January 6 stream, Ninja had been playing alongside TimTheTatman when he ran into a number of bugs during his early game looting. “Bro! Why is my game freezing?” he screamed out. “Dude, I’m freaking out right now – Fortnite is falling apart. Devs have gone, they haven’t updated their game once, apparently, the game just deteriorates when there aren’t updates.”

As the problems continued though, the streamer called upon Epic to make some changes. “Bro, I’m getting game lag, freezes dude, getting FPS drops all the time now, like come home (Epic), update the game – or send half your guys back,” he added.

However, it wasn’t long before he ran into further issues. As the pair competed in a crowded late-game zone, Ninja lost his mind with how crowded it actually was when they were eliminated. 

“I’m not having fun, I’m not having fun,” he added as he left the game before Tim attempted to lift the mood with a few jokes. Yet, that didn’t work, leaving Ninja to make a further request to Epic. “Lot of fun man, add mobility to this game please.”

However, any hopes of seeing Ninja join his pals in Escape of Tarkov instead of playing of Fortnite were also dashed. “There’s a negative percent chance I try that trash game,” he said following Tim’s recommendation, before roasting its pacing. 

What Ninja will do next, though, very much remains to be seen seeing as it’s unknown when Epic will drop their next update and address the growing issues.


SypherPK reveals tips on how to master Fortnite Zero Point Crystals

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:18

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 now has a new teleporting feature thanks to the new Zero Point Crystals, and SypherPK has shared some must-know tips to help you master it.

As one of the most popular Fortnite content creators, many players look to SypherPK to offer advice and tips on how to master Epic’s online multiplayer battle royale – and he’s delivered once again with advice on making the most of the new teleport ability.

One of the biggest map changes in the game’s Season 5 update was the introduction of a new crystalline sands area right in the middle of the action. As well as letting players sink and hide, the area brings a new item called Zero Point Crystals.

A photo of the current new playable hunters in the season.
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Zero Point Crystals can be found in the new sand-covered center of the map

During his December 3 video, SypherPK argued that “everyone is sleeping on the Zero Point Crystals” and offered up several reasons why they can actually be one of the most useful items to collect in Fortnite Season 5.

He explained that if you destroy crystals near the Zero Point and consume the small parts that scatter, you can perform a crystal-dash that lets you effectively teleport a short distance in any direction – even upwards if you need to get some height.

The crystal-dash is performed by double jumping and facing the direction you want to travel. Once you’ve consumed a crystal, you’ll have the ability for 30 seconds. It might seem like a small thing, but it could be a game-changer for getting out of tricky situations.

“If you really master the movement of the crystals, you can be very difficult to pin down and you don’t even have to build,” SypherPK explains in his video. “You can just be constantly flying around your opponent.”

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While you can’t use the crystal-dash to move through solid surfaces or buildings, SypherPK discovered an exploit that lets you teleport through even a tiny gap in another player’s builds and dive into their box. It’s tricky to pull off, but rewarding when it works.

“You just fly into their builds, and once you get the timing right, it’s actually not that hard to repeat over and over,” he said. “You just gotta get the timing right.”

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